Volunteer to monitor whale sharks, loggerhead turtles and coral reefs in Mozambique.


Mozambique Whale Sharks

: Frontier

Where: Mozambique (project site changes depending on whale shark sightings).

Focus: Monitoring whale sharks, loggerhead turtles, and coral reef surveying.

When: January to November

Duration: Min. 4 weeks

Suitability: Over 18s. Group bookings available.

Cost: 4 weeks starts from GBP 1995 | Extra week from GBP 495.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Conduct snorkel surveys of the resident whale shark population.
  • Take photographs to identify individual whale sharks and monitor their numbers and behaviour.
  • Monitor loggerhead turtle nesting activity and tag adult turtles.
  • Monitor the health of coral reef through snorkel surveys.
  • Become a PADI Open Water diver and take part in underwater surveys.
  • Explore the endless beaches and ancient towns of Mozambique.

The Base

Accommodation: Volunteers stay in a beach hut situated on the beach. The whale shark research project moves following the whale sharks. The project site varies with the seasons and whale shark movements can’t be predicted months in advance.

Sleeping: Clean and comfortable beach hut.

Food: 3 meals a day, except on Sundays when volunteers cook for themselves.

Support: 24-hour in-country support; International HQ emergency support and back-up; UK residential briefing weekend available.

Transport: Pick-up from Inhambane Airport.


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