Mozambique adventure vacation

“Explore the Quirimbas Islands in the turquoise waters off Mozambique on this eight-day expedition-style trip, camping on beaches and traveling by crewed dhow and kayak.”

Highlights

Pemba | two nights camping on Mogundula Island | exploring the Quirimbas Archipelago by dhow and kayak | camp south of Ulumbwa | paddle the Ulumbwa estauary | Matemo Island | Ibo Island | Included light aircraft flight over the islands back to Pemba airport

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Tailor made vacation

This trip can be tailormade to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort in some of the best and most characterful local accommodation! Quality and value are the hallmark of these trips.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Mozambique adventure vacation

Environment

This is a very low impact way to explore the Quirmibas Archipelago, using a sea kayakfor our main form of transport. Not only does this reduce noise and pollution, it is far less likely to disturb or to directly harm the endangered marine mammals we are hoping to see, i.e. humpback whales and dugongs.(In Florida, among manatees, the dugong's nearest cousin, 53% have visible propeller scars, and collision with speedboats is estimated to have caused 80 out of 396 (20%) of all manatee deaths in 2006.)

Community

We shall be employing local boat crew and cooks and, wherever possible and making arrangements to camp directly with local islanders (from whom we shall also buy fish and seafood).

One of the key approaches of the Lodge that we use has been supporting and creating projects that create income and livelihoods for other members of the communities. The Lodge directly employs approx 30 permanent staff. The extended families of these staff members will rely on these salaries ie. approximately 600 people's lives on there. In addition, many third party services, food supplies and services are sourced from the island itself, directly affecting approximately another 20 to 30 individuals. Again these people support extended families of up to 20 people. Community Projects at the Lodge include a Tourism training project, marine turtle research and conservation, the market garden agricultural project, and the silversmiths jewellers program.

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Reviewed on 21 Oct 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Swimming with dolphins

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be flexible and enjoy the feeling of being ruled by tides and wind on the dhow safari.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I really hope so. The lodge is wonderful and is quite understated in what they do but they have taken a good eco stance and are an employer/supporter of the local population. I personally would like this aspect to be more explicit but I understand (and observed) that other guests might have different priorities.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Truly lovely.

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