Flamingo Bay Activities

Scuba Diving

We have a fully equipped PADI dive centre with all the necessary facilities including kitting-up rooms, filling station, rest areas, kit storage, lecture and first-aid areas.

Ocean Safaris
Ocean Safaris are also offered for diver and non-divers wishing to experience all the creatures like Whalesharks and Dolphins on the surface. These experiences last approx. 2 hours and are a must. Catamaran Yacht Our luxury 33foot liveaboard catamaran offers unforgettable day trips in our secluded estuary. Trips to Pansy Island are offered as well as snorkeling trips.

Charter Boat Fishing
Our experienced resident fishermen are on hand to introduce you to our excellent fishing waters. A large number of game fish abound in these waters including sailfish and pelagic species. This makes this area a prime destination for fishing competitions.

Our ski boats offer the latest equipment and tackle to give you the edge on catching the big one. We do encourage tag and release.

Dhow Trips
Take a trip on a dhow and feel a great sense of history as the dhows are still built as they were in ancient times. This is something that must be experienced before this age old tradition dies out.

Mangrove
Behind Barra Lodge is a saltwater mangrove with crystal clear waters which can be explored by boat or on foot. This ecosystem is made up of a fascinating chain of pioneering and sacrificial plants together with a huge array of crustaceans. Flocks of flamingo’s, local fish traps and stunning sunsets over the estuary make this a photographers dream.

Sightseeing
Inhambane City is steeped in history. This was the southerly most trading port in Africa used by the Arabs. Vasco Da Gama landed here in 1534. The cathedrals, old colonial Portugese architecture, African culture and local markets make this a fascinating town to browse around. A number of restaurants in and around Inhambane offer a variety of meal options.

Horse Riding
A guided horse ride on the beach is a once in a lifetime experience. The romance of riding along the beach with the sea and sand and wind in your face is an unforgettable experience. Beginners are welcome.

Quad Bikes
Quad biking through the coconut plantations opens new vistas and following the tracks and paths through these areas allows one to experience the real

Mozambique while riding through local villages and into the heart of Mozambique.These are guided and managed by Barra staff. Quad bikes and vehicles are prohibited from the beaches as we wish to preserve the rich and unspoilt marine life.

Water Sports
For water lovers a host of activities are available. The bay is ideal for hobie-cat and laser dingy sailing. Snake rides, paddle ski’s, surfboards and boogie boards are just some of the activities available.