MOZAMBIQUE EXPLORER ITINERARIES (recommended for honeymoon or romantic getaway)
6 Days / 5 Nights - Indigo Bay
LAND ONLY PRICES: from $2034 per person double occupancy
The islands of Mozambique have recently become very accessible and are priced to accommodate a range of safari budgets. Activities abound: fishing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, horseback riding and much more. Our 6 day Mozambique Safari takes you to breathtaking sights coupled with impeccable service. You stay at the luxurious Indigo Bay Lodge, which is known for its international standards. Each of the 23 chalets has a captivating view of the ocean but all sustain their privacy.
Day 1 - Upon arrival at Vilanculos on the coast of Mozambique, you will be met and after completing Immigration formalities, transferred to the island of Bazaruto by seaplane, and experience in itself! Indigo Bay (L, D).
Day 2 - Bazaruto Island is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago Nature Reserve, and is truly the pristine tropical island of our dreams. Indigo Bay Lodge is situated right on the beautiful white coral beach. The 23 individual chalets, each with stunning views over the ocean are built for comfort and privacy. Indigo Bay (B, L, D).
Day 3 - The hospitality at Indigo Bay Lodge is of International standards. The cuisine is superb, with an emphasis on freshly caught seafood. Indigo Bay (B, L, D).
Day 4 - During your stay on Bazaruto, you will also have a land rover tour of the island affording you the opportunity of studying the flora and fauna of the island as well as many rare birds. A highlight of your stay at Bazaruto will be visiting 'pansy island' home to the unique pansy shells, one of the rarest and most beautiful shells in the World. A sunset cruise completes your complimentary activities. Indigo Bay (B, L, D).
Day 5 - Additional activities on Bazaruto include deep sea diving, deep sea fishing and saltwater fly fishing, horse riding and the whole range of land and water sports. Indigo Bay (B, L, D).
Day 6 - After five relaxing nights on Bazaruto you will return to Vilanculos for the flight back to Johannesburg. (B).
Package price includes:
Air transportation from Johannesburg and related air taxes;
Accommodations, 3 meals per day, teas & coffees;
Medical rescue insurance & 17% Mozambican VAT;
Activities: 1 snorkel trip, 1 land rover trip with picnic lunch, 1 dhow sunset cruise.
Package price excludes:
International airfares to and from Mozambique
Visas (please thoroughly check requirements, depending on your nationality, for the countries being visited prior to travel)
All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.;
Passports and visas;
Alcoholic and other beverages;
Gratuities to driver and guides and lodge staff
5 Day / 4 Nights - Matemo Island Resort
LAND ONLY PRICES: from $1235 to $1875 per person double occupancy
Matemo Island Resort is situated in the magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago off the coast of Northern Mozambique; the remote Island of Matemo offers idyllic Mozambique island accommodation. Experience an Island holiday of unspoilt beauty, breathtaking scenery, spectacular marine life and extreme relaxation
The Matemo Resort accommodation consists of a total of 24 thatched chalets with en-suite bathrooms fitted with indoor shower and separate bath as well as a private outdoor shower.
All chalets are beautifully furnished and are equipped with air conditioning, outdoor hammock, ceiling fans, fully mosquito screened, hair dryer, mini bar, personal electronic safe, satellite TV and the convenience of tea/coffee making facilities.
Activities on offer at the resort: breathtaking snorkeling, scuba diving, a variety of beach games, deep sea fishing and sunset cruises. You can even take a “Water Taxi” to Ibo Island for a cultural experience.
5 Days /4 Nights fully inclusive of accommodation, - meals - tea/coffee, non motorized water sports , light aircraft transfer to the Lodge
Recommendation: Anti Malaria medication recommended
6 Days / 5 Nights Escape to Quirimbas Archipelago
LAND ONLY PRICES: from $1995 per person double occupancy
The extensive Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 27 offshore islands strung along the coast parallel to Pemba. The islands are composed of fossil coral rock and have lush vegetation and mangrove swamps. They support a wide variety of wading birds, turtles and terns. Ibo Island is the best known of the islands in the Quirimbas and has a fascinating history of slavery and some opulent beautiful architecture.
Accommodation is at Ibo Island Lodge is located on the prime waterfront site, where romantic dhows sail out to sea on each high tide. The lodge encompasses three magnificent mansions each over one hundred years old with walls over a meter thick and lofty high ceilings.
The three mansions of Ibo Island Lodge are called Villa Paradiso, Villa Niassa and Villa Bela Vista. Accommodation is split between Paradiso and Niassa only - Bela Vista is the public area of the lodge and houses the Lodge's restaurant, shop and the main pool in the main garden.
All bedrooms are individually designed and unique, with many opening onto private verandas, decked with hand crafted furniture and soft cushions covered in vibrant local fabrics.
FACILITIES IN BEDROOMS:
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Large windows for sea breeze
- King size extra length hand crafted bed with mosquito net (twin beds are also available)
- Indigenous teak and mahogany handcrafted furniture
- Solid mahogany wardrobe with hangers
- Chest safe with lock
- Brass and antique fittings
- Linen gown for use whilst on the island
- A range of Ibo guest amenities
- Hair dryer / Water flasks / Morning tea and coffee
All rooms are air-conditioned and also have ceiling fans. All rooms have en-suite facilities with twin basins and large marble showers. Some have baths and outside showers.
Rates are quoted per person per night in United States Dollars
Luggage restrictions for light aircrafts or helicopters: 15 kg of soft luggage including hand luggage.
Rates include: Accommodation “Breakfast” Lunch “Dinner” 1 guided Island historical tour " Non-motorized water sports " 1 transfer daily to private beach (weather dependent) " Mozambique VAT
Rates excludes: Transfers " Beverages " Motorized water sports " Optional activities " National Park entrance fees " Personal bar account " Flights and related taxes/fees " Items of a personal nature " Visa fees " Travel insurance
Rates are subject to change without prior notice
NO credit card facilities are available at Ibo Island Lodge. US$ OR local currency ONLY for all extras
Baggage restriction of 15kg's per person for the air charter to Ibo Island
The Ibo Island Historical and Cultural Experience - a guided emotional journey through the history of Ibo and Ibo of today.
The rare and unique mangrove excursion where you can understand more about this precious ecosystem and the outstanding bird and marine life it supports.
Visits to Ibo's pristine sand spit beach (only accessed by boat and totally private)
Cultural and community interactive projects (contact us for full details)
Sea kayaking in calm flat waters and the mangroves, a chance to navigate winding channels with breathtaking scenery or island hop safely under the expert leadership of your guide.
Snorkelling, traditional dhow safaris and cruises and massage
Scuba diving (Ibo has some of the very best sites in the Quirimbas) and fishing on a tag and release basis,
Mozambique Beach Excursions – 2011/2012
5 days/ 4 nights at Marlin Lodge
In a National Marine Park in Mozambique, lies an Archipelago of off shore islands known as The Bazaruto Archipelago. There are three main islands known as Margaruque, Benguerua and Bazaruto. On the second largest island, Benguerua lies idyllic Marlin Lodge.
2011/ 2012 :Land only prices
Per person double occupancy
Single room supplement
Jan - Dec
Departs From: Johannesburg International Airport
Ends in: Johannesburg International Airport
Minimum Passengers: 2
Land only: Includes charter flight
Day 1: Johannesburg - Vilanculos - Benguerua Island
Arrive at Johannesburg International Airport. Walk across to International departures for the flight to Vilanculos. On arrival, transfer by boat to the Benguerua Island. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. MARLIN LODGE - Dinner
Day 2-4: Benguerua Island
You will experience the Mozambique Dhow Sail boat Sunset Cruise plus a Benguerua Island Drive tour, visit the Island by Landrover vehicle and explore some of the local homes and see the fresh water lakes and hike the towering dunes. Other activities on offer, not included in the rate, are diving, snorkelling, water skiing, and much more. MARLIN LODGE - Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5: Benguerua Island - Vilanculos - Johannesburg
After breakfast, transfer to Vilanculos Airport for the flight to Johannesburg. Connect with your flight out.
- Charter flights on Pelican Air: baggage restricted to 20kg per person in a soft bag
- Price is subject to change due to included airfares
- Fully inclusive of all meals, tea/coffee, Dhow cruise, Island drive, selected water sports
Visa costs, departure tax $20 ex Vilanculos and the $10pp National Park Fee (payable locally)
Recommendations: Anti malaria medication recommended
For customized click on to our contact us page to send us your specific requirements. We will return a detailed tailor-made tour proposal to you within 48 hrs of receiving the request or call us 1 866 343 8297 you will get immediate access to an expert source.