Inhambane Province, Mozambique – Tofo and Pomene Marine Reserve
“Bem Vindo” – Welcome to Mozambique, the welcoming words that will greet you on your arrival to the “land of smiles”. Read on for our sample itinerary…
Your World Surfaris’ surf guide will be waiting to meet you at the Inhambane Airport, Mozambique. As you enjoy the short 30-minute ride to the quaint village of Tofo, you will catch tantalizing glimpses of village life, the endless coconut plantations and the stunning beauty of the estuary.
Your first sighting of the ocean will leave you all warm and fuzzy, you’re close to the Tropic of Capricorn and the ocean is as crystal clear as it comes. Once you pull up for a look at the first sand bottom point, you will know you are in a special place. Some travellers to these parts have even referred to it as the sand bottom version of Indonesia.
Once you have settled into your Mozambique coastal accommodation, it’s all about getting into the ebb and flow of the local tide and weather conditions. Gorging yourself on daily surfs in the warm Indian Ocean water, relaxing in the tranquility of the casual lifestyle and dining on the best local cuisine.
Experience the rich culture of East Africa / Meet the friendly local Mozambicans / Taste Mozambique’s incredible cuisine
With over five hundred years of Portuguese influence, try delicous local food such as Pao (Portuguese bread rolls), Peri Peri chicken, Prego steak rolls and an abundance of fresh tropical fruit, seafood, cashews, Matapa (cassava leaves), along with 2M (the Mozambican beer) and if you’re game, the local rum Tipo Tinto.
If you are not completely mesmerised by Mozambique at first sight, the adventure to exquisite Pomene Marine Reserve will certainly finish the job. The scenic 4WD drive over sand dunes and coastal forest roads will deliver you to the most amazing point and natural salt-water estuary. This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on earth. And the wave on its day is not too shabby, either. As we hope you will discover personally.
World Surfaris’ surf trip packages offer the best hand picked accommodation in the 3 and 5 star categories for each of the home bases in the Tofu and Pomene areas. The attentive 24/7 care your surf guide will provide makes this a great option for small groups of friends, families and couples. Local knowledge is key and will ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and stress-free Surfari.