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Flipping Fantastic Fishing!

Tofo has everything to offer the enthusiastic angler. Whether you are a keen beach fisherman or an experienced deep sea angler, Tofo provides all the neccessary conditions and locations to satisfy you fishing needs.  Casa Barry Beach Lodge is situated...

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Estuary Tours are a Must!

Join us on a fantastic cruise around the beautiful Inhambane Estuary, where guests are guided through the rich eco-system and spectacular scenery that is only 10 minutes' drive from Tofo Bay. You will be escorted to the side of the...

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Surfin Good!

Tofo/Tofinho has all the makings of a world class surfing destination. Tofo offers perfect conditions for beginners' and long-boarders' waves, with more small sand points down the beach that can be good rides given the correct swell and tide combination....

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Explore Tofo on Horseback!

Why not spend the morning or afternoon exploring the more remote areas around Tofo and Tofinho on horseback? Its a wonderful way to see the local countryside and to see a little more of the life and culture of the...

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They Call me Birdman

Hey everyone, My name is Andre and here in Tofo people call me the “birdman”. If you are wondering why, please let me explain: Besides my terrestrial research as a tropical ecologist and conservation biologist at the University of Hamburg...

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Scuba Diving in Tofo - Paradise

Tofo Beach has some of the best scuba diving in the world. We are so fortunate that it's possible to dive all year round, no matter what the season!  Dives are conducted from semi-rigid inflatable boats which launch through the...

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Enjoy the Cultural Vibes of Inhambane

Inhambane is 20km away from Tofo Beach. Its one of the oldest cities in Mozambique (although it is more a small town than a city) and has wide, tree-lined streets and elegant old buildings with an "art-deco" style of architecture. ...

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Get Tofo Weather-Wise

Tofo is a great destination all year round. The summer months are from November to March. Temperatures in the day are usually around 30°C and humidity is around 80% during these months and there can be rain, usually in late...

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Welcome to Tofo Beach

Tofo is a stunning eight kilometer stretch of sandy beach located on the southern coast of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean. Tofo has beautiful grassy dunes, rolling surf, year-round sunshine and great places to stay, eat and play. There is...

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Outrageous Octopus

Cephalopod lovers rejoice. Our two intrepid research assistants on Bazaruto Island, never a pair to shirk a swim, have been busily documenting the life on their 'house reef'. Until now an octopus repellent, Kate's luck has well and truly changed. Cephalopod porn...

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All About Whale Sharks

Big fish, big surprises. Global whale shark research has been conducted for more than a decade already. However, many aspects are still undocumented, missing or simply unknown. Here Martin Romain has put together a compilation of some surprising whale shark facts....

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Talking Science

Conference fun. There are shark researchers in almost every corner of the globe; we are quite an adventurous lot! Most of the contact we have with our colleagues is through email and crackly Skype meetings. International conferences provide a great opportunity...

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Return to Tanzania

Whale sharks sea food, eat it. Mafia Island…sounds like it should be in Italy, right? This little island gem is, however, in Tanzania. The only link to Italy I can think of is that the whale sharks here, too, enjoy...

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New Swimming Teachers

Introducing Mozambicans to their amazing ocean. Traditionally, most Mozambicans have viewed the ocean as a dangerous place. MMF's Nemos Pequenos learn-to-swim program has been hard at work to change that perception. Our two wonderful Narciso's have just completed their swim...

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Marine Litter

Plastics and sea life doesn't mix. Plastics are having a disastrous effect on the marine ecosystem. Many marine animals mistake plastics for food, particularly filter feeders and sea turtles. Kate Evans, based up in the stunning Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique, writes...

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Turtle Nesting in Mozambique

Turtley awesome. Sea turtle nesting season kicked off with a bang late in 2013. Here MMF sea turtle scientist Jess Williams summarises the activity from Inhambane Province, Mozambique. Read the whole blog post here....

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Mission Manta

When the manta rays don't come to us, we go to them After many frustrating months of field research in Mozambique, Team Manta were treated to an extraordinary week up in the Greater Bazaruto Area in late June/early July. After...

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Satellite Success!

First deployments of sat-tags on African reef manta rays Ecstatic is the right word to describe how we felt after deploying five pop-up satellite archival tags (PSAT’s) on reef manta rays early July. The first ever PSAT’s to be set...

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A Ray Of Hope For Ecuador

Giant fish and conservation challenges Having organized Andrea’s Ray of Hope expeditions for the past 2 seasons from our MMF office in Casa Barry in southern Mozambique, I was, for the first time, desperate to leave Tofo and get over...

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Andrea Marshall has been named a current 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer!

Andrea Marshall leads groundbreaking research and conservation programs to save globally threatened manta rays, other vulnerable marine megafauna, and their critical habitats. She founded the Marine Megafauna Foundation and has discovered two new species of manta ray. A 3,000-pound underwater...

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May 2013 Newsletter

Click below to download our May 2013 MMF newsletter, filled with the latest news and upcoming events. Download Newsletter...

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April 2013 Newsletter

Click below to download our 2013 MMF newsletter, filled with the latest news and upcoming events. Download Newsletter...

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CITES Victory for Mantas!

Today the ocean made history. Animal conservationists and focal points from almost 100 Range States around the world rallied on behalf of marine fishes worldwide, fighting for their voice on an international platform. Today we decided that the unsustainable demand...

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Manta Rays Receive Protection As Vulnerable Species

Bangkok, Thailand March 11 2013: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Focal points from 178 countries around the world meet to vote on a proposal put forward by the Ecuadorian Government to protect manta rays, one of the world’s...

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Megafauna Reflections 2012

Simon and Andrea, the enigmatic founding members of the MarineMegafauna Foundation, have returned to Mozambique from theirresearch trips abroad! Click here to view online Flipbook Click here to download PDF ...

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Megafauna Reflections

Lot's has been happening in the world of our beloved ocean life. The team at the Marine Megafauna Foundation is always hard at work to protect our precious ocean creatures. Have a look at our September newsletter to see what...

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Manta Rays: The State of Knowledge

Most divers will have seen, or at least heard of manta rays. They're huge, charismatic, and the very possibility of their presence makes for an exciting dive. You'd be forgiven, then, for thinking that scientists are equally familiar with their...

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Casabarry Estuary Tour 2012

A wonderful day was had by guests at Casa Barry as we took them for a days Estuary Tour  ...

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July Wedding

Check out this very cool beach wedding at Casa Barry!   ...

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Yet another amazing diving trip!

This week was yet again testament to just how special diving at Casa Barry is.  Apart from the magical ocean life that blesses our reefs, the diving team makes the experience such a memorable one! Have a look at these...

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Climate data for Tofo

Climate data for Tofo Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °C (°F) 31 (88) 31 (88) 31 (87) 29 (85) 27 (81) 26 (78) 25 (77) 26 (78) 27 (80)...

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Talking the talk…

Three languages are spoken in and around Tofo: English, Tsonga and Portuguese. Although most locals speak English you may encounter some people who don’t speak English. If you are the adventurous type and expect to interact on a regular basis...

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Safeguarding a global whale shark hotspot in Mozambique

By Simon Pierce Mozambique is becoming well-known among divers for its sun, sand and super-sized fish. Since 2005, we’ve identified over 600 individual whale sharks from the country. That’s about 18% of the known global population of the species! Most...

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Fishing Charters

Be sure to book a fishing charter with Chad Oak, our fish specialist. For more information contact us via our website or phone us on 031 767 0111. Until we are on the water, The Casa Barry Team Below left: Chad coming...

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Just go with the rhythm of the night…

Our bar and restaurant is definitely the place to be. Combine good food, great company and a beautiful setting and you are sure to have the time of your life. Here at Casa Barry we pull out all the stops...

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A taste of our history and culture…

Inhambane has so much to offer when it comes to our history and culture. If you are a history lover, you will enjoy this city! Some interesting sites you may wish to visit are: Cathedral of Our Lady of Conception...

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Fishing from the beach…

Check out this impressive Kingfish caught off the beach in front of Casa Barry! The proof is in the pudding – great fishing doesn’t only happen on the boat! Come throw a line! ...

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Baby Dolphin Rescue!

The Foundation for the Protection of Marine Megafauna saved a baby dolphin last week after it got washed up on shore. Thanks to their knowledge of these beautiful creatures and speed with which they tended to it, the baby dolphin...

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Shark vs Tuna

Fishing was great this week! As you can see, we caught a beautiful yellowfin tuna. The yellowfin tuna is one of the largest tuna species, reaching weights of over 300 pounds (140kg). Unfortunately, as you can see from the pic,...

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Fishermen reel in seven-ton whale shark

In world news: Fishermen in Pakistan reel in massive 40-foot, seven-ton whale shark and sell it for $18,750. This massive whale shark was found last week, apparently dead already, about 93 miles from Karachi by fishermen. It took five cranes...

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Get in the saddle!

Riding a horse on a stretch of beach seems like an activity reserved for a select few – it’s the kinda stuff romantic or adventure movies are made of. Well, we offer horse riding right here in Tofo – for...

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What the heck is Muck Diving?!?

For those who don’t know, muck diving is done in about 3 - 5m deep water where you snorkel about searching for a nursery of small macro life not seen on any of the shallower reefs. It's the "muck" itself...

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Orca’s / Bull Sharks feeding in Tofo waters

Tofo offers divers one of the most unforgettable diving experiences in the world, due to its waters being inhabited by giant manta ray and whale sharks. But one day in May last year was an unforgettable one for  Aaron Gekoski,...

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Surf’s Up!

So you are visiting Tofo and you love surfing? Well you came to the right place! Whether you are a learner-, intermediate- or fancy yourself an expert surfer, Tofo can show you a good time.  The best time of year...

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UN unanimously approves proposal to list the largest living ray on CMS

Bergen, Norway Nov 25th 2011: Convention of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. Focal points from around the world meet to vote on a proposal put forward by the Ecuadorian Government to protect the world’s largest ray, the giant manta ray...

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All you need to know about Mozambique

Welcome to our Mozambique travel blog! This is a platform for local residents and past visitors to share useful information with new visitors so that they can get the most out of their trip. Here you will find anything from...

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Honeymoon Specials

Casa Barry Lodge is the perfect choice to celebrate the first days of your life as husband and wife. We have designed the lodge to offer newlyweds privacy, natural splendour and ocean adventures – all in one location, ensuring your...

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Keep your eyes on this blog for news from Dr. Andrea Marshall

Casa Barry is proud to introduce the The Manta Ray and Whale Shark Research Centre, which is based at our premises. Tofo is the manta ray and whale shark capital of the world, and as such the Research Centre will...

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Keep your eyes on this blog for useful tips and fishing news

The seas around Tofo are renowned for the outstanding fishing that is enjoyed by many all year round. The first 1000lb marlin caught off the African coast was caught right here in Tofo waters! The rock and surf fishing in...

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An unforgettable diving experience

Casa Barry, in association with Peri-Peri Divers, provides our guests with an unforgettable diving experience. We focus on offering excursions for smaller groups, ensuring a much more personal experience. Divers come to Tofo to swim with the giant whale sharks...

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