Endless white sandbanks. Crystal clear turquoise waters. Breathtaking marine life. Mozambique is truly a tropical paradise. Home to some of the world’s finest beaches, stretching along the coast of the characteristically warm Indian Ocean, Mozambique is a coastal nation like no other. Renowned for its unique history, culture, and notably kind local communities, this idyllic seaside destination is the perfect backdrop for an incredible volunteer adventure in Africa. Our Mozambique volunteer programs work primarily in one lively coastal village, Tofo.
Praia de Tofo, Mozambique
A colourful tourist town, Tofo is a community filled with life, culture, and endless opportunities for incredible adventures. Considered one of the best places in the world for spotting whale sharks, manta rays, and even humpback whales, Tofo is the ideal place to unplug and be swept away in the beauty of Mozambique’s unique marine life.
The true definition of a hidden gem, this small coastal village is home to some of the whitest sand beaches in the continent, without the tour groups that often flock to Africa’s more notable vacation destinations. With essentially no crowds and incredible beaches right on your doorstep, opportunities for bucket-list marine adventures around Tofo are limitless. Embark on a scuba-expedition of the bright and colourful coral reefs that line Tofo’s shores. Spend an afternoon surfing the fantastic breaks that line this coastal town. Looking for a more laid-back beach experience? Lie back on Tofo Beach, soak up the warm sun, and watch the local dhows peacefully sail by for a gratifying and relaxing day.
A beautifully multicultural nation celebrating Islam, Bantu, Swahili, and traditional African tribal customs, Mozambique is renowned for its incredible cuisine, art, and cultural history. Journey into town to try Mata; a seafood stew made with clams and a rich peanut sauce. Enjoy bold flavours? Indulge in peri-peri Shrimp, an iconic Mozambican dish that celebrates the aromatic spices and heat staple to local cooking. If you’re looking for a truly immersive cultural experience, join a local dance class, where you move your way through an exploration of Mozambique’s famous style of dance!