Mozambique Overland Accommodated
14 Day Overland Tour, Accommodated
Number of Participants: 4-12
Tour Price: 2,080 EUR
Single Supplement: 650 EUR
On this 14-day accommodated overland tour you travel to the heart of KwaZulu-Natal for game spotting before you head to Kosi Bay where you go snorkelling and you meet the local Zulu people. You will learn about Mozambique’s history and culture and relax on the wonderful white beaches. Lastly you will visit the world-famous Kruger National Park and search for the ‘Big Five’.
Day 1-5 | South Africa
- Mkuzi Game Reserve: Game drives
- Kosi Bay Nature Reserve: Nature walk, kayak excursion, snorkeling, Zulu encounter (optional)
Day 6 | Swaziland
- Hlane Game Reserve: Game drives / game walks
Day 7-11 | Mozambique
- Maputo: Dinner at a local restaurant (optional)
- Inhambane: Dhow excursion, scuba diving (both optional)
- Bilene: Kayaking, snorkeling (both optional)
Day 12-14 | South Africa
- Kruger National Park: Game drives
Day 1-2 | Johannesburg, South Africa - Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa
Distance on day 1 approx. 550 km; driving time approx. 7-8h
Departing from Johannesburg you travel into the heart of KwaZulu-Natal where you will stay in the Mkuzi Game Reserve, a sanctuary for the endangered black rhino. You explore the reserve on game drives and visit a hide overlooking one of the waterholes to watch wild animals and birds as they come for drinks.
1 x Breakfast | 2 x Lunch | 2 x Dinner
Day 3-5 | Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa - Kosi Bay, South Africa
Distance on day 3 driving time approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 3h
The Kosi Bay Nature Reserve covers a region of fertile estuaries, dune forest and lakes which you explore on foot and by kayak and you might be luck to witness the leatherback turtles as they lay their eggs on the beaches from November to January. You will visit the Kosi Bay river mouth to snorkel and watch the local fisherman in the estuary. A local guide will take you to a neighbouring village where you meet local Zulu people and are introduced to their culture and customs.
3 x Breakfast | 3 x Lunch | 3 x Dinner
Day 6 | Kosi Bay, South Africa - Hlane Game Reserve, Swaziland
Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 6h
The camp in Hlane Game Reserve is surrounded by beautiful African bushveld. You will go on a game drive and a short walk with a game ranger looking for rhino, elephant and to see the abundant bird life.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 7 | Hlane Game Reserve, Swaziland - Maputo, Mozambique
Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2h
You enter Mozambique at the Namaacha border post and travel to Maputo, formerly known as Lourenço Marques. It was a Portuguese colony and Portuguese and African cultures meet in the food and vibrant street life. Sample the excellent seafood in a local restaurant on own expense.
Breakfast | Lunch
Day 8-10 | Maputo, Mozambique - Inhambane, Mozambique
Distance on day 8 approx. 500 km; driving time approx. 7h
Arab influences are strong in the ancient port of Inhambane dating back to when slaves, ivory, gold and spices were traded. Explore Inhambane and its 200-year old cathedral, before settling under the palms at Palms Grove located on Barra Beach. Dhow excursions, snorkelling and scuba diving on coral reefs are available on own expense.
3 x Breakfast | 3 x Lunch | 2 x Dinner
Day 11 | Inhambane, Mozambique - Bilene, Mozambique
Distance approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 5h
You turn south along the coast to the town of Bilene situated on the shores of the Uembje lagoon. The lagoon is 8km wide and 27km long with clear warm water and white sandy beaches. You spend the afternoon exploring the lagoon by kayak and snorkeling (on own expense) or just wallow in the shallow waters.
Breakfast | Lunch
Day 12-13 | Bilene, Mozambique - Kruger National Park, South Africa
Distance on day 12 approx. 350 km; driving time approx. 5-6h
After a long drive and border crossing you arrive in the lush wilderness of Kruger National Park, one of the most famous game reserves in the world and larger than Israel. During these two days you will go on game drives and a night drive for some serious game spotting. This reserve with its baobabs, fever trees and mopani is home to more than 140 species of mammals, 500 bird and 330 tree types and is famous for the ‘Big Five’ – lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, rhino and leopard.
For added excitement book a night drive in an open 4x4 vehicle.
2 x Breakfast | 2 x Lunch | 2 x Dinner
Day 14 | Kruger National Park, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa
Distance approx. 450 km; driving time approx. 6-7h
After an early morning game drive you return to Johannesburg in the evening, sun-tanned and relaxed and ready to take on life in the urban jungle. Celebrate your last night in Africa with supper at a ‘Jozi’ restaurant – own expense.
- Overland tour according to the itinerary
- 13 nights accommodation in guesthouses, chalets, bungalows,
- camps or lodges as indicated in the itinerary
- Transport in an overland truck and a 4x4 safari vehicle
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Coffee and tea with breakfast
- National parks fees
- 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
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 12 travellers per group.
- 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 18 to 65 years. But if you are a youngster of 12 years and older travelling with your parents or if you are over the age of 65 years and can provide a doctors note confirming that you are fit enough to take part, you’re welcome on tour as well.
Where does the group overnight while on tour?
- 13 nights are spent in twin rooms / casitas / bungalows at nice camps / guesthouses / 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 other 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.