Date: 25 September to 2 Oct 2019#
Group Special Cost for 7 nights of minimum 10 people:
No Meals included: $1080 pp Sharing
Breakfast and Lunch included: $1400 pp
Normal price for 7 nights, Breakfast and Lunch included: $1800 pp sharing
7 Nights accommodation, on suite rooms with swimming pool
Border Transfers return trip from Inhambane Airport to Tofu
10 dives (far reefs)
Nitrox, enriched air
All Meals unless Breakfast and Lunch option taken
Flights or Travel to Inhambane
This enigmatic African country is unfailingly rewarding – with untouched beaches and vibrant, welcoming people, Mozambique has something for everyone. From colonial-style architecture in Maputo, remote archipelagos in the north, pounding surf in the south and graceful dhows with billowing sails up and down the coastline, visitors to this vast country are rarely disappointed. Visitors to Southern Mozambique, the most developed part of the country, are lured by promises of plates of fresh giant prawns and grilled lagosta (crayfish), lazy days cooled by the Indian Ocean breeze and some of the best diving, snorkelling and game fishing in the world. The legendary beaches of Tofo and Barra boast some of the most beautiful stretches of land on the continent and southern Mozambique is also home to a wealth of cultural highlights.
Wildlife in Tofu
In Tofo we have an array of exciting marine life All 5 species of turtles, 2+ species of dolphin, 2 species of manta, many stingray species (including the extremely rare smalleye stingray), many species of shark (white tip reef, grey reef, whale shark, leopard sharks and the occasional hammerhead, bull, great white and tiger).Deep and shallow sites in Tofo offer a myriad of macro species. Frog fish, shrimp species, crabs and countless nudibranch species, means you’ll be looking up for the giants and looking down for the critters. All of these particular species are here the whole year.
Whale sharks don’t have a season – they are seen every month of the year. They fluctuate in numbers depending on the amount of plankton in the water, which is continually changing with the currents and when they are all eaten by the whale sharks! You are most likely to see whale sharks on the water surface, and so either in between ‘double dive’ trips during the surface interval, or if you would like a dedicated tour, we offer the ‘ocean safari’, a 2-hour snorkelling trip where we try our luck with finding a whale shark or two. Whale sharks are by no means guaranteed – it’s purely down to luck if you’re in the right place at the right time.
Humpback whales are the only species with a definite season in Tofo; June to November they are here, although peak months are certainly August and September. We don’t swim with Humpback whales, as they come up to Mozambican waters to give birth and breed – and so tend to be very dynamic. This does, however, create incredible encounters that we can enjoy from the boat, either during a surface interval of a ‘double dive’ trip or during the 2-hour ‘ocean safari’ trip. You can even just sit at our restaurant, ’23 Degrees South’, and watch them in the bay outside the shop!
Mantas on dives, whale sharks on the surface. We see manta rays equally across all of our deep (20m+) dive sites, and generally it’s on around 15% of dives we will see one. We have at least 2 cleaning stations on each deep site, where we hang out for a bit to see if there’s anything big coming through to clean.
Whale sharks we hardly ever see whilst diving. We see them feeding on the surface, hanging just a metre or so underwater. We are always on the lookout for whale sharks on the way to and from southern dives sites, and we run daily ocean safari trips, a snorkelling trip, dedicated to looking for whale sharks and everything else we see on the surface (dolphins, turtles etc). When we see them, we swim with them.
For more Information on our trips to Tofu:
Contact: Sonja Otto on firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 82 5797595