During these 3 days, you will have a unique opportunity to meet the Marine Megafauna Foundation team, learn more about the Ocean Giants - manta rays and whale sharks and see how they engage the local community, adults and kids, to protect the Ocean. We recommend to combine this trip with the ‘En route to the Indian Ocean! Discover Tofo Ocean Giants’ trip, in which you will dive and discover the underwater life of Tofo.
The Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) is a globally-renowned NGO focused on scientific research, that is used as the basis for the development of educational content, inspirational movements and sustainable conservation initiatives on an expanding list of underwater megafauna- that’s Greek for “large animal life”. Founded in 2009 by Dr Andrea Marshall and Dr Simon Pierce in Tofo, MMF’s research work is now present in the Western Indian Ocean, the Americas and South East Asia.
For marine life lovers who want to learn more about the ocean giants and the MMF’s efforts to protect them. The Marine Megafauna Foundation uses the pillars above to empower the community and raise awareness for the change, leading people to act. Non-diving partners are also welcome to join, as there is no diving involved and just an exciting snorkeling activity on Day 1.
DAY 1: ‘The Ocean Giants’
Spend the day with MMF scientists learning about marine megafauna and their conservation initiatives:
DAY 2: ‘Tofo Life’
Tofo Life, a program founded by MMF, is now run by the local community with the purpose of eradicating unsustainable fishing practices. It has received international recognition - many travel guides now include it. By visiting, you’ll be encouraging and supporting its growth.
Lunch in the village
DAY 3: ‘Little Nemos’
As most Mozambicans can’t swim, this programme was originally designed to teach children the valuable skill of swimming. Today, participating kids are also educated as Ocean Guardians who have a compassionate understanding of their marine environment and are empowered to act towards its sustainable management and protection while cherishing the sea in their day-to-day life.