The giant dunes supported by the most beautiful vegetation create a unique Biome. The fresh breeze cools down the sub tropical climate of a paradise that many do not know. A diverse menu of sea and land activities will delight the ones that look for a long massage next to the ocean or those who desire the challenge of fishing at the high seas. No matter the choice you make, the five star hosts guarantee the fine cuisine, the luxury reception and treatment you deserve. The Pearl of the Indian Ocean that you always dreamed is within your reach.

  • 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 Anvil bay .
  • Lunch will be on the way or at the lodge 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 Anvil bay and settle at the lodge by the end of the day.
  • Free day at Anvil Bay
  • After breakfast, check out and transfer to Machangulo. Reach Machangulo and settle at the Lodge.
  • Free day
  • Free morning and boat transfer back to Maputo, transfer from the pier to any point in the city.






Minimum of 2 Guests to make the trip and max of 8 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 

Check in time Anvil Bay: 2.00 PM

Check out time Anvil Bay: 11.00 Am

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;
  • Anvil Bay accommodation in Forest Casinhas in sharing basis;
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) – alcoholic beverages not included;
  • 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 – Anvil Bay – 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 Anvil Bay (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;
  • 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;


  • Anvil Bay is located on the edge of Maputo Special Reserve, wild animals can be seen there.
  • Depending on the season whales and turtles can be sighted from the beach.
  • Anvil Bay is a well designed eco-lodge with minimal impact to the area biodiversity.
  • Machangulo lodge is located on the tip of Santa Maria, from there you can see Inhaca Island.