Discovering Africa Mozambique

Discovering Africa Mozambique

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Discovering Africa Safaris Classic Shark and Big 5 Safari
Our original and still most popular Safari is designed to meet the needs of divers and their non diving family members. The emphasis is on sharks but we also dive the best coral reefs in Southern Africa and spend plenty of time in getting up close with Africa's 'Big 5' in our Provincial game parks.
The Safari is more relaxed than our 'Big Shark only' Safaris. We stay in the best accommodation at the various sites with special attention being given to the availability of quality restaurantation at ridiculously low prices compared with Europe.
Our first day is a restful full days visit to Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game Reserves. This is the place that saved the White Rhinoceros from extinction and from where White Rhinoceros are exported to parts of Africa where they have become extinct. KZN Wildlife is currently working very hard to ensure the survival of both the Black Rhinoceros and the African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) both highly endangered at this time.
We now move on for 3 days diving at South Africa's premier coral diving site – Sodwana Bay. We do see sharks at Sodwana (certain times of the year even the odd Great White ) but mainly it is Reef sharks – Grey, Blacktip, Whitetip sharks with spectacular Mantas and Whale sharks in our summer. For the rest of the family, Sodwana offers kite surfing, surfing, Game fishing, visits to nearby Mkuze Park or the amazing Tembe Elephant Park home to most of the world's remaining Tuskers (Elephants with tusks weighing 100+ pounds each signifying an elephant probably over 100 years old).
From Sodwana we move across the international border in to Mozambique and the world's premier Bull shark site of Pinnacles Reef at Ponta do Ouro. Normal divers on Pinnacles have a maybe 40% chance of seeing a shark in the distance but our guide Brian and his son Peter have spent 11 years training these Bull sharks to approach close – but not TOO close – to the divers. Some sort of telepathy exists between shark species because once our guides have the Bull shark relaxed, the Tigers, Scalloped and Great Hammerheads, Silvertips, Blacktips and also Mantas, Devil rays and Eagle rays appear. Did we mention the Whale sharks we snorkel with on the boat ride out to Pinnacles ??
We break the long road trip from Mozambique to the Aliwal Shoal south of Durban with an overnight in St Lucia – a small village right in the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park, a World Heritage site. In the morning we do a two hour boat trip on the Lake to see it's 2,000 crocodiles, 800 hippopotami and 400 bird species including the beautiful African Fish Eagle.
Our last visit is two day's diving on the World famous Aliwal Shoal, home (in our winter) to hundreds of breeding Spotted Ragged Tooth sharks (Sand Tigers) and the equally famous baited shark dives for Tiger sharks, large numbers of Oceanic Blacktip sharks and the occasional Dusky and Bull sharks.
Cost in Euros
Diver € 2,525 Non divers € 1,850
Baited Tiger shark dive € 95 (replaces two normal dives)
Single room supplement € 125
Hire of complete scuba gear € 295


  • Whitetip reef shark

    Whitetip reef shark
  • Bull shark

    Bull shark
  • Tiger shark Aliwal Shoal

    Tiger shark Aliwal Shoal
  • Blacktip Port St Johns

    Blacktip Port St Johns
  • 7 Gill Cowshark on our Cape extension

    7 Gill Cowshark on our Cape extension
  • Blacktip Aliwal Shoal

    Blacktip Aliwal Shoal

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