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14-Day Mozambique and Zimbabwe Explorer Overland Tour from Victoria Falls

ItineraryDay 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Stop At: Victoria Falls Rest CampThis morning we enjoy the spectacular Victoria Falls themselves and the mighty Zambezi River. Please be ready to get wet when you visit – the spray from the Falls can be seen from up to 20 miles away – hence the local name Mosi oa Tunya (Smoke That Thunders) and many people find they get thoroughly soaked on their visit! After our visit time is at leisure – try one of the optional activities or visit the local markets or old colonial Victoria Falls Hotel that provides an in-depth historical insight, including information on the discovery of the Falls; or explore the colonial town on foot and visit the local trading markets. From bungee jumping to admiring the view, Victoria Falls is an enduring sight that has captured the imagination of visitors for generations. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at the Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Victoria Falls, ZimbabweDay 2: Victoria Falls – Hwange National Park Stop At: Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North ProvinceToday we head for the world-famous Hwange National Park. This is Zimbabwe’s largest and best-known park and was (in the early 19th century) the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi. In 1929 it was set aside as a National Park for the benefit of all Zimbabwe’s peoples. The park covers an area of over 14,600 sq kms and is particularly known for its elephant but contains over 100 mammal species including Africa’s “Big 5" (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo), as well as giraffe, cheetah, gemsbok and the brown hyena and abundant bird species. Hwange is also known for its population of the Wild (Painted) Dog. Late in the day we take a locally guided open vehicle game drive and hope to glimpse some of the wildlife in the park before returning to camp for overnight.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hwange Rest Camp or similar, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Day 3: Hwange National Park – BulawayoStop At: Burkes' Backpackers ParadiseDeparting Hwange, we drive south to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city. The afternoon is at leisure. Bulawayo is a pleasant city with broad tree-lined avenues and wide-open spaces. There is a fascinating National History Museum, which recounts much of Zimbabwe’s traditional and colonial past, and near the Old Town Hall there is a lively curio market where you can test your bartering skills. A wide range of handicrafts and artwork are on display here most made locally by skilful craftsmen and womenDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Burke's Paradise, Bulawayo, ZimbabweDay 4: Bulawayo – Matobo National Park - BulawayoStop At: Burkes' Backpackers Paradiseguided tour. The wind-sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the area holds a special cultural and spiritual importance to the indigenous people. The reserve also has a large concentration of the Black and White Rhino and providing it’s safe to do so our guides will lead us on foot to search for these magnificent animals. Approaching these massive beasts is a heart racing, breath-taking and memorable experience. At such times it may be comforting to remember that rhinos are herbivores. The park also has a dense population of leopard and black eagle and we hope to catch sight of either (or both) of these creatures. We also keep a look out for giraffe, zebra, ostrich and a variety of antelope and buck species. Note: There is an option to upgrade to a full day Matobo tour to include various historical sites. The price is listed in the optional excursions and can be arranged with your crew on the day. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Burke's Paradise, Bulawayo, ZimbabweDay 5: Bulawayo – Great Zimbabwe National Monument, MasvingoStop At: Norma Jean's Lakeview ResortLeaving Bulawayo, we cross towards the east of the country to the small town of Masvingo. Nearby is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southern Africa: the Great Zimbabwe National Monument. Dating back to 1200AD this place was once the home to an indigenous population of some 10,000 people. A UNESCO World Heritage Site the area holds special significance to the country which took its name. Legend says this was the city where the Queen of Sheeba resided and archaeological finds uncovered gold, coins and porcelain from as far afield as Persia and China, highlighting the importance of the city as a trading post. We camp nearby for easy access and ample time to explore the ruins at leisure and with a local guide who will give you basic information of the area. If you have the energy there is the opportunity to trek to the top of the Hill Enclosure to enjoy a wondrous sunset.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Norma Jean's Resort, Masvingo, ZimbabweDay 6: Mazvingo - Bandula Area, MozambiqueStop At: Msika LodgeToday, we leave early and stop off in Mutare and if time allows stop at the spectacular Birchenough Bridge (named after Sir Henry Birchenough). The bridge spans the Save River on its 400 km journey through Zimbabwe and Mozambique and is one of many scenic features of eastern Zimbabwe. Once we have stocked up on supplies we make our way to the border point to leave Zimbabwe and enter Mozambique. Once formalities are complete we make our way to the Bandula area near the Chicamba Dam where our campsite is located within a 550-hectare conservancy. Most people notice immediate differences upon entering Mozambique. Travelling is generally slower and road conditions more demanding. Campsites are not as well appointed. Towns and shops may have fewer goods or less variety. While this can sometimes be frustrating many people find after a few days they find this one of the more appealing and attractive aspects of their overland tour. Overlanding is an adventurous type of travel and these are ‘unconventional’ holidays. We are sure you will enjoy Mozambique but do try to warn you not to expect things to be the same as elsewhere in Africa. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Casa Msika lodge, Bandula area, MozambiqueDay 7: Bandula – Vilanculos areaStop At: Camping In VilankuloThis morning, we leave early and make our way to the spectacular Indian Ocean coast. We arrive at Vilankulo (or Vilanculos), the Gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Named after a local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, the town itself is only 5km long yet is a hive of activity, has a lively atmosphere and friendly people. On arrival, we gather our luggage and snorkels for the following day’s island trip and board our traditional dhow boat to our ‘rustic ‘bush camp. The beach camp is located on a remote stretch of the coast approximately 90 minutes sail from Vilanculos town itself. We arrive in the late afternoon and settle in to our beach camp for the next 2 nights. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Chiggmane Camp or similar, Vilanculos, MozambiqueDay 8: Vilanculos areaStop At: Camping In VilankuloAfter breakfast we take our dhow boat to Magaruque Island, the third Island in the archipelago and the closest to Vilanculos. Here you can enjoy the island at leisure, snorkelling, swimming, walking or simply enjoy lazing on the pristine beach. A delicious seafood lunch is included in our Dhow Safari. With its powdery-white beaches, turquoise waters, and superb all-year-round climate, Magaruque is perfect to relax, unwind and explore the local marine life. We return to our beach camp in the late afternoon to overnight. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Chiggmane Camp or similar, Vilanculos, MozambiqueDay 9: Vilanculos area - InhambaneStop At: InhambaneWe bid our seaside camp farewell and head further down the scenic coast via Inhambane to Tofo where we will spend the next 2 nights. Tofo is a small beach town with lovely open beaches, where the pace of life slows allowing you to relax and soak up the atmosphere. There are many activities on offer such as horse riding, snorkelling and scuba. Whale Sharks and Manta Rays inhabit the coastline all year round but are in larger numbers in the summer months (November to March). Humpback whales usually arrive around mid-June and are present until mid-October. The natural vegetation of the coastal plain is dune forest, but this has largely been replaced by coconut palms, planted by the Portuguese and local Bitonga people to supply the thriving copra trade. There are some exciting bars and restaurants in the area - sample the local seafood, the area is famous for it - and the local beer (called ‘2M’) or else simply relax and enjoy a good read. You could also take a trip into Inhambane, the second oldest town in Mozambique to explore the local market.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Fatima's Nest or similar, Inhambane, MozambiqueDay 10: InhambaneStop At: InhambaneToday is a free day at leisure to enjoy the local tropical beaches and the many activities on offer. Nearby Inhambane has a rich history and offers a great opportunity to go out and explore the old city. Climb the ladder at the Cathedral of our lady of Conception Inhambane for fantastic 360-degree views of the surrounds. The local markets are also a highlight with fresh fish, seafood and farm produce on sale. You’ll soon see the mix of Arabic and African cultures that create a vibrant, eclectic style of its own. If the delights of the ocean are your forte, then head out and explore the reefs and colourful marine life found in this warm watery haven. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Fatima's Nest or similar, Inhambane, MozambiqueDay 11: Inhambane – Praia do BileneStop At: Beach BileneWe leave Tofo and head south to Bilene and our last coastal stop in Mozambique. Bilene, also known as Praia do Bilene and was once called San Marthino is located 180km from Mozambique and famous for the Uembje Lagoon (or San Marthino lake) where you can try out one of the best loved activities in Bilene – snorkelling! Our camp for the evening is located on top of the dunes overlooking the stunning lagoon itself. It’s here we spend the night lulled by the sound of the ocean and enjoy the fresh breeze as we unwind from our day. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Laguna Camp, Bilene, MozambiqueDay 12: Praia do Bilene - Hazyview – Kruger National Park, South AfricaStop At: Hotel Numbi & Garden SuitesFrom Bilene we cross the border into South Africa, where we head for southern Africa’s premier game reserve, ‘Kruger’ and spend the night outside the reserve. Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form the Greater Kruger, an area of some 24000 sq km. Wildlife is free to roam the whole enormous area and it has become incredibly diverse in both fauna and flora. From the dwarf mongoose to the ‘Big Five’, almost every major African mammal mammal (148 species) is present. There is also prolific birdlife (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees. This evening we immerse ourselves in the local culture and enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing and singing around an open fire to learn more about these fascinating people.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Numbi, Hazyview, South AfricaDay 13: Hazyview – Kruger National ParkStop At: Hotel Numbi & Garden SuitesWaking early, we board our 4x4 game viewing vehicles with a resident guide for an intense but rewarding day in Kruger National Park. The impressive atmosphere of the park enables you to see why it is held in such high esteem amongst visitors from all over the world. We game drive in the morning and afternoon in search for the abundance of wildlife including the ‘Big 5’ – Rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion together with a high density of other mammals and diverse bird species such as eagles, hornbills, vultures and bee eaters. We break during the middle of the day to enjoy the peace of the rest camp and wait out the hottest part of the day (when wildlife is usually less active). We then continue our game drive through the park exiting in the late afternoon and continue to our accommodation for the night.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Numbi, Hazyview,South AfricaDay 14: Hazyview - Greater Kruger - PretoriaStop At: Sentinel Luxury Suite HotelsWe leave the Kruger behind and make our way to South Africa’s administrative city, Pretoria, where our tour ends late afternoon / early evening on day 14.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Maputo - Tofo (3 Days Experience on Overlander)

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1 - Manhiça Market and Xai Xai BeachStop At: Mercado Municipal da ManhiçaWe leave Maputo at 6:00. Meeting point at Mussiro’s office, Sommerchield.Manhiça Stopover. Shopping and visit to the local market. Safari Truck has Fridge and Freezer, you are welcome to use both.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Praia do Xai-XaiAt around 12:00 we stop at Macia. Macia it’s known for the quality and wide offer of fruits. A must Stop. We arrive at Xai-xai and check-in at the accommodation site (Bamboo beach lodge). You can enjoy free time and take advantage of the many activities available such as: Quad bikes, Dunes sliding, Xai xai forest visit or just relaxing at the beach. Relax and Party!!Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Xai Xai, shared rooms, beach lodge.Day 2: Day 2 - Quissico, Zavala Lakes and Timbila workshopStop At: ChizavaneWe leave Xai Xai towards Quissico at around 11:00 so that you have time to sleep in or enjoy free time at Xai Xai beach.Once we arrive to Quissico/Zavala we will have a traditional lunch (Lunch included in the price), another memorable experience for your log book.Check in at Zavala’s accommodation at the lake and relax. You can enjoy the lakes, pristine beach and mangrove of Zavala and enjoy!At around 17:00 you will chill out on our workshop of Timbila and Chitende (Traditional musical instruments), while enjoying the sunset with a 2M Beer. Party is coming.. Again..Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch: Traditional lunch included in Quissico.Accommodation included: Overnight in Zavala/Quissico. Beach lodge. Sharing. Individual rooms are available upon request.Day 3: Day 3 - Piri Piri experience, Inhambane and Tofo surrounding beachesStop At: Inhambane MarketSleep in or enjoy free time at Zavala, we are leaving at 9.00 to the Piri Piri Nation called Nhacoongo. At this stopover you will experience a Mozambican trademark, it’s Piri Piri plantations and the ancestral transformation process.We will then leave to Inhambane where you will have a walking tour in the city. You will be impressed with its rhythm and its cultural heritage.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Praia do Tofo, Tofo, Inhambane ProvinceWe will then leave to Tofo, but make a few detours to Tofo surrounding beaches (Praia da Rocha, Barra Beach)Drop you off in Tofo at the accommodation of your choice. Time to exchange contacts and share photos Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.