Luxury holiday in Mozambique

You’ll find outstanding luxury resorts all along Mozambique’s coastline, but the three main regions are the southern Machangulo Peninsula, the Bazaruto Archipelago, and the stunning coral atolls of the Quirimbas. The Machangulo Peninsula offers gorgeous, serviced beach villas and tasteful hotels, while the handful of lodges on the Bazaruto and Quirimbas islands serve up laid-back, barefoot luxury at its best.

baia sonambula mozambique accommodation Credit: Baia Sonambula

Highlights

A luxury holiday in Mozambique can also be a chance to get involved. Many of the top lodges are linked with local conservation and community projects and there’s an overall emphasis on long-term sustainability. Highlights include rare marine encounters with the highly threatened dugong, nesting turtles, bird-watching kayak adventures and spectacular diving in the Bazaruto and Quirimbas marine parks. Luxury in Mozambique comes with an easy-going island flare – a focus on comfort, breath-taking locations, privacy and exclusivity.

anantara bazaruto island resort horse riding Credit: Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Travel tips

Mozambique is an excellent choice for a beach and safari combo. The Bazaruto Archipelago has easy flight connections to top lodges in northern South Africa, and the Quirimbas Islands are not far from some of Africa’s best wildlife experiences in Zambia and Tanzania. Look out for special deals around the October and November shoulder season – it can be very hot, just prior to the rains, but it’s a great time for spotting animals and is usually perfect beach weather, especially in the Quirimbas. If you’re stopping in Maputo, the capital also has some fine luxury hotels. Slick and well-run, they offer excellent value for money and a convenient, comfortable base from which to explore this vibrant city.


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Bazaruto Private Island Holiday (8 days)

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Bazaruto Island, Mozambique
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