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Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices and Dates: $1102
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 9 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Mozambique Mozambique , South Africa South Africa
Parks visited Kruger
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Camping
  • Cultural

DAY 1 - JOHANNESBURG

Welcome to Johannesburg, a captivating city with a "definite attitude". Whatever that means. Guide books are the pits.

Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm

Perhaps visit the Apartheid Museum, Art Gallery, Museum Africa or head off on a Gold Reed City and Heritage Mine Tour

DAY 2-3 - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Take the Panorama Route to Kruger National Park, where you'll go on safaris and marvel at heaps of animals. Perhaps you might even spot a leopard. See what we did there?
Leave Johannesburg and travel through the Mpumalanga Province, along the famous Panorama Route
The sights en route include God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels (Sisters) and the magnificent Blyde River Canyon (600km, approx 8-10 hrs)

Enter the park and head straight into prime game viewing areas

Rise early and have a light breakfast of coffee and rusks before embarking on a morning game drive
Most of the day will be spent game viewing
Take an additional night drive with the park guide to spot nocturnal animals and perhaps even a night-time predator or two

Perhaps head out on a morning safari walk

DAY 4 - SWAZILAND/HLANE ROYAL NATIONAL PARK

Learn about Swazi culture in the small Kingdom of Swaziland before visiting Hlane Royal National Park. Of all the experiences you've had in your life, tracking rare rhinos is sure to be up there.

Take a final slow game drive of between 20 and 70 km before exiting the park mid-morning

Travel south-east and enter the Kingdom of Swaziland (370 km, approx 9-10 hrs)

Take opportunity to explore the park on a guided game walk

Camp inside the national park

DAY 5-6 - MOZAMBIQUE BEACH CAMP

Cross into Mozambique, which is something of a beachside haven. Go scuba diving, snorkelling, cruise the ocean (in search of dolphins) or just chill out on the beach and eat. Whatever feels right.
Head to Mozambique at Kosi Bay (320 km, approx 6-7 hrs)
After crossing the border, leave the truck behind and jump into some 4x4s to travel on to the seaside village of Ponta Malongane.
Perhaps enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving and dolphin boat cruises, or just relax on the beach

DAY 7 - ST LUCIA ESTUARY

Take a boat cruise to spot thousands of bird, mammal and reptile species that reside in St Lucia Estuary. You might not actually spot thousands, but they're in there somewhere.
Depart southern Mozambique, heading to Zululand and Lake St Lucia (260 km, approx 4-5 hrs)
Take a boat cruise on the St Lucia Estuary
Stay at a basic campground with shared facilities

DAY 8 - ZULULAND

Welcome to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, Zululand. Hospitality, traditional food and spirited song and dance are all the norm. Particularly on a local homestay.
Make an early departure to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the heartland of the Zulu nation (260km, approx 2-3 hrs)
Gain an insight into the daily life of the rural Zulu people by spending the night in a traditional homestay

DAY 9 - DURBAN

The tour ends Durban. But you can stay longer and discover some of the endless things to do, if you want.
Travel on to Durban (100 km, approx 2-3 hrs)
Spend time exploring Durban
Perhaps visit the Art Gallery, the Juma Masjid Mosque, Sea World, Wet & Wild, or enjoy a bay cruise or surf lesson
 

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