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Beach holiday Mozambique dhow

Luxury Big 5 Safari + Maputo Bay, Mozambique


SRK10H
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,294
International flights quoted separately
For a luxurious and romantic Big Five safari & beach holiday, combine Garonga Safari Lodge in South Africa - where you can sleepout under the stars - with the unspoilt Santa Maria Peninsula at the far end of Maputo Bay in Mozambique. Enjoy snorkelling, swimming, kayaking among the mangroves & walking up the magnificent sand dunes. All transfers & game drives included.
Mozambique Honeymoon Photo Safari Kruger Park Machangulo Maputo Bay
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Big Five Safari
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Game Drives
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Sleep Out Option
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Optional Bush Bath
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Walking Safaris
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Maputo Bay
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Machangulo Peninsula
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Deep Sea Fishing
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Big Five Safari
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Game Drives
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Sleep Out Option
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Optional Bush Bath
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Walking Safaris
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Maputo Bay
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Machangulo Peninsula
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Deep Sea Fishing
Day 1
You will be met at Hoedspruit Airport and transferred 1.5-hours to Makalali Game Reserve.
 
After checking in, enjoy a thrilling game drive in an open-top vehicle accompanied by a lodge ranger. Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately in this vast wildlife wilderness. Hopefully you will see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe today - as well as several of the Big Five - before dining under the stars in the atmosphere that only the African bushveld can provide!
Days 2 To 5
Rise at dawn to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day, as you enjoy a thrilling open-top game viewing drive with your lodge ranger. Enjoy magnificent game viewing, including some of the Big Five - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino - before returning to your lodge for breakfast.
  
The rest of the morning is free to relax at your lodge or enjoy an optional spa treatment. Later set out again on a wilderness walk or another game drive. You can hope to see cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons and many other interesting wild animals. With over 500 different bird species including eagles, kingfishers, vultures and storks, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed!
 
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy dining under the stars. One night there is the option of a bush bath or a star-bed sleep out on a beautiful deck overlooking the river, with wild animals all around. You are left with a mouth-watering picnic hamper, drinks box and radio (with washbasin & toilet) and you will be collected in the morning.
Day 6
After some early morning game viewing, transfer 2-hours to the scenic Panorama Route.
 
Check into your hotel in this beautiful region.
Day 7
Today transfer 1-hour from the Panorama Route to the Mozambique border. After completing border formalities continue 2-hours to the capital city of Maputo.
 
From the harbour you will be transferred 1.5-hours by speedboat across expansive Maputo Bay to the pristine Santa Maria Peninsula. Boat departures depend on the tide, but there is a small restaurant at the marina if you need to wait a while.
 
Expect to take off your shoes for an exciting wet landing on the white sandy beach, as you start to relax and unwind at your secluded beach lodge, tucked away amongst the forest dunes overlooking Inhaca Island and the ocean.
Days 8 To 9
Enjoy lazy days relaxing on the pristine secluded beaches of the Santa Maria Peninsula, with its magnificent sand dunes and coastal forest.
 
You can swim and snorkel in the warm Indian Ocean in front of your lodge, where the beach sands squeak when you walk on them, enjoy long walks along the sand dunes or relax around the swimming pool.
 
Activities include snorkelling at Coral Gardens, a visit to the nearby village, kayaking in the mangroves, or a 4x4 trip exploring Inhaca Island. You can also enjoy birding in the coastal forest (with over 100 different species, including flamingos and pelicans), seasonal whale watching (June to November) and seasonal turtle nesting tours (November to January).
 
Fishermen can also try their hand at exhilarating deep sea game fishing, in waters considered to be the best in the world for marlin.
Day 10
This morning transfer 1.5-hours by speedboat back to Maputo harbour.
 
Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel in this bustling capital city, with its warm subtropical climate and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Day 11
Transfer to Maputo Airport for your flight home.
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