REMOTE ISLAND CAMPING

Ilha de Goa

Climb the lighthouse to take in the 360 view of the archipelago - it's a must do. After a spectacular sunset, marvel at the night sky with unbelievably bright stars tumbling all the way down to the horizon.

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After the daytime visitors leave it will be just you and any other campers (maximum 10 campers). There may be occasional fishermen, especially early in the morning but they wont bother you. There are 2 guards that look after the lighthouse and they keep an eye on things for us which is nice to know.  

 

For kids there are no particular dangers other than the obvious risks when playing around rock pools or in the sea. No wild animals, no fast moving vehicles. Parents can set the rules and the kids can enjoy a level of freedom they may never have experienced before. 

Things to know

  • There is mobile phone coverage but boats only come and go in daylight hours – so there’s no escape after dark!

  • The sun sets around 17:00 and rises again before 5:30

  • It’s nature based camping so don’t expect toilets. Do as the fishermen do and make use of the sea or find a spot in the tidal zone. It may seem strange but its completely natural and clean and the environment will thank you for it. Far better than digging holes and using paper.

  • Same goes for showers. Go without or try a Sea Fabreze.

  • Avoid doing anything that will spoil the spot for the next person. That's one reason we say no to campfires. We bring clay pot burners which provide a beautiful, ambient heat and no mess. We encourage everyone to be especially careful not to damage vegetation or leave any rubbish behind

  • Finally, have fun and a wonderful experience you will be talking about for the rest of your life

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Price

$ 120

Tour Duration

2 days

Group Size

Minimum 2, Maximum 10

What to Bring

  • Camera Bathers/swimmers

  • Sun protection (sunblock, long sleeved shirt)

  • Hat

  • Sturdy footwear (able to be worn in water)

  • Water bottle (can be refilled onboard)

Included in Price

  • Transport by traditional Swahili dhow

  • Safety gear

  • All camping equipment

  • Fully catered: lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch

  • Drinking water

  • Experienced, knowledgeable local crew

  • Catering is by Cafe Azulejo:

    • Seasonal fruits, fresh salads

    • Locally caught seafood

    • Traditional coconut rice

    • Local speciality Matapa de Siri Siri

    • Niassa wild honey

    • Hand crafted granola, natural yoghurt

    • Gorongosa coffee spiced in the Swahili style

    • Cold drinks, beers