Leaving the craziness of Maputo behind us, we make our way up the Mozambiquan coastline to Inhambane. Passing through palm lined streets scattered with locals plying their wares, you’ll be captivated by the scenery before arriving in Inhambane. Relax on the beach, go horseriding or discover the underwater world on an ocean safari where you can snorkel with whale sharks or scuba dive and watch a manta ray cleaning station in action. Continuing up the coast we board a traditional dhow and sail across to the Bazaruto archipelago where you’ll eat fresh seafood on the beach, wiggle your toes in white sand dunes and snorkel in aquarium like conditions.
Some of the activities listed above form part of an "Activity Package". You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour. We do recommend that you prebook your Activity Package to ensure availability.
Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package". You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included. We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
After meeting your guide and fellow travellers in Maputo, we head north and you can’t help but be captivated by the beautiful coastal scenery before arriving in Bilene. Located on a lagoon, you will have the opportunity to take a swim or stroll along the lagoon beach.
Departing early, we say farewell to Bilene and travel further north through coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. This coastal region is very relaxing and boasts incredible beaches. We spend the next two nights in our accommodation right at the beach.
You have the entire day at your own leisure, to participate in one of many activities available here.
Bazaruto Island is Mozambique’s premier destination and it’s not hard to understand why. A protected area, the sea-life here is spectacular and snorkeling at one of the reefs is one of the best ways to enjoy it.
The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s largest marine parks and we will spend the day exploring the area where you will have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and explore the island. We depart from Vilanculos in the morning on a speedboat and will head to 2 Mile Reef for some snorkelling followed by lunch on Bazaruto. After lunch, we will head back to the mainland, arriving in the early afternoon. You will have a short time to freshen up before heading out on a sunset cruise on the traditional sailing vessel of the African East Coast, the Dhow. In the event of high tide in the morning, you will first go to Bazaruto, followed by 2 Mile Reef and lunch will be enjoyed on the Benguera island, followed by the dhow sunset cruise in the evening.
In season Tofo is one of the world’s best sites for the viewing of the world’s largest fish, the Whale Shark. Historically a small coastal fishing village, Tofo has grown into a foreign tourism centre. This evening you will have the opportunity to partake in a presentation by the Marine Megafauna Foundation, which was created in 2009 to research, protect and conserve the large populations of marine megafauna found along the Mozambican coastline. “Megafauna” are large marine species such as sharks, rays, marine mammals and turtles.
Inhambane - Praia do Tofo
This entire day is free so that you can go scuba diving, participate in the ocean safari or just relax on the beautiful white sandy beach.
Today we return south towards the direction of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. Mozambique gained full independence from the Portuguese in 1975, but only gained political stability in more recent times and is undergoing a major upgrade as the country’s economy grows.
Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an "Optional Activity Package". You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included. We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
- Bazaruto Day Trip
- Whale Shark Educational Evening Talk
- Maputo City Tour – Half day
- Limited Availability
- On Request
- Not Available