General

Full Itinerary

Highlights:  Panoramic Route, God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park, Open Vehicle Sunset Game Drive, Diving Tofo (OR Diving Barra), Diving Zavora, Bilene Turtles

Countries Visited:  South Africa, Mozambique

12 Dives Included in this Tour

 

Day 1:  Panoramic Route

Departing early we make our way east towards the Kruger National Park.  We will stop en route for breakfast (own cost), and then make our way to the Panoramic Route.  We will stop at God’s Window and the world’s 3rd largest canyon, Blyde River Canyon, for some stunning views.  From here we will head to Timbavati Safari Lodge, where we will spend the night.

Meals: Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Twin / double en-suite rooms

 

Day 2:  Kruger National Park

A short drive takes us to the gate of the Kruger National Park for our wildlife experience.  Once through the gates of the park we will be on the lookout for game en-route to our camp, which is in the southern part of the park, and is one of the most popular camps to stay at.

The Kruger National Park is home to 502 bird, 114 reptile and 147 mammal species (including the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard).

This afternoon you will head out on a 3.5 hour open vehicle sunset game drive with an experienced and highly knowledgeable Kruger Park guide.  Dinner will be served on your return.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  National Park Chalets

 

Day 3:  South Africa – Mozambique (Jolly Roger)

This morning starts off with a short game drive, before leaving the park and heading for the border with Mozambique (if you wish, it may be possible to arrange for an optional early morning game drive in an open vehicle with one of the park’s guides (own cost and dependent upon availability).

After border procedures the road takes us north through this awesome tropical country.  There will be short breaks along the road for you to enjoy some of the views before we reach the small town of Inharrime and our overnight stop, Poussada Jolly Roger.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Chalets

 

Day 4:  Tofo Beach (OR Barra Reef Beach)

We can have a late start this morning as we only have a short drive to get to Tofo.  On the way we will stop in Inhambane to have a look around the craft markets and also to do some shopping.

Once in Tofo we will organise our diving for the next 3 days. Tofo also has its own food and curio market, well worth a look around, and some great bars where you can enjoy those sundowners!

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Backpackers

Accommodated tour:  Chalets

 

Days 5, 6, 7:  Tofo (Diving) (OR Barra)

These are diving days, so after breakfast we make our way to the dive school and get ready for the day.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best diving in the world here: Mantas, Whale Sharks and Turtles are just a few of the special species in the area.  During the months of June, July, August & September the Humpback Whales also frequent the bays along the Mozambique coast.

 

Dives:  2 per day (total 6)

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Backpackers

Accommodated tour:  Chalets

 

Day 8:  Zavora Beach

After breakfast we will pack up and make our way to Zavora.  On our way there we will pass through Inhambane to visit the local market and your guide will show you around the town before making your way to the beach.  Arriving in Zavora you can settle in before lunch, and afterwards your dives will be sorted out for the next 3 days.  There will be enough time this afternoon for you to relax and go for a walk along the beach, do some shopping, and watch the locals bringing in the catch of the day.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Lodge

 

Days 9, 10, 11:   Zavora Beach (Diving)

These 3 days are for you to enjoy your diving in Zavora.  The Dive School is on the beach so you can enjoy the view of the ocean from the school.  The restaurant also overlooks the ocean.

 

Dives:  2 per day (total 6)

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Lodge

 

Day 12, 13:  Bilene

Leaving the beach behind us we travel south to Bilene and the inland lake of this small Mozambique town, arriving early afternoon.  After settling in, you can relax on the beach or go for a walk along the 27km long lake.  Dinner on Day 12 will be enjoyed at the on-site restaurant.

On Day 13 your guide will organize you a boat trip across the inland lake to the beaches of the Indian Ocean, after which your local guide will then take you for a walk along the beach to one of the spots where you might be lucky enough to observe the Hawksbill and Green Turtles which make the Bilene area their home.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Lodge

 

Day 14:  Mozambique – South Africa (Johannesburg)

Today we bid a fond farewell to paradise and head back towards the border and into South Africa, arriving in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

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

Available departures

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