Day 1: Inhambane

 

You are met on arrival at Inhambane Airport and transferred to Travessia Lodge - afternoon at leisure

A short walk from the restaurant will take you to the beach bar and rim-flow plunge pool. Here, you can stretch out on our locally made loungers whilst enjoying 360 degree views over the endless coastline and a sea of palm trees of the hinterland.

If the weather is right, we invite for an early afternoon braai on the pool deck. Our bar is stocked with local beers, soft drinks, a selection of South African wines and spirits, and everything you need for the good old G&T for when the sun sets…

  

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Afternoon at leisure

Day 2: Inhambane

This coastline is home to two species of Dolphins, the much loved Bottlenose and the more elusive Humpback Dolphin. Unbelievably, this is the only place in the world where the legendary Smalleye Stingrays, which are the largest of all the sting rays, have been seen and photographed alive, a curious and friendly animal.

There are also have Leopard Sharks, White-tip and Grey reef sharks, and often Devil Rays and Ribbontails. The pelagic fish life is also spectacular with huge schools of Big-Eyed Jacks and Barracuda.

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2 Dives Today

Day 3: Inhambane

The reefs are made up of a volcanic rock base and are covered in a variety of hard and soft corals. These not only provide a healthy splash of colour but are home to all the usual reef fish and our special small creatures. Rare and colourful Harlequin Shrimps. The incredibly powerful Peacock Mantis Shrimp. The transparent Periclemines Shrimp.

There are also Frogfish, Paperfish, Octopus, Squid, and big fish and big eels, and small fish and small eels. Actually, all that we have is innumerable and indescribable and you’ll just have to come and see it all for yourself!

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2 Dives Today

Day 4: Inhambane

What makes the scuba diving here even more exciting is the extremely variable and unpredictable dive conditions. Some of the scuba diving here can be challenging depending on the conditions and there is more to offer the Advanced diver.

However, our more protected, shallower reefs offer a treasure trove of macro-life as well as a kaleidoscope of colourful reef fish and corals, and some of the bigger marine life such as Whalesharks, Manta Rays and Humpback Whales can sometimes be encountered just as easily on our ocean safaris

Away from it all. Space is Luxury. Less is more.

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2 Dives Today

Day 5: Inhambane

The water temperature is lovely all year round from 29 degrees in the summer to 22 degrees in the winter and visibility can be up to 40 metres! Dropping to 9 metres when the plankton bloom.

Laid-back Luxury. Open plan lounge and restaurant Bush and beach feeling at its best.

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2 Dives Today

Day 6: Inhambane

MARINE LIFE:

Whalesharks: The whalesharks visit the Inhambane area as a result of the concentration of plankton in the waters here. They can be seen in the area all year round. When they are here, they are predominantly at the surface feeding. Although we are lucky enough to encounter whale sharks on some dives, often times the best encounters can be snorkeling with them while they feed at the surface.

Humpback Whales: These amazing mammals pass us every year on their migratory route from mid June until October, during this time on almost every dive you will hear their haunting song, and boat rides to dives sites can take a little longer as you stop to watch them leaping and jumping with their babies or just gently cruising up or down the coast! It is the most awesome sight and a few divers have had the wonderful experience of seeing these beauties fly overhead while they were diving!

Manta Rays: The Inhambane area has the highest number of recorded Manta Rays in the world. Furthermore, this is one of the few places in the world where both species of Manta Ray can be seen on the same reef and even on the same dive! The Manta rays are here all year round but sightings can be affected by environmental conditions that are not seasonal. The best encounters with Manta Rays are on the reefs that they use as cleaning stations as they circle over diver’s heads.

Dolphins: We are lucky enough to have 2 different species of dolphins that are often seen here. The more common of the two is the lovable Bottle Nose Dolphin which can be seen in large family groups. We also have the rare and shy Indo Pacific Humpback dolphin. Dolphins are here year round and love to play in the boats bow wave, kids love them as do adults and if they are not busy or travelling too fast we will get in the water with them too.

Seahorses: don’t forget the small stuff! We have Seahorses in the lagoon, which is an awesome dive, the only thing we need is low tide and it doesn’t matter if that comes during the day or night, as night dives here are a very special experience. Make sure you bring your macro cameras and that your buoyancy is good!

Deluxe Double Rooms with King or Twin beds. Deluxe Double Rooms with King or Twin beds. Deluxe Double Rooms with King or Twin beds.

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2 Dives Today

Day 7: Inhambane

Day at leisure - you may like to enjoy a few land excursions before your departure

On foot

Walk our endless beach which you only have to share with a handful of local fishermen and occasionally the kids of the neighbouring villages. We happily provide you with a beach picnic. Find the enormous Baobab hidden in the sea of palm trees surrounding our terrain.

Pay a visit to our neighbours for the Sunday soccer match or just to say hello and possibly score an invite to their small but creatively decorated and furnished houses, most of them made of woven palm fronds.

On wheels

Join us on one of our weekly shopping trips to Maxixe and browse the maze of the local market. You are unlikely to meet another tourist here. If you are interested in the broader neighbourhood, we also gladly take you on a tour through the communities and introduce you to some of the projects we are involved in.
We also recommend a day trip to the city of Inhambane, which is just 20 minutes by ferry across the lagoon from Maxixe. This in itself is an experience.

 

Deluxe Double Rooms with King or Twin beds. Deluxe Double Rooms with King or Twin beds. Deluxe Double Rooms with King or Twin beds.

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Day at Leisure

Day 8: End of Itinerary

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