Leaving Johannesburg early, we travel through the Mpumalanga province to Swaziland. After crossing the border we enter Hlane Royal NP, a huge nature reserve, home to lion, elephant and white rhino. Optional Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Game drive. Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Hlane Royal National Park.
At over 30000 hectares Hlane is Swaziland’s largest protected area. Originally the private hunting area of the Swazi Royal family the area is now held in a trust and managed by Big Game Parks. As the lions are housed in a fenced enclosure it is possible to hike inside the park. After a day’s exploring we enjoy a display of traditional Swazi dancing following dinner. Optional Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Game drive. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Mozambique - Praia do Tofo.
We cross into Mozambique. Travelling north you can’t help but be captivated by the beautiful coastal scenery before arriving in Praia do Tofo and our campsite for the next two nights. Whether you just want to relax on the white sandy beaches or take on some of Africa’s most amazing diving and snorkelling spots, there’s plenty on offer in Tofo. Optional Activities: Snorkelling, Scuba Diving and Surfing. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Praia do Tofo.
In season Tofo is one of the world’s best sites for the viewing of the world’s largest fish, the Whale Shark. This entire day is free so that you can go snorkelling, scuba diving or just relax on the beautiful white sandy beach. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Vilanculos.
The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s premier destination and it’s not hard to understand why. A protected area, the sea-life here is spectacular and snorkelling at one of the reefs is one of the best ways to enjoy it. On the way to Vilanculos we will be stopping at a local craft market for a little souvenir shopping. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Bazaruto Archipelago National Park Excursion.
The Bazaruto excursion is taken on the traditional sailing vessel of the African East Coast, the Dhow. We sail out to the islands and have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and relax over these 2 days. The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s largest marine parks. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Bazaruto Archipelago National Park Excursion.
The second day of this oceanic excursion is again spent exploring the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean and the abundant sea-life it supports. On rare occasions the weather may be unfavourable and in this case the Dhow will be replaced with a more conventional vessel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 8-9 Inhambane.
Today we travel through coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. This coastal region is very relaxing and boasts incredible beaches. There are many optional activities available here from fishing to horse riding. Optional Activities: Scuba Diving, Quad Biking, Snorkelling. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 10: Maputo area.
Today we return south towards the direction of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. Mozambique gained full independence from the Portuguese in 1975, but only gained political stability in more recent times and is undergoing a major upgrade as the country’s economy grows. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 11-12: South Africa - Kruger National Park.
Today we drive through Maputo’s capital and return to South Africa to the world famous Kruger National Park, where we hope to spot Africa’s Big 5. The Kruger Park is the most famous nature conservation area in the world. Two nights are spent in this magnificent area enjoying African wildlife. Informative dawn game walks and night drives (accompanied by a ranger) are offered as an optional extra. Optional Activities: SANP Night Drive and Dawn Game Walks (Subject to availability), 4x4 Full day Game Drive. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 11 only), Dinner.
Day 13: Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
We move to the greater Kruger area today and visit Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where animals are being re-habilitated before being released back in to the wild. In the evening we enjoy a traditional song and dance evening along with a typical South African meal. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14: Panorama Route - Johannesburg.
Travelling along the Panorama Route we stop at Blyde River Canyon and Bourkes Luck Potholes. The tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg. Johannesburg has many excellent restaurants and the group often spends this evening together. Optional Activities: Dinner out. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
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