Mozambique southern beaches
WHAT WE WILL SEE
Mozambique southern beaches. A journey dedicated to the discovery of the Indian Ocean, which in this part of Mozambique is extraordinarily rich. reef, waves of water endless, white sand beaches and an incredible variety of fish species.
For lovers of Punta Zavora diving it is one of the most beautiful sites in the south of Mozambique.
Hundreds of species in these waters including whale sharks, manta rays, sea slugs, turtles and dozens of species not yet described by the scientific community.
“With its 2600 kilometers of coastline, the country offers an unspoilt coastline and coral reefs unexplored with the chance to spot dolphins, humpback whales, whale sharks, manta rays and even dugongs. The northern Mozambique corals in very good state of condition, unlike those of Mauritius, Seychelles and Maldives which in many cases have diseases and excessive discoloration caused by the rise in sea temperatures. The beach is all Zavora effects a place of rare unspoilt beauty and is a true gem for those who love the ocean and quietness. “
Taken from: MOZAMBICO, UN NUOVO ANTICO PAESE di G. Bauce, F. Guazzo, S. Pesarelli ed. POLARIS.
TRAVEL – Mozambique southern beaches
Mozambique is still a popular destination for diving and unlike other busier resorts, we will live the thrill of exploring sites still partially unknown. You can dive all year round, from June to August (winter) when because of the cooler climate there is less incidence of malaria; the sea is sometimes rather rough and the water temperature is about 23 degrees.
From December to February you can meet at least 20-30 whale sharks in the bay, but you can swim with these giants of the sea during all months of the year. Humpback whales ply these waters, near the shore, in the winter period (Italian summer). Round off the natural beauty of Mozambique the opportunity to spot an amazing variety of fish and a fantastic assortment and almost completely untouched hard and soft corals.
Inhambane is the capital of the province. The favorable location on a sheltered bay contributed to the rapid development of the city, the thriving port became the main center of Mozambique for the exchange for fabrics and ivory, and in the eighteenth century to the slave trade. Inhambane today still retains the exotic charm of a city where races and cultures have merged for centuries. Thanks to the quiet location on the tree-lined streets, colonial architecture, the bustling market is one of the liveliest cities and characteristics of Mozambique.
Inhambane is the gateway to a series of beautiful beaches, including Tofu, Barra and Zavora.
Punta Zavora is considered one of the best places to spot the Manta Ray. It offers a lot of ideas for diving:
- Arcadia Deans,
- Area 51,
- Deep reef south,
- Great wall of Zavora,
- La cuesta,
are just some of the names of the best points located a few km from Punta Zavora.
Ndigumbi White Sands, of all people, is a reef just 11 km from the coast and going down from 8 to 20 meters: among the sighted species are the sea lion, red snapper, surgeon fish and especially the spectacular Manta Ray .
Possible activities are varied: from diving to Ocean safari in search of the passage of the whales, the Sunset cruise on Lake Poelela birdwatching, meeting with fishermen, the “simple” relaxation.
11 days. Possibility to extend into Bazaruto Archipelago or in Kruger National Park
MEANS OF TRANSPORT
All distances will be covered by means of 4 × 4 Toyota Land Cruiser or Land Rover or similar.
Drivers and professional guides are selected on the field during our many travels and have distinguished themselves for their high training, experience and reliability. They are local guides we have carefully chosen following an idea of sustainability of travel and social commitment, to ensure the traveler the most profound experiences that generate benefits for local communities. If required, an Italian speaking guide join you. This trip is in collaboration with our correspondent LaKru Investimentos.
We will spend the nights in a nice lodge high above the lake at the Lagoa Poelela Poelela Luxury Resort which is 10 minutes from the tip of Zavora, on full board. The night in Tofo will be in a pleasant lodge with restaurant. The rooms in the lodge / chalet / hotel, is intended, unless otherwise requested, in double or, in rare cases, triple; They could be replaced for technical-organizational problems without distorting the original plan.
The lodge rooms are intended, unless otherwise requested, in double or sometimes triple; They could be replaced for technical-organizational problems without distorting the original plan. To get the list of lodge and camping write to us!
Temperatures depend largely on the season, from the latitudes and altitudes. On the right (download .pdf) an indicative table of average temperatures in the different seasons. The hottest month is November, the coolest month is June / July. The dry season is from April / May to November. The wet season runs from December to March / April, during this time you can see the parks in their green splendor and some puppies of mammals are born in this period. We recommend both seasons, both in fact have a special charm. Contact us for more information on the current season, they are not all the same every year!
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