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Mozambique Birding Adventure 28 July - 12 August, 2006

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Trip Report - Mozambique 2005

Join us and go on the birding trip of a lifetime! Mozambique is the last frontier for Southern African Birders, and offers a host of specials, which are not easily seen elsewhere in the world. This is a self-drive tour, although places will also be available for people without their own 4x4 vehicle. The focus is on some of the more difficult species found in the region, and we will concentrate efforts on these species in each area. The exact itinerary will be finalised closer to the time, but the itinerary here is pretty close to ideal! For a full list of specials and birdlist click here.

This is a self-drive tour - which aims to provide an affordable way to join a well-organised group, under the guidance of someone who knows the ropes in Mozambique and can ensure that you see most of the specials!  

Itinerary Summary



Day 1: 28 July (Friday), Wherever to Komatipoort
A driving day - everyone to meet up in Komatipoort.

Day 2: 29 July (Sat), Komatipoort to Panda
Border formalities and a long drive to Panda - camping in the Panda Woodlands

Day 3: 30 July (Sun) Panda to Vilanculos
Morning birding in Panda Woodlands, followed by a drive to Vilanculos.

Day 4: 31 July (Mon) Vilanculos to Beira (Rio Savanne)
Morning birding in Vilanculos, drive to Rio Savanne

Day 5: 1 August (Tue) Rio Savanne
Full day birding in and around Rio Savanne

Day 6: 2 August (Wed) Rio Savanne to Chinizua
Early morning birding in Rio Savanne area, drive through to Chinizua via Dondo and Muanza, birding all the way

Day 7: 3 August (Thur) Chinizua to Catapu
Full morning birding in the Chinizua area, drive north to Catapu

Day 8: 4 August (Fri) Catapu
Full day birding in the diverse Catapu area. Day 9 5 August (Sat) Catapu and surrounds
Full day birding in the diverse Catapu area with excursion to the Zambezi floodplain at Caia

Day 10: 6 August (Sun) Catapu to Gorongosa Mountain and on to Gorongosa NP
Early morning departure for Gorongosa to climb the mountain via the western route. Once we have descended drive through to Gorongosa NP

Day 11: 7 August (Mon) Gorongosa NP to Casa Msika
Birding in Gorongosa NP, followed by a drive through to Casa Msika

Day 12: 8 August (Tue) Casa Msika to Mutare and Aberfoyle area
Early morning departure for the border post, once through birding in Mutare area, and then on to Aberfoyle.

Day 13: 9 August (Wed) Aberfoyle area
Full day birding around Aberfoyle

Day 14: 10 August (Thurs) Aberfoyle to Seldomseen
Early morning around Aberfoyle. Then depart and drive through to Seldomseen.

Day 15: 11 August (Fri) Seldomseen to Masvingo
Morning birding in the Seldomseen area and Vumba. Drive through to Masvingo.

Day 16: 12 August (Sat) Masvingo to Johannesburg

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