Mozambique + Eswatini
off The beaten path

About this adventure

Have you ever ventured into Tofo, the concealed jewel 
of Mozambique?

It’s a pristine, spiritual African village nestled in the heart of Mozambique’s unspoiled beauty. Your exclusive tip for the ultimate escape – it’s as natural as it gets, brimming with hospitality and a sanctuary of safety.

Picture this: as the morning sun peeks over the horizon, you step outside your door to a breath-taking turquoise ocean, stretching endlessly before you. In the far distance you can see the humpback whales breach. The ivory-white sands gently unfold, beckoning you to unwind and soak in the serenity. But the real magic lies beneath the surface – an enchanting underwater realm, patiently awaiting your exploration.

In Tofo, your days are yours to mold. Find your inner peace with Yoga, ride the waves, take the plunge into scuba diving and snorkelling – perhaps even alongside magnificent whale sharks, dolphins and humpback whales.
Brace yourself for riveting whale watching or navigate the picturesque
mangroves on a tranquil kayak excursion. For a taste of tradition, set sail on classic voyages and uncover the secrets of seahorse snorkelling.

Here, the possibilities are limitless.

And should you be blessed with more time, why not pair Mozambique with an exhilarating safari package?

Tofo in Mozambique – a place unlike any other.
An insider’s secret that you absolutely must encounter!

Immerse yourself in the marvels of African wildlife,
embarking on an adventure that will
leave a mark on your soul.

Mozambique Paradise

Tour overview

Mozambique

Days: 13 (12 nights)

30.08.-11.09.2024

Price: from 2,916 €

Number of participants: 8-14

Visa: No visa required for most EU nationals. Entry charge on arrival.

Accommodation

  • single (only in Tofo)
  • double
  • shared (3-4 people)

+

Eswatini

Days: 4 (3 nights)

11.09.-14.09.2024

Price: from 476 €

Number of participants: 4-14

Visa: No visa required for most EU nationals.

Arrival & Departure

Mozambique + Eswatini:
Vilanculos – Maputo

Mozambique:
Vilanculos – Inhambane

Note: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

The timing of the activities depends on weather and sea conditions and may differ from the planned itinerary.

What's included?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Vilanculos
  • Welcome Drink & Dinner on the Arrival Day in Vilanculos
  • Vilanculos Cultural Tour
  • Bazaruto Archipelago Day Trip
  • Sunset Cruise in Vilanculos
  • All Transfers to the specified activities
  • Transfer from Vilanculos to Tofo
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Tofo
  • Welcome Drink upon arrival in Tofo
  • Yoga group activities per weekly schedule

  • 1x Ocean Safari: Whale Shark Snorkelling + Lunch
  • 1x Traditional Sailing Tour incl. Seahorse Snorkelling + Lunch
  • Rental gear for snorkelling
  • 1x Inhambane City Tour
  • 1x Kayak Tour through the Mangroves
  • 1x Mozambican Buffet at "Tofo, Tofo" restaurant
  • 1x Pizza Evening + 1 Complimentary Drink at a local bar (Beer or Soft Drink)
  • English-speaking guide
  • German-speaking contact person on-site
  • A plethora of adventures

What's excluded?

  • Flights to and from Mozambique
  • Visa/entry charge (~10 USD)
  • Meals and beverages
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips

What's included?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Vilanculos
  • Welcome Drink & Dinner on the Arrival Day in Vilanculos
  • Vilanculos Cultural Tour
  • Bazaruto Archipelago Day Trip
  • Sunset Cruise in Vilanculos
  • All Transfers to the specified activities
  • Transfer from Vilanculos to Tofo
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Tofo
  • Welcome Drink upon arrival in Tofo
  • Yoga group activities per weekly schedule in Tofo

  • 1x Ocean Safari: Whale Shark Snorkelling
  • 1x Traditional Sailing Tour incl. Seahorse Snorkelling + Lunch
  • Rental gear for snorkelling
  • 1x Inhambane City Tour
  • 1x Kayak Tour through the Mangroves
  • 1x Mozambican Buffet at "Tofo, Tofo" restaurant
  • 1x Pizza Evening + 1 Complimentary Drink at a local bar (Beer or Soft Drink)
  • English-speaking guide
  • German-speaking contact person on-site
  • A plethora of adventures

Tour overview

Mozambique + Eswatini

Days: 16 (15 nights)

Termine: 29.08. - 13.09.2025

Mosambique, Vilanculos: 4 nights

Mosambique, Tofo: 8 nights

Eswatini: 3 nights

Price: from 2,975 €

Number of participants: 4-14

Visa: No visa required for most EU nationals. Entry charge on arrival in Mozambique.

Accommodation

  • double room
  • single room for additional fee
  • shared room on request

Arrival & Departure

Arrival in Vilanculos
Departure from Maputo

Note: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

The timing of the activities depends on weather and sea conditions and may differ from the planned itinerary.

What's included in Mozambique?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Vilanculos
  • Welcome Drink & Dinner on the Arrival Day in Vilanculos
  • Vilanculos Cultural Tour
  • Bazaruto Archipelago Day Trip
  • Sunset Cruise in Vilanculos
  • All Transfers to the specified activities
  • Transfer from Vilanculos to Tofo
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Tofo
  • Welcome Drink upon arrival in Tofo
  • Yoga group activities per weekly schedule

  • 1x Ocean Safari: Whale Shark Snorkelling + Lunch
  • 1x Traditional Sailing Tour incl. Seahorse Snorkelling + Lunch
  • Rental gear for snorkelling
  • 1x Inhambane City Tour
  • 1x Kayak Tour through the Mangroves
  • 1x Mozambican Buffet at "Tofo, Tofo" restaurant
  • 1x Pizza Evening + 1 Complimentary Drink at a local bar (Beer or Soft Drink)
  • English-speaking guide
  • German-speaking contact person on-site
  • A plethora of adventures

What's included in Eswatini?

  • Transfer from Tofo to Eswatini
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Eswatini
  • Safari and park entry as indicated
  • Cultural tour
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Maputo
  • Maputo city tour
  • Transfer to Maputo airport
  • English-speaking guide
  • German-speaking contact person on-site

What's excluded?

  • Flights to and from Mozambique
  • Visa/entry charge (~10 USD)
  • All additional meals and beverages
  • All additional activities
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips

What's included in Mozambique?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Vilanculos
  • Welcome Drink & Dinner on the Arrival Day in Vilanculos
  • Vilanculos Cultural Tour
  • Bazaruto Archipelago Day Trip
  • Sunset Cruise in Vilanculos
  • All Transfers to the specified activities
  • Transfer from Vilanculos to Tofo
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Tofo
  • Welcome Drink upon arrival in Tofo
  • Yoga group activities per weekly schedule in Tofo

  • 1x Ocean Safari: Whale Shark Snorkelling
  • 1x Traditional Sailing Tour incl. Seahorse Snorkelling + Lunch
  • Rental gear for snorkelling
  • 1x Inhambane City Tour
  • 1x Kayak Tour through the Mangroves
  • 1x Mozambican Buffet at "Tofo, Tofo" restaurant
  • 1x Pizza Evening + 1 Complimentary Drink at a local bar (Beer or Soft Drink)
  • English-speaking guide
  • German-speaking contact person on-site
  • A plethora of adventures

What's included in Eswatini?

  • Transfer from Tofo to Eswatini
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Eswatini
  • Safari and park entry as indicated
  • Cultural tour
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Maputo

  • Maputo city tour
  • Transfer to Maputo airport
  • English-speaking guide
  • German-speaking contact person on-site

Your Travel Route

Your journey starts in Vilanculos and then takes you to the paradise of Tofo. If you wish, you can extend your trip with the Eswatini Safari Package to Hlane Royal National Park and also make a detour to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.

Your Accomodation in Tofo

Discover inspiration, tranquillity and lots of soul in the beautiful Kumba Lodge. The units are spacious, stylish, comfortable, simple and give you a front seat to the spectacular Mozambican coastline, depending on the room category. The pool and the Yoga Chalet invite you to enjoy breath-taking views over the Indian Ocean.

The Kumba Lodge features its own restaurant and bar offering delicious, healthy cuisine perfectly suited to the Yoga atmosphere.

In both Tofo and Vilanculos, there are plenty of options for obtaining supplies. You can easily find additional restaurants and small supermarkets within the villages.

Your Tailor-Made Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival & Welcome

Upon your arrival in Vilanculos, you’ll be picked up from the airport and warmly welcomed by our team and a local guide. You’ll be escorted to your accommodation (Baobab Beach or Baraka Beach Lodge), where you can settle in, savour your welcome drink and embrace the relaxed ambiance of this secluded paradise.

In the evening, you’ll join the entire travel group for a traditional Mozambican dinner.

Secreto Travel Scuba Diving Liquid Tofo

Day 3: Bazaruto Archipelago

Experience an unforgettable boat day trip as you submerge yourself in a forgotten paradise of crystal-clear, turquoise waters, vibrant reef fish, and, if you’re lucky, you might even encounter a sea turtle or two. Of course, we provide snorkeling equipment for your convenience.

Bazaruto is the home of the few remaining dugongs that inhabit its seagrass meadows. Meeting these gentle ocean creatures is a stroke of luck, so keep your eyes peeled!

Lunch will be prepared for you on the pristine, white-gold sandy beach while you ascend the dunes of Bazaruto, rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view.
You’ll have ample time for a leisurely stroll, sunbathing or swimming. This is the moment to unwind and relish in the beauty of the Bazaruto Archipelago to the fullest.

Duration: full-day-tour

Secreto Travel Vilanculos Lodge View

Day 5: Drive to Tofo, Arrival & Welcome to Kumba Lodge

At the owner operated Kumba Lodge, you’ll be welcomed with another welcome drink and provided with all the essential information about your accommodation, Tofo and the Yoga schedule, which you can use for free.

It’s time to relax and unwind after the journey. The best way to do that is by relaxing in the infinity pool or taking a walk on the endless sandy beach.

Travel time from Vilanculos to Tofo: approx. 4 hours

Secreto Travel Inhambane City Tour

Day 7: Traditional Sailing Tour & Seahorses

A fantastic full-day tour awaits you in the morning! You’ll head to Barra, a place known for its mangroves and a tropical tidal flat, home to many tropical juvenile fish. Using a Dhow – a wooden, simple, traditional Mozambican sailboat – you’ll sail through the tropical flat ocean to a small village.

During the journey, you’ll anchor in the turquoise, shallow water and snorkel together. The shallow sea areas provide shelter for many young reef fish, as well as starfish and sea urchins in various colours. Seahorses inhabit the seagrass meadows. Your guide will show you where to find them. We provide snorkelling equipment, but you’re also welcome to bring your own gear on board.

After snorkelling, you’ll head to the Mozambican village for a hearty local lunch. Here, you’ll also get a small tour of the village, see the school, the health centre, the small huts in the village and get an impression of how traditional sailing boats are built (only if in operation).

With full stomachs, we sail back and later fall asleep, full of experiences.

Duration: Full-day tour

Cold drinks can be enjoyed on board for a small fee. Stay hydrated!
Keep your bags as small as possible; the sailboat offers limited space.

Secreto Travel Mosambik Tofo Aerial View

Day 9: Ocean Safari & "Matapa"

The Ocean Safari is an opportunity to get to know the wilderness of the sea. On a two-hour guided boat tour along the southern coast of Tofo, we embark on a slow zigzag course in search of whale sharks. This tour offers everyone the unique opportunity to snorkel with these gentle giants.

After a thorough briefing about the wildlife you can potentially encounter above and below the water and the rules for snorkelling with whale sharks, your guide and skipper will take you on a small zodiac (up to 14 participants) and watch out for large, dark shadows and dorsal fins in the water.

Once a whale shark is sighted, the boat stops and on the skipper’s command, you can have the opportunity to quietly slip into the water. Don’t worry; the world’s largest shark has no teeth and is often very slow and gentle. The skipper and the boat will accompany you, keeping you in their sights and picking you up right where you are in the water.

Of course, there is no guarantee of encountering whale sharks; we’re dealing with nature. However, Tofo is one of the few places in the world where we can encounter whale sharks year-round.

With a bit of luck, we may also spot humpback whales in the distance, sometimes very close, as they visit the warm and safe channel between Mozambique and Madagascar to nurse their calves from June to October.

Duration: 2 hours (with preparation and lunch 3 to 4 hours)

Following this exciting ocean safari, your stomach is likely to growl frequently. Therefore, we’d like to give you the option to accompany us to a very authentic, local restaurant where the locals also eat. Cooking is done over an open fire, and you’ll have a choice of 2 to 3 lunch dishes.

Whaleshark Mozambique

Tag 11: Mangroven-Kayaking

In the morning, you’ll head again to Barra and specifically into the mangroves. On a guided kayak tour, you’ll paddle in two-seater kayaks through the shallow waters. There’s a chance to discover the local birdlife and look for crabs and starfish in the water.

If desired by the group, there’s an opportunity for lunch at a beach bar afterwards.

Duration of kayaking: 2 hours

Secreto Travel Barra Mangroves

Day 13: Departure or Safari

You’ll leave beautiful Tofo for Eswatini. You’ll be picked up at dawn and embark on a private transfer by minibus (approximately 8 to 9 hours) with numerous drink, toilet and snack breaks in the direction of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).

Secreto Travel Vilanculos Bazaruto Island Trip

Day 2: Cultural Experience

After your breakfast, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and flavours of this beautiful land by starting your day with a hands-on traditional cooking experience. Begin your culinary journey by learning the secrets of Mozambican cuisine. With the guidance of local chefs, you’ll prepare and savour dishes that are the heart and soul of this region and you’ll have it for lunch.

With your taste buds satisfied, it’s time to get your digestion going and you’ll head back to your accommodation via a short walking trail through the mangroves.

Duration: ½ day

Secreto Travel Vilanculos Bazaruto Dunes
Secreto Travel Bazaruto Archipelago

Day 4: Beach Getaway & Sunset Cruise

This day is all about you and the beach life. In the morning, you can admire the sunrise over the turquoise ocean, followed by a hearty breakfast. The white sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing and walking. You can visit the local market, small vendors or local restaurants to taste delicious Mozambican cuisine.

In the late afternoon, you’ll head to the picturesque coast for a breath-taking boat tour into the sunset. As the sun begins its descent over the Indian Ocean, you’ll be on board, gracefully sailing on turquoise waters to admire the red dunes of Vilanculos in all their splendour.

Feel the gentle sea breeze on your face as you admire the kaleidoscope of colours in the sky, painting the horizon with shades of orange, red and violet. The calm sound of the waves and the rocking of the boat create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and reflection before returning in time for dinner.

Duration of Sunset Cruise: approx. 1.5 to 2 hours

If you find this not action-packed enough for the day and you haven’t had enough of boating and the turquoise sea, we can also organize another day trip (minimum number of participants) to the beautiful Santa Carolina Island (also known as Paradise Island): an abandoned island with a deserted, overgrown luxury hotel complex and great snorkelling opportunity.

Day 6: Inhambane City Tour

Tofo is located in the Inhambane Province, with Inhambane as the nearest major city near the village. Your day will be filled with a combination of architectural sights from the Portuguese colonial era, a colourful local market as well as explanations about local healthcare, schools and churches in the area.

Afterward, we return to Tofo and you’ll have the rest of the day to spend as you wish.

Maybe you’d like to try your first surfing lesson?

Duration of City Tour: 2.5 to 3 hours

Secreto Travel Kumba Lodge Sunset
Secreto Travel Kumba Lodge Surfing

Day 8: Relax, Pizza & Drinks

You have time to enjoy the day, relax, explore Tofo or take a walk on the dunes.
Looking for more action? Perhaps you’d like to try “discover scuba-diving”? Or do you have a diving certificate already and want to explore the Mozambican underwater world? This would be the perfect opportunity. We can organize it for you.

In the evening, it’s time for a group dinner. Together, we’ll have pizza at one of Tofo’s rustic, open local restaurants and invite you for a drink (beer or soft drink) in the lively village centre, the marketplace.

Secreto Travel Buckelwal Humpback Tofo Mozambique
Secreto Travel Mosambik Palm Trees

Tag 10: Rest & Chill

Tofo is a place of tranquillity and you should savour and take this atmosphere with you. The day is yours to enjoy freely.

If you want to do something and haven’t had enough of the saltwater and the wildlife, we can organize, for example, a whale-watching tour for you, where you can see humpback whales both above and below the water.

Secreto Travel Tofo Market Africa

Day 12: Mozambican Buffet & Live Music

You have the day to relax and unwind before we head to the “Tofo, Tofo” restaurant in the evening for a traditional Mozambican buffet with live music.

“Tofo, Tofo” is run by a female Mozambican and has a beautiful ambiance on the edge of the local wetlands. It invites local musicians once a week to provide entertainment. The sounds are traditional. Later, a DJ usually takes over and the restaurant turns into a dance floor!

Your Tailor-Made Itinerary

*** The timing of the activities depends on weather and sea conditions and may differ from the planned itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival & Welcome

Upon your arrival in Vilanculos, you’ll be picked up from the airport and warmly welcomed by our team and a local guide. You’ll be escorted to your accommodation (Baobab Beach or Baraka Beach Lodge), where you can settle in, savour your welcome drink and embrace the relaxed ambiance of this secluded paradise.

In the evening, you’ll join the entire travel group for a traditional Mozambican dinner.

Secreto Travel Scuba Diving Liquid Tofo

Day 2: Cultural Experience

After your breakfast, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and flavours of this beautiful land by starting your day with a hands-on traditional cooking experience. Begin your culinary journey by learning the secrets of Mozambican cuisine. With the guidance of local chefs, you’ll prepare and savour dishes that are the heart and soul of this region and you’ll have it for lunch.

With your taste buds satisfied, it’s time to get your digestion going and you’ll head back to your accommodation via a short walking trail through the mangroves.

Duration: ½ day

Secreto Travel Vilanculos Bazaruto Dunes
Secreto Travel Bazaruto Archipelago

Day 3: Bazaruto Archipelago

Experience an unforgettable boat day trip as you submerge yourself in a forgotten paradise of crystal-clear, turquoise waters, vibrant reef fish, and, if you’re lucky, you might even encounter a sea turtle or two. Of course, we provide snorkeling equipment for your convenience.

Bazaruto is the home of the few remaining dugongs that inhabit its seagrass meadows. Meeting these gentle ocean creatures is a stroke of luck, so keep your eyes peeled!

Lunch will be prepared for you on the pristine, white-gold sandy beach while you ascend the dunes of Bazaruto, rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view.

You’ll have ample time for a leisurely stroll, sunbathing or swimming. This is the moment to unwind and relish in the beauty of the Bazaruto Archipelago to the fullest.

Duration: full-day-tour

What you’ll need for this:

  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
  • Flip-flops
  • Camera
  • Tipping money
  • Plenty of water
  • Sweater or light jacket (it can get chilly in the evening)
Secreto Travel Vilanculos Bazaruto Island Trip

Day 4: Beach Getaway & Sunset Cruise

This day is all about you and the beach life. In the morning, you can admire the sunrise over the turquoise ocean, followed by a hearty breakfast. The white sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing and walking. You can visit the local market, small vendors or local restaurants to taste delicious Mozambican cuisine.

In the late afternoon, you’ll head to the picturesque coast for a breath-taking boat tour into the sunset. As the sun begins its descent over the Indian Ocean, you’ll be on board, gracefully sailing on turquoise waters to admire the red dunes of Vilanculos in all their splendour.

Feel the gentle sea breeze on your face as you admire the kaleidoscope of colours in the sky, painting the horizon with shades of orange, red and violet. The calm sound of the waves and the rocking of the boat create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and reflection before returning in time for dinner.

Duration of Sunset Cruise:
approx. 1.5 to 2 hours

If you find this not action-packed enough for the day and you haven’t had enough of boating and the turquoise sea, we can also organize another day trip (minimum number of participants) to the beautiful Santa Carolina Island (also known as Paradise Island): an abandoned island with a deserted, overgrown luxury hotel complex and great snorkelling opportunity.

Secreto Travel Kumba Lodge Surfing

Day 5: Drive to Tofo, Arrival & Welcome to Kumba Lodge

At the owner operated Kumba Lodge, you’ll be welcomed with another welcome drink and provided with all the essential information about your accommodation, Tofo and the Yoga schedule, which you can use for free.

It’s time to relax and unwind after the journey. The best way to do that is by relaxing in the infinity pool or taking a walk on the endless sandy beach.

Travel time from Vilanculos to Tofo:
approx. 4 hours

Secreto Travel Inhambane City Tour

Day 6: Inhambane City Tour

Tofo is located in the Inhambane Province, with Inhambane as the nearest major city near the village. Your day will be filled with a combination of architectural sights from the Portuguese colonial era, a colourful local market as well as explanations about local healthcare, schools and churches in the area.

Afterward, we return to Tofo and you’ll have the rest of the day to spend as you wish.

Maybe you’d like to try your first surfing lesson?

Duration of City Tour: 2.5 to 3 hours

Secreto Travel Kumba Lodge Sunset

Day 7: Traditional Sailing Tour & Seahorses

A fantastic full-day tour awaits you in the morning! You’ll head to Barra, a place known for its mangroves and a tropical tidal flat, home to many tropical juvenile fish. Using a Dhow – a wooden, simple, traditional Mozambican sailboat – you’ll sail through the tropical flat ocean to a small village.

During the journey, you’ll anchor in the turquoise, shallow water and snorkel together. The shallow sea areas provide shelter for many young reef fish, as well as starfish and sea urchins in various colours. Seahorses inhabit the seagrass meadows. Your guide will show you where to find them. We provide snorkelling equipment, but you’re also welcome to bring your own gear on board.

After snorkelling, you’ll head to the Mozambican village for a hearty local lunch. Here, you’ll also get a small tour of the village, see the school, the health centre, the small huts in the village and get an impression of how traditional sailing boats are built (only if in operation).

With full stomachs, we sail back and later fall asleep, full of experiences.

Duration: Full-day tour

What you’ll need for this:

  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
  • Flip-flops
  • Camera
  • Small change to pay your drinks on board and tipping money
  • Tissues or toilet paper (the toilet is very basic)
  • Sweater or light jacket (it can get chilly in the evening)

 

Cold drinks can be enjoyed on board for a small fee. Stay hydrated!

Keep your bags as small as possible; the sailboat offers limited space.

Secreto Travel Mosambik Tofo Aerial View

Tag 8: Relax, Pizza & Drinks

You have time to enjoy the day, relax, explore Tofo or take a walk on the dunes.

Looking for more action? Perhaps you’d like to try “discover scuba-diving”? Or do you have a diving certificate already and want to explore the Mozambican underwater world? This would be the perfect opportunity. We can organize it for you.

In the evening, it’s time for a group dinner. Together, we’ll have pizza at one of Tofo’s rustic, open local restaurants and invite you for a drink (beer or soft drink) in the lively village centre, the marketplace.

What you’ll need for this:

  • Money
  • Sweater or light jacket (it can get chilly in the evening)
  • Mosquito repellent
Secreto Travel Mosambik Palm Trees

Day 9: Ocean Safari & "Matapa"

The Ocean Safari is an opportunity to get to know the wilderness of the sea. On a two-hour guided boat tour along the southern coast of Tofo, we embark on a slow zigzag course in search of whale sharks. This tour offers everyone the unique opportunity to snorkel with these gentle giants.

After a thorough briefing about the wildlife you can potentially encounter above and below the water and the rules for snorkelling with whale sharks, your guide and skipper will take you on a small zodiac (up to 14 participants) and watch out for large, dark shadows and dorsal fins in the water.

Once a whale shark is sighted, the boat stops and on the skipper’s command, you can have the opportunity to quietly slip into the water. Don’t worry; the world’s largest shark has no teeth and is often very slow and gentle. The skipper and the boat will accompany you, keeping you in their sights and picking you up right where you are in the water.

Of course, there is no guarantee of encountering whale sharks; we’re dealing with nature. However, Tofo is one of the few places in the world where we can encounter whale sharks year-round.

With a bit of luck, we may also spot humpback whales in the distance, sometimes very close, as they visit the warm and safe channel between Mozambique and Madagascar to nurse their calves from June to October.

Duration: 2 hours (with preparation and lunch 3 to 4 hours)

What you’ll need for this:

  • ONLY swimwear
  • Maximum small dry bag (everything will get wet!)
  • Possibly a thin wetsuit (provided in a standard size for free)
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat
  • Plenty of water (it’s advantageous to have your own water bottle; there are water dispensers at the dive centre for refilling your bottles)
  • Sea worthiness (motion sickness tablets are usually available for a fee locally)
  • Bags, phones, and valuables can be left in a locker
  • Mosquito repellent (it’s useful to spray exposed skin areas before visiting the local restaurant)
  • Sweater or light jacket afterward (you can get cold quickly after spending some time in the water)

 

Following this exciting ocean safari, your stomach is likely to growl frequently. Therefore, we’d like to take you to a very authentic, local restaurant where the locals also eat. Cooking is done over an open fire, and you’ll have a choice of 2 to 3 lunch dishes.

Whaleshark Mozambique

Tag 10: Rest & Chill

Tofo is a place of tranquillity and you should savour and take this atmosphere with you. The day is yours to enjoy freely.

If you want to do something and haven’t had enough of the saltwater and the wildlife, we can organize, for example, a whale-watching tour for you, where you can see humpback whales both above and below the water.

Secreto Travel Tofo Market Africa

Tag 11: Mangroven-Kayaking

In the morning, you’ll head again to Barra and specifically into the mangroves. On a guided kayak tour, you’ll paddle in two-seater kayaks through the shallow waters. There’s a chance to discover the local birdlife and look for crabs and starfish in the water.

If desired by the group, there’s an opportunity for lunch at a beach bar afterwards.

Duration of kayaking: 2 hours

What you’ll need for this:

  • Clothing that can get wet
  • Possibly swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
  • Money
  • Tipping money
Secreto Travel Barra Mangroves

Day 12: Mozambican Buffet & Live Music

You have the day to relax and unwind before we head to the “Tofo, Tofo” restaurant in the evening for a traditional Mozambican buffet with live music.

“Tofo, Tofo” is run by a female Mozambican and has a beautiful ambiance on the edge of the local wetlands. It invites local musicians once a week to provide entertainment. The sounds are traditional. Later, a DJ usually takes over and the restaurant turns into a dance floor!

What you’ll need for this:

  • Money for drinks
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sweater or light jacket (it can get chilly in the evening)
Secreto Travel Kumba Lodge Restaurant
Secreto Travel Vilanculos Lodge View

Day 13: Departure or Safari

You’ll leave beautiful Tofo for Inhambane Airport (approximately a 30-minute drive) and start your return flight.

If you’ve added the safari package in Eswatini, you’ll be picked up at dawn and embark on a long private transfer by minibus (approximately 8 to 9 hours) with numerous drink, toilet and snack breaks in the direction of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).

Embark on the Ultimate Safari Experience

Exclusive for Mozambique Adventurers!*

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Welcome to Eswatini, where vibrant traditions meet untamed wilderness! This jewel in Southern Africa, formerly known as Swaziland, boasts rich cultural diversity. Immerse yourself in Swazi laws and customs before venturing into Hlane Royal National Park – a haven for elephants, rhinos, lions and exotic birds. Eswatini beckons, promising a blend of tradition and wildlife wonders.

Embark on an extraordinary journey in Eswatini, where the beating heart of tradition harmonizes with the wild rhythm of nature.

*only in combination with Mozambique

Tour overview

Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is a culturally rich country in southern Africa, characterized by its dynamic Ethnic groups whom their chiefs form the traditional hierarchy under the ngwenyama, ndlovukazi, and the Dlamini. Traditional governance and culture are guided by Swazi law and customs, with the region’s natural fauna serving as a source of inspiration.

Hlane Royal National Park is the largest conservation area in the country, offering the opportunity to spot elephants, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, zebras, wildebeests, lions, leopards, hyenas, as well as various antelope species and local birdlife.

Eswatini

4 days (3 nights)

11.09.-14.09.2024

Price: from 476 €*

*only in combination with Mozambique

Accommodation

  • double
  • shared
    (3-4 people)

No. of participants

4 - 14

Eswatini

What is included?

  • Transfer from Tofo to Eswatini
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Eswatini
  • Safari and park entry as indicated
  • Cultural tour
  • Accommodation & Breakfast in Maputo

  • Maputo city tour
  • Transfer to Maputo airport
  • English-speaking guide
  • German-speaking contact person

What's excluded?

  • Flights to and from Mozambique
  • Visa
  • Meals and beverages
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips

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Your continued itinerary from Mozambique to Eswatini

Day 13: Arrival

Day 14: Safari & Cultural Experience

Secreto Travel Eswatini Safari Restaurant

You set off early in the morning to discover the wildlife. Together with your guide, you drive off to Hlane Royal National Park.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of African wildlife and observe lions, elephants and other majestic animals in their natural environment.
At lunchtime, many animals are known to retreat to escape the heat. During this time, you have the opportunity for a cultural excursion to the Mswati village. Here you will also have the opportunity to have lunch.
In the afternoon, you will continue on a sunset game drive before returning to camp (Ndlovu Camp or similar camp) for dinner.

Note on the camp:

The camp is located in the middle of the park at a waterhole, which attracts many animals. The camp is separated from the wildlife by fences. As guests, you can therefore safely enjoy the view of the wildlife.

The camp has its own restaurant and a small store.

There is no electricity in the accommodation at the camp. Only the reception/restaurant area has sockets where you can charge your cell phone.

Secreto Travel Eswatini Safari Camp
Secreto Travel Eswatini Safari Rooms

Day 15: Maputo

After breakfast, you set off in the direction of Maputo. You check into your hotel and then embark on a guided tour of the capital of Mozambique. Your guide will show you the special cultural corners of the city and will also accompany you to dinner as a group.

Travel time Eswatini to Maputo: approx. 3h

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Day 16: Departure

Enjoy one last breakfast in the capital before you are taken to the airport in Maputo.

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