Where to go Kayaking & Canoeing in Mozambique? – Things to do in Mozambique | Mozambique Kayak Fishing News

Book your accommodation for the 2023 Paindane Kayak Fishing Challenge at Golden Palms Beach Resort!

This year, kayakers will again converge in Inhambane for the Paindane Kayak Fishing Challenge. The event has been run since 2003 and will take place in the June school holidays(24 June to 1 July) making it a great family event for avid angling enthusiasts. With that in mind, families looking for great accommodation need look no further than Golden Palms Beach Resort to ensure they secure fantastic self-catering accommodation for the duration of the challenge.

For bookings, please complete our booking form.

Man canoeing on the ocean - Mozambique Holiday - Guinjane Lodge

About Kayaking in Mozambique

Kayaking or canoeing along the rugged coastline of Africa is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of things to do in Mozambique but as an African country with the fourth longest coastline, there are literally thousands of kilometers of rapturous nature waiting to be explored for anglers and leisure kayakers alike.

The waters off Guinjata Bay offer some wonderful fishing in Mozambique as the area boasts some lovely reefs and Inhambane in itself is known by scuba divers the world over as a great deep diving destination. With fish populations being close to shore a short paddle on your kayak will get you into the zone to hook a beauty. The proximity of fish to the shoreline makes many of Mozambique’s beaches a canoeing and kayakers paradise, especially for those with a love for angling.

Kayak Tours and canoeing routes are a popular option for navigating the warm Indian ocean off the Mozambican coast and many destinations around the country have become firm favourites with the kayaking set.

Where to kayak in Mozambique?

Guinjata and Paindane are the hotspots in Inhambane for kayakers because of the deep drop-offs which provide access to spectacular fish that can be caught without paddling too deep into the open ocean.

And it’s not just anglers that love the paddle, leisure travelers looking to explore archipelagos and discover a new white sandy beach, abound. Further afield than Imhambane you can wet your canoe in the waters around Chidenguele, Pomene, the Bazaruto archipelago and Ponta do Ouro, all popular paddling destinations.

What type of kayak fishing opportunities exist in Mozambique?

When it is fish you are after, some amazing specimens can be reeled in off Mozambique’s shores right from your kayak. Tuna, South African Kingfish, sailfish and Wahoo as well as magnificent marlin are regularly hooked by kayakers and provide a thrilling experience for anglers.

For more information about sea kayaking activities in and around Guinjata Bay, get in touch with Golden Palms Beach Resort management though our Contact Us page.