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Three times the size of Great Britain and with 2,500km of coastline, Mozambique has the looks, temperament and attractions to capture the world’s imagination for an exotic escape; and how better to experience the best of Mozambique’s history, culture, food and beaches than on a self-drive safari.
Fringed by the Indian Ocean on the right, sandwiched by Southern Africa on the left, Mozambique is a mango-drenched, coconut-infused, sun-ripened cocktail all on its own.
The charming country brings together the classic African bush and all its wildlife with the oceanic worlds of the Indies and the ancient trade routes of the East. The fascinating colonial architecture and culture of the towns and cities give way to miles upon miles of coastline where swaying palms, turquoise waters and secluded beaches with incredible diving opportunities beckon the adventurous traveller.
From snorkelling with whale sharks, swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, and big game fishing, the list is long with ocean and beach life activities. You’ll find yourself drawn to each coastline ready for the next fun if not daring adventure.
But it’s not all about beaches, the Gorongosa National Park lies in the centre of the country and offers an experience of untouched and remote wilderness that is seldom found anywhere else in the world today. Its forests and savannahs are home to lions, African buffalo, wildebeest and elephants. In addition to several other national parks, a trip to Mozambique offers you the opportunity to explore big and small towns, their colourful markets, old colonial buildings and the chance to experience some of the best seafood dishes in the world.
Starting and ending off at the Kruger National park, this route takes in some of the top water sport and safari drive activities. Self drive through the lush lowlands of Mozambique, cross the mighty Limpopo and head through the coastal floodplains all the way to Inhassoro. Includes Kruger National Park, Shefu River, Inhassoro, Bazaruto Bay, Paradise Island, Inhassoro peninsula, Vilanculos, Xai Xai, Limpopo Transfrontier Park and Masingir Dam.
Starting in KwaZulu-Natal, spot the black and white rhino at uMkhuze Game Reserve, stop over for a walking or kayaking safari through Kosi Bay Nature Reserve and head further north-west into Swaziland to visit the Hlane Royal National Park.
Heading back to South Africa the route ends off at the Kruger National Park. Includes Mkuzi Game Reserve, Kosi Bay, Zulu people, Hlane Game Reserve, Maputo, Inhambane, Barra Beach, Bilene and Kruger National Park.
Travel through the scenic landscapes of Mpumalanga, hike Swaziland’s Hlane Royal National Park, go shark cage diving in Praia do Tofo, sail the African east coast and spot the big 5 at South Africa Kruger National Park. Includes Hlane Royal National Park, Praia do Tofo, Vilanculos, Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, Inhambane, Maputo, Kruger National Park, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.