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Mozambique Experience 12 Days/11 Nights (Comfort)

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Availability : Jan 21'-Dec 26'
Maputo International Airport
Beira International Airport
Max People : 60
Tour Details

Your 12-day itinerary through Mozambique and Zimbabwe offers a diverse and enriching exploration of both cultural highlights and natural wonders. This itinerary balances exploration of urban life, coastal relaxation, wildlife safaris, mountain adventures, and cultural interactions, offering a comprehensive experience of southeastern Africa’s natural and cultural diversity.

 

Operating days: Every day

Departure time: 0800 hours

Departure point: Airport/ Accommodation pick-up

Arrival point:  Airport/ Accommodation pick-up drop- off

Special instructions: Please contact across Africa tours & travel to confirm your departure details at least one week before your first day of the visit. 

Mozambique Experience 12 Days/11 Nights (Comfort)

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Departure & Return Location

Maputo/ Beira International Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Activity package
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour/safari guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • All meals as shown in the program

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not listed

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

Your 12-day itinerary through Mozambique and Zimbabwe offers a diverse and enriching exploration of both cultural highlights and natural wonders. This itinerary balances exploration of urban life, coastal relaxation, wildlife safaris, mountain adventures, and cultural interactions, offering a comprehensive experience of southeastern Africa’s natural and cultural diversity.

  • Maputo City Tour
  • Ponta de Ouro Dolphin Safari
  • Gorongosa National Park Monuntain Visit & Village
  • Chimanimani Visit
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Maputo

Upon arrival, we will pick you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation:  Tivoli Hotel or similar

Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2Maputo tour & Ponta de Ouro

Explore the vibrant capital city of Mozambique, Maputo, where colonial architecture blends seamlessly with bustling markets and lively streets. We will pick you from the accommodation point at 9:00 Am drive at Ponte Maputo, a place with many attractions, food, roller coasters, and nightclubs that can be very interesting for the end of the day. Proceed to Feima, this place is the best known for a festival of colours and flavors, art and culture in many ways.

Proceed to Tunduru Botanical Gardens, Stroll along winding paths that lead you through a botanical tapestry featuring towering palms, exotic orchids, and vibrant flowering plants. Discover hidden corners where endemic species thrive amidst tranquil ponds and babbling streams, creating a sanctuary for both plant enthusiasts.

Discover its rich cultural tapestry through its museums, like the Museum of Natural History, showcasing local fauna, and the imposing Central Train Station with its iconic ironwork. Indulge in Mozambican cuisine at local restaurants, savoring spicy peri-peri prawns or traditional matapa. Maputo offers a unique blend of history, culture, and culinary delights against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Dropped off at pristine beauty of Ponta de Ouro, a coastal paradise nestled in southern Mozambique. Known for its crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches, Ponta de Ouro is a haven forsnorkelers and divers exploring its vibrant coral reefs.

Accommodation: Sky Island Resort or Similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3Ponta de Ouro Dolphin Safari

Embark on an unforgettable Ponta de Ouro Dolphin Safari, where the pristine waters of southern Mozambique beckon with the promise of encountering these charismatic marine creatures in their natural habitat. Board a specially equipped boat and set off from the picturesque shores of Ponta de Ouro, a charming coastal town known for its white sandy beaches and azure seas.

As your expert guide navigates the waters, keep watches for signs of dolphins frolicking in the waves. Ponta de Ouro is renowned for its resident dolphin populations, including bottlenose and spinner dolphins known for their playful antics and acrobatic displays. Glide alongside these graceful creatures as they leap and glide effortlessly through the ocean, offering a rare glimpse into their captivating world.

Beyond dolphin sightings, immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding marine environment. Marvel at coral reefs teeming with colorful fish, and perhaps even catch sight of sea turtles or manta rays gracefully gliding beneath the surface. Learn about the importance of marine conservation efforts in protecting these delicate ecosystems from your knowledgeable guide.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a photographer capturing breathtaking moments, or simply seeking a peaceful encounter with marine life, a Dolphin Safari in Ponta de Ouro promises an enriching and memorable experience, blending adventure with a deep appreciation for the wonders of the ocean.

As the day draws to a close, treat yourself to a mesmerizing sunset view over the ocean, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink. Reflect on the day’s adventures and relish in the peace and serenity that Ponta de Ouro offers, creating memories of a truly unforgettable day at the sea.

Accommodation: Sky Island Resort or Similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4Morning Leisure at Ponta de Ouro – Maputo

Begin your day with a stroll along the pristine white sandy beaches, where the warm Indian Ocean invites you for a refreshing swim or a leisurely sunbathing session. For those seeking tranquility, find a shady spot under a palm tree and lose yourself in a good book or simply enjoy the rhythmic sound of waves crashing against the shore. Ponta de Ouro’s laid-back atmosphere and breathtaking natural beauty make it the perfect place to unwind and recharge.

After a memorable stay in Ponta de Ouro. As you leave the coastal tranquility behind, anticipate a journey filled with breathtaking landscapes and cultural discoveries. Start your drive along the coastal road, where stretches of golden beaches and turquoise waters accompany you on one side, while lush greenery and occasional villages adorn the other. Take in the sights of local life along the way — fishermen hauling in their daily catch, roadside markets brimming with fresh fruits, and glimpses of traditional Mozambican architecture.

Stop at viewpoints along the route to capture panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the rugged coastline, ideal for snapping photos or simply soaking in the natural beauty of Mozambique’s southern shores.

Finally, arrive in Maputo with a sense of fulfillment from your coastal retreat, ready to explore more of the city’s cultural attractions, culinary delights, and historical sites that await you. Reflect on the contrasts and experiences of Mozambique’s coastal and urban landscapes as you conclude your scenic drive back to Maputo.

Accommodation: Tivoli Hotel or similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5Maputo - Beira – Gorongosa

After breakfast, take a flight to Beira, Mozambique’s second-largest city and a major port on the Mozambique Channel.On arrival meet with our driver who will transfer you to your hotel.Explore the city’s historic architecture, including the iron Casa Portugal and the elegant Grande Hotel Beira. Stroll along the palm-lined streets and visit local markets where you can find crafts, spices, and fresh seafood.

 

Continue your journey inland from Beira to Gorongosa National Park, a wildlife sanctuary renowned for its diverse ecosystems and extensive conservation efforts. The road to Gorongosa takes you through rural landscapes dotted with traditional villages and lush vegetation. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the park’s natural beauty, from open grasslands to dense forests and shimmering lakes. Embark on safaris to spot elephants, lions, hippos, and an array of bird species, while learning about the park’s restoration and community development initiatives.

Accommodation: Montebelo Gorongosa Lodge & Safari or similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 06Full Day at Gorongosa

Rise early to catch the first light of dawn as you venture into Gorongosa National Park with your experienced guide. The cool morning air carries the promise of wildlife encounters as you traverse through varied landscapes — from open plains to lush forests and tranquil lakeshores. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic elephants browsing among acacia trees, graceful giraffes stretching their necks to reach tender leaves, and perhaps the elusive big cats prowling in search of prey. Bird enthusiasts will delight in the park’s abundant avian life, with colorful species like the Lilac-breasted Roller or the Fish Eagle soaring overhead. Pause at scenic viewpoints to witness the sunrise painting the horizon in hues of gold and pink, creating a breathtaking backdrop to your safari adventure.

After a leisurely lunch and a chance to relax and reflect on your morning’s sightings, embark on your afternoon safari with renewed anticipation. As the day warms up, wildlife activity in Gorongosa shifts — herds of antelope gather at watering holes, while crocodiles bask in the sun along the riverbanks. Explore deeper into the park, following the calls of birds and the tracks of elusive predators. Your guide, with expert knowledge of the park’s ecosystem and wildlife behavior, enhances your experience with insights into conservation efforts and the intricate balance of nature in Gorongosa. Capture mesmerizing moments on camera as the golden light of the afternoon sun bathes the savannah in a warm glow, creating ideal conditions for wildlife photography.

Accommodation:

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 07Full day Monuntain Visit & Village

Start your day early with a journey into the mountainous regions of Gorongosa National Park, guided by knowledgeable park rangers. As you ascend, marvel at the changing landscapes from lush savannah to rugged terrain adorned with ancient baobab trees. The mountains offer panoramic views of the park and its diverse habitats, providing a unique perspective on Gorongosa’s rich biodiversity. Explore winding trails that lead to hidden waterfalls and rock formations, offering opportunities for birdwatching and encounters with endemic flora. Pause at scenic viewpoints to capture breathtaking vistas of the park spread out beneath you, a testament to Gorongosa’s natural beauty and geological diversity.

After your mountain adventure, journey to a nearby village nestled at the foothills of Gorongosa. Here, immerse yourself in the rich cultural traditions of the local community, guided by village elders who share their knowledge of traditional practices, storytelling, and daily life. Participate in hands-on activities such as crafting traditional artifacts or learning about medicinal plants used for healing. Engage with villagers as they demonstrate traditional dances and music, providing insight into their vibrant heritage and customs. Share a meal of local cuisine, featuring dishes prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from the village and surrounding lands, fostering a deeper appreciation for Mozambique’s culinary traditions.

Accommodation: Montebelo Gorongosa Lodge & Safari or similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 08Gorongosa – Chimanimani

Depart Gorongosa and embark on a scenic drive towards the border with Zimbabwe. Enjoy th changing landscapes as you leave Mozambique behind and enter Zimbabwe, passing through rural villages and rolling hills. Stop along the way at local markets or viewpoints to stretch your legs and soak in the panoramic views of the African countryside.

Arrive in Chimanimani, a picturesque mountainous region in eastern Zimbabwe known for its dramatic granite peaks, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. Settle into your accommodation nestled amidst the mountains, where you can unwind and enjoy the serene surroundings.

Accommodation: Chimanimani Hotel or similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 09 &10Chimanimani

A 2-day exploration of the picturesque region of Chimanimani, nestled in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, where rugged mountains, verdant forests, and cascading waterfalls beckon adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Immerse yourself in the region’s rich biodiversity as you encounter a variety of bird species, including the colorful Angola Pitta and the elusive Blue Swallow, making Chimanimani a paradise for birdwatchers. Keep an eye out for endemic flora such as the Chimanimani cycad and rare orchids that thrive in the cool, misty mountain environment, adding to the area’s ecological significance and appeal

Engage with the local communities in Chimanimani, known for their warm hospitality and vibrant culture. Visit villages to interact with residents, learn about traditional customs and craftsmanship, and perhaps participate in cultural ceremonies or performances. Taste traditional dishes prepared with local  ingredients, gaining a deeper appreciation for Zimbabwean cuisine and the cultural heritage of the region.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Chimanimani offers opportunities for rock climbing, mountain biking, and trout fishing in its pristine rivers and dams. Whether you seek adrenaline-pumping activities or serene moments amidst nature, Chimanimani provides a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation.

Accommodation: Chimanimani Hotel or similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11Chimanimani - Chimoio – Beira

Depart Chimanimani and cross the border into Mozambique, heading towards the city of Chimoio. As you travel through rural landscapes dotted with villages and cultivated fields, pause to admire the scenic beauty of the countryside and perhaps stop at local markets to experience the vibrant culture and flavors of Mozambique. Chimoio, situated in the heart of Mozambique’s Manica Province, offers insights into the country’s history and contemporary life, with opportunities to explore local markets, historical sites, and sample Mozambican cuisine.

Continue your journey towards Beira, Mozambique’s second-largest city and a major port on the Mozambique Channel. Arrive in Beira and unwind in accommodations that offer views of the Indian Ocean, where you can relax and reflect on your travels. Explore Beira’s cultural attractions, including the iron Casa Portugal and the bustling markets where you can shop for local crafts and fresh seafood. Stroll along palm-lined streets and enjoy the coastal ambiance before concluding your journey with a memorable sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Accommodation: Beira Terrace hotel or Similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 12Departure

After your breakfast, you will be dropped off at the Airport for a flight back home.End of our services!

Meal (s) Included: Breakfast

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