program Volunteer Mozambique Adventure
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Volunteer Mozambique Adventure

St Lucia, Ponta D’Ouro, Mozambique

There are few international volunteer programs with a more idyllic locations than the village of Ponto D’Ouro. (It is the favourite project of most Reach Out Volunteer Team Leaders.)
Accessible only by sandy roads, the town sits on a hill overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. It has beautiful white beaches and it is one of the best locations in the world for Scuba diving and dolphin watching. Its waters are alive with many species including Manta rays and schools of tropical fish that fill the coral reefs with an ever-changing spectrum of color.
Your volunteering adventure will be jam-packed with activities. You will get to know the locals during your volunteer project at a village community school, building new classrooms, houses for teachers, bathrooms, or assisting with teaching etc. You will go dolphin diving, eat dinner in the home of a local family, learn the local language, go swimming in the warm ocean, have the opportunity to go quad biking or paragliding and even practice some surfing!

For a relaxing time in a fabulous location there is no better volunteering program than Ponta D’Ouro in Mozambique.

Arrival Day Departure Day Status
18-Jun-17 01-Jul-17 Vacancies
31-Dec-17 13-Jan-18 Vacancies

Arrival and Departure Airport

The program commencement date is the arrival day and the last day of the program is the departure day .You will land and depart at Richards Bay International Airport (RCB), South Africa.

On arrival day you can land any time between 8am – 12am (midnight) and there will be a Team Leader meeting you at the airport.

On departure day you can fly out any time between 8am – 12am (midnight) and you will be returned to the airport to catch your flight.

If you are landing outside this pick time contact us at admin@rovolunteers.com

Participants are responsible for their own transfer and accommodation arrangements if arrival is prior to the program commencement day. Alternate times can be arranged but may incur an additional cost

For ANY Reach Out Volunteer program extensions either before or after your program, please check ARRIVAL, DEPARTURE and AIRPORT details on that project page and confirm with admin@rovolunteers.com prior to making any bookings.

Insurance

Did you know you can book Travel Insurance by just clicking on the Flights and Insurance button below?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. It is recommended to purchase travel insurance as soon as you've been accepted for your program or at least by the time you pay your Progress Payment or book your flights. When you volunteer abroad it is important to ensure that your policy includes emergency medical evacuation as well as program and flight cancellation.

We suggest that you check the policy you intend to purchase and make sure it has at least the following benefits (these amounts are listed as a guide only);

  • Overseas medical costs between $1,000,000.00 (For US citizens this level of cover may not be available.)
  • Emergency medical transport and repatriation $500,000.00
  • Cancellation costs $3,500.00
  • Trip interruption costs $2,500.00
Flights and Insurance
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Itinerary Overview


Day 1: Sunday - Arrival Day

When you volunteer abroad in South Africa with Reach Out Volunteers you can have the peace of mind that our Team Leader will be waiting to collect you outside the arrivals area of the Richard's Bay Airport. They will be holding an ROV sign and wearing an ROV shirt, so you can’t miss them!

You will be transported to St Lucia by shuttle. It is about 90 minutes away. You will be spending the night in St Lucia and depending on your arrival time there may be time to visit the local markets.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hostel.

Day 2: Monday - Kosi Bay

After breakfast we will travel to Kosi Bay. We will check into our accommodation and then have lunch.

After lunch we will travel by 4x4 to the Kosi Mouth to snorkel in the pristine waters.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hostel.

Day 3: Tuesday - Kosi Bay

Today we will visit a traditional Thonga homestead. We will meet the family and spend some time with them observing their customs, traditions and watching their cooking techniques.

After lunchwe will walk the famous Indigenous foest that surrounds the lakes system. This is a four hour guided tour.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hostel.

Day 4: Wednesday - Kosi Bay

Today we will explore three lake system of Kosi Bay by boat. You will have the chance to see the fish traps set by the Thonga people

After lunch we will have a chance to swim in the crystal clear water, observe the abundant local bird life. We will be on a private boat.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hostel.

Day 5: Thursday - Border Crossing

Today, after breakfast we leave Sth Africa and cross the border into Mozambique. Don't forget to have your US$40.00 available for your Visa.

Late morning we will arrive in Ponta Do Oura and settle into our rooms.

After lunch we will visit the project site and familiarise ourselves with the work program. We will then visit the famous Ponta beach bar.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge.

Day 6: Friday - The Moz Project commences

Volunteers will be up early in the morning for breakfast then its off to start work at the project site

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hostel.

Day 7: Saturday - The Moz Project continues

Once again, an early start a we volunteers head back to the project site to continue work.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hostel.

Day 8: Sunday - Activities in Ponta

Today is a relaxing day. We will take an open Game Drive from Ponta to Mamoli, visiting local markets on the way. We return late afternoon.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hostel.

Day 9: Monday - Project work and activities

Once again we start early on the project. Today we finish a little earlier so that we can go quad biking in the afternoon. There will be beach time as well but do look out for each other in the surf. Tonight, weather permitting we plan on having a bonfire.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tent/Bungalow.

Days 10: Tuesday - Project work

Once again we start early on the project. Today we may finish a little earlier depending on progress so that we can have some shopping time in the local markets.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tent/Bungalow.

Day 11: Wednesday - Project work and dolphin dive

Before we head to the project today we will be going diving with the dolphins, providing we can find them! Then it's back to work at the project site.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hostel.

Day 12: Thursday - Project work then St. Lucia

Project work in the morning and then back across the border to St. Lucia during the afternoon.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hostel.

Day 13: Friday - Final Day in St Lucia then Durban

Late morning we will leave St Lucia and head off to Durban where we stay overnight.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 14: Saturday - Fly-out Day

Saturday is fly out day for volunteers. You will be dropped at the airport in time for your flight.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

What’s Included:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
  • All drinking water.
  • All accommodation.
  • All on ground transport.
  • All program activities unless specified as optional.
  • Building project materials.

Accommodation:

St Lucia:A comfortable hotel. All linen, pillows, towels provided. Venue has 24-hour security and wifi availability.

Kosi Bay: A comfortable hotel. All linen, pillows, towels provided. Venue has 24-hour security and wifi availability.

Ponta Do Oura: A comfortable hostel. All linen, pillows, towels provided. Venue has 24-hour security and wifi is available but can sometimes be troublesome.



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