ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF

What are you looking for?

ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
Hello traveller!

It's in Cape Town now.

We're sorry. Our safari planners aren't available now. Our office hours are 08:00 - 19:00 (GMT+2).

Call us to speak to an experienced safari planner.


Alternatively, we recommend...

travel-form-icon

Complete our travel enquiry form to connect with a safari planner

ENQUIRE TODAY
Email us
(optional)

Wildlife in Mozambique

Africa's best authentic tailor-made safaris

View Photos

Wildlife in Mozambique

Team Member Headshot

By Lana Goodwin

Safari Travel Planner

Safari Enquiry

Most visitors, quite rightly, come to Mozambique for a beach holiday. There are hundreds of dive and snorkeling sites along this quite extraordinary coast. And besides the abundant reef fish and spectacular coral, there are also the glorious marine giants.

The soft-shelled leatherback turtle grows to over two-and-a-half meters long, and the beach town of Tofo is famous for its whale shark snorkeling and dives with manta rays.

Humpback whales can even be seen breaching from shore as they pass down the coast between June and December.

whale shark scuba diving mozambique holiday

Away from the sea, the wildlife is less prolific; Mozambique’s parks and reserves suffered extensive poaching throughout the war. To some extent, the problem of poaching continues, but two reserves, in particular, are showing hopeful signs.

Gorongosa National Park was once one of the top safari parks in Africa, and although populations are still recovering, lions, elephants, and numerous antelope species can be found.

In the far south of Mozambique, the Maputo Special Reserve protects some of Mozambique’s most pristine lakes and beaches, and there’s a small but visible elephant population that calls the reserve home.

elephants gorongosa national park mozambique holiday

Both of these parks, and Mozambique as a whole, are truly wonderful if you like birding safaris. Pack your binoculars to see some of Mozambique’s 750 or more species – that’s 50 more species than across all of mainland Europe!

How it Works

2

Contact us or fill out an enquiry form and one of our travel experts will help you tailor make your perfect safari

3

Enjoy an authentic African experience, with peace of mind

Travel with Confidence

With over 20 years of experience, our team will help you choose the perfect African safari for your adventure.
24/7 Support
Flexible
Authentic
Personalized

Why travel with us?

Recent reviews from travellers who planned and booked their Africa trips with Discover Africa Safaris
Spectacular

Tanzania and Kenya Safari Review

Marcy, United States
08 Jan 2024
Efficient, listened to our needs and produced an excellent itinerary.

11 Day Kgalagadi Park Safari Review

Adele, South Africa
27 Nov 2023
Excellent in all facets
Great organization, easy to reach, all around great experience.

Kruger National Park Tour Review

Jasmin, Switzerland
25 Nov 2022
Attentive, detailed, and extremely helpful!
Megan and Steve are professional well informed and went out of their...

A Safari holiday in Namibia Review

Jenny, South Africa
01 Nov 2021

Ready to plan your tailor-made safari?

Devryn Panaino, Safari Travel Planner

Free safari planning advice from destination experts

HELP ME PLAN
Copyright © Discover Africa Safaris | Wildlife in Mozambique | Last Updated: 29 September 2023