Thanks to its diverse history, Mozambique offers a fascinating blend of cultures and is home to a mix of North African tribal inhabitants, Arab traders and descendants of Portuguese colonialists. Despite as many as 17 ethnic languages being spoken in Mozambique, Portuguese is the official language. The cuisine of Mozambique centres on seafood – Mozambican prawns, usually served with peri peri sauce and a local beer, are addictive!
Most of the country’s attractions are located along the coastline or tucked away on islands such as those of the unique Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos. There are two major geological factors influencing the subtropical to tropical climate of Mozambique: the warm Indian Ocean current flowing south from the equator, and the altitude of the Mozambiquan Plateau. Temperatures increase as you move north along the coast and the highest rainfall takes place from November to April with August being the driest month.
Over 1 200 species of fish have been identified in the coastal waters off Mozambique, and most of these fish inhabit the extensive coral reefs that line the coast. The snorkelling and diving in the unspoilt, beautiful waters of the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos are world renowned.
Highlights during any trip to Mozambique’s Islands include:
- Tantalize your taste buds with delicious fresh seafood
- Discover untouched coral reefs and an astounding diversity of marine species; Mozambique offers some of the best diving in the world
- Enjoy a thrilling big game fishing adventure (we recommend tag-and-release)
- Watch out for whales from August to November and enjoy the antics of playful dolphins all year round
Mozambique Islands Accommodation
Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa
With a very unique setting, including a combination of thick forests of casuarinas, coconut palms and seemingly endless white sandy beaches, Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa, set on Bazaruto Island, Mozambique offers luxury accommodation, fun-filled activities, sumptuous spa pampering and an exquisite environment – the ultimate destination to unwind.
Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa
Located on a remote section of unspoilt African coastline, the Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa is the gateway to the warm hospitality of the Quirimbas Archipelago. A modern oasis of delicious cuisine, luxury pampering and spectacular Indian Ocean views; beyond the Africa-meets-Arabia hotel environs waits an exciting world to explore through romantic Dhow cruises or bargaining sessions with local craftsmen.
Medjumbe Private Island
Set like a jewel within the glittering Quirimbas Archipelago, Medjumbe is a small private island only 1km long and 500m wide. Your own exclusive island getaway, Medjumbe’s 13 beach chalets blend into the natural environment and front onto dazzlingly white sands and a translucent sea. Ensconced here in your private haven is as close as you will get to a personal heaven.
Breathtakingly beautiful and original, Matemo Island is the quintessential tropical island paradise, with its perfect vista of white sand and endless translucent sea, mesmerizing those who visit. A world of activity awaits – whether exploring the palm-studded island’s natural treasures on land or underwater. Ideal for families, honeymooners, or those simply jaded by everyday life, Matemo offers an unhurried and carefree escape.