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Experience Nhaluswe
SHARK DIVING PONTA DO OURO
& DIVING TOFO

Days

13 days/ 12 nights

accommodation

accommodations

guide

private divemaster

beach

beach

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minimum 4 people

transfer

pick up & transfers

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PADI/SSI certified guides

price

from 2.280€

Days

3 different destinations

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shark dives

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snacks & drinks

food

breakfasts

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reef dives

language

your language

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In this programme we dive Ponta do Ouro, located less than 200 km south of Maputo and Praia do Tofo, about 500 km north of the capital. We recommend this combination between the months of December and May, as this is a good time to see the much sought after sharks at Ponta (up to 6 different species can be seen on a single dive).
Up to 19 different species of sharks have been identified at this location!
 

We propose a couple of days of diving at the first destination, and on the fourth day we leave for the north of the country. 
The distance between the two destinations is about 10 hours by road, so we spend a night halfway at the fabulous Naara Lodge in Chidenguele.

Once we arrive at the second destination, Praia do Tofo, we spend a week diving the shallows, where encounters with manta rays at the cleaning stations and whale sharks feeding on the surface are common.

Where to fly

We recommend flying to Maputo with the airline TAP, Emirates, Qatar, or Turkish. Once in Maputo, we will come to pick you up and in less than two hours we will be at the first destination. 
 

For the return flight we recommend flying with the local airline Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) from Inhambane to Maputo, where you will spend one last night before flying to your home destination.  
 

We can adjust the itinerary according to your flexibility and preferences.
 

From your arrival in Africa until your departure, we will always be by your side to accompany you in this experience.

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Day 1

ARRIVAL TO MOZAMBIQUE

Arrival at Maputo International Airport (Mozambique), where we will be waiting for you. Transfer by road to Ponta do Ouro, approximately 2 hours. 
On arrival we will check in at the dive centre and accommodation. 
Free afternoon to visit the village of Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane. 
Dinner, which is not included, can be arranged at the accommodation or at a restaurant in the village.

Hammerhead Shark in front with a Blacktip Shark in the back

Day 2 to day 3

DIVING PONTA DO OURO

Daily breakfasts at the accommodation. 
Transfers to the dive centre. We will do 2 dives daily in the morning, with an optional third dive in the afternoon or another activity. 
Lunches and dinners are not included, and will be at the accommodation or in restaurants in the village.
More information about diving in Ponta; HERE!

Diver photographing a Tigershark

Day 4

PONTA DO OURO & TRANSFER TO CHIDENGUELE

Breakfast at the accommodation. 
Morning for relaxation or snorkelling before departing for the next destination. 
Lunch, which is not included, will be at Ponta do Ouro before departure, and then transfer by road to Chidenguele, approximately 6 hours. 
On arrival we will check in at the lodge and have time to relax before dinner at the lodge restaurant (not included).

Colorful reef

Day 5

TRANSFER TO TOFO

Breakfast at the accommodation. Morning at leisure to rest or do some activities at Inhampavala Lagoon. 
Preferably lunch before departure (not included), and then transfer to Praia do Tofo, approximately 4 hours. 
Arrival in the afternoon, check in at the accommodation and at the dive centre. Free afternoon to visit the fishing village of Tofo and the neighbouring Praia da Barra. 
Dinner, which is not included, can be arranged at the accommodation or at a restaurant in the village.

Droneview of Tofo

Day 6 to day 10

DIVING IN TOFO

Daily breakfasts at the accommodation. Transfers to the dive centre, when necessary. We will do 2 dives per day in the morning, with an optional third dive in the afternoon or another activity. 
Lunches and dinners are not included, and will be at the accommodation or in the village restaurants.
More information about diving in Tofo; HERE!

Manta with diver below it

Day 11

DAY OF RELAX

Breakfast at accommodation. Free day without diving. 
Relaxation day or optional extra activities: boat trip to swim with whale sharks, dolphins and manta rays, whale watching excursion (July - November), excursion to Inhambane estuary to look for flamingos and snorkel with seahorses, kayaking excursion, sailing or catamaran trip, visit to the islands in the bay, surfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddle, quad bike trip, visits to local villages, guided cultural excursion, massages and relaxation....

Whale Shark

Day 12

TRANSFER TO MAPUTO

Breakfast at accommodation. Morning at leisure. 
Transfer by road to Inhambane Airport (20 min). Flight with LAM from Inhambane to Maputo (not included). 
Pick up at Maputo Airport and transfer to accommodation. 
Dinner, which is not included, can be arranged at the accommodation or at a restaurant in Maputo City.

Wooden Whale Sharks in local crafts market in southern Mozambique

Day 13

DEPARTURE

Breakfast at accommodation.
Transfer to Maputo Airport (15 min).

Far view of a van on red road with two of our guides

INCLUDES:

  • Assistance at the arrival airport

  • Transfers during the route Maputo - Ponta do Ouro - Chidenguele - Praia do Tofo

  • 3 nights accommodation (double or twin room), in Ponta do Ouro

  • 4 dives at Ponta do Ouro (with option for more)

  • Scuba diving tanks and weights at Ponta do Ouro

  • Ponta do Ouro Maritime Park fees

  • Private English speaking Divemaster in Ponta do Ouro

  • 1 night's accommodation (double or twin deluxe tent), in Chidenguele

  • Use of kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle in Inhampavala Lagoon

  • 7 nights accommodation (double or twin room), in Praia do Tofo

  • 10 dives at Praia do Tofo (with option for more)

  • Scuba diving tanks and weights at Tofo

  • Ocean safaris between dives in search of megafauna

  • Snorkelling with marine megafauna when possible

  • Refreshments and snacks on the boat at both destinations

  • Reef fees and government fees

  • Private Spanish-speaking divemaster in Tofo

  • 1 night's accommodation (double or twin room), in Maputo

  • Breakfasts at the various accommodations throughout the trip

  • English speaking local guide

  • Transfer to Maputo airport from the accommodation

  • Assistance at the departure airport

EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic flights

  • Entry visas to Mozambique

  • Diving equipment (8€ per dive)

  • Enriched air Nitrox (5€ per dive)

  • Meals not specified above

  • Optional activities during the trip

  • Travel and dive insurance (recommended)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

• 50% deposit required to confirm the booking of the Experience, and remaining 50% to be paid 60 days prior to arrival • All payments done by providing bank card details will carry an extra 5% (bank fees) • All payments done through PayPal will carry an extra 5% • All payments done by bank transfers to be done using “banking our instructions” (client pays all bank transfer charges) • By paying the deposit you are deemed to have accepted our terms & conditions • Cancellations before 60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of total booking amount (during local public holidays will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total booking amount) • Cancellations after 60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total booking amount • Dive trips being cancelled due to bad weather not refundable • If as a result of a major force, such as the current pandemic caused by Covid-19 the trip cannot be made on the scheduled dates, the amount paid is not refundable and the trip will be rescheduled for other dates in accordance with the availability of the client and Mozambique Experience •

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If you have the time & the budget, we highly recommend you to top the above Experience with the following extension!

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These are the various accommodation options that we have in the different destinations where we will be during the stay of the aforementioned program. Depending on the budget we recommend one or the other. For more detailed information on each one, you can visit the accommodation section. All options include en-suite rooms with the possibility of a double bed or separate beds, cleaning service, Wi-fi, 24-hour security, and some with a swimming pool, bar and restaurant.

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