TOFO

MOZAMBIQUE

HUMPBACK WHALES, MANTA RAYS, WHALE SHARKS AND DOLPHINS ALL IN A 12 KM STRIP OF COAST LINE

PRAIA DO TOFO

Tofo Beach is a small, friendly beach town in the province of Inhambane, situated in the southern part of the Mozambican channel. A true unexplored gem on the east coast of Africa. Due to its location, it allows for a frequent upwelling of nutrient water filled with plankton.

This upwelling in turn attracts an abundant marine life  - but more notably filter-feeding megafauna all year round!

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WHAT'S INCLUDED 

ACCOMMODATION

7 x Nights at Mozambeats/Baia Sonâmbula

 

FOOD

7 x Breakfast 

Drinks and snacks on boat trips

Tea, coffee and snacks at dive shop

 

FREEDIVING SAFARIS

5 x 2 hour Freediving Safari

 

PADI FREEDIVER LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION

2x Qualifying diving sessions

Theory

Pool

MARINE SCIENCE TALKS

Beach clean ups 

Conservation initiatives

 

INCLUDED EXTRAS

Available Gym

Yoga

FREEDIVING GEAR

& Governmental taxes

 

PRICE 

Mozambeats: 8599 kroner per person 

Baia: ?

Discounted prices for couples  or groups.

Enquire about private packages , certified freediver packages and more.

Flights, airport transfers, lunch, dinner and drinks are not included in our prices. 

 

OPTIONAL ADD ONS 

Freediving training session/Coaching - Surf lesson - 2 hour Freediving safari 

Freediving pool session - Scuba diving

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WHAT SPECIES CAN YOU ENCOUNTER?

Tofo is probably one of the only places where you will find that not one time of the year is better than the other. With year round encounters of whalesharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles and so much more, it is hard to pick a favourite.

A GoFreedive favourite is July-October when The Gentle Giants, humpback whales, visit Tofo.

Click on the graphics below, and you get more information from Marine Megafauna Foundation's website DiveTheData.com

Giant Manta Ray 

Encounters 2019

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Whaleshark

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Reef Manta Ray 

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Humpback Whale 

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GETTING TO TOFO

 

FLIGHTS

The 3 main airports in the region are OR. Tambo Johannesburg (RSA), Maputo (Mozambique), and closest to Tofo in Mozambique, Inhambane airport (possibly via Vilanculos airport). 

 

BUS

Maputo - Tofo 

Tours2Moz leaves twice a week from Southern Sun Hotel - check out their schedule here.

The Etrago bus leaves at 5 am every day. It takes approximately 7-10 hours and costs around 70 kroner/€10. Tickets cannot be bought beforehand, so show up at least 30 minutes before departure. 

If you are staying a night in Maputo, Fatima's Backpackers run transfers every morning at 4 am for around 80 kroner/€10 - check availability here.

For recommendations on private transfers/taxis, contact us.

Johannesburg - Tofo 

Tours2Moz leaves twice a week from OR. Tambo international airport at 1 am - check schedule and availability here.

CAR RENTAL

Car rentals are available from Maputo and Johannesburg. The roads are suitable for long distance. A 4x4 vehicle is not necessary but could be recommended if you want to explore more remote areas outside of Tofo.

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MORE ABOUT MOZAMBIQUE

POPULATION

29 million

CAPITAL

Maputo

VISA REQUIREMENTS

All non–African visitors require a visa to enter Mozambique. We recommend that you obtain one in advance. Please check the exact requirements for your country before booking your flights.

 

MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Malaria: contact your doctor about any preventive medication needed

 

CURRENCY

Metical (Mets)

Some restaurants and hotels accept credit cards, but make sure to draw cash before arriving in Tofo, as the closest ATM is about 3km out of town. Maximum withdrawal amount per transaction is 5000 Meticals.

 

LANGUAGE

Portuguese, English, and the local language Bithonga.

 

CUISINE

Local Mozambique cuisine is exceptional. It hosts a large variety of foods ranging from seafood freshly caught, meat and poultry stews (Matapa, Fejoida, Ortalisa), and mouth watering vegetarian based dishes.

Tofo hosts a nice mix between a local Mozambican eating experiences and a western option. From chicken and chips to a fresh salads. Tofo will not leave you hungry!

GOFREEDIVE CREW IN MOZAMBIQUE

With a total of 5 years experience between us living in Tofo, we can say that this is one of our favourite areas of the world. It is truly one of those places where people intend to stay a week and then end up extending their stay!

 The constant stream of incredible marine life encounters and a friendly community keeps us going back time and time again.

Always leaving with a part of us stuck in Tofo life.

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UPCOMING TRIPS

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