Activities and Tours
The best of the best for accommodation ,safaris. tours and all the amazing activities that can be done in Mozambique . Be it looking for whales ,dolphins and manta rays on deep sea dives or searching for rare birds on excursions into remote areas. Gary Rowan and his team of Coconut Country Adventures are there for you. Based in Mozambique they can take care of every aspect of your Mozambique stay and activities.
Inhambane City Trip - 5+ hrs
Lying on Inhambane Bay the capital of the Inhambane Province is a sleepy historic town known for its rusting colonial architecture and is popular with tourists for its laid back atmosphere and setting.
The Central Mercado, museum and informal markets provide an insight into local culture and flavors, local restaurants offer excellent seafood, colonial churches offer sensational views of the surrounding area, or enjoy a trip on a traditional dhow from Imhambane to Maxixe return. Visit Bara and all the beach bars in Tofo en route.
Snorkeling at low tide in the coral garden pools
This has got to be one of the best snorkeling spots in the world. The bays have a reef that extends from the shore at angle for up to 400m, which at low tide every day offers calm and protected water on the inner edge, suitable for kids and beginners. The depth ranges from 1m down to 5m and offers pool-like conditions . Reef's are home to hundreds of reef fish, lion fish, stone fish, a multitude of eels, shrimps, crayfish, cuttle fish, star fish, octopus, and a garden of soft and hard corals. There is always something new to see!
Don’t let the shallow depth of these reefs fool you. Soft corals, fish and crustaceans abound and nudibranches that don’t appear in any books ! This is the spot for the “scientist” and beginner alike. Even the majestic mantas come in to this protected area to give birth. The soft corals are quite beautiful offering unbelievably good photographic opportunities ........
whale study group tour
Manta ray study group tour
whale shark study group tour
Beach walking tours
The Ocean safari is a two hour trip, to search for anything on the surface from Dolphins and Whalesharks to Humpback Whales ,dolphins , huge sea turtles and pelagic fish feeding and hunting. Scuba center's offer regular snorkel trips by boat out to the reef's, as well as trips further out to swim with the amazing whale shark and dolphins. This is an experience you will never forget. One can easily see sightings of over 15 whale shark at once. The whale shark are happy to hang around with the snorkelers.
The sea safari snorkeling and diving in Mozambique compares with some of the best in the world from the awesome sightings of Manta Rays, Whale sharks and Humpback Whales to the sought after Harlequin Shrimp, Frogfish and Sea Horses – there is something to please everyone. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are teeming with life and the reefs are pristine. We have over 1000 species of fish as well as Manta Rays, Whalesharks, Dolphins, Turtles, migrating Humpback Whales and the mythical Dugong. The list is endless, the colours of the pristine reefs, beyond description and we are still discovering uncharted reefs..
Dive one of 16 famous different reefs out to sea, that range in depth from 7 – 40 meters and the most famous is Manta reef one of the top 10 rated dive sites in the world but the list is endless and we are still discovering uncharted reefs all the time. The colors of the pristine reefs are beyond description and with Manta Rays, Whale Sharks & Humpback Whales everyday a dive is an amazing experience
Wind Surfing Swimming and surfing groups
Paidane shuttles to coral garden
As one can see from the map there are an impressive amount of dive sites in the area and new sites being found on a regular basis. Off each bay point there is a coral reef that extends out to see then turns left to create a natural bay at low tide where even children can snorkel in calm waters of the coral gardens and see a huge array of coral fish and types of brightly colored coral.
Manta Reef - VIP
Average depth 18m - Maximum depth 24m
Experienced Dive Masters will introduce you to the reef's inquisitive Manta Rays and diving protocols to interact with them. Manta Reef is one of the most pristine dive sites in the world and is in front of Casa De Cocos. It is one of the only two registered Manta-Cleaning stations makes this reef known world wide !
This has got to be one of the best snorkeling spots in Mozambique. The lighthouse reef, running at angle from the shore for about 400m, offers calm and protected water on the inner edge, suitable for kids and beginners. The depth ranges from 1m down to 5m and offers pool-like conditions . The reef is home to hundreds of reef fish, lion fish, stone fish, a multitude of eels, shrimps, crayfish, cuttle fish, star fish, octopus, nudibranches and a garden of soft and hard corals.
It is the biggest fish in the sea and it looks like a shark but is the size of a whale .They can reach up to 12m in length and can weigh around 20 tons! Inhambane is on their migratory route and the best time to see them is between November and May when sightings are pretty much guaranteed, the rest of the year they are still present, just fewer in number. The thrill of swimming with a Whale Shark is an unforgettable experience.
Bottlenose and Humpback dolphins are the most commonly sighted species along our stretch of coastline. They can be incredibly playful and often surf the bow waves of our diving boat. Depending on what mood they are in, they sometimes allow us the opportunity to get into the water with them.
These huge, flying creatures are almost a guaranteed sighting off this part of the Mozambique coastline because of the abundance of Manta cleaning stations in this area. We have cleaning stations at Manta reef, Office and Giants Castle, and sometimes on clear sunny days they can be seen feeding on the surface when the plankton rises in the afternoon..
These massive creatures can be spotted off our shores, on their migratory route from, June until November. Covering a distance of 16000km, it is the longest known migration on earth. We look for the tell tale sign of water spouting from their blowhole, and the huge splashing from their acrobatics. These mammals can launch themselves completely out of the water (breaching), and engage in fluke (tail) and flipper slapping. We also listen out for their haunting song while we dive, which can be heard from a distance of 2km away, each song usually lasts between 10 and 20 minutes, and is repeated continuously for hours. It is the males that sing and it is thought to be part of the mating ritual. The females are with their calves and are the larger of the sexes, can reach lengths of over 15m They also weigh in at 40 tons.