Exploring the realms of Conscious Interaction with our finned friends leaves one humbled at the sheer magnificence of creation.
It is about RE-CONNECTION and unconditional love and this is what humans feel when they come into contact with the Dolphins. Their hearts are opening to receiving this unconditional love and the endorphins released by the body are a by product of this connection.
"There is an immense feeling of joy in having a Dolphin swim around you. A feeling of peace, love and connection. The Dolphin taught me that the lesson here was CONNECTION. By being with a Dolphin in the water helps humans remember the connection that has been lost within themselves and each person who has made this connection passes it on to others. The Dolphin connects the mind to the heart and opens the heart to the flow of energy between them, the earth, the sky and your heart." Dolphin Encounters - Angie Gullan
The most talked about wild dolphin swim program in Africa! As seen on 50/50; Carte Blanche & Sky News.
Leave your worries and the chaotic energy of the city behind you, as you remove your shoes and walk on the soft beach sand. It is here that one drifts off into a peaceful mind with dolphin experiences guiding you into dream-time, with the hum of the ocean on your doorstep.
Magical and quaint, Ponta do Ouro! Early mornings are spent watching the magnificent sunrise, searching for dolphins, sussing out the waves and monitoring the wind before embarking on dolphin swims. This piece of paradise, offers a space that is tranquil and peaceful.
Since time immemorial dolphins have captivated the hearts of men and woman the world over. In Ponta do Ouro on the southern most shores of Moçambique, our hearts have been captivated too. Join Africa’s longest running wild dolphin swim program for a purposeful holiday. Programs are scheduled throughout the year and cater for families, solitary seekers and holistic workshops!
For the past 17 years Angie Gullan has been swimming with a pod of wild inshore bottlenose dolphins that go by the scientific name of Tursiops aduncus. During the mid 90’s she was honored to be able to share the space of this gregarious species who welcomed her into their watery realm. Although that first encounter was brief, it triggered a response that what was soon to become a lifelong commitment to the well being of dolphins.
Educational and ethical practice have been the foundation of encountours since its inception and participants gain a special insight into the realm of the wild dolphins of Ponta through an program that identifies dolphins as non-human persons. Bo, a now adult female introduced Angie to the concept of conscious interaction between dolphin and man in 1999. Since then she has identified a number of dolfriends who choose to socially engage with participants. Bouts of circle swimming, direct approaches and trust allows us to observe the dolphins in the most intimate way. One on one in the big blue…..
Educational and ethical practice have been the foundation of encountours since its inception and participants gain a special Insight into the realm of the wild dolphins of Ponta through an program that identifies dolphins as non-human persons.
Bo, a now adult female introduced Angie to the concept of conscious interaction between dolphin and man in 1999. Since then she has identified a number of dolfriends who choose to socially engage with participants. Bouts of circle swimming, direct approaches and trust allows us to observe the dolphins in the most intimate way. One on one in the big blue…..
Participants follow the DolphinCareAfrica in-water code of conduct that was formulated in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in Maputo and other experts in the field. This creates a safe space for both human and dolphin to socially engage and limits the potential stress caused to the dolphins.
Your signature tour takes you on an educational dolphin swim that has been specially designed for in-water observations and interactions. The program is structured and guided by DolphinCareAfrica’s on-site biologist Diana, long term skipper Mitchel and program founder Angie. Programs include pre-training with snorkeling & swim code of conduct, interesting conservation & research presentations, tribe t-shirt, image downloads, membership to DCA & early morning encounters with the dolphins. A highly commended program that 99.9% guarantees that you will swim with the dolphins while actively contributing to their well being by supporting research and conservation efforts! Start days most Mondays and Thursdays.
Participants are accommodated at Olar do Ouro, your home away from home! O Lar do Ouro is situated a few minutes walk from the beach through the village. This secluded guest lodge is peaceful and quiet and is the perfect remedy for a good bout of dolphin rest and relaxation. The fully air-conditioned rooms offer rustic luxury, with en-suite showers, verandah’s and are serviced daily. The fully licensed bar area overlooks the pool for those lazy afternoons in the sun where you can contentedly lie back and catch up on your dolphin reading or just sip cocktails! Tea and coffee is available throughout your stay.
|Address:||Dolphin House, Village Square, Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique|
|Phone:||+258 84 330 3859|