Bazaruto Archipelago | Mozambique
Bazaruto Archipelago | Mozambique
Isaac was born and bred in Mozambique, on Bazaruto Island. It goes without saying that living on an island meant that after-school activities, entertainment and daily living was centred around the ocean.
He then started travelling around Mozambique, playing an integral role in the opening of many dive centres along the archipelago. In 2017, Isaac joined the &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge team, as a dive instructor at the lodge’s PADI Dive Centre.
Coming from a small village, he understands the needs of his people and is now a part of finding the solutions in his role as Africa Foundation and Oceans Without Borders Project Manager.
If you’re a land lover, then we’re sorry but this journey is not for you. Our Marine Predator Tagging Expedition has been specially curated for marine fanatics, adventure enthusiasts, and conservationists in the making. So, if you love the ocean, riding on boats, and interacting with marine life, then we invite you to join a team of dedicated Oceans Without Borders researchers as they set out to tag key marine predator species in the Bazaruto Archipelago, on a 5-day adventure. You will be hosted throughout by Isac Nhamirre, Africa Foundation and Oceans Without Borders Project Manager.
It won’t be all hard work and no play. What makes this journey a little more enticing is that you will already be staying at &Beyond Benguerra Island with all the usual lodge experiences available to you, but it includes a number of exclusive marine conservation add-on experiences too. This luxurious island retreat is tucked away within a lush indigenous forest fronted by a Marine Conservation Area located in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park and offers all the amenities you will need to unwind after an adventure-filled day.
Even though the lodge will be your base, this adventure centres around the daily activities of the marine researchers who are fighting to protect Mozambique’s waters and its inhabitants. The annual marine Apex Predator Tagging is a conservation project led by Oceans Without Borders, our marine conservation initiative founded in collaboration with Africa Foundation, our community and conservation development partner. Joining this expedition will immerse you in the wonder of this remarkable archipelago, and provide you with the opportunity to gain first-hand understanding of the intricate linkages between land, sea, and people in island ecosystems, their conservation value, and our individual connections to them.
4 nights Benguerra Island
*Proceeds of this itinerary go toward the Oceans Without Borders Apex Predator Tagging Project.
We have hand-picked some of the world’s best marine experts to join our guests on each adventure. Their passion and knowledge is more than just infectious.
This unforgettable journey is limited to 4 guests with a set departure date.
Please talk to us if you are interested in booking this journey on a tailormade basis.
Marine scientists Dr Ryan Daly and Dr John D Filmalter, fresh from October’s seasonal tagging activities, provide a fascinating window on the world of acoustic telemetry and apex predator tagging.
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