15-day Central Mozambique & East Zimbabwe

Birding Ecotours

Central Mozambique & East Zimbabwe

       

Price on Request

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Harare, Zimbabwe

After arriving we will check in and start birding as soon as we can!

Overnight: Crake Cottage, Harare (or similar).

One of the most sought after species, Swynnerton’s Robin, Swynnertonia swynnertoni, is quite easy to see in Zimbabwe but also occurs in small areas of Mozambique (the Gorongosa and Mabu massifs) and Tanzania.

Day 2 Birding Harare’s wetlands and woodlands

Our first full day of birding will be around Harare.

Overnight: Crake Cottage, Harare (or similar).

Day 3 Transfer to Aberfoyle Lodge, woodland birding en route
Drive to Aberfoyle Lodge in the Honde Valley, Miombo woodland birding en route. Afternoon birding (time-permitting) around the lodge.

Overnight: Aberfoyle Lodge, Honde Valley

Day 4 Aberfoyle Lodge to Nyanga National Park

Morning birding around Aberfoyle Lodge.

Depart after lunch for Nyanga National Park. Afternoon birding around Nyanga

Overnight: Pine Tree Inn, Nyanga area

Day 5 Birding Nyanga National Park and the Bvumba Highlands
Morning birding around Nyanga. Travel via Mutare to the Bvumba Highlands.

Overnight: Seldomseen Cottages, Bvumba Highlands

Days 6–7 Birding the Bvumba Highlands area

Two days spent birding around Bvumba and Mutare.

Overnight: Seldomseen Cottages, Bvumba Highlands

Day 8 Bvumba Highlands to M’Phingwe Camp, Mozambique

Early morning birding around Seldomseen. Depart after breakfast for Mozambique, entering Mozambique through the Forbes Border Post, Mutare. Travel via Chimoio and Inchope to M’Phingwe Camp near Caia.

Overnight: M’Phingwe Camp, Catapu

Days 9–10 Birding M’Phingwe Camp and surrounds

Two days spent birding in woodlands and lowland forests, among them the renowned Coutada 12.

Overnight: M’Phingwe Camp, Catapu

Day 11 M’Phingwe Camp to Gorongosa National Park

Early morning birding around Caia. Travel via Gorongosa town to Gorongosa Aventuras camp at the entrance to Gorongosa National Park. Afternoon birding at Gorongosa Aventuras

Overnight: Gorongosa Aventuras

Day 12 Birding the Gorongosa area

Early morning ascent of Mt. Gorongosa, returning to camp around lunchtime, The rest of the day spent birding in Miombo woodland around Gorongosa Aventuras.

Overnight: Gorongosa Aventuras

Day 13 Birding the Gorongosa area

The day is spent birding in Miombo woodland.
Overnight: Gorongosa Aventuras

Day 14 Gorongosa to Beira

Early morning departure for Beira. Arrive mid morning and spend the rest of the day birding wetlands and grasslands around Beira.
Overnight: Rio Savane Lodge, Beira, OR beach hotel in Beira

Day 15 Birding Beira, departure

Early morning birding around Rio Savane and Beira. Transfer late morning to Beira airport for flight to Johannesburg.

 

Price on Request

Price Includes:

All accommodation in en suite rooms, all meals, ground transport and guiding

Price does NOT Include:

International flights, gratuities, laundry, alcohol and expenditure of a personal nature

 

October 2013

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