Aerial view of Machangulo

Mozambique Beach Holiday Itinerary

Experience the pristine coast and dunes of the Santa Maria Peninsula in southern Mozambique.

7 days from £1200pp plus international flights.

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Day 1

Arrive In Maputo

You'll fly to Maputo airport. On arrival you can take the free Polana Serena Hotel shuttle bus to this luxury hotel for your first night in Mozambique. Built in 1922 this is definitely the 'grande dame' of Maputo. Dependent on your arrival time, take time to wander around the fascinating city of Maputo.

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Day 2

Maputo To Machangulo

This morning (time depends on the tides) driven the short distance to the marina, where you board a speedboat bound for Machangulo Beach Lodge. This exciting journey takes about an hour and a half as head east, and towards the end you may encounter dolphins! The boat will take you right to the beach by the lodge, your home for the next five nights. Relax after your journey, settle in to your room and get your bearings. Sit on the deck overlooking the beach as you enjoy a long, cool drink. Tonight you can dine on fresh fish and seafood in the restaurant, complimented by your choice of wines.

Full board

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Day 3

At Machangulo

Wake up to the sound of birdsong and walk out to the deck where you'll get views over the beach and ocean. Simply stunning. Have a relaxed, al fresco breakfast, as you look forward to the next few days. You won't be able to resist the water for long, ideal for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. There are beautiful corals and myriads of brightly coloured fish in the dazzling and fascinating underwater world. If you're here with children there's a Kiddies Club with a special programme of activities to keep young ones engaged and entertained, while you relax or explore.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4

At Machangulo

By now you'll be settling into life at Machangulo, beginning with a leisurely breakfast as you contemplate the day head. Today you might want to take out one of the lodge's canoes, both single and double-seaters are available, for some gentle paddling along the estuaries and among the mangroves by the lodge. The scenery contrasts with that of the beach and it's good to experience another aspect of this special location. Treat yourself to a lazy afternoon by the beach, where you'll find loungers and umbrellas, and later enjoy the ultimate relaxation of a massage administered by one of the lodge's therapists on your private deck.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Mozambique Beach Holiday

Day 5

At Machangulo

Why not start the day with a stroll along the beach, feeling the sand between your toes and the sun on your body. Look out for crabs in rock pools and birds in the trees flanking the strand. Later you might like to try your hand at fishing on a boat trip into the bay. Your expert guide is on hand to offer assistance and may help you land an impressive catch. Or maybe you'd prefer to take a walk in the dune forest, camera in hand, to capture and preserve precious scenes and memories. Have lunch at the beach bar, chatting with other guests, and spend the afternoon topping up your tan on the beach.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Mozambique Beach Holiday

Day 6

At Machangulo

On your last full day at Machangulo you can take a relaxing dhow cruise around Inhaca Island, or a boat ride to a favourite snorkelling spot followed by a yummy picnic lunch prepared by the chef. This afternoon you can unwind by the pool or on the beach, soaking up some sun and enjoying a refreshing swim. Enjoy a sundowner at the beach bar as you rest in hammock and ponder the choice between the restaurant or pool deck for dinner tonight.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Mozambique Beach Holiday

Day 7

Depart To Maputo

It's time to pack your bags. Following breakfast, you'll take the speedboat back to Maputo marina, from where you will head back to the airport in time to check in for your home-bound flight.

Breakfast

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Call:  01473 890499

Start planning your tailor-made holiday now. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.

Client Rating for Mozambique 5/5 from 10 reviews