From Tofo’s rustic, unspoilt beaches and turquoise seas to it's vibrant marine life and colourful culture, everyone will enjoy this exotic paradise. Situated in Southern Mozambique with palm-fringed beaches and wide expanses of powdery white sand, this is a famous spot for world-class scuba-diving and for opportunities to spot some of the magnificant creatures that live here - whale sharks, manta rays and other large marine species such as sharks and turtles.
However, many of these species are under threat and as long-lived animals with low reproductive rates, knowledge on population structure, size and migratory patterns is essential to their survival, but lacking. Further to this, the beautiful and important coral reefs are at risk of exploitation and other changes associated with tourism and human interaction. Research on species and reef degradation is vital in working with governments and other stakeholders to improve legislative protection and the creation of protected areas. Volunteers play a huge part in gathering as much information as possible about these threatened species and directly contribute towards the conservation efforts taking place in Tofo.
Our research station and volunteer accommodation is positioned right on Tofo’s main beach - you can take a short stroll across the beautiful white sand, straight into the warm Mozambique water.
The climate is hot and humid all year round, with February the hottest month with an average daily maximum temperature of 30°C. The wettest months are January and February when afternoon thunderstorms are a regular occurrence and the cooler, dry season (April to October) is recommended as a more comfortable period to visit.