Here, the deep sand and thick bush doesn’t slow down the spirit of adventure that the Maputo Special Reserve offers you. Without a big effort, in our specialized vehicle, you will find the vast open areas, where Elephants refresh themselves with long mud baths.

Huge fresh water lagoons nourish a great variety of birds, host the laziness of the Hippos and complete the scenery for the jumps and runs of several Antelope Species.

A sky with millions of stars will be the starter for the delicious meals prepared by our Chef. The fire will bring light to the darkness of the night, so when you wake up from a quiet sleep, you will find out that here, the African savannah meets the Indian Ocean.

  • Our guide will pick you up early morning at your accommodation. A light breakfast will be served on board of our vehicle.
  • We will cross the ferry boat to the South side of Maputo Bay called Catembe. In case the ferry boat has a long waiting period we will drive around the Maputo Bay towards Catembe.
  • We will carry on our trip towards the Reserve, passing in the small village of Salamanga, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local bread factory and an Hindu temple (optional stop).
  • The expected time of arrival at the Reserve gates, is between 08.30 Am – 09.00 Am, or earlier.
  • Has we drive along the Reserve you will discover the unique aspects of the wild and its magnificent ecosystems filled with rich and extraordinary biomes.
  • We will stop around 12.30 Pm – 1.00 Pm for a Lunch nearby a beautiful lagoon.
  • Later in the afternoon you can enjoy a magnificent setting of the African sun while our Team will be setting up the camp.
  • Dinner at the camp with delicious traditional African recipes.
  • Enjoy a cozy fire and observation of the starry sky and its constellations.
  • Once you wake up, you will enjoy a full breakfast made by our camp Chef.
  • We will do a morning drive in search of wildlife.
  • After the drive we will return to the camp for Lunch.
  • We will slowly drive and proceed towards the Reserve gates, starting our way back to Maputo.
  • Has we drive you will have the opportunity to observe the unique behaviours exhibited by animals and also the rich and unique landscapes.
  • We expect to arrive back between 06.00 Pm (delays may occur).
  • Our guide will drop you off at your accommodation.

PRICE PER PERSON (USD)

1 PERSON

1090$

2 PERSONS

590$

3 PERSONS

440$

4 PERSONS

350$

5 + PERSONS

300$

* Children below 12 years old have a 15% discount.

INCLUDES

  • PROFESSIONAL FIELD GUIDE RANGER.
  • MEALS IN FULL BOARD REGIME AND ALL CAMPING EQUIPMENT.
  • WATERS, REFRESHMENTS AND COFFEE/TEA FOR ALL THE TRIP.
  • FUEL.

EXCLUDES

  • ALL THE COSTS RELATED WITH PERSONAL ITEMS.
  • ANY ACTIVITIES, MEALS OR ACCOMMODATION THAT ARE NOT SPECIFIED IN THIS PROGRAM.
  • BANK TRANSFER FEES AND EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS.

RECOMENDATIONS

Maputo Special Reserve is a wild place. We provide all the necessary equipment to enjoy a remote area with all the safety.

We recommend you to bring along comfortable clothing with neutral colours. Please bring along closed shoes and a long sleeve shirt/fleece for the sunset period. A winter jacket is recommended during the dry season, when it is a bit colder (April to October). Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses is advisable;

We provide the possibility of taking an outside shower. Please bring your bathing suit for your comfort and privacy;

Mabeco Tours provides our valued guest with binoculars for the observation of wildlife. We encourage you to bring your preferred binoculars and also your photographic equipment, in order to capture the wonders of nature;

These tours are not private. In case you desire private tours, an extra cost will be charged.

KEY FACTS

 

  • Conservation Area; 1040 Km2
  • Key Species; elephant; giraffe, blue wildebeest; zebra, reedbuck, red duiker.
  • Bird diversity; 350 species
  • Biome; Indian ocean coastal belt.
  • This reserve holds large fresh water lagoons that support the huge biomass existing in the area.