Stretching over 2500km along the East coast of Africa, this beautiful region is the perfect beach experience. Tropical waters of Bazaruto Island and Tofo beach, the perfect destinations to spend a few days of sea and sun and pure tropical relaxation. As we kick off the Escape to Mozambique tour we leave Maputo behind us as our route takes us past the many villages and coconut, sugar cane and cashew plantations to the beautiful palm lined beaches of Barra Beach. Relax on the gold beaches of the Indian Ocean or explore the reefs offering excellent opportunities for diving or snorkelling or spend the day exploring the iconic beach destination of Tofo, with it’s charming market, popular beach bars and beautiful beaches. Relax on the beach, go horse riding 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 along the magnificent coastline we make our way to Inhambane, a former slave trading port with it’s historic streets, charming market and many sidewalk cafes before setting of for Vilanculos. Vilanculos is the base from where 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. As our time up north comes to an end, we begin the journey back towards Maputo and a late afternoon sundowner and walk on the beach at Chidenguele ends our time on the pristine beaches of Mozambique. After 7 days of exploring the coastline of Mozambique, our tour comes to an end upon arrival in the capital city of Maputo. For those who want to explore this Portuguese influenced city, we suggest adding on an extra night or two.
Day 1 – Inhambane – Barra Beach
Setting out for the Inhambane District we travel the northern road along the coast. While it is a long day on the road there is much to see as we pass the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. Our journey will bring us to the palm lined beaches for two days of relaxation and ocean fun.
Day 2 – 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 3 – 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 4 – Vilanculos
This morning we make a stop in Inhambane where you will have the opportunity to explore the market and the historic streets of this former slave trading port. This 11th century city is surrounded by magnificent beaches and numerous coconut palms. This city was also well known as a major centre for ivory trade, as well as for whaling. After spending time in Inhambane, we travel north to our next stop at Vilanculos.
Day 5 – Bazaruto Archipelago Excursion
We board a traditional dhow this morning and set sail to the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago, one of the largest Marine reserves in Southern Africa. We spend the day exploring the islands, 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 6 – Xai Xai District
Well rested we set course for the Xai-Xai district, arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid farewell to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique.
Day 7 – Maputo
We set out early this morning as we head for Maputo. Your tour comes to an end upon arrival in Maputo.
- Crew2 Crew
- Max Passengers 12 Passengers Max
- Vehicle 12 Seater Vehicle
- Duration7 Days and 6 Nights
- From / ToMaputo to Maputo
- Meals6 Breakfast 6 Lunch 6 Dinner
- Countries Mozambique
- On Request
- Small Group
- German Translator
- German Guided