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Mozambique Explorer Safari | 13 Days Overlanding from Joburg to Joburg

from R17,800.00

The Mozambique Explorer Safari begins in Johannesburg, then you will go to the Kruger National Park for wildlife viewing that is unsurpassed. Spot the ‘Big Five‘ and many other animal and bird species while game driving through this superb National Park. Heading to the picturesque coast, Mozambique offers a colourful history combined with picture-perfect beaches and is a fast favourite of divers for its diverse marine life. Then finish off with game driving in Swaziland’s Hlane Royal National Park, before ending the trip in Johannesburg. Truly a well rounded Southern African experience for all!

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All about the Mozambique Explorer Safari | 13 Days Overlanding from Joburg to Joburg.

This trip begins in Johannesburg, South Africa and travels north through South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland ending in Johannesburg, South Africa. Should you wish to explore Johannesburg, ATC or your travel agent can assist you, in booking your activities as well as accommodation. However, costs due to earlier arrival, will be for your own account.

TRIP CODE: JJ13
DEPARTURE POINT: Johannesburg, Dove’s Nest, 78 Gladiator St, Rhodesfield, Kempton Park
CHECK-IN: 7:00AM DEPARTS: 7:30AM
ACCOMMODATION: Camping
PRE-DEPARTURE MEETING: 5:00PM the day before at the departure point

*All ATC trips include an arrival airport transfer & pre-night accommodation in a dorm room. Please notify us should you not be using these so we can plan accordingly. Should you choose not to make use of these, or in the event that ATC were not updated with your arrival details, no refund will be paid for services not used
**Note that part of the trip may coincide with family departure

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Kruger National Park
  • Night Game Drive
  • Mozambique Beaches
  • Dhow Excursion (Vilanculos)
  • Game Drive in Hlane National Park (Swaziland)
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Departure transfer
  • Visas
  • Meals unless otherwise stated
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Personal Items
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Tips
  1. Days 1-3 Jo'burg, Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park

    Leaving Johannesburg, we head towards the pristine Panorama Route. The Panorama Route is one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa connecting the Lowveld and the amazing geological features of the Mpumalanga Drakensberg. One of the major highlights of the region is the Blyde River Canyon Reserve, the third largest canyon of its kind in the world and home to spectacular wildlife and birdlife.

    Please note that there is a small entry fee at each of these attractions that will need to be paid upon arrival. The money generated goes toward the support of the local communities. There are also many locals you sell their local crafts in this area.

  2. Days 4-6 Xai Xai (Mozambique) & Inhambane

    Leaving the vastness of South Africa behind us as we head toward the beautiful beaches of Mozambique. Today involves us crossing borders from South Africa into Mozambique which can be extremely time consuming which forces us to use today as a transit day as we proceed in search of the never-ending beaches Mozambique has in store for us.

  3. Days 7-8 Vilanculos, Dhow Excursion

    After a couple of blissful days spent soaking up the sun on some of the most pristine beaches we pack up and head further north up the coast of Mozambique to Vilanculos. This small little beach town is very popular as it is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, which is Mozambique’s only underwater national park.

  4. Day 9-10 Bilene, Xai Xai, Hlane National Park

    We embark on another early start as we say our goodbyes to the breath-taking scenery of Mozambique and head into every so different Swaziland.

     

    Hlane, named by King Sobhuza II, with its adjacent dispersal areas covers 30 000 hectares of Swazi bushveld, dominated by ancient hardwood vegetation. Hlane is home to lion, elephant and white rhino, with an abundant and diverse bird life, including the highest density of nesting white backed vultures in Africa.

     

    The next two nights will be spent in Hlane Royal National Park which will allow us the up close and personal feeling of nature. Away from any city noises and lights we will be provided the opportunity to hear those sounds of nature and wildlife

  5. Days 11-13 Hlane National Park, Game Drives, Johannesburg

    This morning we head out early in search of nature’s most beautiful creations. Hlane’s flagship species include lion, elephant, white rhino, giraffe and hippo, with good populations of kudu, zebra, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, warthog, duiker and impala and a host of lesser-seen mammals. Jackals and hyenas play their very important role in the ecology of the park. Reptiles are well represented, especially snakes, with a number of lizards, two species of tortoise and the Nile crocodile. Insect and arachnid life is abundant, providing an incredible food source for other species.

Meals and menus vary as food is purchased en-route, and is subject to produce that is available seasonally in the areas we travel through. As we support the local communities along the way, fresh produce is mostly purchased direct from the producer or local grower and therefore has an organic appearance. Our safari cooks are able to offer a wide variety of menus with the ingredients available, even if the produce on offer is not of the same selection as what you may be used to back home.

 

The breakfast spread consists of bread (toast when time allows), spreads and cereals with a hot breakfast every few days. Lunches are mostly prepared en-route with a supply of ‘build your own’ sandwich ingredients available. Dinners are cooked in the evenings on arrival at the campsite. A wide array of dinner menus is on offer during your safari, consisting of curries, stews, pastas, BBQ’s and even roasts!

Our overland vehicles are custom built converted Mercedes Benz or MAN trucks that have seating space for our passengers and a storage area for luggage and all trip equipment. The trucks seat between 27-30 passengers on our camping trips. Most seats are forward facing, though some models have a combination of forward, backward and some inward facing seats with tables. Vehicles have sliding glass windows, and the seating area is raised providing a great advantage for game viewing and photography. Seats are cushioned and there is storage space for personal items like cameras, snacks and day packs in the seating area.

All of the tours operated by ATC are participation trips meaning that all passengers are expected to help out around camp. The crew members running the trip will set up a rota system that will be followed. One day you may be on cleaning duty, the next day you may be on cooking duty and so forth. This is not only to make the trip easier for all involved but also for you as the passengers to get to know one another while on trip.

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August 14, 2019 - September 4, 2019
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September 25, 2019 - October 16, 2019
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October 23, 2019 - November 13, 2019
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November 20, 2019 - December 11, 2019
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December 18, 2019 - January 8, 2020
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January 15, 2020 - February 5, 2020
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November 18, 2020 - December 9, 2020
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