Overview

As we kick off the Escape to Mozambique tour we leave the craziness of Maputo behind us and make our way up the Mozambican 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 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 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. Early risers can enjoy the sunrise in the beach before we depart to Maputo where this tour comes to an end.

Featured Highlights

    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.

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    Itinerary

    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.

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    Day 01

    Maputo

    Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. After checking-in at our hotel, we explore the city sights on a walking tour with our guide. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market. Tonight we eat out and get a chance to experience the night-life of this intriguing city.

    Included Activities
    Explore Maputo on Foot (self-guided walk)
    Optional Activities
    Dinner out
    Day 02

    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. Tonight we are welcomed with a traditional Mozambique dinner.

    Route
    Maputo to Inhambane
    Included Activities
    Traditional Mozambique dinner
    Day 03

    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.

    Optional Activities
    Snorkelling
    Scuba Diving
    Quad Biking
    Ocean Safaris
    Day 04

    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.

    Included Activities
    Visit to Tofo
    Optional Activities
    Snorkelling
    Scuba Diving
    Quad Biking
    Ocean Safaris
    Day 05

    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. For those who enjoy a good adventure, your guide will arrange one of the famous Dhow ferries to sail you across the bay. These sturdy old boats have plied the East Coast of Africa for centuries and the trip across the bay is a truly local experience. Should you prefer, you may remain with the truck for the trip to Maxixe on the far side of the bay. Reunited with our truck we travel north to our next stop at Vilanculos.

    Route
    Inhambane to Vilanculos
    Included Activities
    Traditional Dhow trip to Maxixe (Not Compulsory)
    Explore Inhambane on foot (self-guided walk)
    Day 06

    Bazaruto 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.

    Route
    Inhambane to Vilanculos
    Activity Package
    Bazaruto Island day excursion
    Day 07

    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.

    Route
    Bazaruto to Xai Xai District
    Day 08

    Maputo

    Early risers can enjoy the sunrise in the beach this morning before we depart today. Your tour comes to an end upon arrival in Maputo.

    Activity Package

    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 Island day excursion

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