Tofo Life
Cultural ToursEco ToursFood Tours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Tofo Life is a community eco-tours business that was started in 2017. It is owned by 10 women The objective of the business is to deliver an authentic experience to visitors showcasing what traditional life is like for the members of the Tofo Josina Machel community, and giving guests a chance to join in
Tofo, Mozambique

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Alicia F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A must do when you arrive to Tofo! We had an excellent guide Mito Amaral and his trainee. Mito was very professional and attentive to our experience throughout the trip. It was a culture shock to see the humble life in the bush of Tofo. We were curious about their way of life and vise-versa, so our 4+ hour stay was full of stories and laughter. I would recommend to have a song or dance to share with the others, I contributed the song ''Live is Life'' and they loved it! A hat, shorts, and closed toed shoes are a good idea when starting a fire and walking back with liters of water balanced on your head. I would and have highly recommended this experience! Great for families and all ages.
Written 19 September 2022
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LauraLL
Milan, Italy112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
We spent 4 hours with a group of women from in the village that explained the life at the village and we prepared together “matapa” for the lunch.
Emerson is the guide and promoter of this project that allows people from the village to gain extra money from the connection with tourists, doing what they usually do everyday. It’s a very interesting experience and this group is amazing! Very curious and open to any questions.
Written 10 August 2019
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RicardoLeon84
Tofo, Mozambique2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
An authentic african activity at Tofo Beach. Beautiful project leaded by Mozambican women who will explain you the way the live, cook, work and walk around. You will enjoy at the same time you learn about the reality of Africa. 100% recomended.
Written 16 November 2018
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NasreenPeer
Strand, South Africa236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
This experience was one of the best I've had re: an insight into real local life. It was such a treat to meet these ladies and learn from them what goes into daily life for women in Inhambane. We learnt to make Matapas from scratch including grating the coconut, grinding the ingredients, cooking and, of course, eating!! We learnt a bit about planting the crops and harvesting. A day well-spent and I highly recommend this to all who visit Tofo.
Written 14 November 2018
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Guildev-Paris
Paris, France151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Excellent drink selections with good music. A good place to meet fellow travelers. Ask for the day specials.
Written 26 November 2019
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oliviabristol123
Edinburgh, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
What an amazing experience - our guide Emerson was one of the best guides we have ever had, super knowledgeable and friendly. The trip itself was so interesting and welcoming, we learnt so much and had a great conversation with the ladies in the project when eating dinner that we will never forget. 100% recommend!
Written 23 July 2019
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ngeshke
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We spent a wonderful day in a small Villiage near Tofo and were welcomed by our hosts who showed us how the strength of families and close knit community supports daily living. We made the most tasty matapa I’ve tasted yet. Thanks to our translator Mito who helped facilitate a great conversation of what is happening with the local community and conservation efforts.
Written 2 July 2019
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LindsayT818
London, England, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
My husband and I did the Tofo Life experience on a recent visit to Tofo. He was a bit skeptical at first, but his skepticism immediately dissolved when we arrived in the village and met the amazing women involved with the program. They were incredibly friendly, warm, and welcoming. It was clear they loved their involvement in the program and had built a great community and relationship amongst themselves. We spent a full day with them, making matapa, learning a bit more about village life in Tofo and dining with them. We had many questions for them..and they had many questions for us! We really enjoyed this experience and would highly recommend it. Thank you, Tofo Life!
Written 9 February 2019
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beanvoyage
Madison, WI41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We came to Tofo for the diving, but we enjoyed out afternoon with the ladies of a nearby village just as much. You get to see and learn a lot about traditional life in the village and help protect the ocean's natural resources at the same time. The money you pay for this activity provides income to fishermen's families so that they need to rely less on an income from the sea.

The ladies of the village welcomed us with song and dance and lent us a kapulana and headscarf to wear. It was fascinating to see the whole process of making matapa, which is a common dish due to the ability of the matapa plant to grow in the sandy soil. Everything is done by hand, such as digging the coconut meat out of the shell and then combining and squeezing it with water to make coconut milk. We had fun attempting to carry water on our heads from the well, which they make look so easy but is much harder than it looks. The finished matapa was a yummy meal at the end of the day.
Written 2 January 2019
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TravelerYK
Whitehorse, Canada20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Take a break from diving or swimming at Tofo and spend a lovely day interacting
with Mozambicans in a small rural village. Experience authentic matapa making (and eating ...yum!), dancing, singing, water carrying, walking to a local school. Support local women and communities. Help diversify the economy around Tofo and lessen the dependance on (over)fishing....a worthwhile, enjoyable experience. Recommended!!!!!!!
Written 21 November 2018
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