This 5 night adventure safari offers guests the opportunity to get to know Mozambique's Niassa Game Reserve on foot over two days and nights spent out in the open, sleeping at mobile safari camps. Lugenda Wilderness Camp offers both the option to canoe and experience the wildlife from the comfort of a canoe, and the option to take to the interior of Niassa Game Reserve on foot and embrace the sights and sounds of Africa's land animals. This comfortable itinerary begins at the beach in Pemba, at Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa where guests can rest up in luxury before setting off into the wilderness. The second and fifth nights will be spent at Lugenda Wilderness Camp, perfectly positioned near the river and offering delicious meals and camping comfort. The third and fourth nights are the most adventurous, as guests will be camping at different locations within the Niassa Reserve at mobile safari camps, constructed specifically for this tour. A fantastic opportunity to unite with the wild and walk with the animals.
From US$3170 in Peak Season per person sharing.
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To start off this river adventure, guests arrive at Pemba airport in Mozambique from where they take a road transfer to Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa. The beautiful Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa is situated on the coastline of Pemba Bay, one of the world's largest deep water bays. It is the gateway to the exotic Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique and offers adventurous activities that explore the clear waters of the bay and the plethora of fish and reefs below the surface. The luxury hotel is equipped with an infinity pool, a bar and a restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious cuisine. Additionally, guests might be inclined to book a massage or alternative beauty treatment, to enjoy this luxury accommodation before embarking on the canoeing safari that lies ahead.
An early 7am start at Pemba Beach Hotel takes guests to the airport, from where they will fly via light air transfer to Lugenda Wilderness Camp situated in the Lugenda Wildlife Reserve, in the Niassa province. Late afternoon game drive within the Niassa Game Reserve with a specialist guide for some intriguing animal sightings and then back to Lugenda Wilderness Camp where guests will enjoy a luxury camping experience for one night before heading off on their mobile safari.
Rated by many as one of the most exclusive safari destinations in Africa, the reserve offers 42 000 square kilometres of untouched pristine wilderness. At Lugenda Wilderness Camp, guests are offered a private and exclusive safari experience combined with delectable cuisine and magnificent game viewing opportunities. It is small and intimate with only 8 luxury East-African style tents, located approximately 40m from the Lugenda River.
On the third morning of this safari, guests start the truly adventurous portion of their holiday, as they depart Lugenda Wilderness Camp and set off on a walk through the Miombo woodland and prepare for potential up-close encounters with elephants, buffalos, herds of antelope and possible lion. These guided walks offer an opportunity to see and experience the intricacies of nature that one might miss whilst on a game vehicle. Guests will stop along the way to enjoy lunch and a siesta in a dry river bed before embarking on an historical discovery of magnificent caves with Batwa Pygmy paintings, seen only by a privileged few. Two nights will be spent in the reserve at temporary mobile safari camps set up at different locations within Niassa.
The reserve provides refuge for over 200 endangered African wild dogs and is home to at least 3 endemic species, including Niassa Wildebeest, Boehms Zebra and Johnston's Impala. Guests can also expect to see elephant, buffalo, hartebeest, eland and zebra, as well as, hippo, lion, leopard, warthog and spotted hyena. The area is a birder's paradise with over 370 species already identified, in amongst those is an abundance of raptors.
After an adventurous two nights experiencing the true wilderness of Niassa Game Reserve and sleeping in mobile safari camps, guests return to the civilisation of Lugenda Wilderness Camp, where they are invited to enjoy a convivial evening sharing their perspectives about their mobile safari adventure.
There will be one last night spent at the Camp before a morning light air transfer to Pemba airport from where guests will continue with their independent onward travel arrangements.
After a refreshing night of luxury at Lugenda Wilderness Camp, guests depart after an early breakfast and take a light air transfer to Pemba airport in time for onward travel arrangements.
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