Maputo Special Reserve 5 Days / 4 Nights (5*)
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 multiple opportunities to relax after a long day
- 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 "Joli 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 : Joli GuestHouse, 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.
With a prime location in the quiet Sommerschield neighborhood, there is no better place to relax after a busy day. Quality and comfort are complemented by the stunning décor and beautifully restored family home. With a welcoming service, great breakfast, cold beer and various spaces to chill out at the end of the day, convert Joli the perfect place to stay.
(Bed and Breakfast, Tea and Coffee Included)
Day 2 - 4 : Anvil Bay Lodge, Maputo Special Reserve
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.
Reach your lodge through Maputo National Park! You'll enjoy a very special safari-style transfer to Anvil Bay, located on the seafront inside Maputo National Park. This unique experience combines fascinating wildlife with the calm of an exceptional coastline. Anvil Bay is a private and exclusive luxury barefoot beach camp in Mozambique’s most southern national park. Miles of untouched beaches, an ocean teeming with marine life to explore, a dream destination for nature lovers in search of the perfect get away from it all. During your stay, enjoy the calm of the beach and take the pulse of this very special seaside rhythm. You can explore the coastline by bike, enjoy the deep blue sea in your kayak or let the rhythm of the waves carry you along on your paddle.
(Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch / Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks Included)
*All non-motorized activities are included in your stay at Anvil Bay
Day 4: Joli GuestHouse, 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 Joli Guesthouse (Day 1 and Day 5)
Transfers to and from Joli Guesthouse and Anvil Bay 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.