Birding Road Trip in Mozambique

Mozambique Birding Trip: Mostly Magical

Birding Road Trip in Mozambique

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Road Trip Highlights

Mozambique

4x4

16 days

4744 km

  • Spotting the olive-headed weaver, which only occurs in an isolated area near Panda.
  • Searching for the elusive green tinkerbird.
  • Spotting the basra reed-warbler, one of the special sightingsfor any bird watcher.
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Author Bio

Don Reid profile picture Don ReidSouth Africa FlagSouth Africa

I have been birding and travelling for many years and have upped the tempo in the last few years with formal bird atlasing (also known as Birdmapping) playing a big part.

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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Double Cab Bushcamper

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Double Cab Bushcamper

5 Seats | 4 Doors | 4 Large Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Toyota Landcruiser 4x4 BLC

Toyota Landcruiser 4x4 BLC

5 Seats | 4 Doors
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Toyota RAV 4 SUV Automatic Transmission

Toyota RAV 4 SUV Automatic Transmission

5 Seats | 5 Doors | 2 Medium Bags | 2 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Petrol or Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drove from eNtokozweni into Mozambique to Xai-Xai for a 1 night stay. 497 Honeypot Camp
Day 2 Drove to Inhambane for a 1 night stay. 261 Areia Branca Lodge
Day 3 Drove up the Barra Peninsula to Morrungulo Beach Lodge for a 1 night stay. 139 Morrungulo Beach Lodge
Day 4 Drove to Inhassoro for a 1 night stay. 225 Complexa Turistico Seta
Day 5 Drove to Beira for a 1 night stay. 409 Jardim de Velas Guest House.
Day 6 Drove to the Rio Savane area for the day and then drove back to Beira. 42 Jardim de Velas Guest House.
Day 7 Drove to M'phingwe Lodge foor an 8 night stay. 270 M'phingwe Lodge
Day 8-9 Drove to the Cataou Area near Camacho for birding and drove back to M'phingwe on both days. 61 M'phingwe Lodge
Day 10 Drove to Sena for birding and then back to M'phingwe. 91 M'phingwe Lodge
Day 11-14 Drove to Coutada 12 near Inhaminga for birding and then back to M'phingwe. Relaxed in M'phingwe for the next 3 days. 142 M'phingwe Lodge
Day 15 Drove into ZImbabwe for a 1 night stay at Lion and Elephant Accomodation near the Bubye RIver. 800 Lion and Elephant Accomodation
Day 16 Drove into South Africa to Pretoria to complete the birding road trip. 566 Pretoria

Photo Gallery

Mangrove kingfisher | Photo credits: Don Reid
Olive-headed weaver | Photo credits: Don Reid
Relaxing at Complexo Turistico Seta | Photo credits: Don Reid
Sunet at Inhambane | Photo credits: Don Reid
Mangrove kingfisher | Photo credits: Don Reid
Olive-headed weaver | Photo credits: Don Reid
Relaxing at Complexo Turistico Seta | Photo credits: Don Reid
Sunet at Inhambane | Photo credits: Don Reid

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