Lake and Ocean Dive Safari

7-14 days

Malawi / Mozambique

  • Malawi

  • Mozambique

  • Malawi

Inspiration, Ideas, Itineraries

We will create an individualized and fully custom and private travel experience for you, your friends, and your family (1 to 6 people) based on your travel style, timeline, and the adventures you seek!

If you need a little inspiration, here’s some featured tours that are sure to create lifelong memories. We can accommodate longer and shorter tours and a combination of any of the stops, or leave some out. Five days up to three weeks or more, explore one country in depth, or see the highlights of many - it’s up to you! Talk with us so we can organize an experience that suits your every wish.

Example Itinerary: 
Lake and Ocean Dive Safari
We offer an all-inclusive dive safari that takes you on a journey to some of the best diving spots on the eastern coast of Africa and the beautiful fresh water in Lake Malawi. Expect amazing diving and fresh seafood and beautiful beaches.
Day 1:

Maputo

After an airport pickup in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, you spend a night getting acquainted with the strong Portuguese influence in the country. Have dinner at a lovely local restaurant and rest up before the days ahead.
Day 2 + 3:

Punta Do Ouro

We first head south, almost to the South Africa border, to a town situated on sand dunes, accessible only by 4x4 vehicles. Punta Do Ouro is known for its variety of dive sites. A chartered boat takes us to world class reefs offshore, along the coastline. Depending on your fitness and desired leisure time, you can do up to three dives per day. You can also meet some dolphins, try your hand at surfing, or relax on the waterfront.
Day 4 + 5:

Xai-Xai District

This little town was originally built by the Portuguese due to the inland access created by the Limpopo River, and was developed into farmlands. Delicious local foods are featured in the restaurants including the daily catch – prawns, crayfish, and calamari, and seasonal subtropical fruits and vegetables. Dive or snorkel along the reef, visit the tidal pool, or charter a boat for some deep sea fishing.
Day 6 + 7:

Praia do Tofo

The dive capital of Mozambique, Tofo is situated on a little peninsula not far from Inhambane. Known for the many manta rays that hang out in the area due to the large cleaning station nearby that attracts them. Grey Reef Sharks, White and Black Tip Sharks, and the majestic Whale Shark are also found here, plus a wide range of Shrimps, Nudibranchs, Leaf Fish, Frog Fish, and various other small species to keep you fascinated your entire dive. Dive depths from 15 to 40 m at 20 different locations plus some secret locations not on the usual maps. The town is bustling with various shops and restaurants, and lovely places to grab an outdoor bite to eat.
Day 8 + 9:

Vilankulo

A town slightly larger than Tofo, this is the base for diving the famed Bazaruto Archipelago. Consisting of six small islands off the coast of Mozambique, it’s an amazing spot. We will do a day day trip on a dhow (local canoe) that will include our diving.
Day 10 + 11:

Gorongosa National Park (optional)

The drive to Gorongosa is long and the road is rough, but it’s well worth it. Take the road less traveled to view a truly wild and beautiful park. This park is one of the most biodiverse in Africa, with an abundance of animals and plentiful birdlife on and around the vast water plains. Day trips to Mount Gorongosa for some magnificent views can be arranged.
Day 12:

Tete

Today we head to Tete on our way to Malawi. We stop here to break up the drive and to take a change to enjoy the scenery change as we travel north.
Day 13 + 14:

Liwonde National Park (optional)

At only 548 km2, this park is small and beautiful. Recently taken over by the non-profit organization Africa Parks, they’ve been reintroducing native species that were lost due to hunting and poaching, like cheetah and lion. Stay on the banks of the Shire River, known for its abundance of bird life, biome-restricted species, and hippos.
Day 15 + 16:

Cape Maclear

Cape Maclear is a small village in the Cape Maclear National Park. Take a day-long boat trip out to various dive spots in this warm fresh water lake. The lake has over 700 species of cichlids and incredibly biodiverse, with around 90% of its species only found in the lake. We will do a deep dive here at Zimbabwe Rock – a massive underwater mountain with its peak sticking out of the water.
Day 17 + 18:

Nkhata Bay

We head further north to the Nkhata Bay area, which hosts the largest port in Malawi. There is an option to go to Likoma island. Various dive sites here, with deep dives and massive walls, and plentiful colourful fish.
Day 19:

Lilongwe

End your dive safari in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital. We finish our adventure and celebrate the memories you’ve made in good style. Fly out the next day.

Our Offices

South Africa

Happy Valley Farm
Humansdrop,
South Africa 6300

New Zealand

12C Carr St
Methven,
New Zealand 7730