The best of two worlds: Adventure in comfort and style, accompanied by luxury that many only dream to experience. With us, to overnight in the bush doesn’t mean to give up on comfort. Your preferred drink will be served with a magnificent sunset, to refresh yourself from a complete day of wildlife encounters. The following days will maintain the same luxury standards, where the beautiful sights of Maputo bay and Inhaca Island can be contemplated. The memories will not dissolve very soon, because the highly personalized level of the experience will not allow that.

  • Pick up at any point in Maputo around 05:30 am. Cross the Catembe ferry and drive to the Maputo Special Reserve. Visit a local bread factory on the way.
  • Enter the reserve and drive to the camping spot at the reserve, Lunch will be on the way or at campsite depending on road conditions and time spent looking at the wildlife.
  • Guests will have the opportunity to see some of the wildlife of the reserve on the way.
  • Reach campsite, enjoy a cold drink wile we settle up camp.
  • Dinner will be served at the campsite and overnight in tents.
  • Explore the reserve.
  • Early breakfast and drive to Machangulo, settle at the lodge.
  • Free day
  • Free morning, boat transfer to Maputo. Transfer from the pier to any point in the city.





Minimum of 2 Guests to make the trip and maximum of 7 Guests.

Single supplement and Childs: contact Mabeco Tours.

Peak season : 1 Apr – 13 Apr ; 26 Jun –   20 Jul ; 2 Oct – 12 Oct ; 9 Dec – 15 Jan

Boat Machangulo – Maputo: 10.30 AM

Schedules can be changed due to tides.

Under Availability. Conditions apply.


  • Machangulo accommodation in Ocean View rooms in sharing basis;
  • Maputo Special reserve accommodation in Semi-luxury tents in sharing basis;
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) – alcoholic beverages not 
  • Non motorized activities in both units;
  • Waters, sodas, teas and coffees through all transfers provided by Mabeco Tours;
  • Binoculars, 1st aid kit and Conservation Fees;
  • Land transfers from Maputo – Maputo Special Reserve – Machangulo;
  • Boat transfer from Machangulo to Maputo;
  • Land transfer from Maputo harbour to your accommodation in the city.


  • All costs related with personal items (VISAS not included);
  • Non specified meals in the program;
  • Alcoholic beverages and sodas (our guest own account) including mini bar expenses;
  • Non specified activities in the program;
  • Motorized activities;
  • Bank transfer fees and exchange rate fluctuation;
  • Non specified transfers in the program.



  • The road to Maputo Special Reserve (Catembe to Ponta do Ouro) is under construction. The speed limit is low and we might expect some detours due to the works. This might affect the expected time of arrival to the reserve;
  • The ferry boat is a public service, therefore we do not control the schedule of the boats. In case of the ferry boat breaks down or delays, our guide, at his own discretion, will choose to either stay at the ferry and wait or use an alternate route (around the bay). In case of using the alternate option we will drive for 1.5 hours in a dirt road;
  • A light breakfast will be served on board of our vehicle (French pastries, tea & coffee and juice). If you wish to complement your breakfast, ask your hotel/accommodation to prepare you a packed breakfast;
  • Mabeco Tours will prepare you special meals in case you have any dietary requirements. Please provide us any requirements that you might have, as well as any allergies or medical conditions that we should be aware.
  • We recommend you to bring along comfortable clothing with neutral colours. Please bring along closed shoes and a long sleeve shirt/fleece for the sunset period. A winter jacket is recommended during the dry season, when it is a bit colder (April to October). Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses is advisable;
  • We provide the possibility of taking an outside shower. Please bring your bathing suit for your comfort and privacy;
  • All the necessary camping gear is provided by Mabeco Tours (includes bed linen, shower towel, face towel as well as body wash and shampoo. Feel free to bring your preferred personal toiletries);
  • Mabeco Tours provides our valued guest with binoculars for the observation of wildlife. We encourage you to bring your preferred binoculars and also your photographic equipment, in order to capture the wonders of nature;


  • Conservation Area of Maputo special reserve; 1040 Km2
  • Key Species; elephant; giraffe, blue wildebeest; zebra, reedbuck, red duiker.
  • Bird diversity; 350 species
  • Biome; Indian ocean coastal belt.
  • Machangulo lodge is located on the tip of Santa Maria, from there you can see Inhaca Island.