Diving with majestic Whale sharks and Manta rays is a thrilling ocean activity in the small coastal town of Tofo in south-east Mozambique. Come to a dreamy destination where the sun always rises and you can see an abundance of marine life. Fish and dive on special holiday packages. Find Praia do Tofo on Ponto do Barra peninsula in Inhambane Province, not far from Inhambane city.
Choose accommodation in Mozambique style villas and chalets, mostly focused on diving the Indian Ocean reefs and seabed. Join one of at least three dive centres so that you get personal views of Manta Rays, turtles, dolphins and more. Experience the awesome sight of Humpback whales breaching the waves in season.
Once a charming fishing village, Tofo has grown into a vibrant Mozambique holiday resort with long white beaches, warm weather and views to gasp over. Surfers flock to Tofo beach, running from a rocky point in the south up much of the length of Ponto do Barra. Meet other down to earth visitors around pub tables and in restaurants and discuss your experiences while watching the sea. Delight in fresh prawns at the funky backpacker lodges now established on prime beachfront stands. Shop at the sole small African street market for fresh produce and small odds and ends.
Fishermen can try their luck at hooking King Mackerel, Dorado, Wahoo, Bonito and Yellow-fin Tuna during peak season from June to August. Hire a horse from the stables and ride along the beach in warm sea breezes. Laze on the beach all day swimming, tanning and reading long novels.
Hotels in the area have taken it upon themselves to set up a resident ecological centre for local sea life to manage and guide responsible tourism. School holiday periods tend to be busy with many South Africans and others visiting Tofo during this time.