14-01450Discover Mozambique

14 Day Overland Tour, Camping

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From: Johannesburg

To: Johannesburg

Number of Participants: 4-20

Tour Price: from 1,450 EUR

Single Supplement: from 90 EUR

This 14-day overland camping tour takes you through the province of Mpumalanga to Swaziland. Thereafter you cross over to Mozambique where beautiful coastal sceneries, white sandy beaches and some of Africa’s most amazing diving and snorkelling spots await you. You visit the capital city of Maputo as well as the beach towns of Vilanculos and Inhambane. This tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, where you will hopefully spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’. Leaving the park, you will travel along the Panorama route and then continue to Johannesburg where the tour ends.

Day 1-2 | Swaziland

  • Hlane Royal National Park: Game drive, hiking, traditional dancing


Day 3-10 | Mozambique

  • Praia do Tofo: Relaxing, snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing (all optional)
  • Vilanculos: Local craft market
  • Bazaruto Archipelago National Park: Dhow excursion, relaxing
  • Inhambane: Fishing, horse riding, diving (all optional)
  • Maputo


Day 11 | South Africa

  • Kruger National Park: Game drives
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Panorama Route: Blyde River Canyon, God´s Window, Bourke´s Luck Potholes

Day 1 Johannesburg, South Africa - Hlane Royal National Park, Swaziland

Distance approx. 450 km; driving time approx. 8-10h

After an early departure from Johannesburg you travel through the province of Mpumalanga en route to Swaziland. After crossing the border you enter the Hlane Royal National Park, a huge nature reserve and home to lion, elephant and white rhino. Today and tomorrow you can go hiking, mountain biking or join a rhino walk (optional activities, not included in the rate).
Lunch | Dinner


Day 2 Hlane Royal National Park, Swaziland

Over 30 000ha big, the Hlane Royal National Park is Swaziland’s largest protected area. Originally it was the hunting area of the Swazi royal family but it is now held in trust. Lions are in a fenced enclosure so it is possible to explore the park on foot. Tonight you will enjoy some traditional Swazi dancing (included in the rate) after dinner.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 3 Hlane Royal National Park, Swaziland - Praia do Tofo, Mozambique

Distance approx. 550 km; driving time approx. 10-11h

Today you cross to Mozambique and then travel north towards Praia do Tofo where you will camp for two nights. You will be captivated by the beautiful coastal scenery. There’s plenty to do in Tofo: relax on the beach and swim. Go diving with whale sharks, canoeing or horse riding (all optional activities, not included in the rate). 
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 4 Praia do Tofo, Mozambique

In season, Tofo is one of the world’s best sites for viewing the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. Today is at leisure and you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing, join an ocean or a kayak safari (optional activities, not included in the rate) or just relax on the beautiful white sandy beach and swim in the warm ocean.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 5 Praia do Tofo, Mozambique - Vilanculos, Mozambique

Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 7h

The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s premier destination. It is a protected marine reserve and the sea-life around this cluster of islands is spectacular and snorkelling on the reefs is one of the best ways to enjoy it. On the way to Vilanculos you will stop at a local craft market to do some souvenir shopping. 
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 6-7 Vilanculos, Mozambique - Bazaruto Archipelago National Park Excursion

The Bazaruto excursion is done on the traditional sailing vessel of the African East Coast, the dhow. You sail to the islands where you have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and relax over these two days. You will spend the nights in tents at a camp on the beach.

The second day of this oceanic excursion is again spent in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean with its abundant sea-life. On the rare occasion that the weather may be unfavorable the transfer by dhow will be replace with a more conventional boat.
2 x Breakfast | 2 x Lunch | 2 x Dinner


Day 8-9 Vilanculos, Mozambique - Inhambane, Mozambique

Distance on day 8 approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 6h

Today you travel through coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. This relaxed coastal region has incredible beaches and clear warm water. Activities here include fishing, horse riding, scuba diving, quad biking and snorkelling. These activities are not included in the rate. 
2 x Breakfast | 2 x Lunch | 2 x Dinner


Day 10 Inhambane, Mozambique - Maputo, Mozambique

Distance approx. 500 km; driving time approx. 6-7h

Today you travel south towards Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. Mozambique gained independence from the Portugal in 1975 but is still undergoing renovations after the civil war. Taste fresh seafood and explore the markets. 
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 11-12 Maputo, Mozambique - Kruger National Park, South Africa

Distance on day 11 approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 4-5h (excl. game drives)

Passing through Maputo you return to South Africa and continue to the world-famous Kruger National Park, where you will hopefully be able to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’. This reserve is the most famous nature conservation area in the world and two nights are spent in this magnificent area. Informative early morning game walks and night drives (accompanied by a ranger) are offered as an option and not included in the rate. 
2 x Breakfast | 1 x Lunch | 1 x Dinner


Day 13 Kruger National Park, South Africa - Timbavati, South Africa

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2h

Today the trip takes you to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where animals are being re-habilitated before being released back into the wild. In the evening you enjoy some traditional tribal singing and dancing along with a typical South African meal. 
Breakfast | Dinner


Day 14 Timbavati, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa

Distance approx. 600 km; driving time approx. 8-10h

Travelling along the Panorama route you stop at the natural phenomena of the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke's Luck Potholes. Thereafter you continue to reach Johannesburg in the afternoon. Johannesburg has many excellent restaurants and the group often spends this evening together with a dinner at own expense.
Breakfast | Lunch


Price includes:
  • Overland tour according to the itinerary
  • 9 nights camping, 4 nights accommodated
  • Transport in an overland truck
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Coffee and tea with breakfast
  • National parks fees
  • Camping equipment
Price excludes:
  • Flights (international and domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
  • Optional activities
  • Visa, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • How big is the group and where are my fellow travellers from?

    - Group sizes vary however there is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 20 travellers per group.
    - Some departure dates are set aside for small group departures with a maximum of 12 travellers per group (see “Departure and Rates”).
    - Travellers are from all over the world and from all walks of life.

  • Is there an age limit on tour?

    - Generally the age limit is 16 to 65 years. But please feel free to contact us if you are a youngster travelling with your parents or if you are over the age of 65 years and we will gladly contact the local tour operator to see if we can’t work out something for you.

  • Where does the group overnight while on tour?

    - 9 nights are spent in spacious 2-man dome tents (2,2 x 2,2m) on campsites with good ablution and other facilities.
    - 4 nights are spent in twin rooms at nice camps/lodges.

  • What vehicle is used on tour?

    - We make use of safari trucks that have been reconstructed in order to cope with the demanding African conditions. Big windows guarantee first-class game and nature viewing and a spacious interior with comfortable seats offer a high travel comfort. The back part of the vehicle is used for luggage, food and camping equipment.

  • What meals are included and what food can be expected on tour?

    - Meals are included as indicated in the itinerary.
    - Breakfast usually consists of cereals, toast and jam. Light lunches like salads and sandwiches are prepared en-route while for dinner the guide prepares stews, BBQs, vegetables and different pasta or rice dishes.

  • How much extra money do I have to take along?

    - We recommend that you take along some extra cash for drinks, snacks and souvenirs. 10-15 USD per day is usually sufficient (depending on your spending habits). In addition you should allow some extra money for the optional activities you might want to participate in.

  • Do I need visa for this tour?

    - Citizens of all nationalities need to contact the respective embassies of their travel destination to check the visa regulations.
    - In general European citizens do not require a visa for South Africa and Swaziland. For Mozambique a visa is usually required.
    - It is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of the required documents and visa that allows them to enter their holiday destination.

  • Do I need vaccinations for this tour?

    - As the Kruger Park and Mozambique are situated within a malaria area, we would recommend some precautions. Please speak to your doctor or travel clinic about the different prophylaxis and their effects and side effects.
    - Although none of the countries visited on tour require proof of immunization against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B, we nevertheless recommend those vaccinations.

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