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Situated on Africa’s Eastern coastline with its rugged shoreline, Mozambique is affectionately referred to as the “Land of Smiles” because of the friendly people originating from Portuguese colonialist, Arab traders and various African groups including North African tribal people.  The country's natural beauty, wildlife, and historic heritage provide excellent opportunities for beach, cultural, and eco-tourism.

Highlights during any trip to Mozambique include:

  • This can be a very romantic destination with many couples travelling to the islands for their honeymoon on palm-fringed white beaches.
  • Friendly locals and vibrant culture.
  • Marine wildlife with reefs that are regularly visited by huge game fish, turtles, humpbacks and other cetaceans.
  • The Bazaruto Archipelago in the south and the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north offer great scuba-diving and snorkelling opportunities.
  • Game lodges on the mainland.
  • Visit historic Ibo Island.
  • Bush and beach meets at the Quirimbas National Park.

Best time to travel:

  • Travel to Mozambique from April to December BUT the best moths to visit being May, August, September and October. 
  • Temperatures are high for a large part of the year as Mozambique has a tropical to sub-tropical climate.
  • The warmest months are December to February with the cooler being June to August. At this time temperatures are in the lower twenties.
  • The country has a summer rainfall from November to March and experiences the occasional cyclones in February or March.
  • April to October are the drier months and bear in mind the Quirimbas is hotter than the Bazaruto Archipelago.

Travel Regions Within Mozambique

  • Mozambique Islands

    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 –...

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Mozambique Accommodation

  • Lugenda Wilderness Camp
    Northern Mozambique

    The Lugenda Wilderness Camp is located in the Niassa Reserve, an African bush haven covering one third of northern Mozambique. A huge space for animals to roam and a perfect spot for guests to view the greatest concentration of game in Mozambique. Lugenda is a bird lover’s paradise with over 370 different bird species. Guests are spoilt in the positioning of their accommodation: along the river bank underneath fig trees. Each with their own deck with incredible views of the surrounding area. The suites promote ultimate comfort and relaxation whether it is a king sized bed or an en-suite bathroom with a Victorian- style bath and shower. At this camp there are many different exciting activities to keep all guests busy, such as hiking up mountains and staying overnight under an unforgettable sky filled with millions of stars or discovering the ancient pigmy paintings hidden in a secret cave, just to name a few. The Lugenda Wilderness Camp will provide an exclusive experience to all those who love the African bush.

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  • White Pearl Resorts
    Southern Mozambique

    White Pearl Resorts, located in southern Mozambique, is one of Africa’s most luxury beach resorts. The resort is set in the perfect position, a sheltered bay on Mozambique’s Lagoon Coast. Built on timber stilts, these 21 luxurious suites blend in with the natural surrounding while taking full advantage of the magnificent setting they form part of. The stilts not only provide protection for the ecosystems beneath them but also provide an exceptional look out deck. This resort is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy authentic cuisine as well as an amazing Mozambican atmosphere

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