Scuba Diving / Snorkeling in Tofo:
There are up to 15 unspoilt and world class coral reefs for you to explore, including the very popular and famnous Manta Reef. There are a few shallow reefs for beginners and if you haven't dived before, then book a few diving courses that some of the lodges and resorts provide for an unforgettable experience!
Common fish and marine life that is spotted during dives, include the Whale Shark, Dolphins, Dugongs, Manta Rays, numerous turtle species and tropical fish.
Beautiful open water reefs and tidal pools also make for exciting snorkeling in Tofo and surrounding areas close by!
Deep Sea Fishing in Tofo:
Between the months of October and February, Black Marlin is a very common catch! Big Game Fishing Charters is big in Barra, and fishing enthusiasts will be happy to hear that fly fishing is also popular in the Barra lagoon which is accessible by boat from the ocean.
Warm waters and calm bay conditions attract lots of fish including: Sailfish, Marlin, Barracuda, Wahoo, Dorado, Kingfish, Prodigal Sun, Yellowfin tuna, Rainbow Runner.
Whale Watching in Tofo:
Whales are mainly spotted during the months of September and October while they migrate.
Horse Riding around Tofo:
Saddle up, put your riding boots on, and let your hair blow in the wind on a guided horse around the beautiful beaches of Tofo. There are also Ponys for the kids.
Birdwatching in Tofo and surrounding areas:
Tofo and Inhambane is home to over 500 species of birdlife, including over 200 Flamingos, Fish Eagles, Olive Bee Eaters, Sunbirds, Whimbrels, Waders, Turnstones, Crab Plovers and much much more!
Quad Biking and Quad Bike Tours in Tofo:
There are some fun 4x4 trails to take your Quad bike along as well as some lodges and resorts offer Quad bike Tours / adventures.
Dhow trips near Tofo:
Experience a 2.7km boat ride to / from Inhambane (23km from Tofo) and Maxixe (83km from Tofo) in a traditional dhow boat built by the local Mozambicans. Experience a bit of their lifestyle for a small fee.
Great nitelife and Seafood restaurants to dine at:
There are many walk-in beach restaurants and bars for everyone. Some bars have great late night parties, especially in the holiday seasons.
Historical town of Inhambane:
Cathedral of Our Lady of Conception in Inhambane:
This Cathedral was built by the portugese around 170 - 200 years ago and if you climb the Cathedrals ladder, there are some fabulous 360 degree views of the historic town and Inhambanes port.
The Governors Palace / House in Inhambane:
You can find the house on the water front.
The Railway Station in Inhambane:
Take a visit to the old Railway Station ... here you will find lots of interesting old steam trains that arn't in use anymore, trains wheels and parts scattered everywhere - as well as working clanking away at scrap metal.
The Old Mosque in Inhambane:
Just around the corner from the Old Railway station is the Old Mosque that was built back in 1840.
Inhambane's Harbour & Dhows in Inhambane:
Take a walk on the harbours pier and enjoy the breeze and view of Maxixe - right across the other side of the bay as local fishermen on their dhows silently sail by to do a hard days work of fishing. In fact if you would like to sail around in a Dhow ... you can hire a dhow for a small fee to take you on a little tour around the bay or up by the Linga Linga Nature Reserve.
At low tide ... you will see a lot of the boats resting / stranded on sandbanks whereas when its high tide ... the boats are floating again. Even a shipwreck is present in Inhambane's harbour.
The Inhambane Museum in Inhambane:
Rich in history ...Here you can find all on display: interesting artifacts found in Mozambique, agricultural tools and instruments, photo's plus much more!
Inhambane is a great place either stop over and take a break from a long journey or to stay over a few nights and learn about some of Mozambique's rich history.
Other fun and exciting activities to enjoy:
- Sea and Lagoon Kayaking
- Surfing / Bodyboarding
- Spear Fishing
- 4x4 trails
- Local Markets selling arts and crafts.
- Boat excursions
- Sundowner booze cruises
- Swims with Dolphins
- Barra Lighthouse