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Luxury Safari Mozambique

See Mozambique's best kept secret - the Machangulo Beach. Experience breathtaking marine life while snorkeling at the Inhaca Island Marine Reserve, fish in world-class fishing locations, witness an incredibly rich bird life, and much more all in one fantastic safari with East Cape Tours. The marine reserves surrounding the Machangulo Peninsula provides for some excellent activities.


  • Fishing activity
  • Snorkeling and kayaking
  • Santa Maria Village tours
  • Professional driver and guide services
  • Transportation in a mini van
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Park fees


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Machangulo Beach Lodge in the south of Mozambique offers blissful barefoot luxury. It features 17 luxurious rooms, a fully equipped activity center, and plenty of amazing spots to enjoy the unique views of the Indian Ocean and Inhaca Island. With awesome private villas right on the beach and surrounded by five marine and nature reserves, this is a unique African beach paradise.

Untouched African beaches, untamed nature, and luxurious service come together to create extraordinary holiday experiences. Situated in a truly unique location on a beautiful secluded peninsula, Machangulo Beach Lodge is the easiest accessible lodge in Mozambique with a plethora of activities for the whole family.

Beach villas

Close to the beach and intimately private, the beach villas at Machangulo Beach Lodge consist of two rooms each. These rooms are close together but only attached via wood decks. These beach villas are ideal for groups or families.

Family villas

The family villas at Machangulo provide ultimate flexibility and privacy for groups, families, and any types of booking configuration. The large and spacious villas feature two private en-suite rooms joined together by a central room. The central area of the villa features a kitchen prep area, lounge, bar, and dining area. The villa also features a pool. The villas are completely private and offer a home away from home luxury.

Ocean view rooms

The five premium ocean view rooms are the pride and joy of Machangulo Beach Lodge, perched up on a ridge overlooking the amazing scenery. Each room has a private deck, en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mini bar, and many other luxury amenities

East Cape Tours Mozambique Safari Itinerary

Day 1 to 2

Arrive at Maputo International Airport (MPM) where East Cape Tours will meet and transfer you to Machangulo Beach Lodge. The following activities are available to take part in at your leisure: snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, birding, Santa Maria Village tours, picnics, and a number of fantastic photography opportunities.

Day 3

You will depart from Machangulo Beach Lodge after an unforgettable stay.


Mozambique is an amazing wonderland of diverse cultural experiences, superb beaches, beautiful islands, and stunning wildlife adventures, and those who have had the opportunity to explore this uniquely beautiful country know that it won’t be long before they are booking their next trip! Machangulo Beach Lodge is located just one hour by boat east of Maputo, Mozambique, making it the most easy to reach beach lodge on the entire coastline.



  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant nearby


  • Room cleaning


During this safari, your meals are at your own expense. Machangulo beach lodge also offers fine dining experiences like no other, local chefs create tasteful gems for a variety of experiences and occasions.

Things to do (optional)

Beach picnics

Choose your secluded spot on Machangulo beach for a unique picnic experience. Picnics by boat can be arranged to Inhaca Island and Portuguese Island. Chat to the activities staff to setup your shaded picnic area wherever you choose.


An incredibly rich bird life surrounds Machangulo beach lodge all year round. From the great white pelicans to the majestic African fish eagle, the area provides ample opportunity for excellent birding.


Machangulo beach lodge is situated in the midst of many world class fishing locations. The area provides opportunities to target a large number of species in all weather conditions.


The diverse biospheres surrounding Machangulo beach lodge teams with epic nature, waiting to be explored. What better way to do this than a kayak?


Featuring some stunning landscapes and unreal golden hours, the Machangulo Peninsula and Inhaca Island Bays provide a smorgasbord for photographers.

Scuba diving

The marine reserves surrounding the Machangulo Peninsula provides some excellent diving, off the beaten track diving at its best. With ample options for beginner and advanced divers, it is the ideal location for those looking for a unique and unexplored diving experience.


The Inhaca Island Marine Reserve has two kilometers of pristine snorkeling and the picnic snorkel on the island is highly recommended.


Santa Maria Village provides a great opportunity to experience local living by visiting this small village. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the local restaurant, Bemugi’s Place. Nested just behind the mangroves, the village is tiny and has a really authentic, non-tourist feel.

Inhaca Island provides a wide array of activities to choose from. This delightful island is home to only one village, aptly names Inhaca Village where some shops and restaurants can be found. The island has more of a tourist feel to it and has many more people than the Machangulo area.

Spa treatments

Anti oxidant facial

An anti-aging treatment designed to combat the effects and signs of aging. The unique layering process tones, soothes, and brightens the skin, revitalizing in the long term while providing an immediate, healthy glow.

Aromatherapy massage

The treatment has both physiological and psychological effects which sooth, revitalize, and uplift the spirit using essential oils.

Balancing and refining facial

This facial helps to brighten your complexion with a combination of alpha hydroxyl acids and Vitamin C and B complexes. By not stripping the skin of excessive oil, it is treated in order to allow the skin to balance itself naturally, making this facial safe for the most sensitive and reactive of skins.

Body treatments

Enjoy a full body scrub followed by an algae or mud wrap to rid the body of toxins through metabolic stimulation, where after the skin will be hydrated using Shea butter and rich lotions to soften the skin. Choose between relaxing, detoxifying, and nourishing wraps.

Deep cleanse facial

A deep cleanse can leave the skin looking refreshed and more youthful. By using a gentle exfoliating cream and hot mittens, the skin is purified without the long term damage usually caused by steaming and harsh exfoliators. An exfoliation with massage that stimulates and uplifts tired and dull skin and clears problematic skin.

Deep tissue massage

A very firm massage to relieve severe tension in the muscle by physically breaking down the adhesion to relieve pain and restore normal movements.

Express facial

For the executive on the go, this facial rejuvenates the skin and relaxes you without putting a dent in your schedule. The pure and natural ingredients feed the skin and return the youthful glow often dulled by stress.

Full body exfoliation

Your body has an innate natural rhythm which you often forget. Machangulo works with this natural rhythm in assisting the body to renew itself. The carefully selected Marula and Walnut micro particles, enveloped by hydrating Shea butter from Ghana, ensures that your skin cells are evenly exfoliated whilst receiving maximum nutrition for the new beginnings.

This relaxing remedy is about treating the skin and nails naturally to keep them hydrated and therefore flexible and strong. An intensely hydrating African potato wrap, blended with natural antioxidants, is applied to ensure continued skin health and to rejuvenate the hands and feet and a manicure or pedicure is done.

Immune boosting clay

This treatment is not suitable for pregnant ladies. The vitamin and mineral cocktail is enriched with plant extracts to promote a healthy immune system and is applied as a mud wrap and left to set on the body to stimulate lymph, collagen, and toxin elimination.

Majestic awakening

This facial helps to brighten your complexion with a combination of alpha hydroxyl acids and Vitamin C and B complexes. By not stripping the skin of excessive oil, they treat it in order to allow the skin to balance itself naturally, making this facial safe for the most sensitive and reactive of skins.

Rejuvenating facials

Like the phases of the moon and the tides, Machangulo would like to keep the hormonal phases of the body in natural rhythm. Just as your eyes are the windows to the soul, your face is the mirror of your inner feelings, the image which present you to the world.

Scalp massage

A relaxing and healing treatment using special energy balancing oil, the scalp is massaged with a signature routine to balance and uplift.

Standard manicure and pedicure

For a beautiful respite from the high-energy nature of everyday life, book this treatment for an experience with a difference. Your hands or feet will be massaged, your nails shaped, and your skin richly hydrated with all-natural products designed to undo environmental damage to your skin.

Swedish massage

A gentle, soothing, massage for those who simply want to lie back and relax, using long slow strokes to reduce emotional and physical stress.

Vitamin facial booster

This uplifting facial uses a rich vitamin and mineral cocktail to replenish the skin, boost your immune system, and energize the skin. Great for tired, stressed, or run down skin, leaving you revitalized.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Ground transportation
  • Kayaking
  • Park fees
  • Professional driver and guide services
  • Santa Maria Village tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Transfers to and from Maputo International Airport (MPM)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and / or park fees
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Meals and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Maputo International Airport (MPM). Transfer from and to the airport is included. East Cape Tours will pick you up from Maputo International Airport (MPM).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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