Gorongosa Gerbil Fly-in: In full
Spend 12-days in Mozambique on a trip that combines an off-beat safari with some time on a pristine beach; start your holiday with 4 nights at Explore Gorongosa on safari in the magical Gorongosa National Park, followed by 5 nights at Quilálea Private Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago where you can enjoy a some relaxing beach time.
This trip includes international flights from London with South African Airways and all your internal flights and transfers. However the internal flights required to get between these remote areas are not daily, and so talk to us about how to best plan your trip.
Depart in the evening on your overnight flight from London to Johannesburg with South African Airways
4 nights at Explore Gorongosa (full board & activities) | Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
On arrival in Johannesburg, connect onto another South African Airways
flight to Beira which takes approximately 90-minutes. On arrival you will be met by a driver, who will take you for the three-hour drive to reach Gorongosa National Park. This is quite a lengthy road transfer but it is also an interesting one that passes through small towns and rural villages, giving you a real insight into local life. At the gate of the park you will be met by your guide and for the next four days, you will explore this fascinating park on foot or in a 4WD vehicle. Gorongosa National Park was heavily poached throughout the civil war of the eighties, however the game is recovering quickly by being actively repopulated. That said, the real draw here is the fantastic sense of wilderness you get – Explore Gorongosa is the only camp in the park! Old Africa hands or travellers looking for something off-beat will love this park and camp.
5 nights at Quilalea Island Resort (full board) | Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
On your final morning in Gorongosa, drive back to Beira and connect onto a flight to the town of Pemba – the gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago. Here you will catch your light aircraft transfer to Quirimba Island which takes approximately 20-minutes, and connect onto a boat to Quilálea Private Island. Spend your days here relaxing, or sampling the variety of activities such as the excellent diving, snorkelling, exploring the island and sampling spa treatments.
Depart mid-morning after a leisurely breakfast, for your boat and flight transfer to Pemba International Airport. Catch your flight back to Johannesburg, and on to your overnight flight back to London with South African Airways
You will arrive at London Heathrow in the early morning, having had a fantastic safari and beach holiday in two of Africa’s most interesting destinations. You also handily have plenty of time for onward connections.
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