Azura Benguerra Bazaruto Mozambique4 Logo Mozambique
Back to Listing

Cultural Mozambique – A Historical Journey to Ilha De Mozambique in the Footsteps of Vasca De Gama

9 days from £1,801 per person

This fascinating holiday takes you on a journey into the historical world heritage site of Ilha de Mozambique in the north of Mozambique. Ilha de Mozambique was once Mozambique’s capital city for many centuries and it is steeped in history and culture. The trip begins with an international flight into Johannesburg, South Africa where there is a connecting flight to Nampula airport. From Nampula, a short 10-minute private road transfer takes you to Coral Lodge 15:41. This charming and privately owned and run lodge provides the perfect base from which to explore the area as well as partake in the many activities available including snorkelling, canoeing, windsurfing, whale watching and marvelling at the fascinating city and villages nearby on organised village visits. 

On your last day, you will be transferred back to Nampula airport in time to connect with the scheduled South African Airlink flight back to Johannesburg for your ongoing arrangements or perhaps indulge a little more by adding on another week’s safari in either Botswana or South Africa.


Itinerary details

9 days from £1,801 per person

  • Day 1 - In Transit
    Fly from London to Johannesburg and connect to SA Airlink flight to Nampula.
  • Day 2 - Coral Lodge - Ilha De Mozambique
    Meet and greet at Nampula airport followed by a private road transfer to Coral Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Coral Lodge in a Lagoon Villa on a full board & activities basis.
  • Day 3 - Coral Lodge - Ilha De Mozambique
    Dinner and overnight at Coral Lodge in a Lagoon Villa on a full board & activities basis.
  • Day 4 - Coral Lodge - Ilha De Mozambique
    Dinner and overnight at Coral Lodge in a Lagoon Villa on a full board & activities basis.
  • Day 5 - Coral Lodge - Ilha De Mozambique
    Dinner and overnight at Coral Lodge in a Lagoon Villa on a full board & activities basis.
  • Day 6 - Coral Lodge - Ilha De Mozambique
    Dinner and overnight at Coral Lodge in a Lagoon Villa on a full board & activities basis.
  • Day 7 - Coral Lodge - Ilha De Mozambique
    Dinner and overnight at Coral Lodge in a Lagoon Villa on a full board & activities basis.
  • Day 8 - Coral Lodge - Ilha De Mozambique
    Dinner and overnight at Coral Lodge in a Lagoon Villa on a full board & activities basis.
  • Day 9 - In Transit
    Private road transfer from Coral Lodge to Nampula airport in time for your ongoing scheduled flight to Johannesburg.
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique46 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique46
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique29 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique29
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique7 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique7
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique44 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique44
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique28jpg Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique28jpg
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique24jpg Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique24jpg
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique1 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique1
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique38 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique38
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique14 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique14
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique48 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique48
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique49 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique49
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique33 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique33
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique76 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique76
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique57 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique57
Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique50 Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique50

Key

-18.665695,35.52956199999994,5
The ideal is to feel at home anywhere, everywhere.
Geoff Dyer

I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka

From our Instagram

✨Brand new blog post curated by one of our specialists: ‘5 Unmissable experiences in North India’✨
.
Follow the link in our bio to read about some of Ampersand’s favourite cultural experiences in #Varanasi, #Calcutta, #Delhi & #Mumbai 🇮🇳
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
All smiles in #Vietnam 🇻🇳
.
Courtesy of the brilliant portrait photographer @rehahn_photography
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
Intense colours of #India are the perfect antidote to the Monday blues 🇮🇳🌺🌼
.
Our India specialists are gearing up for a research trip to #Rajasthan - covering #Udaipur, #Jodhpur, #Nagaur, #Jaipur, #Ajabgarh, #Ranthambore, #Agra & #Delhi
✨Ampersand’s ‘Top 10 Swimming Pools’ hotlist - 2019 ✨
.
Check our TOP TEN'S #Highlights to be tempted to dive into the hottest hotels’ new pools, as well as some of our firm old favourites across Asia... 🏊🏻‍♂️💧
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
@jamesjayasundera is currently in the Himalayan Kingdom of #Bhutan surrounded by striking views like this 🏔🏔🏔
.
Follow his journey to catch exclusive glimpses into the brand new, thoughtfully-designed @sixsensesbhutan & more... 🇧🇹
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
From mid May to mid October, The Ultimate Travelling Camp’s wonderful #ChambaCamp in #Thiksey (#Ladakh) will be open! 🏞
.
Our specialists stayed at this one-of-a-kind luxury tented camp last year and adored it - we guarantee that you will too 🏕
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
You’re bound to meet friendly locals like these in #Vietnam 🇻🇳
.
Tour this wonderful country with us to immerse yourself in its energy, sweeping landscapes & fascinating history
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
🎌 Hot off the press - #AmanKyoto is set to open at the end of this year (November 2019) & we can’t wait! 🎌
.
Located in a secret garden behind the Golden Temple #Kinkakuji, this new property will offer a secluded retreat in the ancient Imperial city complete with beautifully-designed interiors by the celebrated #KerryHillArchitects
Monks in #Myanmar (#Burma) 🇲🇲
.
Buddhism runs strong through the country’s veins - not only are 90% of the Burmese Buddhist, but many children are monks in training and call ancient monasteries home 🧘🏽‍♂️
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience

Let us keep you up to date

Sign up to our newsletter and never miss out on unmissable exclusive luxury experiences