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Blessed with several of Africa’s most spectacular beaches, Mozambique is also notable for its fantastic marine life and time-warped old Portuguese towns
Tourism to Mozambique is pretty much all about the beaches. Or rather, the beaches, the fishing, and the wonderful snorkelling and diving available on the seemingly endless string of offshore reefs and islands.
Mozambique is emphatically a maritime country, with an astonishing 2,500 kilometres of Indian Ocean frontage separating South Africa from Tanzania, and the vast majority of visitors never stray further inland than they need to. Despite this, the country is divided into two distinct parts, the north and the south, linked by a solitary bridge across the Zambezi River and offering very different experiences to visitors.
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Experience the Okavango Delta and the tropical Indian Ocean island of Benguerra for the best of both the bush and the beach
per person10 days
White sandy beaches and the warm waters of an Indian Ocean island make a perfect setting for the most romantic getaway of your life
per person6 days
Enjoy sandy beaches and scenic lakes on Bazaruto private island in Mozambique, try your hand at water sports or simply laze the days away at the pool
per person8 days
I'm not much of a beach person, so in a sense Mozambique's biggest asset is wasted on me, though the Quirimbas and Bazaruto are truly gorgeous, and the snorkelling is fantastic all along the coast. I'm a big fan of Mozambique's towns, several of which possess an organic urban character rare elsewhere in southern Africa. And I'd rate Niassa Game Reserve very highly for anybody seeking an off-the-beaten-track safari experience.
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In many respects, the south of Mozambique is the archetypal tropical beach nirvana, and also boasts world-class snorkelling, diving, and game fishing.
Tourism to Mozambique, consisting largely of South African fishermen, is concentrated here in a string of developed beach resorts. These include Tofo, Inhambane, Vilankulo and the offshore islands of Bazaruto National Park. The beaches of the north are no less beautiful, and the offshore reefs and islands are just as bountiful. However, amenities here tend to be more scattered. With the exception of the mainland resort of Pemba and the honeymoon-friendly Quirimbas Islands, they are generally also more rudimentary.
Mozambique has some of the most absorbing towns in southern Africa. These range from the modern capital Maputo, with its palm-lined avenidas and Art Deco architecture, to historic backwaters such as Ilha de Moçambique (capital of Portuguese East Africa for almost four centuries) and Ibo. For wildlife enthusiasts, highlights include the renascent Gorongosa National Park inland of Beira and the vast Niassa Game Reserve bordering Tanzania.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mozambique
The best and only time to experience the thriving Gorongosa National Park is during the dry season - which runs from April to November. However, during the rainy season of December to March, the roads are closed due to flooding. Hence the… go there.
The dry month of June to September is the best time to travel through Mozambique - when the bush has thinned out and the wildlife is concentrated around the waterholes and the rivers. go there.
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