IGO Special projects are tailored adventure holidays for small groups and families looking for a trip that gives back. Pioneering and totally unique, the focus is on wildlife and environmental conservation in far-flung, remote locations. Led by expert local guides, the groups will take a ‘hands on’ approach and actively participate in preserving nature’s last remaining exotic paradises. The ultimate in eco-tourism!
Much research has gone into selecting some of the most endangered ecosystems on our planet, and we have ensured that our trips directly benefit the local people, wildlife and habitats we are trying to protect. IGO’s ethos is centred around sustainability, social responsibility and low impact tourism. If you are looking to help preserve the world’s last great wildernesses for future generations, then Special Projects are for you.
Leave sustainable eco-footprints on the pristine beaches of Mozambique while tracking turtle nesting behaviour
Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve (PPMR) protects 100km of coastline where 70% of Mozambique’s endangered leatherback and critically endangered loggerhead turtles nest annually. It is the only location in the world where you can see inland game and marine life such as dolphins and turtles with just a turn of the head. This area of the world plays a vital role in preserving and ensuring the continuation of these turtle species by involving the local community in the tracking and conservation programmes.
[ EXPEDITION OVERVIEW ]
Starting in Maputo we will head south into the elephant reserve to the luxury barefoot lodge of Anvil bay where we will acclimatise and be briefed on the issues in the area by the head of the reserve. The core of the week will be on land based game drives by foot & 4x4 and sea safaris along the coast. The Focus is to monitor turtle nesting sites and tag the prehistoric reptiles as they make their way up the beach to lay their precious eggs.
[ HIGHLIGHTS ]
• Camp by the biggest coastal sand dunes with vegetation in the world.
• See elephants, hippos and game right next to whales and dolphins.
• Swim and surf with turtles and dolphins in the biggest coral reef in southern Mozambique,
• Tag endangered turtle species and learn unique insight from the head of the special reserve.
Nov - Dec - Jan
BEST TIME OF YEAR
PRICE PER PERSON
Turtles & plastics
WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?
A once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with an endangered species with a local expert.
Moderate. This trip can be tailored by traveling on fatbikes, foot, sea kayak or 4x4
Anvil bay luxury barefoot lodge and safari camp