|Safari Name||18-Days Birding Spectacular in Mozambique|
Day 1: Johannesburg to Kaapsehoop, South Africa
The first day of your birding safari in Mozambique takes you from Johannesburg east towards Mozambique to the town of Kaapsehoop, where you’ll be spending the night. Here guests can enjoy some escarpment birding and spot some South African endemics. Some of the bird species you might spot include Knysna Turaco, Drakensberg Prinia, Bush Blackcap, Blue Swallow, Southern Tchagra and the Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher.
Day 2: Casa Lisa, Mozambique
Today you travel through the Mozambican border at Ressano Garcia and continue into southern Mozambique. You can start spotting eastern bird species including the Senegal Lapwing, Eastern Nicator, Purple-crested Turaco and the Magpie Mannikin.
Day 3 & 4: Inhambane, Mozambique
You will travel towards the coastal town of Inhambane while birding along the way. Inhambana will be the base for the next 2 nights while you keep an eye out for Pale Batis, Brown-headed Parrot, Mangrove Kingfisher, Terek Sandpiper, Crab Plover and Black-throated Wattle-eye.
Day 5 & 6: Vilankulo, Mozambique
On day 5 of your birding safari in Mozambique you travel to Vilankulos, known as the gateway to the Bazaruto archipelago. Vilankulo will be the base for the next 2 nights while you explore the Bazaruto archipelago by boat. You will also be able to do mainland birding. Some of the bird species you can expect to spot include Green Malkoha, Madagascar Bee-eater, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Crab Plover, Greater Frigatebird and Chestnut-fronted helmet-shrike.
Day 7: Nova Mambone, Mozambique
Explore Nova Mambone, which is situated close to Inhambane. You can continue working on your eastern bird species list as you keep an eye open for Madagascar Bee-eater, Greater Frigatebird and more.
Day 8 – 10: Vumba and Eastern Highlands, Mozambique
On day eight you wil head inland to Mozambique’s Eastern Highlands. This will be your base for the next 3 days. Keep an eye open for Livingstone’s Turaco, Buff-spotted Flufftail, Whyte’s Barbet, Blue-spotted Dove, Chirinda Apalis and Eastern Saw-wing.
Day 11: Mount Gorongose, Mozambique
You will be able to explore Mount Gorongosa in search for the Green-headed Oriole. In Southern Africa, this species only occur in this particular mountain. Besides the Green-headed Oriole, you can also spot Swynnerton’s Robin, Moustached Grass-Warbler and Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon.
Day 12 – 14: Caia and Mwanza, Mozambique
On day 12 you will leave the mountain and head northeast. Here the Mozambique birding safari experience mix woodland birding with sorties along the Zambezi River which is home to a range of wetland species. Keep an eye out for White-chested Alethe, Red-throated Twinspot, Green-backed Woodpecker, Speckle-throated Woodpecker, Cabanis’ Bunting, White-breasted Cuckooshrike, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo and Violet-backed Sunbird.
Day 15- 17: Rio Savane, Mozambique
Experience excellent birding at one of central Mozambique’s popular birding spots. Rio Savane is your last birding destination and offers a diverse range of bird habitats. You will be able to spot Tiny Greenbul, Woodward’s Batis, Mangrove Kingfisher, Blue Quail, Angola Pitta, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Great Snipe and Palm-nut Vulture.
Day 18: Beira to Johannesburg, South Africa
Today is the last day of your birding safari in Mozambique. You will spend the morning in the Rio Save area enjoying a few hours of birding before packing up and returning to Beira. You will arrive at Beira around mid-day where you will then catch a flight for Johannesburg.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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Mozambique beckons with its coastline and swaying palms, its traditions, its cultures, its vibe and –most of all – its opportunities for adventure. This enigmatic southeast African country is well off most travelers’ maps, but it has much to offer those who venture here: long, dune-fringed beaches, turquoise waters abounding in shoals of colourful fish, well-preserved corals, remote archipelagos in the north, pounding surf in the south and graceful dhows with billowing sails. Most safaris to Mozambique incorporate a bush experience, visiting the untamed Transfrontier Peace Park and/or the Maputo Elephant Reserve. You also get to experience Mozambique’s rich culture and colonial past in the towns and cities visited during safaris, as well as the exotic cuisine and abundant fresh seafood of this beautiful country.
Add to this colonial-style architecture, pulsating nightlife, an endlessly fascinating cultural mix and vast tracks of bush populated with elephants, lions and birds galore. Discovering these attractions is not always easy, but it is unfailingly rewarding. Bring along some patience, a tolerance for long bus rides and a sense of adventure, and jump in for the journey of a lifetime.
Mozambique stretches for 1,535 mi (2,470 km) along Africa’s southeast coast. Tanzania is to the north; Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to the west; and South Africa and Swaziland to the south. The country is generally a low-lying plateau broken up by 25 sizable rivers that flow into the Indian Ocean. The largest is the Zambezi, which provides access to central Africa
Mozambique’s Tourist Attractions
This enigmatic southeast African country has much to offer those who venture here: long, dune-fringed beaches, turquoise waters abounding in shoals of colourful fish, well-preserved corals, remote archipelagos in the north, pounding surf in the south and graceful dhows with billowing sails. Mozambique is broken up by 25 sizable rivers that flow into the Indian Ocean. The largest is the Zambezi, which provides access to central Africa
Mozambique beckons with its coastline and swaying palms, its traditions, its cultures, its vibe and – most of all – its opportunities for adventure. Most safaris to Mozambique incorporate a bush experience, visiting the untamed Transfrontier Peace Park and/or the Maputo Elephant Reserve. The country is generally a low-lying plateau broken up by 25 sizable rivers that flow into the Indian Ocean. The largest is the Zambezi, which provides access to central Africa