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Adventure Travel and Holidays in Southern Africa

Easy Africa Overland
(Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa)

 
  Overview
Day Destination Country
1 Lilongwe - to Monkey Bay Malawi
2 Monkey Bay Malawi
3 Monkey Bay Malawi
4 Monkey Bay Malawi
5 Liwonde National Park Malawi
6 Liwonde National Park Malawi
7 Zomba Plateau Malawi
8 Zomba Plateau Malawi
9 Blantyre Malawi
10 Zambezi River Mozambique
11 Gorongosa National Park Mozambique
12 Gorongosa National Park Mozambique
13 Vilanculos Mozambique
14 Vilanculos Mozambique
15 Inhambane Mozambique
16 Inhambane Mozambique
17 Inhambane Mozambique
18 Bilene Mozambique
19 Massingir Dam Mozambique
20 Kruger National Park - Letaba South Africa
21 Kruger National Park - Letaba South Africa
22 Johannesburg South Africa
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Monkey Bay - Lake Malawi - relaxed Africa!
 
Monkey Bay - Lake Malawi

Description

This is the safari for those who want to experience a bit of "Easy Africa" - the relaxed pace of Malawi - with a bit of "Real Africa" - the Northern regions of Mozambique and the Gorongosa National Park.

Then some of the pristine beaches and aquatic activities that go with it - diving, snorkelling, sun tanning, relaxing - Vilanculos, Inhambane and Bilene.

And to end the tour - a trip through the Greater Kruger Transfrontier Park - wildlife spectacular!

 

Duration 21 nights / 22 days
Kilometres Approx 4500km
Tour Start Lilongwe
Tour Finish Johannesburg

This tour can be extended by three days by following the route through the Limpopo Transfrontier Park and entering the Kruger National Park at the Pafuri Gate in the far Northern part of the park.

Your tour starts in Lilongwe - the capital city of Malawi. A spectacular drive over the escarpment takes you to Monkey Bay. Relax time - on the beach, go fishing, snorkelling, take a walk through the local village. Here we take out the fishing rods and enjoy the easy life. There are a few interesting day trips which we will offer for those who are looking for some adrenalin. The world’s first freshwater National Park is situated at Cape MaClear, and offers great opportunity to snorkelers whilst the bird lovers will have the photographic opportunities of fish eagles, cormorants and hamerkops.

From Monkey Bay we move on to Liwonde - a beautiful park situated on the Shire River. Game viewing, sunset cruises, barbecues. Possibly the best bird watching will be had at here, where the river attracts varied birdlife – and even the Pel’s fishing owl is often seen.

A short drive to the Zomba Plateau. Mountain scenery and a fantastic place for walking. Then it is on to Blantyre, the commercial centre of Malawi. A one-night stop to re-supply. The next day  a border crossing into Mozambique and then back roads to the Zambezi River. We overnight at a small lodge overlooking the river.

Heading into Mozambique we take on the challenge of the Gorongoza National Park. With its 1.2 million hectares of open plains, bush, swamp and waterways, Gorongosa is truly a small piece of forgotten paradise. Gorongoza is undergoing a period of transformation and has many projects underway to re-instate it to its former glory.

Lake Malawi Sunset
For those who have had enough of game watching, we head down the pristine coastline from Vilanculos to Inhambane and Bilene. The opportunity to visit the Bazaruto Islands, the local markets, go fishing / snorkelling  / scuba diving, meet with the local people, each seafood fresh from the Indian ocean and over indulge in the “good life”, awaits you. After several days of sun and beach we peel off to the new Transfrontier Limpopo Park. The dirt roads to Massingir Dam will take you off the beaten track and into the new Park.  We spend the next day making our way back into South Africa and into the Kruger National Park, where we will overnight for two nights in Letaba. Enjoying a last evening together and sharing the stories of our adventures you will look back on the most spectacular trip you ever could have had.

 

Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Mulanje Highlands - Malawi Woodcutters on the Zomba Plateau - Malawi Baobab Trees - Greater Limpopo Transfronteir Park

Monkey Bay - Malawi

 

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