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Beaches and birdlife, sun and sealife


from £2,410 pp

(ex international flights)


10 days

Combine sheer indulgence with amazing wildlife experiences on this memorable trip. Best undertaken from June to late October when you'll see humpback whales swimming along the coastline to give birth in the warm waters before migrating back to the cold Antarctic waters. You’ll be able to observe these magnificent creatures from your private terrace and get a closer view during ocean safaris.

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Day 1 - Inharrime

  • Transfer from Inhambane airport to your hotel in the dunes

Day 2 - Inharrime

  • Dovela dunes guided walk

Day 3 - Inharrime

  • Dovela dunes birdwatching trip
  • Dovela village tour

Day 4 - Inharrime

  • Trip to lake Dongane
  • Dovela scubadiving or relaxing

Day 5 - Inharrime

  • Visit to Inharrime
  • Walk to Panamana

Day 6 - Inhambane

  • Transfer from Dovela to Barra beach

Day 7 - Inhambane

  • At leisure in Barra
Whale watching on the Mozambique coast is a popular activity during the whale migration season which runs from June to October. Much of the coastline is prime whale watching territory, right along the coast from Ponta do Ouro in the south, passing Maputo to Pemba in the north. Two major species of whale pass the Mozambique coast as they head north to their breeding grounds in the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean: southern right whales and humpback whales. Both these species are baleen whales, which means that they feed using their filtering system, taking in a large amount of water and fixing it back out through the brush-like bristles of their baleen, eating the remaining krill and plankton. During the feeding season, an average sized baleen whale will need to consume around 2000-2500 kilos of plankton, krill and small fish every day. The feeding season takes place in cold waters and can take up much of these whales’ time, though they have developed some remarkable team strategies for herding their prey making them easier to catch. A group of whales forms a circle and blows a ‘net’ of bubbles, coaxing the krill etc into a smaller area as the whales and their bubbles close in. Eventually the krill, plankton and schooling fish are restricted to a column shaped area of water which the whales then take into their huge mouths and use their baleen bristles to collect their meal.

Day 8 - Inhambane

  • Second day at leisure in Barra

Day 9 - Inhambane

  • Third day at leisure in Barra

Day 10

  • Transfer from Barra to Inhambane airport