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Itinerary: Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer (Northbound)

Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer (Northbound)

Big 5 Game viewing experiences in Zimbabwe's and South Africa's premier National Parks 'Hwange' and 'Kruger'. Relax on the sun kissed beaches of Mozambique and hear the thundering Victoria Falls.

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Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer (Northbound)

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Daily Highlights * covered by optional Adventure Pass

01 Depart Pretoria, Hazyview D
02 Kruger area, Game Drive BLD
03 Bilene BLD
04 Tofo, Inhambane BLD
05 Tofo, Inhambane BLD
06 Vilankulos BLD
07 Vilanculos, Dhow Safari – Magaruque Island snorkelling BL
08 Bandula area BLD
09 Masvingo, Great Zimbabwe Ruins BLD
10 Bulawayo BLD
*11 Matobo NP - Game Drive/ Rhino Walk BLD
*12 Hwange NP BLD
13 Hwange NP - Game Drive BLD
14 Victoria Falls - Entrance to the Falls B

Day 1 - 8
Pretoria - Tofo, Inhambane - Vilanculos, Bilene - Mozambique, Kruger National Park, South Africa
From Pretoria we head north to the premier wildlife region; the Kruger National Park where we hope to spot the ‘Big 5’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – on the acacia-studded savannah's. We then cross the border into tropical Mozambique and head north to enjoy a few days relaxing at the rustic resorts of Bilene, Tofu and Vilanculos. These feature sandy beaches fringed with palm trees, a balmy climate and the azure and the warm Indian Ocean alive with marine life. A Dhow Safari – Magaruque Island snorkelling trip is included and many optional activities are on offer. Alternatively, simply relax in a hammock, take a long walk on the near-deserted bleached-white sand or feast on a seafood lunch.

Day 9 - 12
Masvingo - Bulawayo - Motobo National Park - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
We cross into Zimbabwe and pause for a night at Masvingo to view the magnificent archaeological site of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins before heading to Zimbabwe’s second-biggest city, Bulawayo. Nearby is Matobo National Park which shelters ancient rock paintings and the last significant population of the endangered white rhino in Zimbabwe; both of which we can visit on an optional foot safari. Our next Big Game encounters are in Zimbabwe’s premier wildlife reserve, Hwange National Park, famous for its large concentration of elephant that congregates around the waterholes as well as rarer species like African wild dog.

Day 13 - 14
Hwange National Park - Victoria Falls
Leaving the wilderness of the Hwange National park, we make our way to Victoria Falls, where we have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular ‘Falls’ themselves and the mighty Zambezi River. N.B We recommend that you stay a couple of days after this tour to experience the numerous adventure options on offer from bungy jumping and gorge-swinging, to white water rafting or a leisurely sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

PLUS optional Adventure Pass US$ 230.00.
Adventure Pass to be paid in the currency listed on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post 2008 edition notes) directly to your Tour Leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour, or pre-paid by arrangement.

The Optional Adventure pass covers the following:
Matobo National Park - game drive/walk
Hwange National Park, game drive

Optional Activities & Excursions:
Whale Shark Ocean Safari - US$ 50
Snorkelling Mozambique - US$ 30
Scuba Diving - US$ 70 - 165
Horse Riding - US$ 30
Surf Lessons - US$ 20 (2 hours)
Victoria Falls Bungy - US$ 160
White Water Rafting - Us$180
Gorge Swing - US$ 95
Upgrade to a full day Matobo excursion - US$55
Kruger Night Game Drive - US$60

Included in Price:
Fully equipped safari vehicle, 2 person dome tents, camping and cooking equipment, all road tolls and vehicle taxes, all ground transportation, services of two crew, sleeping mattress and meals as indicated

Not Included:
Adventure Pass excursions, visas, travel insurance, flights, departure taxes, airport transfers, sleeping bag, optional activities, drinks, tips and items of a personal nature.

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