Mozambique
From the inselbergs to the clear blue waters of Ilha de Mozambique,
northern Mozambique is unlike anywhere else on earth!

June 17-23, 2018

7 days/6 nights; $4,321 per person

International airfare not included. Upon request, guests are welcome to use CARE's travel partner for flight reservations.


Join us on a life changing journey to Mozambique. CARE’s Her Harvest, Our Future program will help 10 million people across Southern Africa become more food and nutrition secure, and resilient to climate change by 2020.

From massive granite-faced peaks to the clear blue waters of Mozambique Island, northern Mozambique is unlike anywhere else on earth.
 

Project Visits

Trip at a Glance . Registration

 

Day 1- Sunday, June 17

Upon arrival into Nampula you will be greeted by a CARE staff member. Your first stop will be the hotel for a chance to refresh and rest as you prepare for the memorable week ahead. We will gather in the evening for a Welcome Dinner with CARE staff and a discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing CARE’s work in Mozambique.

New Hotel

Dinner Included in Trip Cost

 

Day 2- Monday, June 18

Our day will start by meeting with government officials and community-based partners. Our discussion will provide an overview of how international development organizations like CARE work effectively and collaboratively with in-country partners to implement life-changing - even life-saving - programs. As we leave Nampula, we'll weave our away among Mozambique’s famous inselberg mountains to visit a CARE agricultural project. With much of the country experiencing 2+ years of extreme drought, CARE is placing special emphasis on livelihoods programming by strengthening agriculture infrastructure. The evening will find us back in Nampula preparing for the morning flight to Angoche.

New Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included in Trip Cost

 

Day 3- Tuesday, June 19

Please sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as we hop on a quick 40-minute flight to Angoche, a town that once prided itself as a regional trade center. After a quick stop at the local CARE office, it’s time to board the boat that will carry us to the barrier islands where CARE is implementing coastal preservation programs to protect livelihoods of families who make their living from the sea. As part of decade-long alliance, CARE and the World Wildlife Fund are empowering local community members to ensure that natural resources are managed for both current and future generations, balancing the needs of the planet with the needs of her people. This day offers one of the most unique project visits found at CARE taking you places rarely seen by anyone beyond CARE staff and the locals who make their living from the water.

Hotel Chando

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included in Trip Cost

 

Day 4- Wednesday, June 20

Following our day on the water, we move inland to spend time with CARE’s Village Savings and Loan Associations and members of the Farmer Field Schools. Keeping with the theme of livelihoods protection, we'll visit a savings group and see how just a few pennies per week are having a significant impact on families’ food and income security. These groups are helping people establish alternate sources of income that will make them more resilient to climate change and natural disasters. Through Farmer Field Schools, CARE works with families in drought-affected areas to increase the productivity and profitability of crops, and with farmers to teach modern techniques that help protect the integrity of the soil - and yield more food for their families and communities. This visit will also highlight a nursery business that has been developed by a group of former field school participants, demonstrating how the schools are supporting small business development.

Hotel Chando

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included in Trip Cost

 

Day 5- Thursday, June 21

Having left the beaten path and with some unique project visits and travel days under our belts, it’s time for another birds-eye-view journey - this time to Ilha de Mozambique. Known for its rich history, excellent food and plenty of sun, Ilha, as the locals call it, is an island paradise offering adventures on the water and leisurely strolls through town. Formerly the capital of colonial Portuguese East Africa, the island is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to 14,000 residents. The hospital, built in 1877, was once the biggest hospital on the African continent south of the Sahara and can be found among the island’s many churches and historical sites. The afternoon and evening will be a wonderful opportunity to dip your toes in the water and drift through the local shops, picking up souvenirs for family and friends.

Hotel TBD

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included in Trip Cost

 

Day 6- Friday, June 22

In the morning, you'll enjoy a few more hours on the island soaking up all that this paradise has to offer. A drive across the nearly 2-mile long bridge connects Ilha de Mozambique to the mainland and will set us on our return to Nampula by road providing another glimpse of life in rural Mozambique. After check-in at the hotel in Nampula, we will get together once more for a Closing Dinner to share stories and relive the experiences from what will be an unforgettable week.

New Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included in Trip Cost

Travelers are free to begin departing late on the evening of June 22nd.