Tropical Islands, Vibrant Coast
Mozambique dazzles visitors with remote protected islands, vibrant coastal culture, and stunning powder-white beaches dotted with swaying palms and dunes along the turquoise Indian Ocean. Dive pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life.
Soak up the sun on the sand at Ponta do Ouro or Bazaruto Island. Relax in a beachfront villa steps from the warm waves. Inland, discover Mozambique’s heritage influenced by Arab, Swahili, and Portuguese traditions. Experience the rhythm of Marrabenta music and flavorful cuisine infused with spices. Whether basking along the shores or venturing inland, Mozambique offers magic.
Top destinations include the Bazaruto Archipelago’s island paradises, Ponta do Ouro in the south, Pemba and Quirimbas National Park in the north, Inhambane’s historic city, and the beaches north of capital Maputo. The forested Gorongosa National Park is being revitalized to protect wildlife.
The dry season between May and November brings ideal beach weather and diving conditions. The summer wet season from December to March sees high temperatures and humidity with sudden rain storms. April and May can bring stunning colors as wildflowers bloom.
Try activities like wreck diving off Tofo, kayaking past dugongs in the Bazaruto Archipelago, and deep sea fishing along the 2,700km of coastline. Hike forest trails and explore Mozambique’s varied heritage through historic landmarks. Take an ocean safari or relax on white sand beaches with excellent dining.
From intimate beachside guesthouses to luxury villas and boutique hotels, Mozambique excels at accommodations from rustic to indulgent. Top picks include stress-melting massages, seafood fresh off the boats, and sunset views with a cocktail in hand.
Though wildlife populations diminished during the civil war, they’re rebounding across protected areas. Gorongosa National Park now safeguards lions, elephants, wild dogs, and 400+ bird species. Marine life thrives too – dive and snorkel vibrant reefs or spot giants like whale sharks and manta rays.