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Experience Dugongo
SAFARI IN KRUGER, DIVING IN TOFO
& BAZARUTO ARCHIPELAGO

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15 days/ 14 nights

accommodation

accommodations

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FGASA certified guides

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snacks & drinks

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minimum 4 people

transfer

pick up & transfers

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reef dives

language

your language

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4 different destinations

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photographic safari

guide

private divemaster

beach

beach

food

breakfasts

guide

private safari guide

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PADI/ SSI certified guides

price

3.665€

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Imagine on the same trip being able to see the Big Five on land and the Big Five at sea up close and personal, and to top it all off by seeing one of the most elusive marine animals on the planet, the dugong! 
 

We start the trip with a 3 day minimum game drive to see a small part of the vast expanse of the iconic Kruger National Park. We will follow a route where we will be staying in different camps inside the park, getting to know the diversity of fauna and flora that it offers. 
 

On the last scheduled day of the overland safari we will depart in the morning, then cross the border into Mozambique and head to the fabulous Naara Lodge in Chidenguele, where we will spend a couple of nights and get some much deserved rest.
In this enclave, kayaks and canoes will allow us to see the fabulous Lake Inhampavala.
 

The next day, and after having 'recharged our batteries', we head to Praia do Tofo to dive in what we like to call the sea of encounters, where whales, whale sharks, reef and oceanic sharks, rays, sea turtles, dolphins and endless species of tropical fish await us.

After our days of diving in Tofo, we head 300km north to explore the Bazaruto Archipelago Marine Park, believed to be the last viable population of dugongs on the east coast of the African continent.


Where to fly
We recommend flying to Maputo with TAP Airlines. This flight arrives early in the morning and gives us time to arrive before the gates of the Kruger National Park close that day. Other airlines that also fly to Maputo are Emirates, Qatar, or Turkish. Optionally, you can also fly to Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga Airport in South Africa via Johannesburg. 

For the return flight, the local airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) and Airlink fly from Vilanculos to Maputo and Johannesburg. 
 

We can adjust the itinerary according to your flexibility and preferences.
From your arrival in Africa until your departure, we will always be by your side to accompany you in this experience.

itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVAL TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

  • Arrival at Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (South Africa) or Maputo International Airport (Mozambique).

  • There we will be waiting for you, and after the necessary formalities at the airport, we will transfer by road to the Kruger National Park (KNP, in South Africa). 

  • Once we enter the Park, and depending on the time of arrival, we will take the opportunity to do a first afternoon safari. 

  • The gates to the Park and the camps inside the Park close between 17:30 - 18:30 depending on the time of year. 

  • The main gates we use to enter the park are the Crocodile Gate and Malelane Gate. 

  • On arrival at the camp we will check into the bungalows and have dinner at the camp restaurant (not included). 

Close up of Lion face

Day 2 to day 3

SAFARI IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

  • Daily breakfast early in the morning half an hour before the opening of the camp.

  • We will do 2 full days game drive in the Kruger National Park (Big 5 territory) where we explore the huge area from the south of the Park to the Shingwedzi River area in the north. 

  • During the day we will make several stops at picnic areas and rest areas.

  • We will make the most of the day until we reach the next camp where we will spend the night. 

  • Dinners, which are not included, will be in the camp restaurants, or we will prepare a barbecue for ourselves. 

  • Optional activities that can be arranged are early morning game drives, or a night safari.

  • More information about the safari day, HERE!

Giraffes on safari

Day 4

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - CHIDENGUELE

  • Breakfast half an hour before the camp opens.

  • Morning game drive in the direction of the departure gate. 

  • Before noon we will leave the park and drive to the next destination, Praia de Chidenguele, approximately 8 hours across the Komatipoort/Ressano Garcia border. 

  • Lunch, which is not included, will be en route. 

  • On arrival we will check in at the lodge, and dinner will be waiting for us at the lodge's restaurant (not included).

Cheetah running on safari road

Day 5

CHIDENGUELE - LAKE INHAMPAVALA

  • First coffee/tea in the tent and then breakfast.

  • Free day to relax or practice activities at Inhampavala Lagoon. Activities included: kayaking, stand up paddle, canoeing, board games, billiards. Activities not included: motorized activities in the lagoon (boat trip on the lagoon, wakeboarding...).

  • Lunch and dinner at the accommodation (not included). Accommodation in luxury tents overlooking the lagoon.

Pool with lake view

Day 6

ARRIVAL TO TOFO BEACH

  • Breakfast at the lodge. Morning at leisure to rest or do some activities at Inhampavala Lagoon. 

  • Preferably lunch before departure (not included), and then transfer to Praia do Tofo, approximately 4 hours. 

  • Arrival in the afternoon, check in at the accommodation and at the dive centre.

  • Free afternoon to visit the fishing village of Tofo and the neighbouring Praia da Barra. 

  • Dinner, which is not included, can be arranged at the accommodation or at a restaurant in the village.

Robert, your dive guide, with manta underwater

Day 7 to day 11

DIVING TOFO

  • Daily breakfasts at the accommodation.

  • Transfers to the dive centre, when necessary. We will do 2 dives per day in the morning, with an optional third dive in the afternoon or another activity. 

  • Lunches and dinners are not included, and will be at the accommodation or in the village restaurants.

  • More information about diving in Tofo; HERE!

Humpback Whales right below surface

Day 12

TRANSFER TO VILANCULOS

  • Breakfast at the accommodation. Morning at leisure or optional activity. 

  • After lunch in Tofo, transfer by road to Vilanculos, approximately 4 hours. 

  • On arrival we will check in at the lodge. 

  • Dinner, which is not included, can be arranged at the lodge or in a restaurant in the village of Vilanculos.

Road towards Mozambique

Day 13 to day 14

DIVING IN VILANCULOS

  • Daily breakfast at the accommodation. 

  • Daily transfers to the dive centre, where after preparing the diving equipment and filling in the necessary documentation for the Marine Park, we head out by zodiac to the Bazaruto Archipelago, approximately 45 minutes.  

  • 2 dives per day, with lunch included on Bazaruto Island, and search for dugongs between dives, and at the end of the dives (depending on the tides).

  • By 16.30 we are back on the mainland.  

  • Dinners, which are not included, can be arranged at the accommodation or in a restaurant in the village of Vilanculos. 

  • More information about the dive day HERE!

Shallow water and view of Dugong with pretty sunlight shining through surface water

Day 15

DEPARTURE

  • Breakfast at the accommodation. 

  • Transfer to Vilanculos Airport (15 min).

Underwater view of reef fish

INCLUDES:

  • Assistance at the arrival airport

  • Transfers during the route Kruger - Chidenguele - Praia do Tofo - Vilanculos

  • 3 nights accommodation (double or twin bungalow) within the Kruger National Park

  • 3 full days game viewing safari in Kruger National Park

  • Private covered 4x4 safari vehicle

  • Entrance and conservation fees to Kruger National Park

  • Private FGASA-certified safari guide in Kruger

  • Water and snacks during all safaris

  • 2 nights' luxury tented accommodation (double or twin) in Chidenguele

  • Use of kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle at Inhampavala Lagoon

  • 6 nights accommodation (double or twin room), in Praia do Tofo

  • 10 dives at Praia do Tofo (with option for more)

  • Scuba diving tanks and weights at Tofo

  • Ocean Safaris between dives in search of megafauna

  • Snorkelling with marine megafauna when possible

  • Reef fees and government fees

  • Private and certified Divemaster

  • 3 nights accommodation (double or twin room), in Vilanculos 

  • 4 scuba dives in the Bazaruto Archipelago

  • Scuba tanks and weights in the Bazaruto Archipelago

  • Search for dugongs on boat transfers and between dives

  • Snorkelling on the reefs of the Archipelago between dives 

  • 2 lunches on Bazaruto Island

  • Bazaruto Archipelago Marine Park Fees

  • Private and certified Divemaster in the Bazaruto Archipelago

  • Refreshments and snacks on the boats at both dive destinations

  • Breakfasts at the various accommodations throughout the trip

  • Local guide

  • Transfer to Vilanculos airport

  • Assistance at the departure airport

EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic flights

  • Entry visas to Mozambique

  • Diving equipment (8€ per dive)

  • Enriched air Nitrox (5€ per dive)

  • Meals not specified above

  • Optional activities during the trip

  • Travel and dive insurance (recommended)

3.665€

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

• 50% deposit required to confirm the booking of the Experience, and remaining 50% to be paid 60 days prior to arrival • All payments done by providing bank card details will carry an extra 5% (bank fees) • All payments done through PayPal will carry an extra 5% • All payments done by bank transfers to be done using “banking our instructions” (client pays all bank transfer charges) • By paying the deposit you are deemed to have accepted our terms & conditions • Cancellations before 60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of total booking amount (during local public holidays will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total booking amount) • Cancellations after 60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total booking amount • Dive trips being cancelled due to bad weather not refundable • If as a result of a major force, such as the current pandemic caused by Covid-19 the trip cannot be made on the scheduled dates, the amount paid is not refundable and the trip will be rescheduled for other dates in accordance with the availability of the client and Mozambique Experience •

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lodgig

During the stay on the land safari we stay in the camps offered by the Kruger National Park. They all have bungalows with capacities from 1 to 4 people, private bathrooms, electricity, barbecue, private and/or community kitchen, laundry, first aid center, shop, restaurant and cafeteria.
Depending on the budget, we can opt for the option of staying in 'huts', which are smaller bungalows with a shared bathroom.

The rest are the options we have to stay between Chidenguele and Praia do Tofo.
All of these include en-suite rooms with the possibility of a double bed or separate beds, cleaning service, Wi-fi, 24-hour security, and some with a swimming pool, bar and restaurant.

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