Overland camping safari Semi Participate

15 Days Mozambique Explorer - Southbound Camping Safari

  • Lilongwe
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  • Cuamba
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  • Nampula
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  • Nacala
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  • Gorongosa National Park
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  • Chimoio
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  • Tete
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  • Lilongwe

Mozambique Explorer - Southbound starts in Lilongwe, Malawi and visits some of the highlights in Northern and Central Mozambique. Largely untouched, it offers some great wildlife destinations and tropical beaches. This 15 day safaris is really great value for money.

Highlights
Gorogoza National Park, Nampula, tropical paradise beach at Nuwara near Nacala, Isle de Mozambique, Train journey from Nampula to Cuamba, port town of Metangula on Lake Nyassa, Likoma Island.

Mozambique is slowly emerging from its ruinous past to once again stake its claim as one of the jewels of Africa. Today Maputo, the bustling capital, reveals many restored Portuguese-style colonial buildings, and offers culture and old world charm. The 1,500 miles (2,500km) of palm-fringed coastline is washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and graced with long white beaches, excellent coral reefs and strings of pristine islands. The islands offer a classic tropical getaway, with superb fishing, water sports, shaded beaches, surf and outstanding diving and snorkelling opportunities. Most of the wildlife reserves have been restocked and improved with large populations of elephant, buffalo and antelope.

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Itinerary:

Day 1:
Arrive at the Lilongwe International airport or for those guests already in Lilongwe, transfer out to the airport. You will be met by a Land and Lake representative and led to your charter flight to Likoma Island. It’s a 35min flight to Likoma where you will once again be met and transferred to Nkwichi Lodge on the Mozambique side of Lake Malawi. Overnight here on full board + activities.

Day 2:
The day is spent relaxing and exploring this unique and beautiful paradise. Including all meals, teas, coffees, water and nonmotorised activities (guided walking, canoeing, snorkelling, Dhow sailing trips and visits to the local villages) as well as accommodation in their luxury chalets.

Day 3:
After breakfast, we depart Manda Wilderness area and head southwards towards Cuamba. Arrival in Cuamba is late afternoon. Here we prepare for the next morning early train journey eastwards to Nampula. Overnight at the Vision 2000 which just a walking distance from the Railway station.

Day 4:
The train departs at 04H00 and it’s a slow and interesting journey through the heart of the country with numerous stops along the way. Arrival in Nampula is late afternoon. Overnight at Hotel Tropicana on bed and breakfast basis [Note – This journey part of the journey might be by road should the train not be available for any reason]

Day 5:
After breakfast, continue to the coast to Isle de Mozambique. This historic island provides a fascinating insight into the early days and development of Mozambique. It was a major slave trading port and remnants of the original architecture can still be seen to date. Overnight at 3 star Hotel Omuhipiti on dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Day 6:
After breakfast and a city tour, we depart and drive to Nuwaru beach near Nacala. This beautiful beach is a tropical paradise and the perfect place to relax and offers ample exploring and swimming opportunities. Overnight Camping all meals included basis.

Day 7:
Full day at leisure on the beach. Enjoy the optional water sports activities at Nuwaru – boat cruises, scuba diving, sailing or simply walking and meeting the friendly locals. Overnight camping inclusive all meals.

Day 8:
After breakfast we retrace of route to Nampula again for a night stop over. Overnight at Hotel Tropicana on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 9:
Early departure and continue to Mocuba. This is really an overnight stop en route to Gorongoza Park. Overnight camping inclusive camp meals.

Day 10:
After breakfast, we drive to Gorongoza National Park. Arrival here is late afternoon. On arrival set up camp and after we have settled in and time allows, we depart on our first exploratory game drive. We camp near Chitengo and all camp meals are included.

Day 11& 12:
Full day in the Gorongoza National Park. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, returning to camp between activities. Overnight camping with all camp meals included.

Day 13:
After a morning game drive, we drive through Chimoya and continue to Chikamba Dam where we stay in basic bedrooms at Chikamba Dam. Camp meals included.

Day 14:
It’s a long drive after to Tete on some bad roads, then up to the Malawi border at Dedza. Arrival in Lilongwe is late afternoon where we stay at the beautiful 4 star Sanctuary Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 15:
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight or for your onward journey.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Included in Itinerary:
Land and Lake Safaris vehicle & driver/guide, all transport [Cars, trains, boats and planes] as per itinerary,
safari cook, all camping equipment [Tents, mattresses, catering equipment, gas lighting etc],
meals and activities as indicated.

Excluded:
Drinks, International flights, Travel / medical insurance, SLEEPING BAGS,
Visa fees into Mozambique / Malawi, Border Fees stamp fees to enter Mozambique [$ 5 pp],
Tips, park entry fees in Gorongoza National Park [$ ], gratuities and any
activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

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