7 Day Mozambique Highlights tour

Mozambique Tour Overview:

Our Mozambique tour starts by leaving the bustling city of Johannesburg behind, we cross the border into Mozambique on the very same day. We begin by kicking back on a wild tropical beach, sipping on refreshing cocktails, enjoying the shade of leafy palm trees that decorate the golden beaches on the waters edge. From Barra reef’s wild beaches to exploring the mysteries of Tofo’s tropical paradise, you have it all at.  When it comes to diving, surfing, swimming or enjoying the abundance of fresh seafood from the ocean, you have it all at Barra reef. After four nights at Tofo beach we head south, spending the last night in Maputo’s lively city bringing this tour to a memorable end.


Mozambique Tour Highlights

  • Bilene.
  • Inhambane.
  • Barra beach.
  • Tofo beach.
  • Maputo.
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Tour Summary:

Day 1: Johannesburg – Bilene / Mozambique (Distance Travelled: +/- 670km).
Highlights included: Bilene Lagoon.
Meals included: Dinner.

Day 2: Bilene – Tofo / Inhambane (Distance Travelled: +/- 380 km).
Highlights included: Inhambane town, Tofo beach.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 3: Tofo / Barra / Inhambane (Distance Travelled: 60km).
Highlights included: Free time day to relax or join activities.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 4: Tofo / Barra / Inhambane (Distance Travelled: 30km).
Highlights included: Free time day to relax or join activities.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 5: Tofo / Barra / Inhambane (Distance Travelled: +/- 30km).
Highlights included: Free time day to relax or join activities.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 6: Tofo – Maputo (Distance Travelled: +/- 480km).
Highlights included: Maputo City.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 7: Maputo – Johannesburg / South Africa (Distance Travelled: +/- 580km).
Highlights included: Maputo Market.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Included Highlights.

  • Bilene.
  • Inhambane.
  • Barra beach.
  • Tofo beach.
  • Maputo.

Optional Highlights.

  • Bilene Lagoon trip.
  • Diving & snorkeling.
  • Dhow sailing.
  • Deep sea fishing.
  • Maputo city tour.

Day 1: Johannesburg – Bilene /Mozambique.
Distance travelled: +/- 670km.
Approx driving time: Full day.
Departing from South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, we embark on a pleasant road trip north east, through Nelspruit to the Mozambique border post Komatipoort. After the border formalities, we change our currency into “Meta” at a local roadside stop. Heading north we pass Maputo while making our way up to Bilene, a small town surrounded by beautiful inland lakes on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Bilene is a great place to get into Mozambican mode as you spend the evening at this waterfront tourist town.

Highlights: Bilene: Lagoon walk or boat trip.
Accommodation: Bilene Resort (2 man dome tents with shared facilities).
Meals included: Dinner.

Day 2: Bilene – Inhambane / Tofo.
Distance travelled: +/- 380km.
Approx driving time: Half day.

After an early morning swim in the clear waters of the inland salt lake that stretches for 27km, breakfast is served over looking the lake. We travel north through old Portuguese towns to the fishing village of Inhambane. Here you visit the best curio market in Mozambique while our crew does the shopping for the next few days. Arriving at Tofo beach, we settle into our campsite, enjoying the warm evening with the sounds of the mighty waves crashing on the shores near Tofo’s lively tropical restaurants and bar area.

Highlights: Inhambane town, Tofo beaches.
Accommodation: Tofo campsite (2 man dome tents with shared facilities).
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 3 Tofo, Barra, Inhambane.
Distance travelled: +/- 30km.
Approx driving time: Min.

Waking to the calming waves of the ocean and a morning breakfast, the day is yours to choose from the activities on offer, from diving or snorkeling Barra reef, fishing the wild oceans to an ocean safari off the coast line. Barra is a great place to try your hand at surfing. Alternatively, just relax and take time out tanning on the tropical beach with refreshing cocktails. For the more adventurous, explore the Barra coast line that is home to a colorful variety of fish, Green and Leather – Back Turtles, Manta Rays and the majestic titan of the sea, the Whale Shark. After dinner, we relax as the night brings the sounds of island style music.

Highlights: Free days to enjoy beaches or join activities.
Accommodation: Tofo campsite (2 man dome tents with shared facilities).
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 4 Tofo, Barra, Inhambane.
Distance travelled: +/- 30km.
Approx driving time: Min.

This morning you enjoy breakfast before making the short trip to Barra, so close that those of you who want to enjoy a another day on Barra reef may stay behind and our crew will pick you up before dinner and return to Tofo. Tofo beach is a fantastic place to visit and enjoy the tropical culture. Filled with cozy hut restaurants, beach bars and market stalls, it is incredible that this beach paradise and tropical style culture, is in such close proximity to South Africa. The night is enjoyed with the festivities that the beach town has to offer.

Highlights: Free days to enjoy beaches or join activities.
Accommodation: Tofo campsite (2 man dome tents with shared facilities).
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 5 Tofo, Barra, Inhambane.
Distance travelled: +/- 30km.

Approx driving time: Min.
Enjoying a healthy breakfast under the shade of coconut trees, the day is ours once again to enjoy time out and the natural beauty of this wonderful haven. Organized swimming trips, lazing in the sun, playing in the ocean waves and beach volley ball are just a few of the great ways to spend your time. The small town of Tofo, also has its own small curio and food market with a few good beach restaurants, that serve great seafood and other local Mozambiquean dishes. If you would like to learn how to surf, you have the opportunity to take some classes at the beachs’ surf school. Enjoying sundowners we get swept away by the night’s tranquil ambiance.

Highlights: Free days to enjoy beaches or join activities.
Accommodation: Tofo campsite (2 man dome tents with shared facilities).
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 6 Tofo – Maputo.
Distance travelled: +/- 480km.
Approx driving time: Half day.

Rejuvenated and tanned from 4 days of beach fun, we finish up breakfast and take the road south via Inhambane. Arriving in Maputo around late afternoon, we settle into our lodge to prepare for an early meal. The night is free to explore some interesting sights and venues of this vibrant African city, or even join a harbour cruise. Returning to our lodge we retire for the night.

Highlights: Maputo Harbour, city & beaches.
Accommodation: The bass (Twin budget rooms with shared facilities).
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 7 Maputo – Johannesburg.
Checking out from the lodge after breakfast, we head down to the main beaches and harbour for a look around the city. By mid-morning we leave Maputo behind us crossing the border into South Africa in time for a lunch stop. Driving through Mpumalanga, we arrive back in Johannesburg where our tour ends.

Highlights: Market visit.
Accommodation: End of tour.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Download Full Itinerary below.

mozambique tour itinerary

Camping tour. Min group size 6 pax

  • 2 – Crew.
  • 12 – Passengers Max.
  • Mini bus / coach.
  • Starts – Johannesburg.
  • Ends – Johannesburg.
  • 7 day – 6 Nights.
  • Camping – 6 Nights.
  • 2 – Man Dome Tents.
  • 6 Breakfast – 0 Lunch – 6 Dinners
PRICE per person  R7850.00 p/p sharing.

Single Supplement R300 book your own tent.Tour Price includes your tour, accommodation, included highlights and meals as indicated.
Single Supplement will secure your own tent and must be paid when booking your tour.

 

2016 Departure Dates.

Useful Information.

Monday every second week ends Sundays.
Leaving Johannesburg.

05h00             End Date

  • 2016-01-04 – 2016-01-10.
  • 2016-02-01 – 2016-02-07.
  • 2016-02-29 – 2016-03-06.
  • 2016-03-28 – 2016-04-03.
  • 2016-04-25 – 2016-05-01.
  • 2016-05-23 – 2016-05-29.
  • 2016-06-20 – 2016-06-26.
  • 2016-07-18 – 2016-07-24.
  • 2016-08-15 – 2016-08-21.
  • 2016-08-29 – 2016-09-04.
  • 2016-09-26 – 2016-10-02.
  • 2016-10-24 – 2016-10-30.
  • 2016-11-21 – 2016-11-27.
  • 2016-12-19 – 2016-12-25.
  • 2017-01-30 – 2017-02-05.
  • 2017-02-27 – 2017-03-05.
  • 2017-03-27 – 2017-04-02.
Food & Meals.
The crew will buy fresh meat, vegetables and fruit each day, ensuring that all needs are catered for. The local produce is cost effective and a healthier option too. We all help with the cooking and cleaning on tour – working as a team creates harmony andlasting friendships long after the tour is over. We do enjoy local specialties occasionally at the local restaurants, which is for your pocket. Lunch is usually not included as there are many local shops with various lunch options for you to try out.

TOUR INFORMATION.

TOUR STYLE:
Adventure Camping.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Tour highlights, transport, accommodation, meals as indicated and the services of an ENGLISH speaking driver / tour leader.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Visas, visa fees, travel insurance, flights, airport transfers, optional activities, laundry, gratuities, passports and items of a personal nature.

LOCAL PAYMENT:
The local payment (LP)set out in the brochure is to be paid to the tour guide/driver on day 1 of this tour. This local payment covers running costs on the road – meals indicated, accommodation and tour highlights. Traveller’s cheques and credit cards are not accepted. Payments must be made in US Dollars (US Dollars in clean, un-torn post 2006 edition notes)

ACCOMMODATION:
Choose between our specially selected camping grounds with shared facilities or if your taste is a home from home en-suite facility, with a pool, restaurant and bar, whatever your style, whatever your adventure, we’ve got it covered!

TRANSPORT:
Minibus: With a minimum of 4 passengers to a maximum of 18.

BOOKING INFORMATION:
On confirmation of booking you will receive pre-departure and all relevant information. After receipt of full payment, travel vouchers and all pertaining information will promptly be delivered to you! If you could please contact your local travel agent for flights arrangements to and from your tour start and finish destination.

DEPARTURE POINT & DROP OFF POINT.
These facilities are approximately +-10km’s from Johannesburg International Airport.
MoAfrika Lodge
Tel: +27 82 506 9641
Email:info@moafrika.com
120 Sandham Rd
Norton Home Estate
Benoni, Johannesburg
PICK UP TIME:
05h00
DROP OFF TIME:
Early Evening.
PRE-TOUR ACCOMMODATION.
The tour departs from Johannesburg early in the morning of Day 1; we advise – and we have experience with this advice – that you arrive the day before departure to overcome any jet-lag and to acclimatise to Africa. We would be happy to book pre-tour accommodation for you – please call or email us (or speak to your agent) with your arrival details and accommodation requirements.If you so desire and time allows, we suggest that you stay an extra night or several after the tour ends to experience Johannesburg. Drinking at a world famous shebeen in the Alexander township is an experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world!! The Alexander Township is where you can eat a hearty plate of African cuisine, quench your thirst with traditional home-brewed ale while listening to Kwaito with a shebeen queen, and maybe visit the first home of our former President Nelson Mandela.We have suggested the below accommodation for your convenience, the price is a guide line only and may vary slightly depending on season.
Twin Room en-suite Sharing: R560.00
Single Room en-suite: R 455.00
Dorm Bedded Room: R175.00

WHAT TO BRING.
Luggage allowance is 20kg per passenger on most airlines, we don’t have a specific weight allowance, but suggest to travel lightly. We do suggest bringing a large soft backpack and a smaller bag for the day. Please bring a mixture of lightweight cool clothing for the day and warm clothing for the mornings and evenings, even when it’s not cold at night, after being in the sun all day, when the sun goes down, you will feel the temperature drop! Game drives can also be chilly. A towel and a pillow is a necessity. A money belt/pouch is more convenient and comfortable than carrying a wallet or purse around. We suggest leaving your valuables at home or use the lodge safe to store valuables and or your cash, passports and travel tickets. A sleeping bag is needed unless you choose to upgrade.

VACCINATIONS / HEALTH.
Below is a table indicating the vaccinations suggested for this tour. Please note this is a guide line only and you should seek professional medical advice with regards to vaccinations/tablets. You will need to visit your gp or clinic at least 6 weeks prior to departure should you decide to take anti-malaria tablets. Some area’s visited are malarial.

Mozambique Highlights Vaccinations

C = Compulsory,
R = Recommended,
R* = It is an immigration requirement and a Yellow Fever certificate is procedure if travelling to Zambia from South Africa or vice versa. If travelling from countries requiring a certificate, you will need to provide proof of certificate or the certificate.
NB: This information is a guide line only you can contact us at Rush Adventures for any queries or advise regarding vaccinations on any of the tours and we will gladly assist you.

VISA REQUIREMENTS.
Please note the visa requirements be checked at least one month prior to travel.
Most nationalities do not need visas in advance as they are obtainable at the border entry points and can be paid for is US dollars $ – cash.

Below is a table indicating visa’s required when traveling from overseas. Please see your local consulate/embassies or a visa specialist for up to date information and assistance pertaining to visas. UK citizens can go to www.fco.gov.uk for travel information. Other nationalities please contact your local relevant embassy.

Mozambique Highlights Visa Requirements

PERSONAL EXPENSES / SPENDING MONEY.
Spending money. Souvenirs, drinks, snacks, tips and items of a personal nature is to your own discretion and needs/wants. We suggest you budget on R200.00 ($10 – $15) a day. Most of your spending will be done in South Africa and therefore in South African Rand. In Botswana the currency is Pula and Zambia the currency is Kwacha. Any added optional activities, accommodation before or after the trip, is for your discretion. It’s advised to bring US dollars ($) for any international airport taxes or visas.

Spending money is advised to be in cash in either South African Rand or US Dollars. Pound Sterling or Euro can be exchanged into Rand on arrival and/or as you travel. Your guide will give general guidance in regards to this during the tour.

ATM MACHINES.
Are found throughout South Africa, Botswana and in Livingstone. Please note these are sometimes unreliable and only dispense local currency so visa or mastercard’s and certain banks are the only cards that will dispense local currency.

CREDIT CARDS.
Can be used for additional activities although as we all know carry additional charges.

TRAVELLERS CHEQUES.
Can be inconvenient to cash but make for suitable emergency funds.

TIPPING/GRADITUITY.
It is customary to pay gratuity to staff at the end of the tour should the standard be worthy of this. In areas where tourism is an integral part of the economy we suggest to do so, but naturally this remains at your discretion.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES.
We give you the maximum flexibility on tour, therefore we offer a number of optional activities. Below are approximate prices in US dollars ($). Prices are subject to change but not astronomically.

Mozambique – Dive Course Deep sea Fishing Sailing Horseback ride.

INSURANCE.
Rush Adventures strongly advise full travel insurance valid for the duration of your tour to cover you for medical emergencies and repatriation to your home country should the need arise. Your guide can hold a copy of this if you so wish. Please leave a copy of your insurance with your nominated emergency contact. We can provide specialist travel insurance for your tour through our local operator. Please contact Rush Adventures for more information.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL.
We believe that you will get the most of your journey by respecting the culture and the locals from the places you visit. Our tours benefit the communities we pass through, minimizing any negative impact on the environment and by getting involved with local charity projects assisting the communities. We ensure the campsites used are left clean as they will be found clean. If we could kindly ask you to take into consideration the traditions and be respectful of others and the communities in which they live, for example dressing respectfully in conservative areas.

Remember: Proactive and responsible travel helps develop and more importantly maintain cross-cultural boundaries, understandings and friendships with the locals, and this will add to your experience of Africa, its cultures and your adventure.

HOW TO BOOK – 3 EASY STEPS.

MOZAMBIQUE HIGHLIGHTS MH07.

We are based in Johannesburg, South Africa GMT+100. Our reservation’s office is open Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00 To contact us and speak to one of our helpful, experienced and friendly consultants don’t hesitate to call us on: +27 11 974 8245 or send us an email: info@rushadventures.co.za

  • Confirm the date you would like to travel with your consultant.
  • Fill in the booking form with all required information and details to your tour. We will then send you an invoice with your booking number.
  • Make the payment via an Internet bank transfer or deposit directly into the Rush Adventures banking account. Once payment is confirmed, confirmation of travel and all pertaining vouchers and documents will be promptly sent to you.

A deposit of 20% is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to departure. A cancellation fee will be charged accordingly to Rush Adventure in the event thereof. All conditions are stated on the booking form. Please notify us when booking if there are any dietary requirements or medical conditions to make your tour streamlined to your individual needs. The Adventure Boost is payable to the tour leader on the day of departure. Simply fill out your details below and click on the submit button. The bookings will be processed and you will be contacted promptly. We thank you for choosing your adventure with Rush and we ensure you of a memorable tour experience second to none!


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Mozambique is a country located in Southeast Africa. It is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and South Africa to the southwest. It is just over 800000 square kilometres in size with a population of roughly 25 million. Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons, a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September. Mozambique tours are famous for it’s white unspoilt sandy beaches along their eastern coast as well as for their prawns and cashew nuts.

Portuguese is the official and most widely spoken language of the nation, spoken by 50.3% of the population. Most Mozambicans living in the cities speak Portuguese as their first language.[1]

“Mozambique is the ultimate African beach tour destination with something for everyone. With excellent weather most of the year, water activities like diving, fishing and snorkelling, not to mention value for money fresh seafood and delicious prawns.” [2]

Barra Beach Lodge is set in one of the most picturesque areas in Mozambique, with spectacular views of pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Barra has secluded, unspoilt beaches, bordered by the Inbambane estuary on one side and the sea on the other.[3]

Mozambique tours are all about beaches, sea food, relaxation and great times.

References

  1. Mozambique. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved December 30, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique.
  2. Mozambique. Retrieved December 30, 2015, from http://www.mozambique.co.za/.
  3. Barra. Retrieved December 30, 2015, from http://www.mozambique.co.za/Mozambique_Beach_Lodging_Options-travel/mozambique-resorts-barra-beach-lodge.html.

 

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