Mozambique

"More than a classic island holiday destination"

“One of the most scenic, diverse, friendly & off the typical tourist track countries we offer!”

Mozambique’s picture-perfect beaches and islands with powder-white sand make it a perfect place to travel to after your adventurous safari holiday. Explore the Two-Mile reef while scuba diving or snorkelling off the Bazaruto Archipelo, or enjoy a magnificent sunset over the warm Indian Ocean while sailing on a dhow cruise.

Discover the wildlife and the sea world of this mostly under-appreciated gem. Going from the Maputo Special Reserve in the south, to the one of the most successful rehabilitated game reserves below the Zambezi, Gorongosa National Park. From the seas, explore the endless coral reefs of Vilanculos with its Two-Mile reef, or go scuba diving with manta rays and whale sharks in Inhambane and Tofu. If you are not a keen diver, snorkelling is a great alternative as giant tides give you the opportunity to check out some of the deeper reefs when the waters are low.

Further south, a truly African adventure awaits you with the endless sand beaches of Maputo province, just above Kosi Bay in South Africa. Relax, kick off your shoes to feel the soft sand and slow down to the pace of beach life while sipping on locally made Rum. The vastness of the country, from lagoons, forests, white sandy beaches and friendly people, make it a destination you would never forget with its abundance of sea life and game reserves. Mozambique has a good story to tell, coming out of a decades long Civil war, into a peaceful, growing country. The local people are friendly, warm and open to all types of travellers. They might even wake you up with fresh fish, prawns and oysters to purchase on the cheap.

Fast Facts:

  • Mozambique stretches some 2500km along the east coast of Africa
  • The official language is Portuguese, English is often spoken at tourist destinations
  • Two Mile Reef has become world renowned for its scuba-diving and snorkeling
  • Mozambique’s local currency is the Metical, however the US Dollar and the South African Rand are widely accepted
  • Malaria is endemic in Mozambique. The islands are generally healthy, though the usual vaccines (typhoid, polio and tetanus) are sensible

Why we like it:

  • Feelings of a true sense of adventure & travelling into the unknown
  • Incredible nature from lagoons, forests, white sandy beaches to the sea life and game reserves
  • Mozambique has a good story to tell, coming out of a long Civil war, into a peaceful, growing country
  • The local people are friendly, warm and open to all types of travellers
  • Off the beaten track, it has a low number of visitors

Locations in Mozambique

Ilha de Moçambique

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Inhambane

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Maputo & Maputo Special Reserve

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Quirimbas Archipelago

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Vilanculos & Bazaruto Archipelago

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Safaris in Mozambique

Lodge 11 Nights South Africa
Budget level: Top-End
Lodge 8 Nights South Africa
Budget level: High-End
Mobile Safari 7 Nights Mozambique
Budget level: Mid-Range
Lodge 5 Nights Mozambique
Budget level: High-End

When to Go

Mozambique’s climate is warm and tropical in the north and sub-tropical in the south with average daytime coastal temperatures between 24°C and 28°C in the dry season and up to 31°C in the wet season. The weather along the coastline is generally warm and sunny throughout the year. Diving and snorkelling are at its best from April to June and from September to November. During these months the visibility is very good as the water is clear and calm. The best time for wildlife viewing is from July to October, the bush has thinned out and animals gather around the few remaining water sources.

Wet Season (December to April)

This season is generally wet, it rains in brief but vigorous downpours after which the sun comes out again. Due to a lack of road infrastructure, the December through April rainy season can cause occasional flooding and temporarily unusable roads, particularly in the south of Mozambique. Note that January and February is cyclone season in southern Mozambique. We advise avoiding the Bazaruto Archipelago at this time. 

Dry season (May to November)

This season is when to go to Mozambique for cooler temperatures and the least chance of rain.  August and September are the best months for game viewing as the bush has thinned out and wildlife is concentrated around rivers and waterholes.

Tip

Mozambique is the ultimate honeymoon beach destination in combination with a safari in South Africa. Combining the Sabi Sands Game Reserve & an Island retreat is amazing!

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