Beach and Bush Active Combo
Mozambique: Beach and Bush Active Combo
When: May – December
Duration: 9 Nights
Accommodations: Luxury Guest Houses, Tent Camps, and Hotels
Mozambican Coast ~
2500 km of the most pristine seashore on the African continent. The beaches along its length are the quintessential Indian Ocean paradises and its shallow reefs are rated among the world’s best marine playgrounds.
Gorongosa National Park ~
One of the most exciting travel destinations in Mozambique at the moment with a visionary Restoration Project in place to re-establish the park back to its former glory. From the lumbering African elephant to the endemic green-headed oriole; from the famed Gorongosa lions to the rarely seen fire squirrels of the rainforest – each of Gorongosa’s species has a story to tell.
Day 1 – Tofo
Upon arrival at the Inhambane airport, you will be transferred to Baia Sonambula Guest House in Tofo. Tofo is famous for its azure waters, long arc of beach, and abundant marine life. Overnight at Baia Sonambula Guest House.
Day 2 – Tofo
After breakfast, you will head out for an unforgettable ocean safari. Depending on the time of year, you will have the opportunity to snorkel with whale sharks, the largest fish on the planet, or watch humpback whales as they breach the ocean’s surface. Sightings of giant manta rays are common year-round. Overnight at Baia Sonambula Guest House. (B)
Day 3 – Tofo
Today you have your choice of aquatic adventures. Optional activities include scuba diving, kite surfing, and/or surfing. Overnight at Baia Sonambula Guest House. (B)
Day 4 – Maputo
Today you will transfer back to the Inhambane airport for your flight to Maputo. Maputo’s Mediterranean-style architecture, wide avenues lined by jacaranda and flame trees, and waterside setting are sure to please. Maputo is arguably one of Africa’s most beautiful capital cities. Overnight at Hotel Polana Mar. (B)
Day 5 – Gorongosa National Park
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Beira. This afternoon, you will arrive at Gorongosa National Park for your safari by land. Gorongosa National Park is home to a diversity of animals and plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Overnight at Explore Gorongosa Tent Camp. (B,D)
Days 6-9 – Gorongosa National Park and Mt Gorongosa
For the next four days, you will have an extraordinary experience at Gorongosa. From walking safaris to night drives, sundowners on sandy riverbanks to brunches taken within old ruins, no two days are the same at Gorongosa. Visits to the local village are balanced with informative introductions to the conservation-based restoration project within the park. Game drives reveal areas of the Park that one cannot cover on foot, whilst walking safaris unveil aspects of Gorongosa’s natural world that will truly astound you. Included in this package is a two-night exploration of Mount Gorongosa (hiking and mobile tent camping), one of Mozambique’s most spectacular natural heritage sites. Overnights with Explore Gorongosa. (B,L,D)
Day 10 – Beira
After breakfast at the camp, you will transfer back to the Beira airport in time to connect to your flight to Maputo or Johannesburg. (B)
Pricing from $3495*/ person based on double occupancy. Package includes airport transfers as listed, Inhambane-Maputo and Maputo-Beira flights, guide and camp fees, park entrance fees, concession fees, guided tours, accommodations and meals as listed in the itinerary. A donation to local conservation efforts will be made on behalf of all trip participants. Single supplement available upon request.
Exclusions: Travel and medical insurance (highly recommended), passport/visa fees, international airfare, internal flights not listed in inclusions, optional activities in Tofo, exit taxes, tips for guides and staff, and items of a personal nature.
*Internal flights and taxes are subject to change based upon ZAR/USD exchange rate fluctuations.