Mozambique Beach Hike
Near Inhambane, Mozambique
Coastal hikes have always been popular and the Mozambique Beach Hike deservedly takes its place amongst the best of them. The trip takes 7 days (8 nights) , of which 5 days are spent walking a distance of around 40km along the beautiful Indian Ocean shoreline, near Inhambane , central Mozambique. The hiking groups are limited to 12 adults per trip.
Day 7: Early start 4x4 transfer to charter bus. Return journey takes all day and we arrive back at the Road Lodge , Nelspruit early evening.
Bed & breakfast included
The dates: There are a number of hikes planned each year, which take place during the winter months (mid May to end Aug) , during which time the weather is mostly dry and cool, and is ideal for walking. The sea is warm, ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
The walking: In hiking terms , the walking is easy, mostly on the firm sand next to the shoreline. Your luggage is transferred daily to the overnight lodges, and you will only need to carry your walking day pack along the beach.
The accommodation: The accommodation is SHARED in good quality , rustic beach lodges with twin-beds in private rooms. Most resorts have a gas stove, kettle and cups, so bring matches, tea bags, coffee, sugar and creamer to make your own beverages in the chalets. The lodges have gas geysers for hot showers, but this is Africa, so expect the occasional cold water shower!
The food: Suppers are usually seafood, fish or chicken, with rice or chips, and salads or vegetables. Breakfasts usually include bacon & eggs, porridge and cereals. Lunches and drinks are available at the restaurants and bars along the way.
Your luggage: Luggage is strictly limited to one medium sized overnight bag per person , plus your walking day pack. You will be required to carry your own luggage within the Lodge resorts.
A suggested packing list will be sent to you when you book.
The serious stuff :
Malaria - Mozambique is a high risk malaria area and although most hikers rely on diligently applied sprays and creams to keep the mozzies away, you may also wish to take preventative tablets – please consult with your pharmacist.
Medical - The medical facilities are basic at best, so in the unlikely event of a serious accident, you will need insurance cover for emergency air evacuation to South Africa (check your medical aid policy , you may already be covered).
Passports & VISA’s - Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your return from Mozambique. South African passport holders do not need a visa for Mozambique. All other passport holders (except Malawi and Tanzania) must obtain the necessary visa from their nearest Mozambican consulate.
THE COST: The cost for the Moz Beach Hike 2011 season is R5800 per person ( plus forex charges if payment is made from outside South Africa ).
This cost includes return charter bus from NELSPRUIT in South Africa, into Mozambique and back, 8 nights accommodation , shared in rooms with twin beds, 6 dinners , 8 breakfasts and 2 packed lunches, 4 x 4 transfers where necessary, Luggage transfers between lodges and staff gratuities.
NOT included in the cost are – drinks, tea & coffee, meals not specified, optional excursions, other activities and personal purchases.
ENQUIRY & BOOKING CONTACT DETAILS:
Contact: PETER BURMAN
Email address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Landline: 011 024 5854
Cell: 076 791 3939
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