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9 Day - Safari Pemba to Nampula

9 Day - Safari Pemba to Nampula

South – Eastern Tanzania and Northern Mozambique do not attract mass tourism thus making it very appealing for those who would like to experience very individualised services.

High-lights of this trip:

  • Ibo Island
  • Optional diving, in the Indian Ocean, at Pemba (Mozambique)
  • Ilha de Mocambique
  • Baixa do Pindo
  • On request: extension to Zanzibar

Northern Mozambique is, after nearly 25 years of isolation, re -establishing itself as one of Southern Africa’s most intriguing and attractive tourist destinations. Now, with new hotels opening, improvements being made to transport links and with the re-stocking of it’s Reserves and National Parks, (Northern) Mozambique is poised to make it’s mark on the international tourism scene.

Before 1975 the country was a favourite retreat for visitors from neighbouring countries.

Mozambique is a melting pot of different cultures and traditions. With mosques, churches and forts dating back to the Portuguese and Arab rule from the 16th century onward, it is no wonder that Mozambique is one of the most exciting cultural destinations on the continent.

The Remote Safaris’ through Northern Mozambique mean adventure. Adventure since the tourist infrastructure has not yet been fully developed. You will visit the most remote parts of Africa. In addition you will visit the Mozambican coast which is a real historic treasure.

For those with an adventurous spirit and a willingness to be open to and respectful of local customs, this unspoiled region can be one of Mozambique’s most rewarding.


Day 1   Pemba, Nzuwa Lodge, BB

Upon arrival at Pemba Airport transfer to Murrebue and check in at Nzuwa Lodge, BB

The coastal town of Pemba lays claim to some of the finest coral reefs in all of the Southern Africa. Brilliantly coloured coral is but a short swim from the white sands of WimbeBeach. Divers and snorkelers enter clear depths and swim among a profusion of exotic fishes. As you might expect, the seafood is rich and plentiful enough to take your taste buds on holiday of a life time.

Day 2 – 3   Ibo Island, Miti Miwiri on FB basis.

A 4 hour transfer to Tanganyanga from Murrebue. Followed by transfer by a dhow at high tide to IboIsland and check in at Miti Miwiri, FB

Next day a guided tour of Ibo. All meals and overnight at Miti Miwiri, FB

Explore an ancient island where Muslim traders operated in the 15th Century, before it became a major slave market and trading post for the Portuguese in the 18th Century. Historic buildings, 3 forts and a beautiful old Catholic church still remain. Ibo provides a chance to interact with the amazing rural people and exchange cultural differences. Traditional silversmiths still operate from the main fort, and you are free to wander about this beautiful island and explore. Optional crab and fishing expeditions, Mangrove excursions, snorkelling, swimming and historical dhow cruises.

We will explore by traditional Arab dhow one of the beautiful surrounding local islands. Travelling through the mangroves we will step back in time and observe a way of life that has not changed for thousands of years. Local fishermen catch prawns and giant crabs in these mangroves. Brilliant bird life abounds with storks, egrets and herons roosting in the mangrove trees. Excellent snorkelling opportunities, great beaches and a change to travel and explore the remote coral coast surrounding Ibo.

Day 4   Pemba, Nzuwa Lodge, HB

Early departure from Ibo by a at high tide. Then meet Remote car at Tanganyanga and drive  to the south ( in around 3 – 4 hours ) to Pemba town and check in at Nzuwa Lodge, BB

The coastal town of Pemba lays claim to some of the finest coral reefs in all of the Southern Africa. Brilliantly coloured coral is but a short swim from the white sands of WimbeBeach. Divers and snorkelers enter clear depths and swim among a profusion of exotic fishes. As you might expect, the seafood is rich and plentiful enough to take your taste buds on holiday of a life time.

Day 5 – 6 Ilha de Mozambique, Escondindinho, on Bed and Breakfast basis.

From Pemba straight to Ilha de Mozambique takes 7 – 8 hours.. Packed lunch on – route on day 14.

Ilha de Mozambique is one of the World’s Heritage Sites. It is from this tiny Island that modern Mozambique got it’s name. Ilha de Mozambique is a cultural melting pot: African, Arabian and Portuguese. Walk through the small streets and mix with the local people. Fresh sea food is bought directly from the fishermen,

Ilha de Mozambique is practically a living museum, for this tiny town exhibits the many influences that have moulded Mozambique. The decaying grandeur of its architecture has prompted the United Nations to declare the Northern half of the island a World Heritage Site.

Apart from the natural beauty just a few steps away from your hotel, you will find masterpieces from different civilizations. Since the beginning of time the good wind brought distant people to the MozambiqueIsland. Anyone that passed there has had a warm welcome. The first to arrive were the Arabs, then came the sailors from India, Europe and even China. Nowadays you don’t depend on the wind to visit the Island, you know it exists, that it is exuberant and very friendly.

Escondindinho is a charming Portuguese Poussada fully renovated with ensuite facilities and a separate good restaurant.

Day 7 – 8 Baixa do Pindo, Nuarro Luxury Eco Lodge, FB

This morning, after breakfast, drive to Nuarro, at the foot of NanathaBay. The lodge is situated on the Baixo do PindaPeninsula next to NanathaVillage in Memba District, NampulaProvince. Location is S14°12.20’ E040°40.67’. All meals and overnight at Nuarro Luxury Eco Lodge on FB terms. Free to explore Nuarro by bicycle or on foot, bird watching, cultural tours, kayaking, snorkelling etc.

Day  9   Transfer to the airport of Nampula  for your International flight home

 You will be transferred to Nampula airport  for your international flight back home.

End of Remote’s service.

 

NETT Rates 2016, per person sharing, in US$ (Valid from 5 Jan – 15 Dec 2016)

Rates on request**

** Pls note this is not a guided tour, it is based on transfers only.

Included (in prices given): services of an English speaking driver / guide, 4WD vehicle, accommodation as above on sharing basis, clients will be picked (on day 1) from Dar es Salaam Airport and dropped on day 16 at Nampula International Airport, all transfers, one  afternoon boat-safari in  Selous G.R. on day 2, 2 game-drives by Remote vehicle in Selous G.R. on day 3 (full day  game-drive on day 4), boat transfer by dhow up and down to Ibo-Island, ferry-crossing over the Rovuma River on day 8 (if operational), , all meals as indicated above, all park fees & Conservation fees in Selous G.R. (which is at the moment US$ 65 per person per day, but park fees can change without prior notice, guided tour Ilha de Mocambique).

FB = Full board (breakfast , lunch, dinner)

HB = Half board (breakfast and dinner)

BB = Bed and breakfast basis only

Excluded (in prices given): meals if not indicated above, drinks, personal- and travel-insurance, visa fees, airport departure taxes, all ”optional” activities as mentioned above, any other activity / excursion not mentioned above, personal expenditures, (Inter)national flight to (on day 1) / from (on day 16) Dar es Salaam, hotel in Dar es Salaam on day 16, diving at Pemba and a one way flight-ticket Pemba – Dar es Salaam on day 16

Tips:

  • Visa for Tanzania clients can obtain upon arrival, a visa for Mozambique, however, should be arranged prior to the departure of clients.
  • Bring US$ cash since traveller’s cheques can not be cashed in many places.
  • BIM’s (Banco Internacional de Mozambique) offer cash advances with Visa & Master cards in almost all major towns in Mozambique

For any further information about this itinerary, please contact:
info@remotesafaricompany.com

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