This tour can be shortened or lengthened to suite your stay.
You can also rearrange the days or chose the day trips that suite the length of your stay. We can also do a shuttle from Joburg Airport through MozTours but a day must be allocated for the enjoyable road trip.
Day 1: Fly in to Inhambane – collection at the airport at about 12am for most flights and shuttle, via the local Inhambane town market en route to the lodge on sandy tracks. You will spend the afternoon viewing the many legoa ponds for a special local of birding groups that travel to come see, the now infamous Eurasian bitterns found at the Coconut Legoa’s. There are many other rare birds found large numbers such as the the Lesser Jacana ,Allen’s (Lesser) Gallinule, Spurwinged goose, Pigmy Goose, Lesser Moorhen, Dickinson’s Kestrel, Collared Palm Thrush, Brown-headed Parrot and many more found en route at the lagoa’s behind Coconut bay.
On arrival at Coconut Bay you can relax and become acquainted with your surroundings. Enjoy the peace ,serenity and one of the best ocean views for sundowners at the Manta Reef viewpoint on the property .Then relax and enjoy more sundowners into the evening around the pool with dinner at the lodge.
Day 2: Early start – coffee/tea and rusks on the pool deck. Head out again to explore the “Lagoas” (wetlands) and other good birding spots in the area such as beach waders etc. After birding all morning and witnessing rural life in Mozambique, we return to Guinjata Bay for lunch. Early afternoon relaxing on the beach for a swim or snorkeling in the coral reefs in the bay or you can do a sea safari to find whales ,whalesharks and Dolphins. A visit to the markets on the beach is a must to appreciate or buy Mozambique art, souvenirs and garments. Slow drive back to the Lodge along the Coconut Coast road in search of more species, and maybe “Lifers”. Dinner in the relaxed atmosphere of the Lodge.
Day 3 : Panda Forest with early start. Coffee and rusks at the Lodge. We head off to Panda to search for the Olive Headed Weaver. Other specials will be sighted. It’s a great drive traveling through diverse habitat biomes. Breakfast en route and lunch in the forest, under the shade of giant Msasa Trees with “Old Man’s Beard (lichen) hanging from the branches in curtains. (Nesting material for the target species. Return to the Lodge late afternoon for a braai (barbeque) around the pool.
Day 4: Coffee and rusks at the Lodge. Followed by a slow drive through the bush and Lagoa’s to Inhambane. Breakfast at the Pescador Bistro (or similar) – a restaurant with a magnificent setting overlooking the Estuary alongside the historic pier. A slow cultural drive through the magnificent historical town of Inhambane towards Barra Beach to search for the Crab Plover and other waders, turns, etc. White Sands is a fantastic drive along the sandbar between the Mangrove Estuary and the Ocean. A stroll along the boardwalk through the Mangroves produces some exciting species. Lunch on the beach at one of the various local restaurants slow drive back via Tofo through dune forest and coconut trees for dinner at the Lodge.
Day 5 Bamba Bush day tour.Early start with coffee and rusks at the Lodge. Drive around the Estuary via Maxixe to Bamba Bush, in search of the infamous and rare Green Tinkerbird . Breakfast en route and lunch in the bush. The bush is graced by enormous Baobabs and a number of species of birds are associated with these majestic trees. Apart from the above targeted bird, numerous others will be added to the list, whilst traveling through this magnificent countryside. Dinner at the Lodge.
Day 6: A “not so early” start – in fact, this is your day! There are a number of activities you can choose form at your own expense or simply relax. Suggestions: a beach brunch at Paindane and snorkeling at Coral Gardens, Deep Sea Fishing, Ocean Safari and Scuba Diving can be arranged. Dinner at a restaurant in the bay.
Day 7 A morning walk along the beach in search of Waders. Return to the Lodge for a Continental breakfast, and catch up on species lists and review the past day’s activities. Visit Inhambane for last minute shopping en-route to the Airport.
An extended Safari before or after the Mozambique experience incorporating the world famous Kruger National Park with us as well is a great option. This would complete a magnificent Beach and Bush Adventure Holiday.
Also available as additional activities are sea safaris, deep sea diving, Inhambane Bay Dow trips, Pansy island boat trips and more.
• Local Airport shuttles
• Accommodation and Supper
• Flights if required
• Alcoholic beverages
• Breakfast and Lunches
• Additional activities not mentioned (Please inquire for additional activities)