Mozambique Tour – 8 Days (B 8)

Mozambique Tour

The Mozambique coast faces the Indian Ocean and because of its climate, warm waters and vast beach area is rich in many marine species, some of which are unfortunately in danger of extinction. The sandy beaches and dunes are covered with low, rough vegetation.
Parallel to the coast, are isolated or groups of islands, some of which provide the tourist with good conditions in terms of lodging and the opportunity to observe the very varied vegetation and fascinating wildlife.
Historic monuments are also to be found on these islands, a testimony to the Arabs and Europeans who settled there.
The magnificent transparent waters are an irresistible invitation to go swimming, snorkeling and diving and admire the extraordinarily beautiful coral reef and the underwater marine life.

 

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Mozambique – Fisherman at sunset

 

Tour Fare: 2017
Budget (camping and dorms) Tour :    R9 500
Singel supplement  R800
Activity Package/Local payment    R2100
Accommodated Tour :    R14500
Single Supplement    R2750
Activity Package/Local payment    R2100
Departs every Thursday

 

Day 1: South Africa – Mozambique

Our tour starts off with a drive from the top of the plateau down to Nelspruit. We will then drive to the border of Mozambique, passing the southern point of the Kruger National Park. After the border formalities, we will make our way up to beautiful Bilene, a small town surrounded by inland lakes.

Meals: Dinner (restaurant)

Budget tour: Camping

Accommodated tour: Lodge

 

Day 2: Bilene

After an early morning swim in the clear waters of the inland lake that stretches for 27 kms, breakfast is served, after which you can relax on the beach at our campsite. Your guide will organize you a boat trip across the inland lake to the beaches of the Indian Ocean after which your local guide will then take you for a walk along the beach to one of the spots where you might be lucky enough to observe the Hawksbill and Green Turtles which make the Bilene area their home. The rest of the day you can familiarize yourself with the local fisherman and maybe even go prawning with them. This is an excellent time to immerse yourself in their culture and get to know how the locals live. There is a local market where you can find an assortment of curios, and taking a walk around town is a must.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Fish BBQ)

Budget tour: Camping

Accommodated tour: Lodge

 

Days 3, 4: Barra Reef

After waking up to the sounds of the Indian Ocean, we will enjoy a hearty tropical breakfast before travelling north to the town of Inhambane, with one of the best curio markets in Mozambique. After a visit to the market, we will head towards Barra Beach. The warm tropical waters of Barra attract many species of fish and other sea dwelling creatures such as Green and Leather-Back Turtles, Manta Rays and the Whale Shark, the majestic giant of the sea.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour: Beach Chalets

Accommodated tour: Lodge

 

Days 5, 6: Tofo Beach

Leaving Barra Reef a short drive takes us to Tofo Beach for the next 2 days.

The days are spent organizing swimming trips, lazing in the sun, swimming in the tropical sea, playing beach volleyball and walking down to the beach bar for sundowners. The small town of Tofo also has its own small curio and food market, and one or two restaurants where they serve great seafood and other local dishes typical of Mozambique. Your guide will organize your Ocean Safari, which is included in the tour. If you would like to learn how to surf, you will have the opportunity to take some classes.

Meals: Breakfast, 1xDinner

Budget tour: Camping

Accommodated tour: Lodge

 

Day 7: Maputo

After time spent on the pristine beaches, our journey takes us south to Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. Arriving late afternoon, we will settle into our hotel rooms, and later on your guide will take you out for the night to one of the restaurants in the city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Budget tour: Budget hotel

Accommodated tour: 3* Hotel

 

Day 8: Pretoria/Johannesburg

Before bidding a fond farewell to paradise, your guide will take you on a short tour of the city before making our way towards the border. As we slowly drive home, take a look out of the window, smile, and think to yourself that not many people get to do what you just did.

Meals: Breakfast

Highlights:
Bilene and the turtles, Barra, Tofo, Ocean Safari, Quissico Inland Lakes

 

Tour Fare: 2017
Budget (camping and dorms) Tour :    R9 500
Singel supplement  R800
Activity Package/Local payment    R2100
Accommodated Tour :    R14500
Single Supplement    R2750
Activity Package/Local payment    R2100
Departs every thursday
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