Mozambique is probably one of the most unique destinations in Southern Africa. It offers remote archipelagos, long dune-fringed beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and well-preserved coral reefs hosting shoals of colourful fish. But it’s so much more than just a (spectacular!) beach destination. This vibrant and enigmatic also boasts with a rich history, fascinating colonial style architecture and in the mainland, like the city of Maputo, a pulsating nightlife with great music clubs where you can dance the night away to the beat of the popular Pandza and Marabenta music of Mozambique. And, if that is not enough, the addition of vast tracks of bush populated with elephants, lion and countless bird species should definitely satisfy even the most discerning traveller.
Accommodation in Mozambique ranges from super luxury, exclusive private island offerings only accessible by helicopter or private charter, to more adventurous, laid back beach lodges. This destination is a dream for divers, with remarkably unspoilt coral reefs and an abundant variety of marine life that all levels of divers can enjoy all year round. Sea temperatures vary between 30°C in summer to 21°C in winter and the structure of the reefs offer pinnacles, overhangs, coral arches and much more.
Ideal to combine with
Whilst Mozambique is a fascinating country which can be discovered on its own combining islands and wildlife, it also serves really well as a beach extension for visits to other Southern African countries. It works particularly well as a relaxed ending to a safari in South Africa, or as an extreme contrast to a couple of days in the desert of Namibia.
Our top experiences
Pemba | Maputo | Bazaruto Archipelago | Ibo Island | Benguerra Island | Vilancoulos
May–Nov: Cooler, dry weather makes this the ideal time to visit.
Dec–Mar: Rainy season – hot weather and high humidity
Holidays during the Christmas, Easter and August holidays southern resorts fill up; advance bookings essential.