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Mozambique Birding Adventure 29 June - 14 July, 2007

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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: 29 June (Friday), Letaba - Parque Nacional do Limpopo- Massingir Dam
Meet at Letaba Camp at 07:30 am (you may come through from Phalaborwa or book your own accomodation at Letaba Camp) We will then travel together through the Giriyondo Border Post, and through the Parque Nacional do Limpopo, birding en-route. We camp overnight at the Campismo Aguia Pesueira on the banks of Massingir dam.

Day 2: 30 June (Sat), Massingir Dam to Ponta Zavora
Early departure, with the main target being the superb Limpopo floodplain area between Canacado and Chibuto. This is an excellent area for Rosy-throated Longclaw and other floodplain birds. After birding there for a few hours we depart to our camp at Ponta Zavora.

Day 3: 1 July (Sun) Ponta Zavora to Panda and Morrungulo Lodge
Early morning departure and drive through to Inharrime and on to Panda. Day birding in the Panda Woodlands followed by drive to Morrungulo

Day 4: 2 July (Mon) Morrungulo to Rio Save Game Reserve
Birding around Vilanculos and Save Pan in the afternoon, followed by a drive to Rio Save Game Reserve

Day 5: 3 July (Tue) Rio Save to Beira
Early morning birding in the Rio Save GR Reserve area followed by drive to Beira where we camp on the Beach (at Biques) - (this is to avoid the hassle of crossing the river 6 times!)

Day 6: 4 July (Wed) Rio Savanne area
Leave Beira early and proceed to the Rio Savanne area for a full Day birding.

Day 7: 5 July (Thur) Rio Savanne to Chinizua
After early departure - we drive to Chinizua, with excellent birding in the woodlands en route. We stay at the new Msasa Camp on the Chinizua River.

Day 8: 6 July Full Day birding in the Chinizua areaWe will explore the area, particularly the miombo woodland, which offers superb birding.

Day 9 7 July (Fri) Chinizua to Catapu
Morning birding in the Chinizua area, drive north to Catapu

Day 10: 8 July (Sat) Catapu and surrounds
Full day birding in the diverse Catapu area with excursion to the Zambezi floodplain at Caia

Day 11: 9 July (Mon)(Sun) Catapu area birding.
Full day birding in the Catapu area.

Day 12: 10 July (Tue)Catapu to Gorongosa Mountain and NP
Early morning departure for Gorongosa to climb the mountain via the western route. Once we have descended drive through to Gorongosa NP

Day 13: 11 July (Wed)Gorongosa National Park
All day birding in the Gorongosa National Park area

Day 14: 12 July (Thur) Gorongosa to Mutare and Seldomseen
Early morning departure for the border, the afternoon will be taken up with birding in the Mutare area. We then proceed through to Seldomseen.

Day 15: 13 July (Fri) Seldomseen area
Full day birding in the Seldomseen area and Vumba.

Day 16: 14 July (Sat) Seldomseen - Masvingo and back to Johannesburg
Time permitting we will do some birding in the Masvingo woodlands, where we search for Wood Pipit, Miombo Glossy Starling and others.

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