Classic: Mozambique, Kruger & Swazi Discoverer (DSMZ)

Countries Visited: Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 9, avg 7
    Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Search for the Big Five on breathtaking game drives, enjoy a dhow safari in Bazaruto National Park, indulge in mouth-watering seafood, snorkel in the turquoise waters off Mozambique, experience the Portuguese flavour of the port towns.

    Description
    Want to tell a better travel story at your next dinner party? Tell `em about the time you went to southeast Africa. Nature is front-and-centre on this 13-day trip across three countries - South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique - with plenty of time devoted to the region's amazing national parks and spotless beaches. Wander around the Portuguese-influenced cities of Mozambique, take a traditional dhow safari boat around Bazaruto National Park, track the Big Five in Kruger National Park, and drive the legendary Panorama Route to Johannesburg. Your stories are improving already.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    13 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1JohannesburgDay 1 Johannesburg
    There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2LobambaDay 2 Johannesburg/Lobamba (1B)
    Visit the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland. Ruled by King Mswati III, Swaziland is one of three monarchies in Africa. Here, explore the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the "Valley of Heaven", the Ezulwini Valley. Enjoy an included guided birding walk in the sanctuary. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Swaziland) Guided Birding Walk Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 3MaputoDay 3 Lobamba/Maputo (1B)
    Spend a bit of time exploring the city, with options like the Cathedral of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, the Casa de Ferro (Iron House), which was designed by the same architect as the Eiffel Tower, and the Jardim Tunduru (botanical gardens). Additional Notes: It is possible to be denied entry at the border if you havent organized your visa in advance. For the best price and less hassle at the border, its best to get a Mozambique visa from an embassy before arriving. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Swaziland - Mozambique) Maputo Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 4InhambaneDay 4 Maputo/Inhambane (1B)
    Head to the first beach stop at Praia do Tofo. Stop in Inhambane for a introduction to this town. In Tofo, opt to swim, snorkel, dive, or relax. Heading north, its easy to see what makes Mozambique so captivating. Watch the beautiful coastal scenery slide by as we head to Praia do Tofo. Additional Notes: Stay in traditional beach lodges. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
    Day 5InhambaneDay 5 Inhambane (1B)
    Enjoy free time to laze on the white-sand beach, go swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving and take plenty of time to enjoy the laid back atmosphere.
    Day 6Vilanculos DistrictDay 6 Inhambane/Vilanculos District (1B)
    Continue to Vilanculos, our jumping-off point to explore stunning Bazaruto National Park, one of southern Africas largest marine parks. Enjoy the Indian Oceans sparkling clear waters and the abundance of marine life. Additional Notes: The evening will be spent in Vilanculos in chalet-type accommodation. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 7Vilanculos DistrictDay 7 Vilanculos District (1B, 1L, 1D)
    The itinerary for the dhow excursion through the archipelago is flexible based on weather and other conditions. The plan is to depart for Magaruque Island with opportunities to snorkel and explore the islands sandy beaches. Enjoy lunch and relax before setting sail for the beach camp back on the mainland. Additional Notes: The camp is equipped with tents, mattresses, pillows, sleeping bags, lights, showers, and basic toilets- just rustic enough. Included Activities: Dhow Safari Beach Camping Transport: Dhow
    Day 8Vilanculos DistrictDay 8 Vilanculos District (1B, 1L)
    Head to Bazaruto Island to hike the sand dunes. Visit 2 Mile Reef for another excellent snorkelling opportunity. Enjoy lunch on the island before heading back to mainland Vilanculos for a night in town. Additional Notes: Accommodation is back in the chalets in Vilanculos town. Included Activities: Bazaruto National Park and Island Visit Transport: Dhow
    Day 9XaiXaiDay 9 Vilanculos District/Xai-Xai (1B)
    Travel to a lodge about 30km (18.6 mi) outside Xai-Xai. Arrive in the late afternoon and take some time to relax in the area. Additional Notes: Our lodge is located on the beach of Praia de Jangamo, about 30km (18.6 mi) south of Inhambane. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.50 hour(s))
    Day 10XaiXaiDay 10 Xai-Xai (1B)
    Travel to Xai-Xai town for a morning of sightseeing, including a visit to the Central Market where locals do their fresh produce, fish, and meat shopping. Continue to the open air furniture factory, situated under several cashew trees, where you can watch local craftsmen practice their centuries old trade. Visit the shops in the centre of the town and opt to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the resort for an afternoon of relaxing on the beach. Included Activities: Xai-Xai Visit
    Day 11Kruger National ParkDay 11 Xai-Xai/Kruger National Park (1B)
    Cross back into South Africa and stay in Kruger National Park, the most famous game park in the country. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Mozambique-South Africa) Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 12ManyeletiDay 12 Kruger National Park/Manyeleti (1B)
    Manyeleti is situated away from the mainstream tourist areas showing off the tranquility of the African Bush in absolute seclusion. Included Activities: Kruger Game Drive Traditional Dance Experience Transport: Enjoy a full day of game driving in our touring vehicle as we travel through Kruger National Park. Private Vehicle (6.50 hour(s))
    Day 13JohannesburgDay 13 Manyeleti/Johannesburg
    Onward travel can be booked in the evening. We recommend booking a post night to further explore Johannesburg and the apartheid and Mandela sights of nearby Soweto Township. Included Activities: Panorama Route Scenic Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (8.50 hour(s))
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/27/2017$2,649.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 8; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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