Mozambique Freestyle For Solo Travelers (9 Days)

Mozambique and South Africa

2019/03/07
  • Price: $1,891
  • AGE RANGE: 16 to 65 year olds
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel, Lodge, Chalet
  • MAX GROUP SIZE: 14
  • TRANSPORTATION: Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
  • PHYSICAL RATING: Easy
  • TRAVEL STYLE: Self-Guided, Diving

 

Highlights

 

Start and end in Johannesburg! With the self-guided tour Mozambique Freestyle For Solo Travelers , you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Johannesburg, South Africa and 3 other destinations in Africa. Mozambique Freestyle For Solo Travelers is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, meals, transport and more.

 

Tour Itinerary

 

Pristine white beaches, translucent azure seas, stunning marine life, colourful crafts, and relaxation aplenty await you on this 9 day tour of bustling Maputo and the beaches of the Mozambique. This tour departs every Sunday and Wednesday with no minimum passenger numbers, offering you the traveller the ultimate in flexibility. Every aspect of the tour is pre-booked and arranged to ensure a seamless travelling experience. 


Day 1: Johannesburg - Maputo 
In and around Maputo  
Departing Johannesburg in the mid-morning on a domestic flight, you will arrive one hour later in Maputo. Having cleared customs, the transfer service to your hotel will be waiting for you. After checking in to your room at the luxurious Southern Sun, you will be collected in an air conditioned mini bus at 2pm for your guided afternoon city tour. You may have the luxury of the bus and guide all to yourself, or there may be additional travellers to enjoy the experience with you. Maputo, with its uniquely Latino-African flavour, is steeped in history and tradition. Stops include the Fortress, Central Market, Museum of Natural History, Railway Station and FEIMA curio market. You will also pass by the City Hall, Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens and Steel House. At 5pm you will return to your hotel. The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.

  • Accommodation: Southern Sun Maputo Room
  • Included activity: Three hour Maputo city tour


Day 2: Maputo - Barra Beach, Inhambane  
After a scrumptious breakfast you will be collected by your transfer service at 9am for the drive by air conditioned mini bus to Barra. Please note that there may be additional passengers on the mini bus with you. Postcard-perfect Barra beach, with its azure sea and white sandy beaches, offers spectacular diving and arrangements can be made to dive here on days 4-6. You will arrive in Barra at approximately 4.30pm. A driver will be waiting to take you to your lodge. Here you will be checked in for a relaxing afternoon at leisure. Tonight you will enjoy a delicious Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Bayview Lodge / Neptune’s Lodge Chalet

 

Day 3: Barra Beach-Inhambane

Today you will take a guided walk to a local reef where a rare sighting of seahorses will be possible. Equipped with mask and snorkel, you will have ample time to explore and search for these unique and beautiful creatures. This activity takes place at low tide, in order to enable the walk to the reef. You will be advised the evening before the departure time.

  • Accommodation: Bayview Lodge / Neptune’s Lodge Chalet
  • Included activity: Walking tour to seahorse reef

 

Day 4: Barra Beach-Inhambane

Subject to availability, today would be a good day for an optional ocean safari with snorkelling, or a dive at one of Barra’s many exceptional dive sites. There may also be the chance to take a catamaran ride out to one of the many islands in the area. Barra is home to one of the world’s largest whale shark populations - in the summer months sightings are more likely, and groups of up to 30 sharks are sometimes seen! The magnificent manta ray, and pods of playful dolphins are also on the list of possibilities. Alternatively, you may wish to climb aboard a local taxi or “matatu” and head off to Tofo, to visit the craft market there. A range of colourful and interesting trinkets and crafts are on offer.

  • Accommodation: Bayview Lodge / Neptune’s Lodge Chalet
  • Optional activities: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit, catamaran ride to islands

 

Day 5: Barra Beach-Inhambane

Another day to soak up the sun on the sunbeds on the beach, hang out the Neptune bar mingling with other travellers, or enjoying one of the many optional activities on offer in the area.

  • Accommodation: Bayview Lodge / Neptune’s Lodge Chalet
  • Optional activities: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit, catamaran ride to islands


Day 6: Barra Beach-Inhambane

A final day for you to laze around, soaking up the sun on the beautiful Barra beach, or to enjoy one of the many optional activities on offer.

  • Accommodation: Bayview Lodge / Neptune’s Lodge Chalet
  • Optional activities: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit, catamaran ride to islands

 

Day 7: Vilankulos

Vilankulo is a coastal town in the Vilanculos district of Inhambane. The town is named after local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, and some of the locals are named after his sons. From here you are ideally positioned to explore the Bazaruto Archipelago. Snorkelling the reef gives a glimpse into the richness of the Indian Ocean, and the spectacular sea life to be found here. A private transfer service will take you from Barra to Vilanculos. After settling in, you will be free to enjoy an optional township tour or simply enjoy the beach. You will also receive information about the Bazaruto island hopping dhow excursion taking place tomorrow. All meals will be cooked by the lodge for you for the duration of your stay.

  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Sailaway Chalets Tented chalet


Day 8: Vilankulo

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Meals will be provided, so all you need to do is relax and soak up the sun.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Sailaway Chalets Tented chalet


Day 9: Johannesburg

After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Vilanculos Airport for your flight to Johannesburg, departing in the early afternoon. The flight will take approximately 1.5 hours. You may fly home directly or opt for a night in Johannesburg. We can assist with booking your accommodation and any day trips you may wish to do in Johannesburg.

  • Meals: Breakfast

 

Tour Services

 

Included

  • Accommodation

Every aspect of the tour is pre-booked and arranged to ensure a seamless travelling experience. 

Room Types: Hotel Room , Chalet , Tented Chalet

  • Flights

Flight from Johannesburg to Maputo

Flight from Vilanculos to Johannesburg

  • Meals

3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners 

This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.

  • Transport

We make use of a very good transfer service and domestic flights in lieu of dedicated vehicle.

  • Additional Services

-The following activities are included in the tour price:

-A traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner in Barra

-3 hour Maputo city afternoon tour

-Snorkelling with seahorses, Barra

-Full day dhow safari, Vilanculos

-Flight from Johannesburg to Maputo

-Flight from Vilanculos to Johannesburg

 

Not Included

  • Guide

No guide accompanies this tour. 

  • Insurance

Comprehensive travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory on all tours. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has this insurance in place and the required paperwork to prove such before embarking on the tour. Any resulting consequence of not having this paperwork is the sole responsibility of the client.

 

  • Optional

There are a range of activities that you can choose to participate in that are not included as part of your tour. The pricing is indicated below. Please note that these prices are indicative only, and are subject to change without notice. Please also note that these activities are subject to availability.

Activities

Scuba diving, Barra - per dive incl equipment hire Mozambique From R 600

Quad biking, Barra (2.5 hours) Mozambique R 400

Horse riding , Tofo (1.5 hours) Mozambique R 250

Surfing, Tofo (board hire per hour) Mozambique R 100

  • Additional Services

Visas

Meals unless otherwise stated

Travel insurance: mandatory

Tips

 

Cancellation Policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1891 for Mozambique Freestyle For Solo Travelers.

 

 

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.

  • TYPHOID

Recommended for South Africa and Mozambique. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • HEPATITIS A

Recommended for South Africa and Mozambique. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • CHOLERA

Recommended for South Africa and Mozambique. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • TUBERCULOSIS

Recommended for South Africa and Mozambique. Ideally 3 months before travel.

  • HEPATITIS B

Recommended for South Africa and Mozambique. Ideally 2 months before travel.

  • YELLOW FEVER

Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa and Mozambique. Ideally 10 days before travel.

  • RABIES

Recommended for Mozambique. Ideally 1 month before travel.

 

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,903 km.

  • Johannesburg (South Africa): 454 km
  • Maputo (Mozambique): 366 km
  • Inhambane (Mozambique): 209 km
  • Vilanculos (Mozambique): 874 km
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
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