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Beaches, beaches and more beaches

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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Relax on the hammock

Mozambique honeymoon

White sandy beaches and the warm waters of an Indian Ocean island make a perfect setting for the most romantic getaway of your life

$ 3,985

£ 3,117

R 52,932

3,719

per person

6 days
Affordable Mozambique Honeymoon

Affordable Mozambique Honeymoon

Spend 5 romantic nights at Ibo Island Lodge, situated in the magical Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique.

$ 2,473

£ 1,934

R 32,848

2,308

per person

6 days
Luxury Mozambique Honeymoon

Luxury Mozambique Honeymoon

Powder white beaches and crystal clear, warm ocean water is what honeymoons are made of - and this is the perfect honeymoon option for you if this is what you are looking for.

$ 2,706

£ 2,117

R 35,943

2,525

per person

7 days
The beach deck at Anantara Bazaruto

Bazaruto Private Island Holiday

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

$ 4,225

£ 3,305

R 56,120

3,943

per person

8 days
Dhow at andBeyond Benguerra Island

Luxury Okavango Delta and Mozambique Quirimbas Honeymoon

Experience the Okavango Delta and the tropical Indian Ocean island of Benguerra for the best of both the bush and the beach

$ 6,245

£ 4,885

R 82,951

5,828

per person

10 days
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Philip Briggs says

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

When is the best time to visit Hell’s Gorongosa National Park?

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.

When is the best time to travel through Mozambique?

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.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What shots should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

When is the best time to visit Bazaruto Island?

The best time to visit Bazaruto Island is during the dry season months of May to November. Mozambique is blessed with warm tempreture all year round, making it an excellent destination for water sport enthusiasts. go there.

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Lexi Spheris

from South Africa

I want to once again thank Discover Africa for everything. Mozambique was off-the-hook! We are already planning to go back.

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from South Africa

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from Australia

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