9 day Three Countries Tour

9 Day Three Countries Tour that visits South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland (Fully Guided)

Highlights

  • Seek out the ‘Big Five’ in the world famous Kruger National Park
  • Visit the Jane Goodall Institute - the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa
  • Experience an orientation city tour of Maputo the vibrant and cosmopolitan capitol city of Mozambique
  • Enjoy a Full day at leisure on the beach in Mozambique on what is regarded as one of Southern Africa’s best beaches
  • Go on a Game Drive in Tembe Elephant Park known for its Elephants which are reputed to be some of the tallest in Africa
  • Take a Tour of Ngwenya Mine, arguably one of the oldest in the world, dating back to 42 000 BC
  • Glide through the forest canopy during a Malolotja Canopy Tour in a mountain wilderness area of Swaziland!

Overview

Starting in Mpumalanga Province home to the world famous Kruger National Park this Tour departs from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) just outside of Nelspruit town on Mondays around noon. 

The tour ends back at KMIA around 16h00 on the last day. 

There are numerous daily flights between Cape Town International Airport as well as Johannesburg International Airport and KMIA.  Alternatively guests can travel on one of several shuttle busses that service this route daily, private road transfers can also be arranged on request.

Tour Inclusions

Transportation:  Tour in a specially modified 4x4 air-conditioned 10 seater overland vehicle & 12 seater luxury air conditioned Quantum

Professionally Escorted:  Discover Kruger, Mozambique, Kosi Bay and Swaziland with our professional Tour Guide

Accommodation:  Rooms with private facilities, on a twin share basis; Accommodation in Mozambique and Swaziland have ceiling fans only; All accommodation is of a 3 star standard

Dining Inclusions:  8 Breakfast; 8 Dinners

Plus:  Hotel porterage included; Kruger National Park Conservation Levy included; KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife Reserve Conservation Levy included

What to expect

Day 1: (Mon) Malelane

We depart from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (flight to arrive no later than 12:35) and proceed to the Jane Goodall Institute - Chimpanzee Eden, for a unique opportunity to see chimpanzees in semi-wild surroundings in the first and only sanctuary of its' kind in South Africa.  Afterwards we continue to your hotel which is located on the banks of the Crocodile River, a natural boundary of the Kruger National Park.

Accommodation: Pestana Kruger Lodge or similar

Day 2: (Tue) Kruger National Park

Early this morning we head into the Kruger National Park for a full day's game viewing in a 10x seater custom built Open Safari game viewing vehicle.  Together with your experienced and qualified guide you will search for creatures big and small in the magnificent reserve which is home to the "Big Five" (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant).  Late afternoon return to the hotel in time to witness a typical African sunset, weather permitting, from the deck overlooking the River.

Accommodation: Pestana Kruger Lodge or similar

Day 3: (Wed) Mozambique

We depart for Mozambique today, for an interesting orientation tour covering the historical, cultural and scenic palm lined beachfront sights of Maputo, the Capital of Mozambique. After lunch (own account) travel across the newly built bridge to Catembe from where our 4x4 adventure starts, travelling 110 kilometers south to our lodge located along a beautiful, isolated and relatively untouched area of Africa.

Accommodation: Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp or similar

Day 4: (Thu) Mozambique

A full day at this remarkable beach resort. Relax in the sun on what is regarded as one of Southern Africa’s best beaches, or take advantage of the many optional extra activities on offer, including scubadiving, deep-sea fishing, fly-fishing, rock surf fishing or horse riding. Keep your eyes peeled for wild dolphins and the odd whales and whale sharks which are known to visit the area.

Accommodation: Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp or similar

Day 5: (Fri) Mozambique

Another day at leisure on the beach.

Accommodation: Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp or similar

Day 6: (Sat) Tembe Elephant Park

After breakfast we depart for the next leg of our journey.  A short drive will take us to the Kosi Bay Mouth (weather permitting), where we will visit the site of a traditional fish trap.  The local Thonga people have been using this traditional and sustainable method of catching fish for generations.

Accommodation: Royal Thonga Safari Lodge or similar

Day 7: (Sun) Tembe Elephant Park

Spend the day at leisure at this beautiful lodge.  You can enjoy relaxing SPA treatments (own account) or join the lodge for a thrilling game drive in the Reserve (optional extra, own account).  Tembe Elephant Park is home to the Big Five as well as a variety of other game but is especially known for its Elephants which are reputed to be some of the tallest in Africa.

Accommodation: Royal Thonga Safari Lodge or similar

Day 8: (Mon) Swaziland

We depart early morning for the second smallest country in Africa, Swaziland. We pass through scenic mountainous countryside, before arriving at Ngwenya Mine, reportedly the oldest in the world, dating back to 42000BC! A local Swazi guide will fascinate you with its history, which was mined by the Khoisan and Nguni people thousands of years ago for Ochre, used for ceremonial purposes. This evening your accommodation is a traditional bee-hive hut, a comfortable and truly African experience.

Accommodation: Hawane Lodge or similar

Day 9: (Tue) Swaziland / Mpumalanga

This morning before our return to South Africa we enjoy a once in a lifetime Malolotja Canopy Tour experience!  Situated in the pristine mountain wilderness of the Malolotja Nature Reserve the Tour offers some of the most dramatic scenery you will ever encounter with striking rock formations, towering cliff faces and views across the lush forest canopy towards the mountain peaks.  Experience the thrill of gliding through the forest canopy in one of the last remaining mountain wilderness areas in Swaziland.  Thereafter we cross the Jeppes Reef Border back into South Africa where your 3 Country tour ends with a drop off at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport by 16h00.

Notes

Visa conditions apply for visiting the countries of Mozambique and Swaziland and passports are required.  A Minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 participants per Tour.  No children under 12 permitted on our Scheduled Tours.

Additional information

Departs Mondays only.

Cancellation policy

Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.  Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival date and/or commencement of Safari/Tour/Activity - deposit plus 25% of total bill;  14 to 29 days - deposit plus 50% of total bill;  0 to 13 days - 100% of total bill.

 

 

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