Mozambique Surf Trip #33

We love going to Mozambique!!! It involves a lot more planning and preparation than our other trips, but we always look forward to doing this trip!!!

After finalizing all the logistics our 2018 Mozambique Surf Trip could finally start on the 21st of July 2018!!!

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Crossing the border into Mozambique, there’s definitely a change in the air. It’s immediately obvious that you’re in a different country. There’s no doubt about it… This is Africa.

And Africa can come as a shock. There’s a sense of unruly freedom here that can be daunting.

Or… incredibly liberating.

Frelimo Monument in Tofinho Mozambique

In Mozambique very few things happen the way they’re expected to happen. Unless we expect the unexpected. It’s unfettered and unhampered. And sometimes untethered.

That’s why we love it! This place is unlike anywhere else.

Tofo Fisherman

Our annual Mozambique Surf Trip also includes a two-day visit to the Kruger National Park, one of the biggest nature reserves on the African continent.

Kruger National Park

Traveling through the Kruger Park is an awesome way to see Africa’s wild animals, in their natural environment.

Kruger National Park

After exploring the Kruger Park, we cross the border into Mozambique and Tofo is our final destination…

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If you enjoy beach-front accommodation then this is just for you. It doesn’t get much closer to the ocean than here in Tofo.

And this is also where the surfing magic happens!

Tofo is ideal for all surfing levels, from complete beginner to advanced. There are different breaks to suit different levels and it’s one of those places where there’s a wave for everyone!

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The beaches are absolutely amazing, with endless stretches of white sand, a glorious sunrise and sunset, and crystal-clear blue warm water.

 

Other highlights on our Mozambique Surf Trip include an ocean safari with spectacular views of dolphins and Humpback whales.

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Humpback whales migrate between Mozambique and Antarctica every year.

They spend the winter in Mozambique to give birth and then travel down to Antarctica for the summer, to feed in the cold nutrient-rich waters there.

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Another highlight is our village experience, which is completely unique to our Mozambique Surf Trip.

 

And, off course, we did Yoga on the beach…

Beach Yoga is a constant on all our Surf Trips and it’s a great way to relieve tired muscles, worn out from surfing every day…

 

This was another fantastic experience and we’re already looking forward to doing another Mozambique Surf Trip in 2019 !!!

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Surf Trip #33

Mozambique Surf Trip #28

We did it again! After hugely successful Surf Trips to Mozambique in 2014 and 2015, we took a break in 2016 for the birth of our baby boy, Kando.

But we were always very eager to return and in 2017 we finally had that opportunity!

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Crossing the border into Mozambique, there’s definitely a change in the air. It’s immediately obvious that you’re in a different country. This really is Africa.

Africa can come as a shock to travelers from more developed parts of the world. There’s a general lawlessness here that can be daunting, but it also creates a sense of freedom…

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And in Mozambique very few things happen the way they’re supposed to happen. It can be scary, but it’s also freedom. Unfettered and unhampered. And sometimes untethered.

That’s why we love it! This place is unlike anywhere else.

Our (almost) annual Mozambique Surf Trip also includes a two-day visit to the Kruger National Park, one of the biggest nature reserves on the African continent.

 

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Traveling through the Kruger is an awesome way to see all Africa’s greatest animals, in their in the natural environment and, as always, we were blessed with some awesome sightings!

After visiting the Kruger Park, Tofo in Mozambique is our final destination and that’s where the surfing magic happens!

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Tofo is ideal for all surfing levels, from complete beginner to super advanced. There are different breaks to suit different levels and it’s one of those places where everyone will be happy regardless of what they’re looking for.

And the beaches are absolutely amazing, with endless stretches of white sand, glorious sunsets and crystal-clear warm water.

Other highlights included an ocean safari, with spectacular views of dolphins, Humpback and Southern Right whales. Humpback and Southern Wright whales migrate between Mozambique and Antarctica every year. They spend the winter in Mozambique, to give birth, and then travel down to Antarctica for the summer, to feed in the cold nutrient-rich water there.

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Another highlights is the a village tour that is completely unique to our Mozambique Surf Trip.

And off course we did Yoga on the beach. This is a staple of all our Surf Tours and it’s a great way to relieve tired muscles, worn out from surfing many hours every day…

This was another fantastic experience and we’re already looking forward to doing another Mozambique Surf Trip in 2018 !!!

But if Mozambique isn’t your thing, we also offer two other itineraries in Southern Africa. For more info check our other Surf Trips!

 

Mozambique Surf Trip #21

Surf Tour #21

We did it again! After our hugely successful Mozambique Surf Tour in 2014, we returned to Tofo in 2015 for another AWESOME Surf Tour with Unravel Surf Travel !!!

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

Crossing the border into Mozambique, there’s definitely a change in the air. It’s immediately obvious that you’re in a different place. You’re in Africa.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

Travelling to Africa can definitely come as a shock to travellers from more developed parts of the world. There’s a general lawlessness here that can be daunting, but it also creates a sense of freedom…

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

In Mozambique anything goes. Few things happen as or when they’re supposed to happen. It can be scary for some, and there are obvious risks, like corrupt officials and poverty related crimes, but for the more adventurous traveller this is freedom. Unfettered and unhampered. And sometimes untethered…

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Which is why we love the place. In Mozambique it’s easy to experience something completely different. In fact, it’s pretty much guaranteed. If you’ve never been to Africa, then this will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before!

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

A big part of our annual Mozambique Surf Tour is a two day visit to the Kruger National Park, one of the biggest nature reserves on the African continent. Travelling through the Kruger is an awesome way to see all Africa’s biggest animals, in their in the natural environment, from the comfort of our own mini-bus!

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And then there’s the surfing part! Tofo is our final destination and that’s where the surfing magic happens! Tofo is ideal for all surfing levels, from complete beginner to super advanced. There are different breaks to suit different levels and it’s one of those places where everyone will be happy regardless of what they’re looking for. Whether it’s fast-paced barrels, friendly foamies, or anything else in between.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

And the beaches are absolutely amazing, with endless stretches of white sand, glorious sunsets and crystal-clear warm water.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

Other highlights included an ocean safari where we saw dolphins, Humpback and Southern Right whales. Humpback and Southern Wright whales migrate between Mozambique and Antarctica every year. They spend the winter in Mozambique, to give birth, and then travel down to Antarctica for the summer, to feed in the cold nutrient-rich water there.

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Mozambique is also one of the best places in the world to swim with Whale Sharks! These gentle giants can be quite shy and sightings aren’t always guaranteed, but we were blessed on our Ocean Safari! We had a great double encounter with a whale-shark and we swam with a manta ray!

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Other highlights included a visit to a local village, on a Cultural Tour, and climbing to the top of an old lighthouse, which is usually off limits, but we got permission and gained special access!

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We also went a kayak-trip to a nearby lagoon island, partied with the locals and cooked some incredible seafood meals!

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And off course we did Yoga on the beach. This is a staple of all our Surf Tours and it’s a great way to relieve tired muscles, worn out from surfing many hours every day…

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And then, off course, we surfed some more! And more… We surfed every day and every surf session was paired with a review, in the company of our surf instructors, so as to learn from previous mistakes. Everybody improved their surfing ability and went home with real stoke!

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But in the end, all good things come to an end. Finally we had to say our goodbyes. We crossed the border into South Africa and returned to Johannesburg, from where we all went our separate ways… But only until we meet again! Because everybody who’s ever been on a Surf Tour with Unravel Surf Travel knows that once you’ve been with us, you’re part of a big family…

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All in all it was another fantastic experience and we’re already looking forward to doing another Mozambique Surf Tour in 2016 !!!

Check www.unravelsurftravel.com/surf-tour for details on upcoming tours!