Mozambique is one of Africa’s up-and-coming hot-spots, with stunning beaches, excellent diving and magical offshore islands. Surrounded by an expanse of glistening water, this holiday destination offers a relaxing getaway second to none!
The best time to visit is between April and September when the climate is drier and cooler.
Go snorkelling around the Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Vilanculos where the national park offers excellent snorkeling and scuba diving; In 1971, Bazaruto Archipelago was declared a national park to protect its precious marine turtles, as well as the endangered dugong, or sea cows as they are more commonly known. As a result Bazaruto’s islands are untouched and unspoilt by over-development. The Inhambane Coastline, further south, has beautiful beaches and offers visitors swimming adventures with harmless and powerful whale sharks; sail on a dhow through mangrove channels or laze under the palms in the Quirimbas Archipelago near the border of Tanzania; take an off-beat safari in the wilds of Gorongosa National Park; wander along cobbled streets past stately colonial-era buildings on Ilha de Moçambique; sip a café espresso at one of Maputo’s lively sidewalk cafés (or maybe a caipirinha at one of its jazz bars) – this exciting city if filled with lively and frantic markets; watch the silversmiths at work on Ibo Island or dance to the country’s trademark marrabenta music.
For almost two decades, many of these attractions were inaccessible due to a protracted guerrilla war. Now, with its upbeat atmosphere, overflowing markets and a 2500km coastline waiting to be discovered you will have a holiday of a lifetime!