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2-Day Maputo Special Reserve Guided Tour provided by Mabeco Tours

2-Day Maputo Special Reserve Guided Tour

2-Day Maputo Special Reserve Guided Tour
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About
Maputo Special Reserve was once known has The Elephant Reserve, and it is one of the “Pearls” that Mozambique has to offer. It was created in the 60’s and saw the animal populations decrease during the civil war. This magic place is reborn with a new strength. The animals are coming back, specially the Paquiderms, through eco corridors between South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. The Reserve, one of the least known places in the World, will give you an unforgettable experience with the huge Landscape variety, where the Indian Ocean marine Ecosystems mix with the typical African plains and even dense forests.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Day 1: Our guide will pick you up early morning at your accommodation (05.30 AM). While crossing the Ferry-Boat to Catembe you can enjoy a Light Breakfast. On our way to the Reserve we will pass by the  Salamanga Hindu Temple and visit a local bread factory. Inside the Reserve you will discover the unique aspects of the wild and its magnificent ecosystems filled with rich and extraordinary Biomes. There will be a break for lunch in the wild. After lunch we will drive towards the camp area. Dinner at the camp with traditional African recipes prepared by our Chef, under the unique starry sky and a warm fire. Day 2: Breakfast at the camp. After lunch we will drive towards the Reserve gates and we should be back in Maputo around 6.30 Pm, where our guide will leave you at your accommodation.  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Day 1: Our guide will pick you up early morning at your accommodation (05.30 AM). While crossing the Ferry-Boat to Catembe you can enjoy a Light Breakfast. On our way to the Reserve we will pass by the  Salamanga Hindu Temple and visit a local bread factory. Inside the Reserve you will discover the unique aspects of the wild and its magnificent ecosystems filled with rich and extraordinary Biomes. There will be a break for lunch in the wild. After lunch we will drive towards the camp area. Dinner at the camp with traditional African recipes prepared by our Chef, under the unique starry sky and a warm fire. Day 2: Breakfast at the camp. After lunch we will drive towards the Reserve gates and we should be back in Maputo around 6.30 Pm, where our guide will leave you at your accommodation.  
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32069P12
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Bottled water
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2-course lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Location Name: Maputo Location Address: Any Hotel within Maputo City (Matola excluded). Return Location: same as pick up.
  • Maputo, Maputo, Maputo Province
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Bottled water
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2-course lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Maputo Location Address: Any Hotel within Maputo City (Matola excluded). Return Location: same as pick up.
  • Maputo, Maputo, Maputo Province
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from 2-Day Maputo Special Reserve Guided Tour
Guests will handle their own luggage | usage of face mask highly recommended | A/C will only be used for very hot days (windows open for air circulation)
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Really enjoyed ourselves!
Nov 2018
If you are looking for a more relaxed 'safari' tour this is for you. This is a wonderful two day tour through Maputo's Special Reserve with lots of down time to relax and enjoy the beach. And what a beach!! We had a great time with Pedro and Ernesto and will do it again when family arrives for vacation.
Written 18 December 2018
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Kyle B
Fort Collins, CO46 contributions
Outstanding guided safari tour - an absolute must-do!
Oct 2018 • Couples
My wife and I were treated to an incredible 2-day tour of Maputo Special Reserve with Pedro and his assistant, Ernesto. Pedro and his brother-in-law own the company and have thought of everything for this tour.

We were picked up at the front door of our hotel in Maputo on day 1, and provided with a light breakfast for the drive. It was several hours to the park entrance. Once we entered the park, we immediately spotted zebras, warthogs, and impalas. Throughout the day we encountered giraffes, raptors, wildebeest, duikers, nyalas, countless bird species including two species of stork, hippopotamuses, elephants, monkeys, blue bottles, and dung beetles. Once we arrived at our campsite on the beach we spotted humpback whales breaching off shore! Everything at camp was set up for us by Pedro and Ernesto while we relaxed/hiked along the deserted beach and swam in the Indian Ocean. Lunch, dinner, breakfast, and then lunch again on day 2 were all very filling and delicious. We were lucky to be the only individuals on this tour and really enjoyed getting to know Pedro and Ernesto. The tour was very personalized and had a great balance of structured time and unstructured opportunities to relax, explore, etc.

We cannot say enough good things about our experience with Mabeco Tours, and will absolutely book them again on a future trip to southern Africa!

Obrigado, Pedro and Ernesto!
Written 13 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

fiftystatesevenconts
Reno, Nevada274 contributions
Outstanding tour director and experience, with Pedro
Oct 2018 • Family
See animals in a most natural setting, camp with a gorgeous overview of the Indian Ocean on a most pristine beach, and be pampered, pampered, pampered with an ex-pat from Portugal who speaks English to perfection and runs a tour the same way. Every detail is tended to in this bushcamp experience and one's stomach never has a need for more. We spent 8 days in Kruger Park right before this experience and loved our animal sightings there in South Africa, but the big difference is seeing animals in their true unadulterated homes in Mozambique's Special Reserve. There are no predators in the reserve, but the beautiful scenery is also completely different from Kruger. Camping next to the Indian Ocean and enjoying the relaxing evening was special. Pedro fed us constantly and even served up gin and tonics at sunset. He is highly informative with his master's degree in nature and adventure tourism and there is no doubt he is there to please his clients. Everyone in our group, from the 22 year old all the way to the 90 year old had their expectations exceeded, thanks to Pedro's precise planning and sense of humor.
Written 17 October 2018
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RebeccaL1994
London, UK5 contributions
Once in a lifetime!
Sep 2018 • Couples
We went on the overnight safari with Pedro in the special reserve in September and we had THE MOST AMAZING TIME! Everything was thought of, there was nothing that I would have done differently. Pedro and his team were incredible, booking was easy, emails were prompt and we were picked up on time from our hotel. Breakfast was provided on route to the reserve and we arrived at 8.30am. We saw almost every animal it was possible to see and even saw elephants mating so we felt incredibly lucky!! Pedro knew exactly where to look and how far away to be. We felt so safe and so happy in this untouched truly natural reserve. Gin and tonic at sunset, a delicious lunch and dinner, camping in the most incredible location. We couldn't quite believe where we were or what we were experiencing. I honestly cannot recommend this enough, it is a trip we will never forget! After the days in the reserve, we organised to go to Maceneta beach for 2 nights. Again, incredible. We had a lovely relaxed time and it was so nice to know that our transport there and back and the organisation of it all was sorted. Such a nice place to spend a couple of days. Yes, it seems like a lot of money but it was worth every single penny. Pedro was so knowledgable, accommodating and friendly and I will be recommending Mabeco Tours to everyone. Thank you again, we had THE BEST time!! Rebecca & Matthew
Written 3 October 2018
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Lisa M
Kansas City, MO5 contributions
Experience of a Lifetime!!
I cannot stress enough that everyone should do this trip with Mabeco Tours. This untouched wild park truly is a magical place. From the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped off we didn’t lift a finger. Pedro was an excellent guide. You can tell he loves his job and the reserve. He made us feel special. As an added bonus while relaxing at the campsite on the beach, humpback whales started breaching right in front of us. It was already a perfect trip but this made it extra special. My only regret is that we didn’t book the 3 day tour. If we are ever in Maputo again we will definitely book with Mabeco.
Written 29 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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