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About Praia do Tofo

Praia do Tofo is situated in Mozambique. Praia do Tofo backpacking tours offer attractions such as scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and swimming, in a beautiful island setting.

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Below is a list of Praia do Tofo's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Praia Do Tofo Deep Sea Fishing, Praia Do Tofo Whale Shark Safari

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Airports

Praia do Tofu nearest airports include:
•Inhambane Airport
•Maputo International Airport

Birdlife

Praia do Tofu birdlife is incredibly diverse, with large numbers of water birds and forest birds to be found. Large populations of flamingo can be seen, as well as pelican, waders and an array of forest species from lilac-breasted rollers to sunbirds. Birdwatching opportunities are excellent, so be sure to bring binoculars.

Conservation

Praia do Tofu conservation plays a vital role in protecting this part of Mozambique's island habitats. Marine conservation is especially important, and many critically endangered fish and marine species like loggerhead turtle can be found within the seas surrounding Praia do Tofu.

Malaria

Praia do Tofu malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Doxycycline
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)

Money

Praia do Tofu money and banking info includes the following:
•US Dollars and South African Rands are accepted
•Travellers cheques can be exchanged in Maputo or Inhambane
•There are a number of ATMs in the cities, however these are not always safe so be cautious about withdrawing cash
•Credit cards are accepted at some major hotels or restaurants but not all
•Banking hours in the cities are Monday to Friday from 07h30 to 15h30

Plants

Praia do Tofu plant life includes palm trees, bouganvillea and a range of woodlands and coastal vegetation, which line the endless white sandy beaches in lush green clumps. Many gardens can be found along the area, with beautiful flowers and green lawns found at all guest houses and lodges.

Safety Tips


•The crime rate is generally low around the island
•Tropical cyclone seasons run from November to April and coastal areas should be avoided, flooding may also occur during these months
•Avoid using ATM's on the streets and keep valuables out of sight and secure
•Do not attempt to scuba dive without a qualification - there are dive schools nearby which offer courses
•Roads are often in very bad condition to be cautious when driving

Travel Books

Praia do Tofu travel books include the following:
•Mozambique: The Bradt Travel Guide 4th Edition by Philip Briggs and Mark Whittington
•Mozambique Travel Pack by New Holland Publishers
•Mozambique Travel Guide by Globetrotter
•Kalashnikovs and Zombie Cucumbers: Travels in Mozambique by Nick Middleton
•Mozambique 2008 Travel Map by Globetrotter

Wildlife

Most of Praia do Tofu wildlife includes marine species, and diving offers sightings of an array of fish including kingfish, bonito and yellow-fin tuna, sailfish as well as dolphin, whale shark, whales, sting rays and turtle. Other game includes small antelope, monkey and a range of reptiles.

 

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