Mozambique is a country located south eastern Africa rich in breathtaking islands, historic heritage, culture and fresh seafood. It stretches 2,500km along the east coast of Africa offering a charming luxury beach holiday destination with peaceful sunset views. The country’s tropical islands of southern Barazaruto Archipelago and the coral islands of the northern Quirimbas Archipelago’s white beaches make fabulous diving opportunities while its
Game reserves Gorongosa and Niassa Reserve offer great birding and wildlife safaris.
Mozambique Beach Holidays
Mozambique is a popular beach holiday destination is located on the eastern coast of Southern Africa, with neighbours Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa. Mozambique is relatively close to Harare in Zimbabwe and Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. The coastline extends for 2500km along the east coast and it is the 16th largest country in Africa. Of the many attractions in Mozambique, the most popular regions are found along the coast. Excellent places in particular for diving and snorkelling are the Bazaruto Archipelago and Quirimbas Archipelago. An affordable tropical island holiday for a romantic getaway, explorer or a family getaway. Small beach lodges and private island getaways are the best choice for classic tropical island holidays. Mozambique offers better value and can easily be combined with wildlife hot spots from June to October.
Quirimbas Archipelago up north are best accessed from Dar es Salaam and combine perfectly with a traditional East African safari in Tanzania.
The Bazaruto Archipelago in the south is easy to get to from South Africa and combines simply with a Kruger National Park safari or the Victoria Falls.
There are several national parks in Mozambique, the biggest of which is Gorongosa National Park. The wildlife here is not accustomed to human life, and as a result can be seen completely as it should be in the wild even if this means seeing it running away. The Niassa Reserve further north is excellent for wild dog but not much developed in terms of tourist infrastructure. The bird watching is spectacular with a huge variety of birds from the coast to the mountains. Especially good for birds is Gorongoza Mountain, which has some species of birds that cannot be seen anywhere else in southern Africa such as the green-headed oriole and the East Coast akalat.
The towns of Mozambique are also worth a visit if time allows. There is the capital city of Maputo with a number of quality hotels and restaurants, to small towns such as Pemba, Inhambane, Ibo Island, and Ilha de Moçambique. The date of your visit depends largely on what you want to do during your stay in Mozambique. The best time to visit the coast is best visited during the winter months of May to October when it is dry and cooler than any other time of the year. November to April is the perfect time to see birds; however it is hot and humid with a risk of the roads being flooded and becoming unusable.