Full Itinerary

Highlights:  Kruger National Park, Open Vehicle Sunset Game Drive, Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive, Bilene Turtles, Barra Reef Beach, Ocean Safari, Tofo Beach 

Countries Visited:  South Africa, Mozambique


Day 1: Kruger National Park (South Africa)

Departing early from Johannesburg we head off the plateau towards the Kruger National Park, stopping en-route for breakfast (own cost).

The Kruger National Park is home to 147 mammal (including the Big 5), 114 reptile, & 502 bird species.

Once inside the Kruger we will be on the lookout for wildlife en route to our camp.  After setting up camp you will have a chance to relax for a couple of hours before heading out on an evening sunset drive with your experienced Kruger National Park guide.  This drive lasts between 3 and 3.5 hours, which gives you the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife.  On your return your guide will have dinner ready for you.

Meals:  Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  National Park Chalets


Day 2: Kruger National Park

Starting the day early you will head out on a full day’s open vehicle game drive with an experienced Kruger guide, who will drop you off back at camp in the afternoon.

Meals:  Packed Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  National Park Chalets


Day 3: South Africa – Mozambique (Bilene)
After breakfast we leave the Kruger National Park and make our way to Mozambique.  After the border procedures we will make our way up to beautiful Bilene, a small town surrounded by inland lakes.  This evening we will enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Lodge


Day 4: Bilene
After an early morning swim in the clear waters of the inland lake that stretches for 27 km, breakfast is served, after which you can relax on the beach at our campsite.  Your guide will organise a boat trip for you to the beaches of the Indian Ocean, and your local guide will then take you for a walk along the beach where you may have the opportunity to observe the Hawksbill and Green Turtles, which make the Bilene area their home.  The rest of the day can be spent chatting to the locals, watching the local fisherman at work, or just relaxing on the beach and swimming in the inland lake.  This is an excellent time to immerse yourself in the local culture and get to know how the locals live.  There is a local market in Bilene where you can find an assortment of curios, and a walk through the town is a must.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Lodge


Days 5, 6: Barra Reef Beach

After waking up to the sounds of the Indian Ocean, we will enjoy a hearty tropical breakfast. We will then journey north to the town of Inhambane, with one of the best curio markets in Mozambique.  After a visit to the market, we head towards the beaches of Barra Reef.  The warm tropical waters of Barra attract many species of fish and other sea dwelling creatures such as Green and Leather-back Turtles, Manta Rays and the Whale Shark, the majestic giant of the sea.  If you would like to learn how to surf, you will have the opportunity to take some classes.  The diving here is world class; if you are not already a diver, why not try a resort course?

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Beach Chalets

Accommodated tour:  Beach Chalets


Days 7, 8: Tofo Beach

Leaving Barra Reef a short drive takes us to Tofo Beach.  The days here are spent lazing in the sun, swimming in the tropical sea, playing beach volleyball and walking down to the beach bar for sundowners.  The small town of Tofo also has its own small curio and food market and one or two restaurants where they serve great seafood and other local dishes typical of Mozambique.  Your guide will organise an Ocean Safari for you whilst here, which is included in the tour.

Meals:  Breakfast, 1 x Dinner

Budget tour:  Backpackers

Accommodated tour:  Lodge


Day 9: Mozambique – South Africa (Marloth Park)

After time spent on the pristine beaches, our journey takes us back to South Africa, bypassing Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique.  Once across the border, it is just a short drive to Marloth Park, where we will spend the night.  Marloth Park is a wildlife sanctuary close to the Kruger National Park, where you are very likely to see animals such as warthog and impala in the streets and gardens.  This being the last night of the tour, we will enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Lodge
Day 10: Return to Johannesburg

Leaving Marloth Park after breakfast we make our way back to Johannesburg, where the tour ends.

Meals:  Breakfast


What’s included in the price:

  • Transport
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per itinerary


What’s NOT included in the price:

  • Flights, visas (if required), personal travel insurance (compulsory when travelling with Bluechilli)
  • Meals & drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

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