Places you will visit: Royal Legend Safari Lodge, Timbavati Private Game Reserve - South Africa, Dugong Lodge, Vilanculos, Marlin Lodge, Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Island Lodge, Bazaruto Archipelago, Indigo Bay Island Resort, Bazaruto Island - Mozambique.
Suitability: Ideal for guests wanting to enjoy the ultimate bush and beach experience.
Note: This package is based on arrival and departure from O.R Tambo International Airport.
This Mozambique Safari Beach Getaway offers a thrilling experience, from the wild of the Timbavati, to the water sports activities of Mozambique.
Depart from O.R. Tambo International Airport (formally Johannesburg International Airport) to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit, from where you will be transferred by road to a lodge in Timbavati Game Reserve for 3 nights, in a double room with en-suite facilities. All your meals, 2 game drives and one bush walk per day, all teas and coffees are included in your stay.
The lodge is located in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve (famous for its rare white lions), which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The lodge buildings are all placed to provide seclusion and intimacy without compromising the natural surroundings. The earthy tones of all the buildings blend into the bush.
From the moment you set foot in the entrance of the lodge, the luxurious feel of the lodge reaches out and welcomes you - making you immediately aware of the elegance so strongly contrasted with the untouched bush surroundings.
After breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport from where you will fly to Vilanculos Airport in Mozambique for your Mozambique beach vacation. At Vilanculos Airport you will be met by a Dugong Lodge representative, for your 35 minute boat transfer to Dugong Lodge.
Dugong Lodge is situated on the East-African seaboard, on the coast of Mozambique within the boundaries of 'The Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary', the first privately managed National Park in Mozambique. The Sanctuary covers 30 000 hectares of pristine marine and wildlife territory.
A unique 'Bush and Beach' experience in a hidden corner of sub-tropical Africa - an idyllic setting with 10 luxury tents built on raised decks in the cool shade of Msasa trees and a Jecka grass canopy. Dugong Lodge has a beautiful lounge and restaurant on raised wooden mahogany decks with a jetty jutting out into the protected Vilanculos Bay.
Your 2 night stay at Dugong Lodge will be in a luxury tent with en-suite facilities. All rooms are equipped with mosquito nets. All meals, teas and coffees and non-motorised water sports are included.
After breakfast at Dugong Lodge, you will be transferred to Marlin Lodge by boat. Marlin Lodge is situated on Benguerra Island.
Marlin Lodge is a very exclusive lodge, with only 19 en-suite chalets, stretch along the beach of Flamingo Bay. Each sea-facing chalet has a private patio with a walkway down to the sandy white beach. Enjoy a private sit down dinner for 2 on your patio while watching the silver moon rising over the ocean.
Dinner ranges from semi formal in the dining room, to tables laid out on the beach at the end of an avenue of palm fronds and flamingo torches. Crisp salads, spicy poultr and limitless flavours of seafood create a blend of Afro-Asia and Portuguese cuisine.
The 4 night stay at Marlin Lodge will be in luxury chalets. Your accommodation includes 3 meals per day, windsurfing, ocean ski paddling, catamaran sailing, dhow cruise, island tour and excursion on your Mozambique beach vacation.
After breakfast you will be transferred from Marlin Lodge to Bazaruto Island Lodge. Check in at Indigo Bay Island Resort for your last 3 nights. Breakfast and dinner will be included daily. Bazaruto is a beautiful island characterised by its wild fauna, turquoise seawater and idyllic beaches. The island of Bazaruto is approximately 37 kilometres (23 miles) long and 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) at its widest point.
Accommodation is offered at Bazaruto Lodge, which can be found in a beautiful bay on the northern side of the island. The island is a beautiful, unspoilt, leisure destination, making it the perfect place to switch off from stressful city life. Bazaruto Island is paradise.
Bazaruto Lodge has 25 A-frame, thatched bungalows set amongst lush tropical gardens. All the rooms are for double occupancy and are equipped with a private bathroom, some with a shower as well. All beds have mosquito nets. The African décor, combined with the 'Deserted Treasure Island' ambience of the location, add to the charm of the lodge.
Check in at Bazaruto Island Lodge for 2 nights, in a sea front double Bungalow. Your stay will include three 3 meals daily.
You will be collected transfer to Indigo Bay. Check-in at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort for your last 3 nights. Breakfast and dinner will be included daily.
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is an exquisite island resort, situated on the idyllic and pristine Bazaruto Island. It offers visitors the quintessential Indian Ocean island holiday, as well as a gateway to the unspoilt beauty of the Bazaruto Archipelago.
The luxury is understated, yet elegant and the emphasis is on making the most of the superb location on the golden shores of Bazaruto Island.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Vilanculos Airport, from where you will fly back to Johannesburg International Airport.
The malaria situation is under control at most of the lodges. All the rooms are also equipped with mosquito nets and we provide mosquito repellent in the rooms. However we still recommend that you take precautionary measures before going into a malaria area. Please consult your medical practitioner.