Embarking on a journey that spans over 2500km along the sun-kissed Eastern shoreline of Africa, we’re stepping into the picturesque realm of Mozambique – the embodiment of a sublime beach getaway. Your tropical daydreams come alive at the azure waters of Bazaruto Island and the warm sands of Tofo beach, epitomizing a beachcomber’s paradise of sun, sea, and endless relaxation.

With the energizing ‘Escape to Mozambique’ tour setting sail, we part ways with the vibrant cityscape of Maputo. Our path unwinds through quaint villages, past lush plantations of coconut, sugar cane, and cashew, guiding us to the visually arresting, palm-speckled shores of Barra Beach. Unwind amidst the golden sands that meet the Indian Ocean, delve into a marine expedition, or wander the iconic Tofo – a locale renowned for its thriving market, bustling beach bars, and idyllic beaches.

Whether you indulge in beachside leisure, embark on a horseback adventure, or plunge into an ocean safari to revel in the mesmerizing underwater spectacle, you’re in for an extraordinary experience. Swim alongside whale sharks, watch the unique spectacle of manta rays at a cleaning station, or simply soak up the sun.

Next on our itinerary is the ancient town of Inhambane, a relic of the erstwhile slave trade. Its quaint streets, animated market, and myriad sidewalk cafes enhance the town’s historical allure. The journey from here takes us to Vilanculos, the launchpad to the ethereal Bazaruto archipelago.

We glide across the ocean on a traditional dhow, heading for Bazaruto. This island haven invites you to savor freshly caught seafood on the beach, wiggle your toes in the smooth, white dunes, and snorkel amidst a kaleidoscope of marine life in its crystal-clear waters.

Our northern escapade concludes, and we find ourselves heading back towards Maputo. A refreshing late-afternoon stroll on Chidenguele beach, accompanied by the mesmerizing colors of sundown, perfectly encapsulates our time on Mozambique’s pristine shores.

After a week of immersing ourselves in Mozambique’s coastal wonders, we find ourselves back in Maputo, where the journey began. For those keen to uncover the city’s Portuguese roots, we recommend extending your stay for a day or two to explore and absorb the vibrant energy of the capital.

Please note: This itinerary is flexible and can be changed without notice. A detailed, up-to-date dossier itinerary is available to download.

Day 1 – Xai Xai, Mozambique 

With the beaches of the Indian Ocean beckoning we enter Mozambique and make our first stop near the town of Xai Xai, arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner say ‘Hello!’ to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique. 

Day 2 – Vilanculos 
This morning we travel north to our next stop, the costal town of Vilanculos, which is renowned for its idyllic white sandy beaches and azure waters. It’s the gateway to the greater Bazaruto Archipelago, offering fantastic snorkelling, diving, and fishing opportunities. With vibrant local culture, diverse marine life, and picturesque dhow safaris, Vilanculos epitomizes tropical serenity and adventure. 

Day 3 – Vilanculos – Magaruque Island Tour 

We board a traditional dhow this morning and set sail to the island of Magaruque. We spend the day exploring the island, snorkelling and enjoying the beaches of this island paradise. Be sure to keep your sunblock handy as today is filled with sun, sea, sand and exploration. We return in the afternoon and enjoy a well-earned night of rest. 

Day 4 – Inhambane – Barra Beach 

Our journey takes us to the palm lined beaches of the Inhambane District for two days of relaxation and ocean fun. We travel back south along the coast, passing the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. Inhambane is a historic city, steeped in Portuguese colonial charm. Known for its rustling palm trees and tranquil beaches, the city offers a delightful blend of African and colonial architecture. It’s a gateway to diving hotspots like Tofo Beach, renowned for its whale shark and manta ray sightings. 

Day 5 – Inhambane 

With two days of beach time we have an opportunity to relax and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the more adventurous can sign up for a variety of optional activities. While the beaches at Barra are safe for swimming, the reefs on this stretch of coast offer excellent opportunities for diving or snorkelling.  

Day 6 – Inhambane 

Today we make the short drive to Tofo to spend the day enjoying yet another of Mozambique’s iconic beach destination. With safe swimming, a charming market and a number of popular beach bars, Tofo is perfect for a day’s outing. A second day not only ensures that you have the opportunity to make the most of the activities on offer; it also allows us some flexibility to adapt to the weather. 

Day 7 – Maputo 
With the beaches of the Indian Ocean behind us, we enter Maputo, the capital city offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market.  

Day 8 – Maputo 
After breakfast, you will have your final farewells with your fellow travellers and your tour comes to an end.  

  •   Crew2 Crew
  •   Max Passengers 20 Passengers Max
  •   Vehicle 20 Seater Vehicle
  •   Duration 8 Days and 7 Nights
  •   From / ToMaputo to Maputo
  •   Meals8 Breakfast 7 Lunch 6 Dinner
  •   Countries Mozambique


Pre & Post Tour

Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Maputo

From R3,200
  Airport Transfer Available Southern Sun – Maputo

Post Tour Accommodation - Maputo

From R3,200
  Airport Transfer Available Southern Sun – Maputo


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