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Nature is front-and-centre on this 13-day trip across three countries: South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique.
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12 nights accommodation, 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner, transportation, G Adventures driver and local guides throughout.
Select departures from 12 May - 27 Oct 2017
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.
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Enjoy beach time in Mozambique's Praia do Tofo.
Venture through Swaziland's Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary on a wildlife walk.
Explore South Africa's famous Kruger National Park on safari drives.
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Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.
Cross the border to Swaziland and stop at the local markets to find authentic Swazi crafts. Visit the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland. Ruled by King Mswati III, Swaziland is one of three monarchies in Africa. Spend some time exploring the local markets, where you can find traditional Swazi candles, handmade baskets, carvings, and jewellery.
Enjoy an early morning guided walk in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, before departing for Mozambique. Cross the border and continue to the capital city, Maputo. Take a short orientation walk with your CEO when you arrive in the afternoon.
Head to Inhambane as a base for exploring Praia do Tofo. Enjoy a short orientation drive around town before continuing to the beach. Heading north, it's easy to see what makes Mozambique so captivating. Watch the beautiful coastal scenery slide by as we head to Praia do Tofo. Stop in Inhambane for a introduction to this town. In Tofo, opt to swim, snorkel, dive, or relax.
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. Free Time
A full travel day north ends in Vilanculos, the perfect spot for more beach time. Continue to Vilanculos, our jumping-off point to explore stunning Bazaruto National Park, one of southern Africa's largest marine parks. Enjoy the Indian Ocean's sparkling clear waters and the abundance of marine life.
Enjoy a traditional dhow (boat) safari through Bazaruto National Park and beach camping on the mainland. 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 island's sandy beaches. Enjoy lunch and relax before setting sail for the beach camp back on the mainland.
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.
Head to the lodge outside Xai-Xai. Take a walk on the beach, enjoy a local beer at the restaurant, or just relax and take in the beautiful scenery. 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.
Visit Xai-Xai town to visit the markets, shops, and restaurants on the Limpopo River. Opt to spend free time in the afternoon on the beach. Visit the market and 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.
Cross back into South Africa and stay in Kruger National Park, the most famous wildlife park in the country.
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in Kruger travelling from the camp to Orpen Gate. Spend the evening around a campfire at the lodge in Shalati and enjoy a traditional dance ceremony. Manyeleti is situated away from the mainstream tourist areas showing off the tranquility of the African Bush in absolute seclusion.
Travel from the Kruger area back to Johannesburg where the tour ends on arrival. 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.
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