Wildlife Beach & Falls - 15 days

FROM USD $1,749

Starting in Johannesburg, go on the hunt for the Big Five in Kruger and Hwange National Park, relax on the stunning beaches of Mozambique, get up close and personal with the animal residents of Gweru's Antelope Park and finish your adventure at the magnificent Victoria Falls.

FAMILY DEPARTURES - PARENTS WITH CHILDREN ARE WELCOME ON SELECTED DEPARTURES OF THIS TRIP.
Day 1: Johannesburg
Saturday. Welcome to South Africa! Included transfer from Johannesburg Airport, to our accommodation. Tonight there will be a welcome meeting at 17.00pm where you will meet your guide and the rest of your group. Overnight - Johannesburg
Days 2 - 3: Kruger N.P.
Johannesburg - Kruger National Park. Leaving Johannesburg we head the famous Kruger National Park, passing through the southern section of the picturesque Panorama Route en route – famous for its breathtaking vistas. Our camp for the next two nights is a short drive from the Kruger National Park and has some interesting local residents that include hippo, giraffe, zebra and impala. Tonight we spend a relaxing evening around the camp fire before our early morning game drive tomorrow. On day 3 we explore South Africa's flagship wildlife park, as drive through Kruger in search of the Big Five. Overnight - Greater Kruger National Park (B:1, L:2, D:2)
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The colourful Boxfish found whilst diving in the beautiful waters of Mozambique
Days 4 - 5: Inhambane
Kruger - Inhambane Region (Mozambique). On day 4 we leave South Africa and head to the warm waters of the Mozambique coastline. Well known as an Ivory and slave trade centre in the colonial years, Inhambane was the centre of trade for the then Portuguese East Africa. Today Maputo is the capital of Mozambique and the centre of its trade industry. We travel along the scenic back route bypassing the capital to Praia de Zavora Bay, one of the finest stretches of coastline in the Inhambane region where we set up our camp and enjoy the fantastic views and scenery.

The next day is spent at leisure enjoying the fantastic sea side activities on offer. These included swimming, snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving the nearby reefs. Alternatively spend the day lazing on the long sandy beach enjoying the lulling sounds of the waves as they lap the shoreline. Overnight - Praia de Zavora Bay (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Day 6: Morrungulu resort
Inhambane Region - Morrungula. Today we take a leisurely drive up the coast to the picturesque Morrungulu resort. Situated in among a coconut palm plantation, this camp offers a truly tropical island feel. Try your hand at deep-sea fishing, or simply enjoy a relaxing walk along this stretch of beach. Overnight - Morrungulu (B, L, D)
The beautiful tropical coastline of Mozambique
Days 7 - 8: Vilanculos
Morrungulu - Vilanculous. Vilanculous is the stepping stone to the 3 main islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. We spend 2 nights here to give those who wish, the opportunity to take a boat charter out to the smaller island of Magaruque on day 8. Other activities include Dhow trips, sunset cruises, horse riding, big game fishing, whale watching (seasonal) and more. Overnight - Vilanculos (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Day 9: Bandula
Vilanculous - Bandula. Continuing northward we say farewell to the tropical coastline and head inland to Bandula. Today’s drive takes us through the more rural parts of Mozambique and affords the opportunity to see local Mozambican villages and farmsteads. Arriving in the late afternoon, we set up camp on the banks of the Chicamba Dam. Overnight - Bandula (B, L, D)
A pride of lions relaxing. A favourite sight on our African Safaris
Days 10 - 11: Gweru
Bandula - Gweru (Zimbabwe). On day 10 we enter Zimbabwe - a beautiful country, rich in soul, culture and tradition. We make our way to the town of Gweru, in Zimbabwe’s Midlands. Here we stop over at The Antelope Park where a wide variety of game viewing opportunities are available in this area inhabited by lion, elephant, giraffe and obviously numerous antelope! We have the unique opportunity to walk with lions, ride or swim with elephants, view game from horse back or from the back of a vehicle. The following day is spent at leisure enjoying personal encounters with Africa’s wildlife. Overnight - Gweru (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Day 12: Bulawayo
Gweru - Bulawayo. Leaving Gweru, we head to Bulawayo - Zimbabwe’s second largest city. The city still retains much of its British Colonial character, evident by the many buildings maintained as heritage sites by the Bulawayo City Council. Interesting places to visit are the Natural History Museum, the National Arts Gallery and the Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts Centre. Overnight - Bulawayo (B, L, D)
Sleeping warthogs on an African Safari
Day 13: Hwange N.P.
Bulawayo - Hwange NP. We continue north-west to Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest reserve – the Hwange National Park. Hwange is well known for its abundance and variety of wildlife species including thousands of elephant, and rare antelope species such as the Sable and Roan Antelope. We enjoy a game drive (either late afternoon or early morning) to explore the wilderness in search of these, and the other resident wildlife species. Overnight - Hwange N.P. (B, L, D)
Days 14 - 15: Victoria Falls
Hwange NP - Victoria Falls. Leaving Hwange, we head to Victoria Falls. Named after the famous World Heritage site and Water Falls, the town of Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River and surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park. Our campsite is conveniently situated in the centre of town, and within walking distance of the adventure booking agents, restaurants and shops. A 20 minute walk down the main road takes you to the entry point to view the falls. The afternoon is spent relaxing at the campsite’s swimming pool, viewing the Victoria Falls, or exploring the many sights and delights of this town!

Our adventure ends after breakfast on Saturday (day 15). We recommend booking additional days after your trip to take advantage of the exciting optional excursions available at Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls (B:2, L:1)

Family Friendly Departures

Parents with children and teens aged 6 to 17 are welcome on selected Wildlife Beach & Falls departure dates. Children under 12 get 5% off the trip price. See the Prices / Date tab above for details.

 

PLEASE NOTE: MOZAMBIQUE REROUTE -
JULY 2014 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Unfortunately it has been necessary to reroute the Mozambique section of this safari for the foreseeable future. This is due to unrest in the northern parts of Mozambique with clashes between government security forces and an opposition party. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Sofala Province which we travel through to reach Bandula. There are also travel restrictions north of Inhambane which prevent us from visiting Vilanculos. This situation is beyond our control and we always put the safety of our passengers first.
Our revised itinerary will be as follows:
Day 1: Johannesburg (South Africa)
Day 2: Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Day 3: Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Day 4: Zavora Lodge (Inhambane, Mozambique)
Day 5: Zavora Lodge (Inhambane, Mozambique)
Day 6  Zavora Lodge (Inhambane, Mozambique)
Day 7: Massingir Dam (Mozambique)
Day 8: Tshipise (South Africa)
Day 9: Great Zimbabwe Ruins (Zimbabwe)
Day 10 onwards: As per our standard itinerary
As we are unable to travel to Vilanculous and Bandula we have added an extra day by the beach in Inhambane. Along the scenic route to Zimbabwe, we’ll stop at the Massingir Dam and Tshipise, where we stay at lovely campsite with lots of leisure facilities. We’ll also visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Zimbabwe Ruins which are not included on our standard itinerary. 
Although we do not foresee tensions in the area easing before the end of 2014, if the travel restrictions are lifted rest assured we will revert to our original itinerary. 

PLEASE NOTE: MOZAMBIQUE REROUTE -

JULY 2014 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Unfortunately it has been necessary to reroute the Mozambique section of this safari for the foreseeable future. This is due to unrest in the northern parts of Mozambique with clashes between government security forces and an opposition party. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Sofala Province which we travel through to reach Bandula. There are also travel restrictions north of Inhambane which prevent us from visiting Vilanculos. This situation is beyond our control and we always put the safety of our passengers first.

 

Our revised itinerary will be as follows:

 

Day 1: Johannesburg (South Africa)

Day 2: Kruger National Park (South Africa)

Day 3: Kruger National Park (South Africa)

Day 4: Zavora Lodge (Inhambane, Mozambique)

Day 5: Zavora Lodge (Inhambane, Mozambique)

Day 6  Zavora Lodge (Inhambane, Mozambique)

Day 7: Massingir Dam (Mozambique)

Day 8: Tshipise (South Africa)

Day 9: Great Zimbabwe Ruins (Zimbabwe)

Day 10 onwards: As per our standard itinerary

 

As we are unable to travel to Vilanculous and Bandula we have added an extra day by the beach in Inhambane. Along the scenic route to Zimbabwe, we’ll stop at the Massingir Dam and Tshipise, where we stay at lovely campsite with lots of leisure facilities. We’ll also visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Zimbabwe Ruins which are not included on our standard itinerary. 

 

Although we do not foresee tensions in the area easing before the end of 2014, if the travel restrictions are lifted rest assured we will revert to our original itinerary. 

 

Tour Details
  • Starts in: Johannesburg / Ends in: Victoria Falls
  • Departs: Saturdays - March to November
  • Local Payment: $465 USD
  • Breakfast:13, Lunch: 13, Dinner: 12
  • Hotel Rating: Camping Expedition
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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