Days 1 & 2: Swaziland - Hlane Royal National Park
You depart Johannesburg and travel through scenic Mpumalanga until you reach the border to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Crossing the border you arrive at Hlane Royal National Park which is home to lion, elephant, white rhino and diverse birdlife. The 30,000 hectares Nature Reserve has a wide variety of optional activities available. Camping. Lunch and Dinner.
Optional Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Game Drives, Lion Tour.
Days 3 & 4 Mozambique - Praia do Tofo
Today we will leave Swaziland behind us and cross into Moçambique. We will be travelling north alongside the ocean and experience the beautiful vistas of the Moçambique coast. In the late afternoon we arrive at our camp for the next two nights. There are many optional activities offered such as fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. There is time to relax on the beautiful beach. Camping. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Optional Activities: Snorkeling, Fishing, Scuba Diving.
Days 5-7 Vilankulo - Bazaruto Archipelago
On this day of your Mozambique safari you depart Praia do Tofo and drive north to Vilankulo. There is an opportunity to cross by dhow or speedboat to the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago where you relax 'island style', snorkeling or soaking up the sun. Should you decide not to go to the islands then Vilankulo offers many interesting sights. Those who went to the islands will arrive back in Vilankulo fairly late and so you spend the night here before returning to the Inhambane area the next day. Camping. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Own arrangements if you go on the excursion)
Optional Activities: Bazaruto Excursion
Day 10: Maputo
From Inhambane you drive further south to the bustling capital of Moçambique. You arrive in Maputo in the afternoon where you will have time to explore and experience this true African city on your Mozambique safari tour. Highlights worth visiting are the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceiao, and the Central Railway Station. Overnight in a camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Days 11 & 12: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Today you return to South Africa to the world famous Kruger National Park where you will do your best to see Africa's Big Five. Two nights are spent in this magnificent area viewing game and taking photos.
The South African National Parks offers informative dawn game walks and night drives in the park (accompanied by a ranger). These are excellent for seeing the smaller animals and experiencing the wilderness. Overnight in a camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Enjoy optional activities such as Night Drive and Dawn Game Walks.
Day 13: Panorama Route / Cheetah Breeding Centre
Sadly you leave Kruger behind you, but your visit to the Cheetah breeding centre more than makes up for any disappointment felt. You will also be traveling the panorama route through some spectacular scenery on your last full day of tour. Blyde River Canyon, God's Window and Bourke's Luck Potholes will be some of today's highlights. Overnight in a camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 14: Johannesburg - Tour ends
Today the tour ends. Depending on your time and sightings the day before in Kruger, you might use the morning to catch up on any of the highlights that you might have missed yesterday. You return to Johannesburg where you will be dropped off. Most groups will arrange a dinner together this evening in one of Johannesburg's many excellent restaurants. Breakfast and Lunch.
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