Mozambique, plages paradisiaques et safaris

PLAGES PARADISIAQUES ET SAFARIS INOUBLIABLES

18 jours  •  aller-retour de Johannesburg

(Description en français à venir sous peu)

A crossroads of civilizations, cultures and landscapes, influenced from the early days by nomadic tribes, Arab traders, British sailors and Portuguese colonials, then torn apart by over 20 years of civil war. With newfound peace, and a fast growing economy recently reopened to tourism, Mozambique offers the explorer a wealth of treasures in the form of untouched wilderness areas, natural beauty, deserted beaches, and unique cultural heritage. This tour combines the well-known attractions of Kruger and Hluhluwe National Parks – where animals abound, living in their natural environment, with the recently initiated Transfrontier Peace Park, and a Swaziland Game Park. The tour will also visit natural and cultural attractions, and will spend time at deserted Indian Ocean beaches.
We also visit the capital Maputo, where we experience the almost Latino culture, and enjoy the city. A safari truck is used for this tour, but clients must expect delays, or inconvenience associated with exploring such terrain. Bad roads, flooding rivers and other factors beyond our control may necessitate unplanned adventure, detours, etc. An open mind-set is essential.
We may run this tour in the reverse direction on occasion.

Prochain départ : DÉPARTS RÉGULIERS

  • Safaris dans le parc Kruger
  • Plages de sable désertes et infinies
  • Parc transfrontalier du Mozambique
  • Balade en Dhow, canot traditionnel
  • Maputo
  • Swaziland et Zululand
  • et beaucoup plus !

Départs réguliers garantis toute l’année, à tous les trois mardis, maximum 17 personnes

4 375 $ * p.p.

Soirées d’informations offertes. Contactez-nous pour connaître les dates et endroits.

Inclus

  • Transport aérien avec KLM ou Delta ;
  • Hébergement : 11 camps établis, casitas, hôtels et 4 nuits sous les étoiles (camping);
  • 37 repas (15 PD / 11 L / 11 S) ;
  • Toutes les activités au programme ;
  • Les frais d’entrée de parcs ;
  • Les services d’un guide chevronné (anglophone ou francophone) ;
  • Le transport lors du circuit en véhicule « overland » ;
  • Les transferts d’aéroport ;
  • Les taxes applicables ;

Exclus

  • Les frais de visas pour le Mozambique (304$ cad, à se procurer avant le départ) ;
  • Les repas qui ne sont pas indiqués ;
  • Excursions optionnelles ;
  • Pourboires pour les guides (environ 50 rands par jour) ;
  • Les dépenses personnelles ;
  • L’assurance-voyage personnelle (consulter votre conseiller en voyages) ;
  • Frais d’OPC (ficav, 1 $ par tranche de 1 000 $).

* Prix à partir de, en occupation double. Itinéraire sujet à modification. Supplément personne seule de 400$ seulement.

L’hébergement est offert camping, cabines et lodges. Vous devez fournir votre sac de couchage, oreiller et serviette. Ce voyage en est un semi-participatif.

PD : petit déjeuner, L : lunch, S : souper

(téléchargez l’itinéraire en PDF – à venir)

Jours 1 et 2 / Départ de Montréal

Départ de Montréal (ou ailleurs) et arrivée à Johannesburg le lendemain en fin de journée. (repas sur l’avion)

Jour 3 / Johannesburg – Bush Camp

Departing from our private Johannesburg lodge at 06h30, we head for the spectacular scenery of the Mpumalanga province. We will visit numerous sights including the pioneer gold mining village of Pilgrims Rest and the Three Rondavels that tower over the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Late in the afternoon we descend from the escarpment to the Lowveld area where we overnight in our comfortable private Bushveld camp within the Balule Game reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. After dinner we will enjoy an open vehicle night game drive. (PD/-/S)

Jour 4 / Bush Camp – Parc National Kruger

Arising with the African sun, we set out on foot in this “Big 5” reserve for a lengthy walk. Our tracker will attempt to show us animals in their natural habitat and to give us some insight into the art of tracking. We return to camp for a healthy brunch and a swim before packing up and moving on to the world-renowned Kruger National Park – widely acclaimed as being Africa’s most successful Nature Reserve. We will spend our time here game driving in search of the many animal and bird species that inhabit the area, and will camp two nights in the parks rest camps. (Brunch/S)

Jour 5 / Parc National Kruger

This entire day will be spent viewing animals in the Kruger Park from our well-equipped vehicle. We will search for the “Big 5” today. Camp the night. (PD/L/S)

Jour 6 / Parc transfrontalier du Mozambique

This morning, after a short game drive we leave South Africa. At this point the road becomes a bush track which we follow into the area that forms the Mozambique side of the Transfrontier Peace Park and is privileged to have remained virtually unexplored by humans. The bush is exceptional, and offers areas of exquisite natural beauty and wildlife. The diversity of the flora ensures some of the finest birding in Africa. We will spend the night camping near Massingir Lake and will explore both on foot and by vehicle. (PD/L/S)

Jours 7 et 8 / XAI – XAI

Leaving the Park today, we make our way across the Limpopo flood plains, through numerous villages and finally down to the inviting Indian Ocean. Our stop for the next two nights is at a remote beach resort hidden on the large dune separating the inland fresh water lake system from the pounding ocean. We have a full day to enjoy the surf and to explore the surroundings.  (PD/L/S) (PD/L/S)

Jours 9, 10 et 11 / Inhambane

Following the coast, we make our way north to Maxixe from where we enjoy a trip with the locals across the bay on a traditional Dhow while the guide drives around to meet us in the ancient trading port of Inhambane. We spend some time exploring and visiting the bustling local market before continuing to our camp on the beach. We will enjoy three nights in relative comfort, staying in Casitas at this camp near Barra. During our time here we will relax, snorkel, and soak up the sun whilst exploring the deserted beaches that Mozambique is so well known for. On the last night we enjoy a catered meal (own expense). Those who wish to have the option of scuba diving (own expense). (PD/L/S) (PD/L/S) (PD/L/-)

Jour 12 / Maputo

Well relaxed and sun-drenched, we return down the coast to the capital Maputo where we spend some time driving around and exploring this once grandiose city. Maputo boasts a Latino culture of street cafés, music and bustling markets. We spend the night in a comfortable hotel. Tonight we will eat in a local restaurant, sampling some of the local seafood (own expense). For the brave, Peri–Peri is a must. (PD/L/-)

Jour 13 / Swaziland Game Park

It is with new excitement that we back into the bush. Today we wind our way south and cross into the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland. We will spend the entire afternoon exploring one of the game reserves that this area is renowned for and will camp the night. (PD/L/S)

Jours 14 et 15 / Zululand

Returning to South Africa today, we enter the area once ruled by the famed Shaka Zulu. We will spend two nights at a private camp in Zululand surrounded by magnificent views. During our stay we will enjoy a game experience in the area surrounding us. Our experience will include a guided game walk and canoe safari lead by our experienced guides. The activity will allow us to appreciate the fauna and flora of the area on foot and from the water. Today we enjoy a picnic lunch in the middle of the bush. (PD/L/S) (PD/L/S)

Jour 16 / Johannesburg

Our journey today takes us through the heart of Kwazulu – Natal, we will pass many rural Zulu villages and some spectacular scenery en-route back to Johannesburg. We arrive back at our private Johannesburg lodge in the late afternoon. (PD/-/-)

Jour 17 et 18 / Johannesburg – Retour

Dernière journée pour faire une activité ou simplement relaxer avant de prendre l’avion en soirée pour le retour à Montréal où vous arrivez le lendemain (PD/-/-)

Il est nécessaire d’avoir un esprit ouvert et flexible. Les voyages d’aventure peuvent être par nature imprévisibles, dû à la température, aux migrations d’animaux, aux conditions de la route et à une multitude d’autres facteurs et inconvénients que l’on rencontre dans les pays en voie de développement
et qui peuvent nécessiter un changement d’itinéraire à tout moment.

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