To the rhythm of the tides, the fishermen sail their dhows between the white sandbanks and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, in an ever-changing and ever-changing landscape, where you can marvel at the colourful tropical fish in the Bazaruto archipelago, at the easy encounters with whale sharks, and where red earth tracks between baobabs and coconut palms lead to remote villages on the edge of the forest.
Day 1 : Outward flight/Maputo (MPM)
Day 2 : Maputo
Admiring the Portuguese colonial vestiges of the capital.
Day 3 : Maputo/Flight/Vilankulo
Relaxing on the beach at Vilankulo and solidarity shopping at the Machilla Magic cooperative.
Days 4-5 : Vilankulo/Bazaruto Archipelago/Vilankulo
Excursion to the Bazaruto Archipelago, among white beaches, birds and tropical fish.
Day 6 : Vilankulo/Inhambane/Tofo
Straw and mud villages among the baobabs and colonial ruins of Inhambane.
Day 7 : Tofo/Pansy Shell Island/Tofo
Snorkel among manta rays and whale sharks, before spotting humpback whales offshore.
Day 8 : Tofo/Inhambane (INH)/Flight/Nampula (APL)/Ilha de Mozambique
Transfer to Ilha de Mozambique.
Day 9 : Ilha de Mozambique
Visit the Portuguese colonial ruins on the island, dhow outings and beach relaxation.
Day 10 : Ilha de Mozambique/Nampula (APL)/Flight/Maputo (MPM)
Visit the Portuguese colonial ruins on the island, ride in a dhow and relax by the sea.
Day 11 : Maputo (MPM)/Flight home
Meeting a curandero and tuff dancing in Mafalala.
Day 12 : Return flight