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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Tailor Made Journeys
Location: Mozambique
Length: 10 Days
Accommodation Comfort: Safari Chic
Priced From: $6932.00





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Explore Gorongosa Camp
Vamizi Island Lodge

AREAS VISITED:
MOZAMBIQUE
Beira
Gorongosa National Park
Vamizi Island




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MOZAMBIQUE BUSH AND SEA SAFARI

Big Game Safari & Underwater Adventure

Overview

A land of contrasts – remote bush, magnificent beaches and underwater wonderlands. This tour combines two of the country’s best experiences: a safari in the Gorongosa National Park, as well as beach time on stunning Vamizi Island.

The greater Gorongosa region is ecologically unique. Situated at the southernmost end of the Great African Rift Valley, this park is home to a great diversity of animals and plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. There is an excellent population of African elephant and lions, plus the rarely seen fire squirrels of the rainforest.

Vamizi Island is the most stunning in a series of islands located off the coast of Mozambique. Diving is good all year, and the crystal-clear waters never drop below 77 degrees. Most of the reefs are in pristine condition and lie close to the shore. They offer a profusion of colorful soft corals which are host to some of the most amazing marine life in the world. Whether you snorkel or scuba dive, the remote island experience will be long remembered!



Bush safari and beach relaxation

Unique Gorongosa National Park

Walking safaris and game drives

Stunning Vamizi Island

Diving, swimming, fishing, snorkeling and more


Day 01: Beira – Gorongosa National Park
Day 02: Gorongosa National Park
Day 03: Gorongosa National Park
Day 04: Gorongosa National Park
Day 05: Gorongosa National Park
Day 06: Gorongosa – Vamizi Island
Day 07: Vamizi Island
Day 08: Vamizi Island
Day 09: Vamizi Island
Day 10: Vamizi Island / Your Journey Onwards

Full Itinerary


 
 

DAY 1 Beira – Gorongosa National Park

Arrive in Beira, where you will be met by a Born Free representative and head out by road to Gorongosa National Park! A brief afternoon game drive will take you to Chitengo, the park headquarters, and the Explore Gorongosa Camp for the evening.

Explore Gorongosa Camp (Dinner)

DAY 2 – 5 Gorongosa National Park

Spend these days exploring with the first private operator in Mozambique’s flagship national park. With a maximum capacity of only eight guests at any one time, Explore Gorongosa offers a truly intimate, private and unique safari experience. Explore Gorongosa specializes in walking safaris and also offers game drives in the park. The Gorongosa Park Restoration Project is slowly restoring the numbers of wildlife in the park, and birding is excellent, with rare birds found in the rainforests atop Mount Gorongosa.

Explore Gorongosa Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6 Gorongosa To Vamizi Island

Continue overland through this magnificent country to the airstrip, where you will connect with a flight to Pemba and Vamizi Island. On arrival you will be warmly welcomed and driven to the Vamizi Island Lodge, the only lodge in the area. Depending on your arrival time, you can choose to relax, walk the white sand beaches or sail the ocean blue.

Crusoe invented castaway chic, but Vamizi Island Lodge defines it, with thirteen impossibly romantic timber villas strung loosely along one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Vamizi Island Lodge (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7 – 9 Vamizi Island

Vamizi s near-perfect white coral beaches and breathtakingly beautiful shallows are just the beginning. Beneath the surface of the Vamizi seas is an outstanding reef scape – mountains, valleys, plateau and cliffs- teeming with a bewildering amount of sea life, from whales, dolphins, turtles and reef sharks to Gregorian corals and giant clams. Whether you want to dive, fish, swim or snorkel, this is the place!

Vamizi Island Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10 Vamizi Island And Your Journey Onwards

After breakfast, spend your morning on the beach before bidding farewell to Mozambique and boarding your onward international flight.

(Breakfast)

Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff Rates per person, US dollars

Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy

Rates are for land arrangements and internal air as specified:
Pemba – Vemizi Island (included at current rate, subject to change)
International airfare not included.
The Born Free Travel Desk will assist in the coordination of the most cost-effective air schedule.

If tour dates fall between seasons, the rate may vary.
Holiday surcharges may apply.

TOUR DATES:
Contact the Born Free office for departure dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
This tour is operated by an associate and subject to a minimum number of passengers to operate. Should the minimum number of guests not be met, we will offer one of the following options: offer an alternative date; modify services, if necessary, with the approval of the traveler; or an optional supplement will be offered. Should no alternative be acceptable, Born Free will offer a full refund of all monies received. Accommodations are subject to change; you will be notified of these changes in advance whenever possible. Substitutions would be in the same or better category.

IS THIS TRIP NOT EXACTLY AS YOU WISH?
Not to worry. Born Free will customize your trip. Custom does not mean more expensive – in some cases, it may even be less. Custom means doing what you want, when you want, in the style you want. A Born Free specialist will listen to your ideas and/or advise you of hidden gems that you may not be aware of. Call 800-372-3274.



Meet and greet services at the airport; All transfers to and from airports, hotels and lodges; Accommodations as specified in the itinerary (subject to confirmation); Meals as specified in the itinerary; All touring and game activities as specified in the itinerary; All entrance fees; Professional English-speaking guides; Hotel & local tourism taxes

Born Free is Fully Insured * U.S. Bank Account * Assistance with Visas and International Airfare

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfare; internal airfare (required from Durban – Port Elizabeth; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; airport departure taxes, unless noted; gratuities to dining room and room staff; gratuities to private guides; meals other then what is stated; beverages; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges.

Gratuities are not included for local guides and are at the traveler’s discretion and should be based on the level of satisfaction of the services received. Recommended guidelines for each safari will be provided on the Born Free pre-tour documentation.

HOW TO JOIN A TOUR:
Call the Born Free office at 800-372-3274 to request space availability and departure dates. We will also assist in coordinating the best airfares or guiding you on how to use your points or mileage. If you are planning to make your own air arrangements please request a suggested flight schedule from us first.