Luxury Mozambique Holidays

A former Portuguese colony, Mozambique is renowned for the magnificence of its white sand and pristine beaches which edge the Indian Ocean.

A true Robinson Crusoe hideaway, it is the ideal holiday combination with a safari. Hedonists will simply enjoy soaking up the sun on the beaches while the more active will snorkel or dive – indeed head for the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park for some of the best snorkelling and diving. It is also the ideal place for big game fishing, whilst the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north of the country now boasts some of the world’s finest island hideaways. For a different perspective on the country head for the Lugenda Wildlife Reserve, a vast untouched expanse bursting with wildlife, while those looking for fun should explore Maputo and Pemba. Maputo is a great mix of European architecture  with all the vividness of Africa, with its wide boulevards, colourful markets, pavement cafes and  vibrant nightlife, whilst Pemba is a slightly raffish coastal town with some good cafes, bars and markets. The almost-deserted Ibo Island is also fascinating, conjuring images of Zanzibar’s Stone Town or Kenya’s Lamu.

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  • Island hop amongst the Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Spot the elusive dugong (sea elephant)
  • Take a sunset cruise on a dhow
  • Enjoy a lobster supper in Maputo
  • Marvel at world-class dive sites


  • Dry season – November to March
  • Wet season – April to October


  • Marine life (diving is fantastic here)
  • Proboscidea – African Bush Elephant, Chlorocebus Monkey, Manatees and Dugongs

Fast facts

  • Capital – Maputo
  • Currency – Mozambique Metical
  • Point of Entry – Maputo, Vilanculos, Pemba, Nampula, Beira
  • Airlines – South African Airways via Johannesburg, Kenya Airways via Nairobi
  • Flying Time – 1 hour from Johannesburg
  • Time Zone – GMT +2
  • Visa on arrival
  • Medical Requirements – Malaria prophylaxis recommended

Insider tips

  • If staying in Maputo order peri-peri chicken- the inspiration for Nando’s!
  • Get your visa in advance as it is no longer possible to obtain it on arrival
  • When staying in the Quirimbas Archipelago, try to include a day trip to Ibo Island
  • For a completely different experience, travel by road from the Kruger National Park to Maputo
  • When waiting at Vilanculos airport, try the rooftop café for great views and plane-spotting.

When to go

  • May to November are the best months to visit the islands
  • The best game-viewing months are August & September
  • Avoid the Bazaruto Archipelago during cyclone season in January & February
&Beyond Benguerra Island

&Beyond Benguerra Island

As you fly by helicopter to &Beyond Benguerra Island looking out over the blue ocean and the beach fringed islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago you know you are travelling to somewhere very special.This barefoot luxury lodge sits in the shade of casuarina and palm trees overlooking the Indian Ocean. Relax around the infinity edge pool, indu...
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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

Located in an archipelago which is in a Marine National Park, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa offers exceptional diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing – it is a sea lover’s dream.Guests stay in a choice of beach chalets or in two-bedroom villas, which are ideal for families as they have their own private plunge pool. Add to...
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Anantara Medjumbe Private Island

Anantara Medjumbe Private Island

A romantic island retreat, this gem is just one kilometre long and is surrounded by perfect white sand and clear turquoise seas.Accommodation is in elegantly proportioned chalets strung out along the beach, each with its own large deck, outdoor shower and private plunge pool. The ocean is straight in front of you and it provides wonderfully fresh i...
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AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa

AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa

Pemba is the gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago, home to more than 30 unspoilt islands and some of the best game fishing and diving in the world.The hotel is the only deluxe property in town and is an ideal stopover enroute to the islands. A fusion of African and Arabian design, the hotel fronts a glorious golden beach and offers comfortable acco...
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Azura Benguerra

Azura Benguerra

Set on its own private island and built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, The ultra-luxurious Azura Benguerra has just 20 spacious ’beach-chic’ designer villas, each with their own private pool stretching out to the Indian Ocean beyond, and located a few steps from the pristine white sand beach. For the ulti...
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Azura Quilalea

Azura Quilalea

The ultimate private luxury hideaway is the younger sister of the award-winning Azura Benguerra.There are just nine beach-front villas all designed and decorated in the same Afro-chic style; cool and cosmopolitan in a singular island setting. Some are perfect for sunrise, others face the dramatic sunsets, but all have private decks and butler servi...
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Coral Lodge 15.41

Coral Lodge 15.41

A modern African-style beach lodge close to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Ilha de  Mocambique.All of the villas, which boast sleeping, sitting & bathing areas and a large terrace, are built on top of the dunes for spectacular views and welcoming breezes from the Indian Ocean. As well as a choice of water sports and diving, the resort o...
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Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge

Voted as one of the most magical islands in the world and nominated for World Heritage status, a visit here is like stepping back in history.Accommodation is in renovated old colonial villas and every room, although different, faces either the beach or the garden. The hotel has a large swimming pool, pretty gardens and charming service, with a roof...
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Nkwichi Lodge

Nkwichi Lodge

Paradise lost can be found on the Mozambique shoreline of one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, at Nkwichi Lodge.Home to just six rustic but luxury chalets, and two private houses, the lodge is private, remote and wildly romantic. Each of the individually designed chalets is rustic but luxurious and is protected and hidden by trees. Al...
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White Pearl Resort

White Pearl Resort

On a magnificent private beach with white silky sand sit 22 luxury cabins, each cool and airy with a private pool and stunning views.In Mozambique’s deep south, and located in a hideaway cove, it is the ideal place in which to end a safari holiday so that you can enjoy the best of bush and beach. It also offers an abundance of marine life wit...
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Safari and Beach Honeymoon Bliss

Safari and Beach Honeymoon Bliss

Days: 11 | From: £4,825 per person based on 2 people sharing
Brief Overview: 3 nights Kruger National Park 5 nights Benguerra Island 2 overnight flights
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Selous Game Reserve and Mozambique

Selous Game Reserve and Mozambique

Days: 14 | From: £7,290 per person based on 2
Brief overview: 4 nights at Azura Selous Game Reserve, Selous Game Reserve  1 night AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, Northern Mozambique  6 nights Azura Quilalea Private Island, Quirimbas Archipelago  2 overnight flights 
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South Africa and Mozambique Private Villas

South Africa and Mozambique Private Villas

Days: 12 | From: £10,950 per person based on four people sharing
Combine beach and bush for the ultimate luxury holiday to South Africa and Mozambique. Spend your days at one of South Africa's finest game reserves in search of Big Game with the knowledge you'll be returning back to ultra-luxurious accommodation. Then make your way over by helicopter ...
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Azura Quilalea Azura Quilalea is a slice of heaven, a paradise for lovers of marine life with snorkelling and scuba diving straight off the main beach.
Azura Benguerra This is the perfect island escape with magnificent reefs for diving and snorkelling, you will have to see it, in order to believe it.
&Beyond Benguerra Island Discover the magic of the luxurious Benguerra Island
Coral Lodge 15.41 We take a look at the oceanside Coral Lodge in Mozambique
Lugenda Wilderness Camp A wilderness camp safari to this area is to go where few have travelled.
Medjumbe Private Island True hedonistic pleasure awaits you at the romantic and exclusive island getaway of Medjumbe Private Island.
Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa Explore the luxurious Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa
White Pearl Resort We take a look at this luxurious beach resort
The Discoveries of 2013 published Sunday 8th December 2013
Tatler Schools Guide - &Beyond Benguerra Island published Thursday 3rd September 2015
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