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Trip idea in Mozambique

Discover Lake Niassa

Cost

from £3,880 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

13 days

Discover the wilderness and culture of lesser visited Niassa lake, staying in two different locations around the lake. Enjoy sensational birding, or swim, snorkel, canoe, kayak, fish and sail on the lake. Visit the interesting lake side communities.... or just relax. Spend a few days at the end of the trip on one of Mozambique's pristine beaches.

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Lake Niassa

Day 1 - Lake Niassa

  • Transfer from Lichinga airport to Cobue
Lake Niassa

Day 2 - Lake Niassa

  • Activities on Lake Niassa
Lake Niassa

Day 3 - Lake Niassa

  • Second day of activities near Cabue
Lake Niassa

Day 4 - Lake Niassa

  • Third day of activities on Lake Niassa
Lake Niassa

Day 5 - Lake Niassa

  • Nkwichi Lodge activities
Lake Niassa

Day 6 - Lake Niassa

  • Transfer from Cobue to Metangula
Lake Niassa

Day 7 - Lake Niassa

  • Mbuna Bay Lake Niassa activities
Baixo do Pinda Peninsula

Day 8 - Baixo do Pinda Peninsula

  • Transfer from Metanglua to Lichinga airport
  • Internal flight from Lichinga to Nampula
Memba Bay, Baixo do Pinda Peninsula

Day 9 - Memba Bay, Baixo do Pinda Peninsula

  • At leisure in Memba bay
Memba Bay, Baixo do Pinda Peninsula

Day 10 - Memba Bay, Baixo do Pinda Peninsula

  • Second day at leisure in Memba Bay
Memba Bay, Baixo do Pinda Peninsula

Day 11 - Memba Bay, Baixo do Pinda Peninsula

  • Third day at leisure in Memba Bay
Dhow boat, Ibo island
One of the last few islands in the Quirimbas archipelago to be inhabited, Ibo island is a true melting pot of influences. The strategic location of Ibo island has long made it a desirable hub of trade and seafaring. Arab sailors arrived many centuries ago and passed on their trading and craft traditions to the islanders. The Portuguese influence was to make the island more suitable for sustaining agriculture by harnessing rainwater for irrigation and livestock. Some of the crumbling 17th century buildings on the island are a legacy of the Portuguese. The jewellery making tradition on Ibo island is believed to have been introduced by Arab traders, and today the craft is still going strong, and the jewellery makes a wonderful souvenir. This is an island where historic events are celebrated each June at the Kueto Siriwala Festival (say cue-to sea-ree-wala) which means “don’t forget your roots.” The festival commemorates Ibo island’s inauguration as a trading post and locals dance, sing, race their dhows and eat plenty of seafood in celebration.

Day 12 - Memba Bay, Baixo do Pinda Peninsula

  • Fourth day at leisure in Memba Bay

Day 13

  • Transfer from Memba bay to Nacala airport