We returned from a 2 week holiday in Mozambique combined with a safari at Kruger National Park in December, organised by Mussiro trips. We had been looking for something special to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday.
Mussiro trips created a bespoke 2 week itinerary, which enabled us as a family of 6 to have a wonderful holiday. Our 2 week holiday comprised of 3 days safari in Kruger National Park where we stayed in excellent accommodation within the park. Simba was our guide during the safari and he possessed a wealth of knowledge about the animals on the reserve especially on birds.
We then travelled back to Mozambique and spent one night at Chizavane to rest en route to our journey to Tofu. We explored the beach at sunrise and the views were breathtaking, but this only touched the surface of what we saw next on our travels.
We then travelled to Tofu from Chizavane. We stayed at Tofo Mar, a beautiful hotel nestled on the beach front with breathtaking views. We ventured out into the ocean with Diversity Scuba to look for dolphins and whales; we were very lucky as we spotted a number of dolphins and were able to snorkel with them. A short distance from Tofo beach you can also travel to Bara beach which is very secluded but equally as beautiful.
Having spent 3 days at Tofu we travelled to Vilanculos staying at the wonderful Archipelago Lodge. Again we were not disappointed with the stunning views, beaches and our day trip to Bazaruto Island was really memorable. Bazaruto Island is filled with sand dunes which is only a short climb to the top, where you will see the beautiful Indian ocean surrounding you. We had spent the day swimming, snorkelling and trying to spot various marine life like turtles and dugong.
Both Tofo and Vilanculos beach embody this endless coastline stretch with the warm and clear turquoise waters, which are an unending and uninterrupted beauty, unspoilt and drenched in charm by the local inhabitants.
We travelled in a safari truck which was well equipped and very comfortable for a family of 6. Our driver was Taibo who was very nice and accommodated all our requests. The truck was always stocked with lots of snacks and plenty of water.
Our trip organised by Mussiro trips was extremely professional and everything ran according to the itinerary. All communication and organisation with them could not be faulted from the initial planning, to our arrival at the airport to the end of our trip. Upon our arrival at Maputo airport, one of our bags had been left behind in our connecting flight. Mussiro trips went above and beyond to resolve the situation were they spoke with the airport staff and had arranged to collect our bag from the airport. Arrangements had been made for the bag to be delivered to us a day later – which was a huge relief. Even when we crossed the border from Mozambique into South Africa everything went smoothly – as both Simba and Taibo were with us to ensure everything went without a hitch. Fernando, Igor, Simba and Taibo are such a great team and fun. They even provided us with local sim cards to facilitate contact throughout the trip.
Our trip was excellent value for money for a 2 week holiday. So much thought and consideration had gone into the trip and is clear that Mussiro trips are promoting their love of Mozambique, which has not gone unnoticed.
What we wanted from the holiday was to create unforgettable memories for my dad’s 60th birthday, but also explore and see something different and Mussiro trips delivered on every level pulling out all the stops. We wouldn’t hesitate recommending Mussiro trips for arranging your holiday, you will be forever longing to visit Mozambique again and again as it is a special place.