Safaris and Lodges in Kruger Park and Mozambique  

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Tours and safaris 

Safaris, tours , overlander, excursions and expeditions are all available throughout Southern Africa . The most popular tours are the Kruger Park for it’s wildlife and incredible natural bush and Mozambique for it’s sea life and stunning romantic remote beaches.




2 Night Just Safari Get Away to Kruger Park

Kruger is renowned for its ever changing African landscapes with no fewer than 147 mammals and over 500 species of birds waiting for the click of your camera; making it a dream location for photographers and nature lovers.

Your qualified, experienced safari guide will know the terrain intimately, together with the superb visibility afforded by our specially modified safari vehicles you will be totally amazed at all the many sightings and also the knowledge provided to you.

Day One
Shuttle from JHB Airport or self drive to Hazyview . Meet your accredited safari guide and head into the Kruger park for an afternoon safari in an open vehicle. Stay overnight in a Kruger Park camp in a permanent or pitched tent. Enjoy the sounds of the wildlife in Kruger Park after dinner.

Day Two
Full day safari in Kruger Park to find the Big 5 and all the amazing other animals. Enjoy the lush bush sights smells and sounds, while in an open vehicle with your accredited safari guide. Stay overnight in the Kruger Park camp in a permanent or pitched tent.

Day Three
Wake early and head out in the open vehicle to watch out for the predators on the hunt and the teeming wildlife moving around at their favourite time, the morning. Hopefully you would have seen the Big 5 and tons of other amazing animals and interactive sightings to take home with you. After a hearty breakfast you will then head home.

5 Day Kruger Park Safari and Activities Tour

Day One
Shuttle from JHB Airport or self drive to Hazyview. Meet your accredited safari guide and head into the Kruger park for an afternoon safari in our open-safari vehicles. You will be totally amazed at all the many sightings and also the knowledge provided to you by your guide. Stay overnight in a Kruger Park camp in a permanent or pitched tent and enjoy the sounds of the wildlife in Kruger Park after your supper in camp.

Day Two
Full day safari in Kruger Park to find the Big 5 and all the amazing other animals.  Enjoy the lush bush sights smells and sounds, while in an open vehicle with your accredited safari guide. Stay overnight in the Kruger Park camp in a permanent or pitched tent.

Day Three
Kruger is renowned for its ever changing African landscapes with no fewer than 147 mammals and over 500 species of birds waiting for the click of your camera so it is a dream location for photographers and nature lovers. Stay overnight in a Kruger Park camp in a permanent or pitched tent and enjoy the sounds of the wildlife in Kruger Park after your supper in camp.

Day Four
Wake early to head out in the open vehicle to watch out for the predators on the hunt and the teeming wildlife moving around at their favourite time, the morning. Then we head just outside the park to Hazyview to Elephant Whispers Interaction to meet Themba and the other 5 elephants. Night over in the quaint town of Hazyview.

Day Five
Time for adventure as we shuttle you to the amazing Sabie River Valley and spend the morning river rafting on the scenic Sabie River with its huge Matume trees and massive granite boulders for some fun in the sun. Then it’s a short shuttle to your provided transport back to JHB with all your wildlife and activity memories of Kruger and surrounding areas.

7 Day Safari from South to North Kruger

Let us show you the wild side to life, the good life with all the colours and beauty of the African bush.

Day One
Shuttle from JHB Airport or self drive to Hazyview. Then meet your accredited safari guide and head into the Kruger park for an afternoon safari in an open vehicle. Stay overnight in a Kruger Park camp in a permanent or pitched tent. After dinner enjoy the sounds of the wildlife in the Kruger Park.

Day Two and Three
Both days are full day safaris. The southern region of Kruger has more rain and it has the highest concentration of wildlife and predators of any park in the world so sightings will be amazing. Spend both nights in a Kruger Park camp in a permanent or pitched tent.

Day Four and Five
Its off to the middle region of the 400+ kms long Kruger park where you will also stay in tented camps. This region is more flat so amazing views of wide open spaces with tons of elephants moving around and also some animals such as cheetah occur mostly in these areas. It is also the start of the massive African baobabs. There are gem like panorama view points and hidden away waterholes dotted all over. As it is dryer and more open all the animals concentrate around the more lush water holes.

Day Six and Seven
It’s off to the remote north of the Kruger park and quieter tented camps. This amazing region is much loved by the guides themselves. There are very little other vehicles and one can travel for hours alone. The totally varied habitat means changing visuals all the time from wide rivers to mountains and then the dense forest tunnels along the Great Limpopo river to enjoy totally on your own. This is big area, massive tuskers, massive herds of buffalo and big open African skies. By now you will have a lifetime of memories and even award winning photos. So it’s off to the shuttle for your trip back to JHB.


  

4 Night Mozambique Tropical Tour
Coconut Bay  -  Inhambane  -  Mozambique


Let us take you through the tropical paradise of Inhambane and the world famous Manta Coast. We will show you all the best activities and sights of this amazing place. More than a holiday it is a great adventure and once experienced you will return again and again to soak up and enjoy this magical place.

Apart from the deep sea diving on world famous reefs, the beach and lagoa birding there are also activities such as pansy island boat trips, dhow trips between flamingos in the bay to Maxine. We have chosen some for you to do.

The standard tour is 4 nights and 5 days and it can be a fly-in to Inhambane Airport (at your cost) or alternatively take our shuttle to the lodge or you may self-drive and enjoy the amazing scenery and flavour of Mozambique.

Once at the lodge, Gary and his team will meet you and take care of all your arrangements and provide a wealth of information about the activities, facts and history of the area.

•    Sea safari out to view, whales, dolphins and turtles whilst skipping over the warm Indian ocean on the dive boat. You may even get a chance to swim with all of them and if lucky the highlight will be to swim with the 18m placid whale sharks.
•    A day trip to visit Tofo and Bara beaches with their funky bars and colourful stalls. Then a stop in the ancient town of Inhambane with its Portuguese flavour of old Africa and all the Cathedrals and rich history.  A scenic back road passes all the inland legoas to do some cultural viewing. If you are lucky you will also see some local wildlife and incredible birdlife; a lifer is a possibility.
•    Snorkeling the coral reefs at low tide. Masses of colourful reef fish, coral and warm waist high water provide an experience of a lifetime.


6 Night Kruger Park and Mozambique Safari Tour
Kruger Park and Mozambique Safari Tour


Day One  
Shuttle or self drive from JHB Airport to Hazyview. Afternoon safari in Kruger Park in an open vehicle.

Day Two
Full day safari in Kruger Park to find the Big 5 and all the amazing other animals. Enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of the thick bush as you roam around on an open vehicle with a professional guide.

Day Three
Drive through the Kruger Park to Crocodile Bridge on to the border post and up to Casa De Cocos Lodge.

Day Four
Sea safari out to view whales, dolphins and turtles whilst skipping over the warm Indian ocean on the dive boat. You may even get a chance to swim with all of them and if you're lucky, the highlight will be to swim with the 18m placid whale sharks.

Day Five
A day trip to visit Tofo and Bara beaches with their funky bars and colourful stalls. Then a stop in the ancient town of Inhambane with all its old Africa flavour, Cathedrals and rich history. A scenic back road passes all the inland legoas to do some cultural viewing, local wildlife and incredible birdlife - a lifer is a possibility!

Day Six
Snorkeling the coral reefs at low tide in one of the best coral reef gardens in Africa. The reef is just off the beach and masses of colourful reef fish and coral in warm-waist high water provide an experience of a lifetime.

Day Seven
Beach time in the morning and then we will transfer you back to the Inhambane Airport for a flight back to JHB.

6 Night Birding and Photographic Tour
Birding - Photographic - Adventure Holidays

Day One: arrival – “bem vindo”
Fly in to Inhambane – collection at the airport and shuttle, via the local well-known market, to Casa de Cocos. At Coconut Bay relax and become acquainted with your surroundings. Notice the bush and beach birding opportunities, enjoy sundowners around the pool and dinner at the lodge.

Day Two:  South
Early start – coffee/tea and rusks on the pool deck. Explore the “Lagoas” (wetlands) and other good birding spots. Breakfast en route. After birding all morning and witnessing rural life in Mozambique, we return to Guinjaya Bay for lunch. (Own expense). Early afternoon relaxing on the beach or visit the market on the beach to appreciate or buy Mozambique art, souvenirs and garments. Slow drive back to the Lodge along the Coconut Coast road in search of more species, and maybe “Lifers”. Dinner in the relaxed atmosphere of the Lodge.

Day Four:  Panda Forest
Early, early start. Coffee and rusks at the Lodge. We head off to Panda to search for the Olive Headed Weaver. (see notes in information) Other specials will be sighted. It’s a great drive travelling through diverse habitat biomes. Breakfast en route and lunch in the forest, under the shade of giant Msasa Trees with “Old Man’s Beard (lichen) hanging from the branches in curtains. (Nesting material for the target species; OHW) It’s a “WOW” day. Return to the Lodge late afternoon for a braai (barbeque) around the pool.

Fay Four: North
A “not so” early start. Coffee and rusks at the Lodge. Followed by a slow drive through the bush and Lagoas to Inhambane. Breakfast at the  Pescador Bistro (or similar) – a restaurant with a magnificent setting overlooking the Estuary alongside the historic pier. A slow cultural drive through the magnificent historical town of Inhambane towards Barra Beach to search for the Crab Plover and other waders, turns, etc. White Sands (tide dependant) is a fantastic drive along the sandbar between the Mangrove Estuary and the Ocean. A stroll along the boardwalk through the Mangroves produces some exciting species. Lunch on the beach at one of the various local restaurants (own expense) slow drive back via Tofo (time permitting) through dune forest and coconut trees for dinner at the Lodge.

Day Five: Bamba Bush
Early, early start, Coffee and rusks at the Lodge. Drive around the Estuary via Maxixe to Bamba Bush, in search of the Green Tinkerbird (see notes under information). Breakfast en route and lunch in the bush. The bush is graced by enormous Baobabs and a number of species of birds are associated with these majestic trees. Apart from the above targeted bird, numerous others will be added to the list, whilst travelling through this magnificent countryside. Dinner at the Lodge.

Day 6: Relax
A “not so early” start – in fact, this is your day! There are a number of activities you can choose form at your own expense or simply relax. Suggestions: a beach brunch at Paindane and snorkelling at Coral Gardens, Deep Sea Fishing, Ocean Safari and Scuba Diving can be arranged. Dinner at a restaurant in the bay (own expense).

Day Seven: depart “ Bon Voyage”
A morning walk along the beach in search of Waders. Return to the Lodge for a Continental breakfast, and catch up on species lists and review the past day’s activities. Visit Inhambane for last minute shopping en-route to the Airport. An extended Safari before or after the Mozambique experience incorporating the world famous Kruger National Park is an option. This would complete a magnificent Beach and Bush Adventure Holiday. The above itinerary does not include flights and transfers from Inhambane Airport. These can be arranged at an additional fee.