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Zimbabwe and Mozambique Vacation

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to Mozambique and Zimbabwe

This unique safari and beach vacation explores 2 areas of extraordinary natural beauty, Vilanculos in Mozambique and Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. Both remain largely undiscovered.  Spend an unforgettable 4 nights at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge and 4 nights at Santorini Mozambique. Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe is one of Africa's last remaining pristine wildernesses which you can enjoy on exhilarating game drives or excursions to the epic Chilojo Cliffs.

End the day enjoying sundowners on the Save River, sharing stories around the campfire. In Mozambique, go whale watching, sand boarding down the red cliffs of Vilanculos, paddling right in front of the villa, kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing. There is a spa at the resort to unwind in after all the activity.  

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • 4 nights - Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 4 nights - Santorini Mozambique, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
  • Ends - Transfer to Vilanculous for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Mozambique, Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Johannesburg Airport and connect onto a light aircraft flight to Buffalo Range Airport. You will be met by a guide and taken to the lodge in the Gonarezhou National Park.

  • 4 nights

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
All Inclusive | Luxury Room

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Day 5 - 9

Today you will be transferred to Mahenye Airstrip for a light aircraft flight to Vilanculos in Mozambique. You will then be met and driven to your lodge.

  • 4 nights

Villa Santorini
All Inclusive | Villa

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Day 9

Return to Vilanculous Airport where you will catch a flight to Johannesburg and connect with your international flight home.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Whale Shark
    Whale Shark
  • Sable
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle
    Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Leatherback Turtle
    Leatherback Turtle
  • Kudu
  • Impala
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Dugong
  • Coral
  • Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
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