Mozambique

Stretched along Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline is Mozambique, the country affectionately referred to as the “Land of Smiles” because of its friendly people. Most of Mozambique’s attractions are located along its beach-lined coast, or the scatterings of islands in the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos.

Over 1 200 species of fish have been identified in the coastal waters off Mozambique, and the snorkelling and diving are world renowned. Stay in upmarket lodges set on pristine beaches, explore vibrant coral reefs, and generally spoil yourself with fantastic food, wine and spa treatments.

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Highlights in Mozambique

  • Tropical islands with palm-fringed beaches
  • Superb diving and snorkelling
  • Thrilling big game fishing (catch-and-release)
  • Delicious seafood includes Mozambican prawns
  • Easy to combine with a safari in the Kruger Park

Best time to travel

Winter (May to November)

Mozambique has a tropical climate, so temperatures are high for much of the year. The best time to visit is during the cooler winter months, when days are still warm (but not too hot) and you have the least chance of rain.

The country has summer rainfall (November to March), and cyclone season is in January and February.

Travel regions within Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago

Scattered off the southern coast of Mozambique are five tropical islands, the Bazaruto Archipelago. You can stay on either of the two largest islands, Bazaruto Island or Benguerra Island. Direct flights from the Kruger International Airport to Vilanculos (the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago) makes these islands an excellent choice…

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Ponta Mamoli

Ponta Mamoli is situated on Mozambique’s paradise coastline just south of Maputo. It’s a tiny town, far away from civilization, and home to White Pearl Resorts. The resort is the main reason that travellers visit Ponta Mamoli, especially for its diverse offering of activities like reef diving, horse riding, private…

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Romance in Southern Africa

Romance in Southern Africa

Spend 15 days on a luxury safari in the most romantic lodges in Southern Africa. Kick off your journey in the metropolis Cape Town and explore the city, and the Cape Winelands’ culinary delights and famous wines. Fall in love with the Big Five and Africa’s lush bush on a private game reserve. End your trip soaking up the sun on a romantic island off Mozambique’s coast.

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Bush & Beach in South Africa and Mozambique

Bush & Beach in South Africa and Mozambique

Get the best of both worlds: top game viewing in South Africa and an island getaway in Mozambique. This 11-day itinerary starts at Sabi Sands, South Africa’s premier private game viewing destination, famous for its leopard viewing. You’ll then hop over to the Bazaruto Archipelago that consists of five idyllic islands. These small, sandy and exquisite islands have some of Africa’s best beaches and luxury lodges.

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Zulus & Pearls: Safari and Beach Romance

Zulus & Pearls: Safari and Beach Romance

Spend 9 romantic days at an award-winning safari destination in South Africa and then hop over to Mozambique’s best beach location. With a rich cultural heritage, KwaZulu-Natal is famous for its traditional people group, the Zulus, and exceptional wildlife. After you’ve fallen in love with Africa’s bush, you’ll head to Ponta Mamoli to go diving, swim with dolphins, and soak up the sun.

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