Tour Overview

Combine the wilds of Kruger National Park with the laid-back shores of idyllic Vilankulo on an unforgettable adventure from South Africa to Mozambique. Track prides of lions and search for the Big Five in Kruger on an exciting game drive before jetting off to gorgeous Vilankulo, where the tropical beaches of the Bazuruto Archipelago are yours to discover.

Itinerary

icon Day 1: UK/Ireland - Johannesburg

Location: UK/Ireland - Johannesburg

Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to catch a flight to Johannesburg. Night on board.

Important: If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

icon Day 2: Johannesburg - Kruger Region

Location: Johannesburg - Kruger Region

Arrive in Johannesburg and take a scheduled shuttle service to White River in the Kruger Region, home to some of the most iconic wildlife in South Africa. Pass by the beautiful landscapes of rural South Africa before arriving at the hotel. Get settled and begin exploring the local area. Overnight stay in the Kruger Region.

icon Day 3: Kruger Region

Location: Kruger Region

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full-day 4x4 game drive in Kruger National Park. Set off to the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserve. This game viewing area is known as the 'Southern Circle' and is renowned for its rhinos and lions. After lunch, continue the adventure with an afternoon game drive through other parts of Kruger National Park and discover the amazing diversity of animals in one of the world's largest game reserves. Remember to bring comfortable shoes, warm and rainproof jackets, sunhat and protection and cameras to capture the beautiful wildlife. Overnight stay in the Kruger Region.

icon Day 4: Kruger Region

Location: Kruger Region

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Kruger and the White River. We recommend an optional day trip to Kruger National Park to experience more of its wildlife-rich eco-systems.* Overnight stay in the Kruger Region.

* Optional Kruger National Park Day Trip: Set off to the wilds of Kruger for your chance to spot the famous Big Five. Enjoy a slow drive through the national park, home to elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, zebras and, of course, lions. An unforgettable day in the wilds of Southern Africa. Lunch included.

icon Day 5: Kruger Region - Nelspruit - Vilankulo

Location: Kruger Region - Nelspruit - Vilankulo

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to Nelspruit airport to catch a short flight to Vilankulo, an idyllic coastal town in Mozambique, known for its tranquil white-sand beaches. Upon arrival, transfer to your beach lodge, situated right on the beach with spectacular views of the Bazaruto Islands. Get settled and spend the remainder of the day relaxing at your leisure. Overnight stay in Vilankulo.

icon Day 6: Vilankulo

Location: Vilankulo

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your time in Vilankulo with an exciting excursion to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Discover two islands in the Bazaruto archipelago today on an exciting speedboat trip. Explore the sand dunes, lakes and wildlife of Benguerra Island before discovering the centuries-old lighthouse of idyllic Bazaruto Island. Enjoy time for snorkelling and tuck into an included lunch. As the day comes to a close, return to Vilankulo and enjoy a laid-back evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Vilankulo.

icon Day 7: Vilankulo

Location: Vilankulo

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day relaxing in Vilankulo at your leisure. We recommend an optional day trip to Magaruqe Island.* If you're looking for some authentic Mozambique cuisine to dine on tonight, why not head into Vilankulo, where you'll find a number of good quality seafood restaurants, as well as plenty of bars and cafes. Overnight stay in Vilankulo.

* Optional Magaruque Island Day Trip: Travel to Magaruque Island on a traditional dhow. This tiny island is home to gorgeous beaches and the waters that surround it provide excellent conditions for snorkelling. Lunch, soft drinks and snorkelling equipment included.**

**Please note: island entrance fee of approx. 900 MZN is not included. Must be paid at the destination in cash.

icon Day 8: Vilankulo

Location: Vilankulo

Breakfast at the hotel. Another day in paradise to enjoy at your leisure! A delightful way to begin the day is to head to the beach to watch the local fishing boats returning to shore with their fish-filled fishing nets. To discover more local produce we recommend visiting bustling Vilankulo market, bursting with tropical foods and exotic flavours. Overnight stay in Vilankulos.

icon Day 9: Vilankulo

Location: Vilankulo

Breakfast at the hotel. It's your final day in paradise, so make the most of it by kicking-back on the beach, having a go at kite-surfing, a popular pastime in Vilankulo, or enjoying a pool-side cocktail or two! Overnight stay in Vilankulo.

icon Day 10: Vilankulo - Johannesburg

Location: Vilankulo - Johannesburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Hopefully, your stay in beautiful Vilankulo has left you feeling refreshed and relaxed. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a Johannesburg. Arrive, take a shuttle transfer to the hotel and enjoy a final night soaking up the unique atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city. Overnight stay in Johannesburg.

icon Day 11: Johannesburg - Night on board

Location: Johannesburg - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to beautiful South Africa. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

icon Day 12: UK/Ireland

Location: UK/Ireland

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

What's Included

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    Meals

    9 breakfasts and 2 lunches.***

  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Johannesburg - UK/Ireland. *
  • Internal flights: Kruger - Vilankulo - Johannesburg.**
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation in Deluxe category hotels.
  • 9 breakfasts and 2 lunches.***
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary. ****
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection. *****
  • English-speaking guide
  • Safari in Kruger National Park.
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