Mozambique

Location

Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary

With 30,000 hectares of both land and water, the wildlife sanctuary’s reach is so vast it even incorporates the southern tip of the Bazaruto Archipelago. The sanctuary is regarded as one of the most bio-diverse on the continent.

Compromised of mudflats, mangrove swamps, coastal dunes and coral reefs it is home to burchells zebra, waterbuck, giraffe, nyala, eland, wildebeest on land and leatherback sea turtles and the rare and endangered Dugong amongst many other marine species.

We offer four day itineraries tailored to exceed expectations when it comes to combining adventure with luxury. Each day is different, and you are welcome to join at any given point, and stay on for up to ten days. Think service at its best, nature raw and unspoilt… kick off your shoes and enjoy something different from the saddle every day, with your personal therapist ready to give you your daily massage after your round of horse riding and water sports. We emphasize the beaitful and colourful coastal culture, offering a night under the stars on a fishing boat with a candle lit seafood dinner, sand and stars…

Day Packages

The various day packages are ideal for guests staying at Dugong Beach Lodge and also for guests staying in the Vilanculos area. Four packages including a 1 hour, 2 hour and two full day ride variations are available.

When travelling from Vilanculos the trip by boat will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes. These rides are however also available to book if own means of transport is used.

When one of the full day packages are booked transport is arranged for the group from Vilanculos to the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary.

Vilanculos Coastal and Wildlife Sanctuary Village Ride

Relax and enjoy a leisurely cruise from Vilanculos to Dugong Beach Lodge on a traditional dhow.

After being embraced by the traditional Dugong welcoming ceremony you will experience a ride through our diverse bush land teaming with local wild life while enjoying the renowned panoramic view as we head to one of our four local villages on horseback.

Once we have arrived you will have the opportunity to explore the village & surrounding beaches that includes dramatic mangroves and are the home to flamingos in the summer months. Experience the daily lives of these warm, generous & charming people.

Settle back and watch the food being prepared over the open fire while the horses rest in the shade of the tree. You can enjoy freshly cooked squid or crab which the ladies of the village will then turn into a veritable feast of local dished that will be served al fresco in the traditional manner.

After lunch you will return via the coast where you can feast your on the outstanding and renowned panoramic oceanic views before enjoying a refreshing drink as you cruise back to Vilanculos while watching the sun set in a blaze of colour.

CONTACT: +258852803449
RATE: 240 USD
INCLUDES: Lunch, riding activity, dhow cruise
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Drinks

Vilanculos Coastal and Wildlife Sanctuary Luxury Picnic Horse Ride

Relax and enjoy a leisurely cruise from Vilanculos to Dugong Beach Lodge on a traditional dhow.

After being embraced by the traditional Dugong welcoming ceremony and welcome snack, you will enjoy a scenic ride down our unspoilt private beach to an idyllic spot where our staff will be waiting to serve you an al fresco picnic with local cuisine under the swaying palm trees. After lunch you can partake in activities of your choice such as swimming with the horses, snorkeling in our oceans sanctuary, kayaking or just relax and suck up the sun.

Ride back over the dunes through the reserve and enjoy the thrill of potential encounters with the herds of zebra, eland and many other animals that we protect and nurture in their natural habitat.

Upon return to the lodge you will re embark on the dhow and enjoy a sunset cruise back to vVlanculos.

CONTACT: +258852803449
RATE: 270 USD
INCLUDES: Lunch, riding activity, non motorised water sport, dhow cruise
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Drinks

Full Day Packages

FULL DAY LUXURY
5 HOUR RIDE

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Boat cruise to and from the sanctuary &
welcoming ceremony at Dugong Beach Lodge.
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Ride along the coast to a picnic spot for lunch which will be set up on the beach, engage in watersport & ride back via game viewing area.
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Explore the sanctuary, its endless beaches and wildlife on horseback.
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Inclusive of:

Horses, guide, lunch, snorkeling equipment, kayaks.

Rate:

From $250

BEACH MEETS BUSH
2 HOUR RIDE

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Boat cruise to and from the sanctuary & welcoming ceremony.
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Welcome drink & snacks at beach upon arrival.
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Beach ride with swimming opportunity followed by wildlife viewing on horseback.
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Inclusive of:

Horses, guide, snacks, snorkeling equipment, kayaks.

Rate:

From $120

HORSE SAFARI
1 HOUR RIDE

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Boat cruise to and from the sanctuary & welcoming ceremony.
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Welcome drink & snacks.
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Transfer to the stables & game viewing on horseback through the bush.

(No beach riding included)

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Inclusive of:

Horses, guide, snacks

Rate:

From $60

Contact Us

Southern Block, First Floor, c/o Lois & Gobie streets, Menlyn, Pretoria, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, 0081

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