Nelspruit, Kruger National Park, Mozambique/St Lucia, Swaziland

8
Days
3 Countries, Eight Days, A Million Experiences!
What a superb opportunity for an authentic African taste of everything, from wildlife to beach life to the good life. Explore unique, off the beaten track regions which are not accessible unless you travel in a 4x4 vehicle. This is a soft adventure tour for all those young at heart with a real taste for adventure
Day
1
Kruger National Park
We depart from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport by 13h00 and proceed to our accommodation for two nights, a rest camp in the world famous Kruger National Park. We stop first at the Jane Goodall Institute, Chimpanzee Eden, for a unique opportunity to see chimpanzees in semi-wild surroundings in the first and only sanctuary in South Africa. You will be touched by the tales of these special animals and rejoice that they now have a safe, happy future. We then set off in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, birds and plant species. We spend the evening enjoying the sounds of the bush.
Accommodation: Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp or similar
Distance travelled today: 160 kms
Day
2
Kruger National Park
We set off as the sun rises in search of creatures big and small. We enjoy breakfast at a different rest camp before continuing with our safari. Our game viewing experience in our specially modified closed vehicle. Together with our experienced and qualified guide we will search for creatures big and small in this magnificent reserve, home to the ‘Big Five’.
Accommodation: Berg-en-dal Rest Camp or similar
Distance Travelled Today: 200 kms
Day
3
Mozambique
We depart for Mozambique today and enjoy an interesting orientation tour covering the historical and cultural background of the capital of Mozambique, Maputo. Enjoy scenic palm lined beachfront sights before stopping for lunch (own account). A ferry ride across Maputo Bay brings us to the start of our 4x4 adventure as we travel 110 kilometres south to our lodge located along a beautiful, isolated and relatively untouched area of Africa.
Accommodation: Tartaruga Maritima Tented Camp or similar
Distance travelled today: 275 kms
Day
4
Mozambique
Enjoy 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. Mozambique is renowned for its crystal clear waters and plentiful marine life. A local dive centre will assist in arranging scuba diving or snorkelling for you to explore this underwater wonder world. Keep your eyes peeled for the the Humpback whales and whale sharks which are known to visit the area. (Diving and snorkelling equipment is available for hire at the dive centre.) Other operators within the resort offer deep-sea fishing and even the remarkable opportunity to swim with wild dolphins (sighting not guaranteed).
Accommodation: Tartaruga Maritima Tented Camp or similar
Day
5
Tembe Elephant Park
Later this morning we visit a local orphanage which is run by a dedicated NGO organization determined to improve the lives of the local Mozambique people. A short drive will take us into rural northern Zululand, where we will proceed to Tembe Elephant Park. This remote park, deep in an area of sand forests, pans and wetlands has spectacular birdlife due to its great diversity of vegetation. Tembe Elephant Park is home to the Big 5 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. These African giants are also renowned for their large tusks. As only 4X4 vehicles are allowed into the park due to the sand tracks that form the road network, a game drive Tembe feels like a true safari adventure.
Accommodation: Bekhula Sand Forest Lodge or similar
Distance travelled today: 350 kms
Day
6
Tembe Elephant Park
Today we visit the site of a traditional fish trap in Kosi Bay. The local Thonga people have been using this traditional and sustainable method of catching fish for generations and today we learn about the traditional way in which they are still built today and how they work to minimise the impact on the fish levels within the Kosi Bay lakes. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.
Accommodation: Bhekula Sand Forest Lodge or similar
Distance travelled today: 150 kms
Day
7
Swaziland
We depart early this 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. The protected Malolotja Reserve contains a wide variety of mammals and birds and it may well be the canopy tour you will remember most. The canopy tour consists of eleven platforms, ten slides and a 50m long suspension bridge that crosses the Majolomba River. This unforgettable adventure is suitable for all ages or fitness levels. This evening your accommodation is a traditional bee-hive hut, a comfortable and truly African experience.
Accommodation: Hawane Resort or similar
Distance travelled today: 390 kms
Day
8
Swaziland / Mpumalanga
After a leisurely breakfast we make our way back across the Jeppes Reef Border back into South Africa where the 3 Country Wildlife & Waves Safari ends with a drop off at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport by 12h00.
Distance travelled today: 240 kms


Convert prices to...
Share this

Please contact us for pricing...
Prices are subject to change and are an indication only. For a fully inclusive rate, please contact Discovering Africa.

What you get

Dining Inclusions
7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Plus
Hotel porterage included
Kruger National Park Conservation Levy included
Kwazulu-Natal Wildlife Reserve Conservation Levy Included
Please Note
Please note that conservation levies are suject to increase without prior notice and is at the discretion of the game park.
Please note: Visa conditions apply for Mocambique and Swaziland and passports are required.

2016 Departure Dates:

17 Jan, 14 Feb, 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 15 May, 12 Jun, 17 Jul, 14 Aug, 11 Sep, 16 Oct, 13 Nov, 11 Dec

Departs
On selected Sundays, monthly