Back to Africa Machangulo


November 14th to November 21st, 2024

Embark on a journey to the Machangulo Reserve, where you can bask in the serene beauty of the coastline while disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing ambiance of Machangulo as you relish delectable culinary delights and become a part of the vibrant local community. Prepare to be enthralled by a captivating spectacle of surf and sand during an unforgettable day of entertainment.

Delight your taste buds with a sumptuous clam bake set against the backdrop of a breathtaking lagoon in Machangulo. Venture further to the Elephant Reserve, where you can witness the awe-inspiring majesty of these gentle giants up close.

Indulge in blissful days of leisure and relaxation at a secluded beach and a private pool that are exclusively yours to enjoy. Embark on thrilling water excursions that promise to add an extra dose of adventure and excitement to your experience.


Day 1

November 14th, 2024


Upon your arrival in Maputo, Mozambique, you will have the pleasure of staying at The Southern Sun hotel for the night. This luxurious hotel offers comfortable accommodations and excellent amenities to ensure a pleasant and relaxing stay.

For dinner, you will have the freedom to choose and self-pay at one of the many delightful restaurants in Maputo.

Enjoy your evening exploring the vibrant food culture of Maputo and savoring the flavors of this beautiful coastal city.

Day 2

November 15th, 2024


After your stay at The Southern Sun in Maputo, Mozambique, you can embark on a boat journey to the stunning Machangulo Peninsula. The boat ride will provide you with breathtaking views of the coastline and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.

Upon arrival at Machangulo, you will be warmly greeted at Bemugi's, a renowned establishment known for its hospitality and exceptional service.

For dinner, you will have the pleasure of indulging in a gourmet dining experience at the Monarch Beach Villa. This exquisite villa offers a tranquil setting overlooking the pristine beach and turquoise waters.

Day 3

November 16th, 2024


A day of relaxation in the beautiful Machangulo Reserve followed by a White Party sounds like the perfect combination of tranquility and excitement. Let your morning be as much or as little as you want.

In the late afternoon, get ready for a glamorous White Party. Dress in your finest white attire and head to a stunning venue specially prepared for the occasion. The White Party will be filled with music, dancing, and a vibrant atmosphere. Sip on delicious cocktails, mingle with other guests, and dance the night away under the stars.

The combination of a day of relaxation in the Machangulo Reserve and a lively White Party will create a memorable experience that perfectly balances tranquility and excitement during your stay.

Day 4

November 17th, 2024


Embark on an enchanting journey to explore the captivating allure of the Dhow and Inhaca Island, followed by a scrumptious midday meal at Luca's and an exquisite evening repast at the village of Santa Maria.

Commence your day by boarding an authentic Dhow, a traditional sailing vessel, and set sail towards the alluring Inhaca Island. As you glide along the crystalline waters, bask in the awe-inspiring coastal vistas and feel the gentle caress of the breeze against your skin. The Dhow expedition itself promises to immerse you in the local customs and bestow a distinct perspective of the shoreline.

Upon arriving at Inhaca Island, an idyllic oasis awaits your exploration. Immerse yourself in the island's serenely laid-back ambiance and relish the tranquility of this tropical haven. Venturing to Luca's afterword enjoying lunch.

Savor your evening repast whilst basking in the warm hospitality of the locals in Santa Maria and immersing yourself in the lively tapestry of the village ambiance. Following your meal, take a leisurely amble along the sandy shores, allowing the rhythmic symphony of crashing waves to serenade your senses, while marveling at the resplendent canopy of twinkling stars above.

Day 5

November 18th, 2024


A clam bake at Lagoon in Machangulo reserve is a delightful experience that combines delicious food and a scenic natural setting. Machangulo reserve is a pristine coastal area known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life. A clam bake is a traditional cooking method that involves steaming clams, along with other seafood and ingredients, in a pit lined with hot stones. At Lagoon in Machangulo reserve, you can enjoy a clam bake surrounded by the beauty of nature. It's a wonderful opportunity to savor the flavors of the ocean and experience the local cuisine. The Machangulo reserve is known for its diverse wildlife, so you might even spot some birds or marine animals during your meal. A clam bake at Lagoon in Machangulo reserve offers a unique and memorable dining experience, combining the freshness of seafood, the beauty of nature, and the warmth of the local culture.

Day 6

November 19th, 2024


Experience a thrilling safari at the Elephant reserve, followed by a delightful dinner at the Monarch beach villa. The Elephant reserve is home to majestic elephants and offers an incredible opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. After an exciting safari, indulge in a delicious dinner at the Monarch beach villa. This stunning beachfront location provides a picturesque setting for a memorable dining experience. Enjoy the combination of adventure and luxury as you explore the reserve and then savor a delectable meal at the Monarch beach villa.

Day 7

November 20th, 2024


Enjoy a free day to relax and enjoy our private beach, pool, and other facilities. Fishing, diving, and other activities can be arranged at individual expense subject to availability. Guests should be prepared to leave Machangulo in the morning.

Day 8

November 21st, 2024


Leaving the Machangulo Reserve Villas and returning to Maputo by boat. Enjoy a night at the luxurious Southern Sun before you catch your flight home.

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