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South AfricaFly-in bush and beach

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Your 6-day bush and beach safari in Africa starts at Or Tambo international airport, Johannesburg and ends at Maputo airport, Mozambique. You will be met in Johannesburg before you board your flight to Hoedspruit where you will spend 3 nights in luxury at a private Big Five game reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. Another flight will transfer you to Maputo where a speedboat will whisk you ...

Your 6-day bush and beach safari in Africa starts at Or Tambo international airport, Johannesburg and ends at Maputo airport, Mozambique. You will be met in Johannesburg before you board your flight to Hoedspruit where you will spend 3 nights in luxury at a private Big Five game reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. Another flight will transfer you to Maputo where a speedboat will whisk you away for 3 nights at an all-inclusive luxury beach resort.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Safari
    Safari
  • Jeep
    Jeep
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Greater Kruger National Park

Hop on an easy 1-hour flight from Or Tambo international airport to Hoedspruit regional airport where you will be met by lodge vehiclefor your transfer. You will overnight in luxury tents in a lodge on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River in the heart of the world famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Arrive in time for high tea and join a sunset game drive in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. Stop for sundowners before continuing into the early evening to spot rare nocturnal animals with the aid of powerful torches. Dinner at the lodge.

Visited:
Timbavati
Accomodation
Night at Timbavati Game Reserve (Timbavati)

Day 2: Game Viewing in Greater Kruger Park

For two days you can join a morning and afternoon game drives in the 12 000 ha Timbavati an area well-known for their famous white lions. As there are no fences between Kruger National Park and the Timbavati, the reserve enjoys a wide variety of free-roaming game, including the "big five". Game viewing is unrivalled, you will see predators: lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena and prey: buffalo, kudu, wildebeest, giraffe, waterbuck and warthog together with an abundance of elephant. The critically endangered African wild dog can also be spotted. You will be accompanied by a guide who is expert on the area’s flora and fauna. Timbavati also has its own specialized photographic game drive vehicle, which, along with photography equipment can be booked at an additional cost and there is an onsite spa also offering a variety of treatments.

Visited:
Timbavati
Accomodation
Night at Timbavati Game Reserve (Timbavati)

Day 3: The Famous Big Five

For two days you can join a morning and afternoon game drives in the 12 000 ha Timbavati an area well-known for their famous white lions. As there are no fences between Kruger National Park and the Timbavati, the reserve enjoys a wide variety of free-roaming game, including the "big five". Game viewing is unrivalled, you will see predators: lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena and prey: buffalo, kudu, wildebeest, giraffe, waterbuck and warthog together with an abundance of elephant. The critically endangered African wild dog can also be spotted. You will be accompanied by a guide who is expert on the area’s flora and fauna. Timbavati also has its own specialized photographic game drive vehicle, which, along with photography equipment can be booked at an additional cost and there is an onsite spa also offering a variety of treatments.

Visited:
Timbavati
Accomodation
Night at Timbavati Game Reserve (Timbavati)

Day 4: Heading to the Southern Mozambique

If time allows before your flight to Maputo you may join a final early morning game drive. A lodge shuttle will take you to Hoedspruit from where you will fly over the Kruger National Park via the Kruger Mpumalanga international airport to Maputo. From Maputo, a 1-hour boat transfer will take you to the Lodge set in a dune forest on the Inhaca Island overlookingthe ocean, white beaches and estuaries.

Visited:
Machangulo, Hoedspruit, Maputo
Accomodation
Night at Machangulo Beach Lodge (Mozambique)

Day 5: Day at leisure in Machangulo

You have two full days to relax. Gofishing, snorkelling or scuba diving, enjoy a spa treatment, visit the local Santa Maria village, go canoeing, picnic on Inhaca Island and join a dhow sailing safari or Portuguese Island tour (all optional).

Visited:
Machangulo
Accomodation
Night at Machangulo Beach Lodge (Mozambique)

Day 6: Snorkelling and Fishing

You have two full days to relax. Gofishing, snorkelling or scuba diving, enjoy a spa treatment, visit the local Santa Maria village, go canoeing, picnic on Inhaca Island and join a dhow sailing safari or Portuguese Island tour (all optional).

Visited:
Machangulo
Accomodation
Night at Machangulo Beach Lodge (Mozambique)

Day 7: Departure

You will transfer to Maputo by boat and then by road to Maputo international irport for your return flight home. Transfers from Machangulo to the airport are included in the rate.

Visited:
Maputo

Timbavati Machangulo Hoedspruit Maputo

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • In-trip flights

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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