Maputo Special Reserve 5 Days / 4 Nights (3*)
Welcome to Mozambique!
This vast country abounds in treasures, landscapes and paradises, each more extraordinary than the last. This extension will enable you to discover the southern part of the country, where the wildlife of Maputo National Park blends with the beauty of an exceptional coastline. Ideal for a variety of landscapes and activities!
- Bed & Breakfast with stunning views over Maputo Bay
- Explore Mozambique's largest city
- Spend two nights in one of earth's 36 biologically richest and most endangered ecoregions, the Maputo Special Reserve
- Enjoy a guided tour of the city
- Airport Pick-up and Drop-off included
Mozambique's capital, Maputo, is known for its well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture. With its beautiful art deco architecture and its exceptional setting on a hill overlooking the glittering Maputo Bay, the city of Maputo once sparkled as the 'Riviera' of Southern Africa.
Set off the beaten track, the Maputo National Park, referred to as the Maputo Elephant Reserve until 1969, was established in 1960 to protect the elephant population in the region. Now, one of earth's 36 biologically richest and most endangered ecoregions, the Maputo Special Reserve is a crucial component of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation and Resource Area. This beautiful piece of untouched wilderness provides a sanctuary for an extraordinarily diverse array of African wildlife, including impressive flocks of vibrant flamingos and exotic birds. Keep an eye out for leopard, antelope, crocodile, hippo, side-striped jackal, zebra, kudu, baboon and bushpig. It is also renowned for its population of over 400 elephants that graze in large herds on the open floodplains or explore the dense dune forests.
Inclusions and Exclusions:
Accommodation in Bed & Breakfast "Figtree Guesthouse"
Airport Transfer and Transfer to Maputo National Park
Entrance Fees to Maputo National Park
guided tour of Maputo
Sponsorship of a child's monthly expenses at A CASA AMARELA MOZAMBIQUE (www.atibavoyage.com/nos-engagements)
meals not mentioned
Day 1 : Figtree Guest House, Maputo
Previously called Lourenco Marques, Maputo is Mozambique's largest city and home to the country's most famous harbour. It is well-equipped with a wide selection of hotels, supermarkets, restaurants, a vibrant cultural scene and open-air sidewalk cafes lining the streets. Visitors can stroll down the jacaranda-lined streets of the Baixa neighbourhood in the Old Town, explore the Praca da Independencia square, discover the Neoclassical City Hall and view the unique bronze-domed Maputo Railway Station. Other popular activities include visiting Catembe and Ponta d'Oura's beautiful beaches as well as snorkelling and scuba diving in the warm Mozambican waters.
Figtree Guesthouse provides a bed & breakfast service offering stunning views over Maputo bay. Perfectly located in a secure, and central neighborhood in the heart of Maputo. Each suite is elegantly furnished in a tasteful blend of Mozambican, African and European styles. Every room is fully equipped with air conditioning, cable TV and personal safes. Wireless internet service and international calling are available.
(Bed & Breakfast, Tea and Coffee included)
Day 2 - 4 : Ponta Membene, Maputo National Park
Measuring just under 1,500 km², this expansive region links a mosaic of marine, coastal and inland landscapes that offer significant conservation value and potential for high-value tourism. Home to exquisite lakes, floodplains, mangrove swamps, woodlands, and forested dunes sweeping down to unspoilt golden sand beaches, this beautiful piece of untouched wilderness provides a sanctuary for an extraordinarily diverse array of African wildlife, including impressive flocks of vibrant flamingos and exotic birds. Keep an eye out for leopard, antelope, crocodile, hippo, side-striped jackal, zebra, kudu, baboon and bushpig. It is also renowned for its population of over 400 elephants that graze in large herds on the open floodplains or explore the dense dune forests.
Ponta Membene is nestled in the core of Maputo Special Reserve’s coastal forest. Accommodation is offered in self- catering Dune and Forest Chalets, as well as campsites. The campsites are equipped with hot showers, a USB plug point, 18h to 22h electricity, a water tap, and braai facilities. Other services and facilities include limited Wi-Fi, a reception, a restaurant, and swimming pools.
(Half Board - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks Included)
Day 4: Figtree Guest House, Maputo
After breakfast, you drive through the Park to your Guesthouse in Maputo. Your driver will drop you off at Feima for lunch (not included), and then you're off on a guided tour of the city! You'll discover the secrets of Maputo and soak up its vibrant, colorful, and post-colonial atmosphere
(Bed & Breakfast, Tea and Coffee included)
Day 5 : End of Itinerary
Airport Transfer to Maputo Airport
(Bed & Breakfast)
Inclusions and Exclusions
Roundtrip transfers between Maputo International Airport and Figtree Guesthouse (Day 1 and Day 5)
Transfers to and from Figtree Guesthouse and Ponta Membene open Jeep vehicle, a Safari through Maputo National Park (Day 2 and Day 4),
Entrance fees to Maputo National Park
A guided tour of Maputo with our guide (Day 4)
Sponsorship of a child's monthly expenses at A CASA AMARELA MOZAMBIQUE
International and national airport taxes,
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary above,
Visa fees on arrival in Mozambique (approx. $10),
Any insurance required for your trip to the country.
Cancellation policy :
+ More than 30 days before departure: deposit (60%)
30 days -> 20 days before departure: 80% of the total cost of the trip 20 days -> 1 day before departure: 100% of the total cost of the trip
Travel policy :
A visa is required for Mozambique. A passport valid for at least 6 months after the return date is required for Mozambique.
Booking policy :
A deposit of 60% is required to confirm your trip. The balance must be paid one month before departure. Please note that, depending on the date of confirmation of your stay, the exchange rate is currently very volatile, and this may have an impact on the price of your stay. Obviously, any confirmed stay will not be subject to an increase due to the exchange rate.