Encounter highly social indo-Pacific tursiop dolphins

Ponta Malongane, Mozambique
from the 18th until the 25th of February 2025

A sojourn to Mozambique to encounter the great bottlenose dolphins of the Indo-Pacific Ocean


  • Ethical encounters with free-ranging tursiop dolphins in a marine reserve (5 launches)
  • Freediving classes, initiation for newcomers, training and reef exploration at sea (4 launches)
  • Pranayama, Yoga Yin, Yoga ashtanga, yoga vocal, Medicine Song journey
  • Surf (optional)

Join us on a once in a lifetime trip, for encountering Indo-Pacific tursiop dolphins in the southern hemisphere, the Mozambican cousins of Flipper the dolphin. They are covered to the belly with their typical freckles and exceptionally social with multiple species, including humans which they come in close proximity spontaneously. A luxury villa with private access to the beach (see photos below) will be our base for 7 nights, where our team of cooks will be serving two-course brunches and three-course dinners. From there, we will ray along the coast of pristine Ponta Malongane to meet her resident pod of tursiop dolphins on ethical terms. We will explore the coral reef, watch her turles and all other marine life as well as practice freediving on a line. Our local expert and adventure partner will accompany us during each activity.

Each day will start with yoga and dry freediving breathing exercices at the villa. A first dolphin launch will then ensue, followed by another early in the afternoon. We then return to the villa and unwind with another session of yoga and a short ocean talk, addressing topics ranging from dolphin behaviour and bioacoutsics to local fauna biology and freediving. Down time and delicious meals will be offered in between activities, as will the opportunity to take a trip on foot to the little local market place of Ponta Malongane and to the next village, Ponta do Ouro, for an optional surf session and a different kind of good dinner outside, with Gaïane’s good recommendations, as a way of getting to know the local culture and place in person.

All activities offered are at will and optional – this sojourn is designed to offer a restorative and sensory experiences in the wonderful nature that will have the privilege to enjoy.


This secure, luxury villa with private access to the beach is within walking distance to the Indian Ocean and our launching point for dolphin encounters and freediving reef explorations. In addition to being spacious, comfortable and well-located, she will hold space for delicious meals prepared by our local team, as well as for yoga and dry freediving workshops and ocean talks. Immediate access to sea and pristine nature, without an once of concrete urbanisation around, is a real gift to the senses. As all roads are sand roads, a Jeep will be used for transfers.


2065 € (41 300 zar) per person (single) or 1850 € (37 000 zar) per person (sharing)
Couples, families and children welcome.

This rate includes :

  • Maputo airport – Ponta Malongane return transfer
  • 7-night accommodation in a luxury villa
  • Board (brunch and diners) included teas and coffees at will
  • All ocean sports and educational activities at sea and on land, as well as safety in snorkelling, freediving, dolphin swims, yoga and surf.
  • One special Sacred Medicine Song & Sound Journey with Courtney with interactive drumming as an option
  • Photos and videos of your experience
  • One Ponta do Ouro-Ponta Malongane return transfert


This rate does not include :

  • Flights to and from Maputo (with for example Ethiopian Airlines d’Europe ou Airlink, from Cape Town)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Mozambican visa (we will however provide an invitation letter for that purpose)
  • Surf rentals if you wish to catch a few fun waves
  • Two diners in Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane (TBC) as well as personal spendings on markets
  • Your personal travel insurance (compulsory)


The Indian ocean water temperature fluctuates between 21 et 27 Celsius degrees at this time of year. Freediving equipment will be supplied but if you have your own, a 3mm full body wetsuit is enough to enjoy being in the water comfortably for long hours.


Any questions? Send them to us by e-mail at info@consciencebleue.com ou on Whatsapp +32 474 07 69 20 . An information pack will be sent to you once your place is confirmed. This sojourn is organised with the local travel agent and partner in ocean adventures  Halo Gaia Wellness & Adventure Travel.


Gaïane De Brabanter

Marine biologist and anthropologist, underwater photographer and experienced freediving instructor.