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15 Days Discover Mozambique comfort group safari

White beaches and crystal clear blue water form the background for this voyage of discovery through South Africa and Mozambique. A versatile journey in which nature, wildlife parks, the rich culture of Maputo and the beautiful beaches of Mozambique are visited. From Johannesburg east to the world famous Kruger National Park, the rhinoceros of the Hlane Royal National Park in Swaziland to the surfer paradise Tofu where you can swim with whale sharks and the giant manta ray. A visit to the beautiful Bazaruto islands should not be missed. During the trip a cruise is made with a traditional Dow to these tropical islands where you can snorkel in the warm Indian Ocean where it seems like you've ended up in an aquarium.

15 DAYS EXPLORE MOZAMBIQUE COMFORT GROUP SAFARI


PROGRAM

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE FROM 4 PERSONS

Day 1 Johannesburg
Welcome by a representative of the Safari Company and a transfer to the Belvidere Estate hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the Belvedere Estate hotel in a double room. (hotel) (breakfast)

Overnight stays: Belverdere Estate hotel in a double room with bathroom
For more information see: www.belvedereestate.co.za

Day 2 Johannesburg - Kruger National Park
Departure from Johannesburg after an early breakfast and drive towards the Mpumalanga province and the Kruger National Park. A stop is made in the town of Dullstroom, known for trout fishing but also for Harries Pancakes restaurant where they make the most delicious pancakes in South Africa. (lunch at your own expense). Arrival in the afternoon and after the check-in a briefing about the trip. Overnight at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge in a luxury permanent safari tent. (lodge) (dinner)

Optional activity: evening game drive at the Nkambeni Reserve
Overnight: Nkambeni Tented Lodge, double luxury safari tent bathroom
Meals included: dinner (lunch on own occasion and costs)
Distance: approx. 410 km - travel time approx. 4 - 4 ½ hours
For more information see: www.nkambeni.com

Day 3 Kruger National Park
Today all day game drive in the Kruger National Park in a special, open 4x4 safari car. Overnight at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge in a luxury permanent safari tent. (lodge) (breakfast, dinner)

Activities included: full day 4x4 game drive in the Kruger National Park
Optional activity: evening game drive at the Nkambeni Reserve
Meals included: breakfast and dinner (lunch on your own occasion and costs)
Overnight: Nkambeni Tented Lodge, double luxury safari tent bathroom

Day 4 Kruger National Park (Panorama Route)
Today the famous Panorama Route is ridden, one of South Africa's most beautiful routes. A visit is made to Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Blyde River Canyon including God's Window and the Three Rondavels. Return to the lodge in the afternoon. Overnight at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge in a luxury permanent safari tent. (lodge) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activities included: visit to Panorama route, God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes, game drive
Meals included: breakfast and dinner (lunch on your own occasion and costs)
Overnight: Nkambeni Tented Lodge, double luxury safari tent bathroom
Optional activity: morning bushwalk, evening game drive

Day 5 Kruger National Park - Maputo (Mozambique)
After breakfast depart from the Nkambeni Lodge and drive to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. After lunch lunch and after lunch a guided walk through the city. In the evening with the guide into the city for dinner (at your own expense) and a glimpse into the nightlife of the bustling city of Maputo. Overnight at the Southern Sun Maputo hotel in a double room. (hotel) (breakfast)

Activity: city walk Maputo with guide
Overnight: Southern Sun Maputo hotel in a double room with ensuite bathroom
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
For more information see: www.tsogosunhotels.com/hotels/maputo/

Day 6 Maputo - Praia de Barra (Inhambane district)
After breakfast (o7.00) departure from Maputo and drive north to the Inhambane district. Although it is a long day of driving it will certainly not be a boring day. On the way to Barra Beach, the journey takes you through numerous villages, coconut, cashew nuts and sugar cane plantations, so that you can get a good picture of the colorful landscape along the way. Of course, a stop is made along the way at a local village or stall where the legs can be stretched and where a look can be taken in the colorful stalls. Arrival at the sandy beach of Praia de Barra lined with palm trees and the rest of the afternoon at leisure. In the evening a traditional Mozambican dinner. Overnight stay in the Bay View Lodge (hotel) (dinner)

Activity included: traditional Mozambican dinner
Overnight: Bay View Lodge in a double room with bathroom
Distance: approx. 495 km // 7 ½ hours
For more information see: www.bayviewlodgemoz.com

Day 7 Praia de Barra
Day at leisure to laze, swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Overnight stay in the Bay View Lodge (hotel) (breakfast, dinner)

Optional activities: Ocean Safari in search of dolphins and whales, quad bike, scuba diving, snorkel excursion
Overnight: Bay View Lodge in a double room with bathroom

Day 8 Praia de Barra
This morning a visit to Tofo Beach, a beach known for the whale sharks and manta rays that swim here off the coast. The village of Tofo has a cozy atmosphere with nice bars and small restaurants. Overnight stay in the Bay View Lodge (hotel) (breakfast, dinner)

Activity including: visit to Tofo
Optional activities: Ocean safari in search of dolphins and whales, quad bike, scuba diving, snorkel excursion
Overnight: Bay View Lodge in a double room with bathroom
Distance: approx. 15 km // ½ hour drive

Day 9 Praia de Barra - Inhambane - Vilanculos
Departure from Praia de Barra and drive to the village of Vilanculos. On the way to Vilanculos a visit is made to the town of Inhambane, one of the first settlements in Mozambique with a rich history in trade slaves and spices. There is an opportunity to explore Inhambane on your own initiative. A visit can be made to the local
market and the historic streets around the center. After visiting the center of Inhambane by traditional dhow ferry to the other side of the bay to the town of Maxixe. Here the truck is waiting and the departure is towards Vilanculos. Arrival in Vilanculos and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in the Golden Sands Apartments. (apartment) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activity included: Inhambane walk on your own, Dhow ferry to Mixixe
Overnight: Golden Sands apartment in a double room with bathroom
Distance: approx. 250 km / approx. 3 hours drive
For more information see: www.solresortsonline.com

Day 10 Vilanculos
Full day Dhow excursion to the Bazaruto Archipelago, one of the largest marine reserves in southern Africa. All day long to snorkel, swim and enjoy the white beaches of the many islands. Arrival in Vilanculos at the end of the day. Overnight in the Golden Sands Apartments. (apartment) (breakfast, dinner)

Activity included: full day dhow excursion Bazaruto islands
Overnight: Golden Sands apartment in a double room with bathroom


Day 11 Vilanculos - Xai-Xai
After breakfast departure from Vilanculos and drive south to the village of Xai-Xai. Arrival at the end of the afternoon and in time for a beach walk and a sundowner before the sun goes down. Overnight at Sunset Beach Lodge in a double room. (lodge) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Overnight: Sunset Beach Lodge in a double with ensuite bathroom
Distance: approx. 495 km // approx. 5 ½ hours
For more information see: www.sunsetbeachlodge.com

Day 12 Xai-Xai - Maputo - Hlane Game Reserve (Swaziland)
This morning departure from Xai-Xia on time and drive via Maputo to the border with Swaziland. After the border formalities continue to the Hlane Royal Game Reserve. Arrival and afternoon at leisure. Overnight in the Hlane Royal Game Reserve in a double room with bathroom. (chalet) (breakfast, dinner)

Overnight: Hlane Game Reserve in a double chalet with ensuite bathroom
Distance: approx. 400 km // approx. 6 - 6½ hours
For more information see: www.biggameparks.org/hlane

Day 13 Hlane Game Reserve - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
This morning after breakfast a game drive through the Hlane Royal Game Reserve. After the game drive leave the park and drive to the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Overnight in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in a double cabin with bathroom. (hut) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activity included: Rhino Game Drive in Hlane
Overnight: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in a double cabin with ensuite bathroom
Distance: approx. 100 km // approx. 2 - 2½ hours
For more information see: www.biggameparks.org/mlilwane

Day 14 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
This morning a walk is made through the park with the guide. After lunch, a 2-hour guided walk to a local village of the Esajeni community for a look into the daily life of this Swazi tribe. The interactive experience holds among others. in that it can be helped to grind corn, to get water at the well, to build a wall or to wash clothes in the river. Overnight in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in a double cabin with bathroom. (hut) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activity included: morning walk in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Esajeni Cultural tour
Overnight: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in a double cabin with ensuite bathroom

Day 15 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - Johannesburg
Already the last day of this trip. After breakfast departure from Swaziland and drive to Johannesburg. Arrival in Johannesburg where the tour ends at the Belvidere Estate. Transfer to Johannesburg airport. End of arrangement (breakfast)

Distance: approx. 400 km // approx. 4 - 4½ hours
Optional: overnight in the Belvidere Estate, traditional African meal at Belvidere Estate

Travelcode: AOL 509


PRICE

TRAVEL SUM 15 DAY DISCOVERY MOZAMBIQUE COMFORT GROSP SAFARI:

  • €.2015,- per person (valid from 01-01-2019 to 31-12-2019)

This price is based on two travelers. For unaccompanied persons; supplement single room in Johannesburg from EUR 20, - per person and supplement single room during the safari of EUR 235, - p.p.
Small Group Tour surcharge: EUR 710, - per person * (for information see small group tour under information)

The prices for departure after 31-12-2019 are not yet available at this moment.
If you are interested, please send an e-mail to ino@AfrikaOnline.nl


Flight:
The mentioned travel sum does not include the International flights. We can, however, offer you flights from all airlines affiliated with IATA BSP. On request we can give you a quote for different companies. Flight price indication for this trip: KLM flight from Amsterdam from EUR 650, - per person including airport tax for the Amsterdam - Johannesburg - Amsterdam route.

Extension of the journey:
If you prefer a longer or shorter stay then you can of course. Of course, you can also tailor a "tailor-made" trip to your personal requirements. If you pass on your wishes to us, we would like to make a nice quotation for you.

Departure dates 2019:
January: 12, 18 *, 26
February: 01 *, 09, 23
March: 01 *, 09, 23, 29 *
April: 06, 12 *, 20
May: 04, 10 *, 18
June: 01, 07 *, 15, 21 *, 29
July: 13, 19 *, 27
August: 10, 16 *, 24, 30 *
September: 07, 21, 27 *
October: 05, 19, 25 *
November: 02, 08 *, 16, 30
December: 06 *, 14, 28

Bold print data: on these dates the tour will be carried out with an extra German-speaking translator, which may mean that a larger number of German-speaking travelers will be traveling. The language spoken during the trip is still in English and the crew is English speaking as well. A German-speaking guide is present on the bold printed small group departure "data, so mainly German-speaking travelers.

*: on these dates there is a so-called "small group departure" where the maximum number of participants on the trip will not be 20 persons but 12 people. A surcharge of EUR 710 per person applies on these dates.

Underlined dates: on these dates the continuation of the trip is guaranteed regardless of the number of participants.


INCL/EXCL

Travel sum including:
• Overnight stays as described
• Transfer airport Johannesburg - hotel Johannesburg
• Overnight stays as described above or equivalent
• Entrance fees for the mentioned national parks
• Excursions as mentioned
• Transport during the trip in a safari adventure truck
• Meals as in the description
• Guidance of a professional English speaking guide and driver
• Information brochure (digital)

Travel sum excluding:
• Flights
• €. 15,00 reservation costs per person
• Possible fuel surcharge
• Vaccination costs
• Cancellation / travel insurance (can be added with AfrikaOnline)
• Tips
• Optional excursions
• Alcoholic and fresh drinks
• Green Seat (optional EUR 12, - p.p.)
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Optional game drives, excursions or other activities
• Everything that is not mentioned at the section included


TRAVEL INFO

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Number of participants:
Our comfort safaris are performed in small groups to offer a program that is as good and flexible as possible. Small groups means; more time for the traveler, fewer waiting times and a cozy, personal atmosphere during the trip. the average age on this tour is 37 but ages vary from 8 to 70 years. Guaranteed departure from 4 persons / maximum 20 participants. The trips marked with an asterisk in the list of departure dates are offered on the basis of a "small group tour" with a minimum of 4 / maximum of 12 people in a luxury adventure safari truck with leather seats that are rotatable, air conditioner, personal safe, USB connection and electricity connection, toilet on board, reading light and television. More personal attention, faster and more flexible.

Language:
Because the participants of the above trip come from different countries during the trip English is spoken by the guide (with the exception of the departure dates printed in bold, during these trips a German speaking translator travels) The trip is accompanied by 1 certified English speaking guide and an English speaking driver for optimal knowledge, information and individual attention.

Green seat:
What is Green seat? By booking a Green Seat you help us to make you travel greener. You travel easily greener by first choosing the greenest means of transport and then compensating the CO2 emissions of your journey. By compensating for the CO2 emissions of your trip, you give households in developing countries access to sustainable energy and the chance of a job, training and planting bacon trees, a plant that absorbs a lot of carbon dioxide. This results in less CO2 and an improvement in the living conditions of the local families. This way we ensure that we can continue to travel and enjoy the world. You can easily book GreenSeat CO2 compensation while you book your trip with us. It is therefore very easy to travel greener and support the activities of GreenSeat. For € 10, - per person for a journey of 15-21 days, € 8.50 per person for a journey of 8 - 14 days and € 6.50 per person for a 1-8 day trip, you can make your land arrangement carbon neutral. After payment you will receive an e-certificate with all the details about the project that you have supported with this amount and contact details if you want more information.

Visa:
If you are in possession of a Dutch / Belgian passport which is valid for at least 90 days after returning from the trip, no visa is needed for South Africa. For Mozambique a visa is required, this visa must be arranged before departure from the Netherlands. There must also be enough empty pages next to each other in the passport for the required stamps. If you are in possession of a Nationality other than the Dutch or Belgian, then check with the Consulate of the countries concerned. AfrikaOnline does not provide visa. For information you can go to the website of the visa service: www.visum.nl. If you do not have a valid passport and / or travel documents during the trip then the consequences for the person in question are for your own account. (changes subject to change). If you travel with children under the age of 18 to or via South Africa, you must be in possession of a copy of the birth certificate. If you travel as a single parent or simply with your underage child, you must also be in possession of a consent form from the other parent. Inquire with Africa Online about the extensive information about this.

Highlights during the trip:
Visit the Panorama Route with ao. the Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondawels, Bourcke's Luck Potholes and God's Window, game drives in the Kruger National Park, sightseeing Maputo with guide, snorkeling in the Indian Ocean, dhow cruise to the Bazaruto islands, rhino drive in Hlane Royal National Park, visit at the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary with bushwalk and cultural visit to local village.

Transport:
Transport during the trip is special safari truck with 20/24 seats. Comfortable travel and excellent to experience game drives. Large windows so that everyone has a good view. Roof rack and trailer for luggage.

Travel - Cancellation insurance:
Closing a trip and cancellation insurance is mandatory. If the insurance is not taken out via AfrikaOnline, the policy numbers of both insurance policies must be communicated in writing to AfrikaOnline within 2 weeks after booking.

Participation:
From 8 years (depending on the trip), no maximum age. However, at least 1 adult must travel for each child under 16 years of age. For travelers over the age of 65, a health certificate is asked for questions from the general practitioner. During the trip, walks are made that require a certain endurance. The walks are classified as simple to middle-class walks and are optional at all times. All camping trips require participation in camping and cooking services.

Overnight stays:
In simple hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfast, bungalows, chalets and permanent tented camps. On request a double bed or twin beds and usually with private bathroom with shower and toilet.

Meals:
During the trip good and healthy meals are prepared from mostly local products. To get an idea of ​​what the meals will look like: breakfast will consist of cornflakes with milk, toast with jam and regular English breakfast with eggs and bacon, fruit juice, coffee and tea. The lunch will usually consist of cheese, meat, salads and bread (picnic style). The dinner will be the most extensive with regular bbq, stir-fry dishes and the typical South African Potjiekos (all in one cooking pot dish, delicious !!!!) prepared above the campfire. If there are special diets (due to vegetarian preference and / or allergies), please let them know when booking the trip so that they can be taken into account beforehand. Coffee and tea are also served during dinner. Other drinks are exclusive and must be purchased themselves. During this trip 14x breakfast, 6x lunch and 12 dinner are included in the fare. In the "small group departures" 14x breakfast and 12x dinner are included, lunches are not included.

Health conditions:
Anyone with good health can participate in this trip.

Luggage:
Travel bag (with the space in the car is best to carry the luggage in a travel bag or backpack) with a maximum of 15 kg pp For during the day in the car it is easy to have a small backpack for the usual things like sunscreen cream , bottles of water, sunglasses etc.

Reservation:
Agent reserves the right to change a program if the agent considers it necessary due to certain conditions, force majeure or unforeseen circumstances. Should it happen that the car fails, the agent will not be responsible for replacement accommodation other than camping and there will be no compensation for airline tickets or the like. Agent asks to sign a compensation form on arrival and before departure of the trip. If this form is not signed, the passenger can be refused on the journey.

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Starting at € 2015 p.p.
incl. overnachtingen, maaltijden, luchthaven transfers, entreegelden, vervoer met gids en safaritruck, reiscode: AOL 509

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