• 14 Days Discover Diving in Mozambique Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 – 3

Bom dia! Welcome to Mozambique! After you have cleared customs at the Maputo Airport you will be met by a Machangulo representative and make your way to Machangulo Beach Lodge which is accessed by boat from the Maputo Marina.

The Marine reserves surrounding the Machangulo Peninsula provides some excellent diving. Off the beaten track diving at its best. With ample options for beginner and advanced divers it is the ideal location for those looking for a unique and unexplored diving experience. For the complete novice they offer a full selection of diving courses. Some of the highlights they offer is a full PADI diving centre with compressor, cylinders and all other necessary equipment (no Nitrox however). Their main dive boat is a big, 250HP 30 ft Diving boat with low gunnels, stairs and ample space. They always have PADI Dive instructors on staff featuring a full range of courses. Year round diving with water temperatures between 20°C (lowest, but seldom) to 30°C (in summer) Wide range of experiences, from shore dives to boat dives and even reefs that no-one has ever dived before.

Enjoy four nights at Machangulo Beach Lodge on a Full Board basis, including return airport transfers and return boat transfers to the lodge with two days of diving.

Day 4 – 9

After a hearty breakfast bid your hosts farewell as you travel back to Maputo by boat. Enjoy a short road transfer through the vibrant streets of the capitol city to Maputo Airport where you will check in for your flight to Inhambane. Tofo situated approximately 30 minutes from Inhambane where you will stay at Hotel Tofo Mar.

Tofo is well known for their whale shark and Manta Rays diving. The Tofo area allows you diving in an area that is rich with a diverse array of marine life, including hard and soft corals, pelagic fishes, a multitude of colourful reef fish, turtles and giant moray eels. There are a wide variety of rays, some of which are not seen in many parts of the world. Many people visit Tofo just for the experience of diving with Manta Rays, including the Giant Manta ray, as the area has one of the largest known Manta Ray populations in the world! Apart from rays, you may also see Grey Reef Sharks, White and Black Tip Reef Sharks as well as the majestic Whaleshark. For those divers who love the little things, the reefs offer a great diversity of shrimps, nudibranchs leaf fish, frog fish and a whole range of the small and beautiful to keep you fascinated throughout your dive. Dive sites vary in distance from 5 mins to 35 mins to some of the most spectacular reefs on the Mozambican coastline. You may even have the opportunity to snorkel with Whale sharks on the boat trip to the dive site.

Enjoy five nights at Hotel Tofo Mar on a Bed & Breakfast basis, including airport transfer and four days of diving.

Day 10 – 13

Take in the sights and sounds of the Mozambique countryside as you sit back and enjoy a scenic road transfer from Tofo to Vilanculos. The trip takes approximately 3.5 hours and winds its way up the coast through local villages. Once in Vilanculos you will be met by the Anantara representative for your boat transfer across to Bazaruto Island, the largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago.

Explore two of the best local dive sites with knowledgeable, qualified guides. Just five minutes away, Neptunes Reef is a haven for trigger, lion and crocodile fish, alongside octopus and honeycomb eel, with a maximum depth of five metres making it ideal for beginners.

Two Mile is a long stretch of pristine coral reefs. The northern side is abundant in colourful coral, while the southern side is flatter and sandier with a good chance of seeing big rays. The underwater life around is amazingly varied, with 75% of the Indian Ocean reef fish having been spotted here, 7 different kind of rays, reef sharks, turtles and more. The best part is that you will not see anybody else underwater and the only bubbles you will see will be from your fellow divers in your group (max 6 divers). Come and explore the fascinating world below the waves. Explore famous Two Mile Reef – a Turtle lover’s paradise.

Enjoy four nights at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa on a fully inclusive basis with two dives.

Day 14

Enjoy the last sights and sounds of island life before making your way back to Vilanculos by boat. A short road transfer will have you at Vilanculos Airport from where you will fly back to Johannesburg.

  • What is Included

    • Road transfer from Maputo Airport to the Maputo Marina
    • Return boat transfers to and from Machangulo Beach Lodge
    • Four nights’ accommodation at Machangulo Beach Lodge on a Full Board basis.
    • Two days diving options at Machangulo Beach Lodge (excluding dive gear rental)
    • Road transfer from Inhambane Airport to Hotel Tofo Mar
    • Five nights’ accommodation at Hotel Tofo Mar
    • One Ocean Safari, two fun dives and one adventure dive with Diversity Scuba (including dive gear rental)
    • One way road transfer from Hotel Tofo Mar to Vilanculos Airport
    • Return boat transfers to and from Anantara Bazaruto
    • Four nights’ accommodation at Anantara Bazaruto on a Fully Inclusive basis
    • One dive at Neptune’s and one Two Mile Reef Dive with Anantara Bazaruto (excluding dive gear rental)
  • What is excluded

    • All meals, beverages, entrance fees, activities, flights, transfers and car rental not listed under Includes section
    • Domestic and regional flights (arrival and departure from Mozambique as well as Maputo to Inhambane)
    • All items of a personal nature such as curio shop purchases, telephone calls and gratuities
    • Single traveller supplement and child rates will be quoted on request
    • The rates are subject to change without warning if there is an increase to park fees, bed levies, fuel prices or sales by third party suppliers or any other circumstances which is beyond our control
    • Activities are weather dependant and non-refundable
    • Standard booking terms & conditions remain applicable at all times
  • What we love

    • Exploring the different diving options along the coast of Mozambique
    • Tick off Bucket List item: swimming with whale sharks
    • Experiencing various sea life at the different locations
    • Tranquil beach experiences