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Rua Eduardo Modlane | Luxus Complex, Vilanculos 1100, Mozambique
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Just a perfect way to spend a wonderful evening in vilanculos

My mum and I spent a brilliant evening in the Govuro Wetlands on the fantastic firefly tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karin H
Relaxing evening canoe trip

Awesome canoe trip, this is a peaceful way to spend an evening. The trip is very well organised... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
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We offer profetional Canoe Safaris in the Govuro Wetlands and Waterways where you are paddled and guided in the Canoes 30km West of Vilanculos Town. The Govuro Spring River feeds the wetlands and waterways and is basically and Inland fresh water delta 20km by 30km in size and is not connected to the Sea it has crystal clear waters, with great bird life Including Black Crake, Purple Gallinule, African Darter, River Warblers, Pygmy Geese, Kingfishers, Jacanas, Cormorants, Eagles and Herons the River is also full of Fire Fly's, on the evening trips as well as thousands of stars and a great sunset.
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Rua Eduardo Modlane | Luxus Complex, Vilanculos 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mum and I spent a brilliant evening in the Govuro Wetlands on the fantastic firefly tour. Jonathan is a fantastic guide with great knowlegde about the Govuro wetland and its wildlife as well as a great sense of humor. As you don't have to...More

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J100R, Manager at South East Africa Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Thanks for your review ! Regards Jonathan

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Awesome canoe trip, this is a peaceful way to spend an evening. The trip is very well organised, with a pick up from and drop off back to our accommodation. Once you get to the wetlands, you don't have to paddle, just relax in the...More

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J100R, Owner at South East Africa Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thanks for the nice review ! Rgds J

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I've gone to Vilankulos many times over the years, exploring the beaches & islands, and that was great, and I thought that was pretty much it. But going for a sunset ride in the wetlands with J and his team was really something, a whole...More

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J100R, Owner at South East Africa Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thanks for your review Scott

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The wetland canoe trip is an interesting trip from several perspectives. One is transported 30kms from Vilanculos to a extraordinary spring-fed wetland site and then paddled by canoe through a zigzagging route cut through the wetland reeds. The tour leader is the laid-back and irrepressible Jay...More

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J100R, Owner at South East Africa Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review ! I will work on my city hat code and i can promise you there are no wooden Crocodiles in the wetland system look at all my underwater gopro footage of them on my facebook page or you welcome to...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Had an awesome time with jay on his Firefly Trip best thing about it we were paddled by our own guide on each canoe so we just relaxed and enjoyed the fire flys he also provides drinks, snacks was really worth it , slim jim

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I grew up watching fireflies, as the years gone by they slowly disappeared. It was amazing to see them again drifting along the river. Jonathan is great, makes the experience even better. I highly recommend!

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J100R, Owner at South East Africa Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to right review ! Jonathan

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our experience was not as good as we could read in most of the comments. let me explain why. The booking and hotel pickup was nothing to complain about. When we arrived onsite, there was 4 canoes. Jonathan boarded 2 people on the first one...More

Thank Ben G
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J100R, Owner at South East Africa Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Dear Ben , Firstly, I am sorry that you feel this way but it is an exaggeration to suggest that I would leave you to sleep in the wetlands all night. I would certainly never do such a thing. Secondly, The water at the river...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Would highly recommend! Jonny was really knowledgable and passionate about the wetlands. We were picked up from our hotel and chatted about the town and area as we made our way to the wetlands where we spent a few hours being paddled through the old...More

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J100R, Owner at South East Africa Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you !

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

A recommended activity, as how often does one get to hear a chorus of frogs and birds serenade you as you glide along a river channel, between the reeds, and then see the fireflies flashing around you as darkness settles in. Magical. Jonathon is a...More

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J100R, Owner at South East Africa Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you so much for the great review ! Regards Jonathan

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Had a fantastic time on the river with Jay. Went on the evening trip and seeing the sunset followed by the fireflies was truly amazing, and for the ones who are into birds its definitely a must-see in Vilanculos. Not to be missed!

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J100R, Owner at South East Africa Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you for the review ! Regards Jay

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Hi price Is the equivalent to US $50 Dollars. Kids under 12 are half price and big groups and Family's are given a discount Jonathan
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