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Set off on a 7-day bush and beach safari beginning in Johannesburg and coming to a sun soaked end in Mozambique! Head to Kruger National Park for 3 nights in luxury at a private 'Big Five' game reserve. Continue to Maputo where a speedboat will whisk you away for 3 nights at an all-inclusive luxury beach resort. The perfect blend of nature immersion and relaxation with heaps of optional activities...

Set off on a 7-day bush and beach safari beginning in Johannesburg and coming to a sun soaked end in Mozambique! Head to Kruger National Park for 3 nights in luxury at a private 'Big Five' game reserve. Continue to Maputo where a speedboat will whisk you away for 3 nights at an all-inclusive luxury beach resort. The perfect blend of nature immersion and relaxation with heaps of optional activities available along the way to suit any travelers needs! 

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Trip highlights
  • Safari
    Safari
  • Jeep
    Jeep
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving

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Day 1: Greater Kruger National Park

• Hop on a flight from Or Tambo international airport to Hoedspruit regional airport (1h)

You will be met by a lodge vehicle for your transfer

• Arrive in time for high tea and join a sunset game drive in an open 4x4 safari vehicle

Stop for sundowners before continuing into the early evening to spot rare nocturnal animals with the aid of powerful torches

Overnight in a luxury tent in a lodge on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River in the heart of the world famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Visited:
Timbavati
Accommodation
Night at Timbavati Game Reserve (Timbavati)

Day 2: Kruger Park & ​Timbavati

• For two days you can join morning and afternoon game drives in the massive Timbavati area well-known for their famous white lions

• Enjoy a wide variety of free-roaming game, including the 'Big Five'

• Observe the lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, kudu, wildebeest, giraffe, waterbuck, warthog and elephant!

• The critically endangered African wild dog can also be spotted

• You will be accompanied by an expert guide

• A specialized photographic game drive vehicle, along with photography equipment can be booked at an additional cost

• At the end of the day, relax in the on-site spa offering a variety of treatments

Visited:
Timbavati
Accommodation
Night at Timbavati Game Reserve (Timbavati)

Day 3: The 'Big Five'

• Join morning and afternoon game drives

• Continue to enjoy a wide variety of free-roaming game, including the 'Big Five'

• You will be accompanied by an expert guide

• A specialized photographic game drive vehicle, along with photography equipment can be booked at an additional cost

• At the end of the day, relax in the on-site spa offering a variety of treatments

Visited:
Timbavati
Accommodation
Night at Timbavati Game Reserve (Timbavati)

Day 4: Southern Mozambique

• If time allows, join a final early morning game drive

• Transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga international airport for your flight to Maputo

• Upon arrival, a 1-hour boat transfer will take you to a lodge set in a dune forest on the Inhaca Island overlooking the ocean, white beaches and estuaries!

Visited:
Machangulo, Hoedspruit, Maputo
Accommodation
Night at Machangulo Beach Lodge (Mozambique)

Day 5: Day at leisure in Machangulo

• You have two full days to relax!

• Go fishing, snorkeling or scuba diving

• Enjoy spa treatments, visit the local Santa Maria village, go canoeing, picnic on Inhaca Island, join a dhow sailing safari or set off on a Portuguese Island tour!

All activities are optional

Visited:
Machangulo
Accommodation
Night at Machangulo Beach Lodge (Mozambique)

Day 6: Soak up the sun!

Day two of relaxation bliss ahead!

• Go fishing, snorkeling or scuba diving

• Enjoy spa treatments, visit the local Santa Maria village, go canoeingpicnic on Inhaca Island, join a dhow sailing safari or set off on a Portuguese Island tour!

All activities are optional

Visited:
Machangulo
Accommodation
Night at Machangulo Beach Lodge (Mozambique)

Day 7: Last day

Prepare for departure!

Transfer to Maputo by boat and then by road to Maputo international airport (included)

• Last thing to do is to board your onward flight

Safe travels!

Visited:
Maputo

TimbavatiMachanguloHoedspruitMaputo

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • In-trip flights

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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