A country of astounding natural beauty, Mozambique is South Africa’s answer to a tropical paradise. Relatively underdeveloped, Mozambique remains a place of unspoiled beauty, offering its visitors jaw-dropping, untouched vistas of the most exceptional untamed wilderness.
While the capital city of Maputo is a bustling hub of culture and charm, the main attractions of this tropical paradise are two sought-after collections of islands found off the north and south sides of Mozambique respectively.
Now a protected national park, the Bazaruto Archipelago, a scattering of islands just off the coastline of Vilanculos in the south of Mozambique, has become one of the best diving spots in the world, regularly frequented by dugongs, whale sharks and manta rays.
Even more remote and further off the beaten track than the Bazaruto Archipelago, is the Quirimbas Archipelago, a network of coral reefs stretching over 400 kilometres, that may be harder to reach but with plenty of reward. Comprised of two islands just off the coast of Pemba, the secluded, private island of the Quirimbas Archipelago is perfect for those looking for an ultra-exclusive island experience with far less foot traffic.
Both the Bazaruto and the Quirimbas Archipelagos boast some of the best beaches in Mozambique, with white sand landcsapes, crystal blue waters and undisturbed coastlines that stretch on for as far as the eye can see. One of the last remaining parts of the world with no beachfront buildings, Mozambique’s beaches are secluded and practically deserted, except for maybe a few local fishermen either starting or ending their day.
With the promise of a stress-free, carefree vacation, these picturesque islands welcome their guests into a lazy stay filled with ample sun-soaking, warm water ocean swims, coral reef snorkeling sessions and sunset cruises along the Indian Ocean.
The perfect destination for travellers seeking peace, tranquility, romance and relaxation, a trip to one of these beach retreats will be a perfect complement to a safari experience in the African bush.
CURRENCY Mozambican Metical
LANGUAGES English, Portuguese, Swahili, Makhuwa, Sena, Ndau, Shangaan, Lomwe, Makonde, Chopi, Chuwabu, Ronga, Kimwani, Zulu, Tswa
WEATHER and CLIMATE
- Summer (Dec – Feb): Max 40°C (°F), Min 23°C (73.4°F)
- Winter (Jun – Aug): Max 36°C (96.8°F), Min 16°C (60.8°F)
Things to Do in Mozambique
When travelling to Mozambique, don’t miss out on these exquisite activities:
- Explore the dazzling underwater wonderland of Mozambique’s impeccably preserved coral reefs through either snorkeling or scuba diving excursions.
- Cruise atop the gentle waters of the Indian Ocean in a traditional dhow boat, used by the locals for centuries to catch fish.
- Enjoy a spot of game fishing to catch and release popular species of marlin, sailfish and bonefish.
- Discover Mozambique’s rich and interesting history at Ilha de Moçambique.
- As one of the most romantic destinations in Africa, Mozambique is the perfect place to either celebrate a honeymoon or propose to a loved one.
Accommodation in Mozambique
Promising a high-end island vacation, accommodation in Mozambique brings a level of unrivalled elegance to a beach-chic vacation. Intimate and exclusive, Mozambique’s luxury beach resorts can be found in the secluded seaside settings of either the Bazaruto or Quirimbas Archipelago. From opulent villas to thatched suites, each of the incredible accommodation options in Mozambique sit right at the water’s edge of some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet.
Travel to Mozambique
From romantic island getaways to fun-filled family experiences, Mozambique is the perfect destination to fall deeply in love, whether with nature, a partner or the beautiful continent of Africa. Discover this glorious island paradise through a tailor-made tour. We recommend combining an island stay with a safari in either South Africa or a neighbouring country. Contact one of our team members to custom create a bespoke vacation.
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