11 days in Mozambique & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

11 days in Mozambique & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

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11 days in Mozambique & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
2
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
nights
Vilanculos, Mozambique

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Go for a jaunt from Vilanculos to Inhassoro to see Inhassoro Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Machilla Magic.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vilanculos road trip tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vilanculos is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in אוגוסט, with highs in Vilanculos at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
night
Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tofo trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In אוגוסט in Tofo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

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Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), then admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, then learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Maputo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In אוגוסט in Maputo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Simunye.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)

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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Simunye ©
Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. On the 26th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Mlawula Nature Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Lodges. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Lebombo Mountains and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hlane Royal National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Simunye road trip app.

You can drive from Maputo to Simunye in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Manzini.

Things to do in Simunye

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hlane Royal National Park, Lebombo Mountains, Mlawula Nature Reserve
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Hlane Royal National Park ©
Hlane Royal National Park
Mlawula Nature Reserve ©
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Lebombo Mountains ©
Lebombo Mountains

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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Manzini ©
Swaziland's largest town, Manzini bustles with financial and industrial activity, its inner center dominated by malls and offices.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by Swazi Candles, contemplate the long history of Mantenga Cultural Village, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nyonyane Mountain, and finally try your luck at Happy Valley Casino.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manzini day trip planning website.

Drive from Simunye to Manzini in 1.5 hours. In אוגוסט, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manzini

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swazi Candles
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Swazi Candles ©
Swazi Candles
Mantenga Cultural Village ©
Mantenga Cultural Village
Nyonyane Mountain ©
Nyonyane Mountain

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