About Mozambique

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, Mozambique holidays are the perfect 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 snorkeling 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, while Pemba is a slightly raffish coastal town with some good cafes, bars and markets. Maputo also promises not to disappoint seafood lovers. Mozambique holidays give you the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lobster meal, freshly caught and cooked to perfection.

The almost-deserted Ibo Island is also fascinating, conjuring images of Zanzibar’s Stone Town or Kenya’s Lamu. Mozambique holidays aren't complete without taking a luxurious sunset cruise on a dhow, making for a romantic and breathtaking experience you will remember for the rest of your life.

Interesting things to do in Mozambique

Mozambique is the perfect place to retreat after a busy safari or if you are simply looking to get away from it all and have a relaxing break. A must-do experience is a sailing trip on a traditional Dhow around the stunning islands. This gives you the opportunity to go snorkelling in the endless coral reefs, where you stand a good chance of spotting dolphins in their natural habitat.

However, there is so much more to Mozambique than the powder soft sand and clear blue sea. For a cultural experience, we recommend a visit to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, which has a rich cultural and historical past.  A highlight is a visit to the fish market where you can sample some freshly-caught lobster.

For more information, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or email info@africatravel.co.uk


  • 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


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


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

In The Know

    • 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

  • 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

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