It’s impossible to talk about Mozambique without describing the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean and its sweeping, pristine sandy beaches fringed by palm trees. Its coastline is some 1,500 miles long and includes the perfect honeymoon islands of the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagoes for when you really need to get away from it all.
Mozambique has taken great strides towards protecting its natural heritage. Diving and snorkeling on its reefs can result in encounters with manta rays and immense but harmless whale sharks.
Perhaps the quintessential Mozambican experience is to relax in your hammock with a local 2M beer or ‘R&R’ (rum and raspberry) cocktail, gazing out over the ocean as the sun sets.
Mozambique enjoys a tropical climate year-round. Winter generally occurs between May through September and means drier conditions and cooler temperatures, only a light jacket is recommended.
Between the months of October through March expect high humidity and intense tropical thunderstorms including cyclones.
June– October: This is the long dry season with typical clear skies and mild temperatures in the high 80s F (low 30s C). This is peak season on the coast.
November – March: This is typically the rainy or ‘green’ season, when landscapes are lush but high temperatures, humidity, and chance of thunderstorms or cyclones.
April – May: Pleasant weather as the rains subside and humidity drops. Occasional showers can still happen.
Sail through the clear, azure sea on a traditional dhow excursion
Scuba dive in the Indian Ocean and explore some of the worlds most extraordinary coral reefs
Soak up the sun and sand while you lounge on one of Mozambique’s stunning beaches
Immerse yourself in Mozambican culture by trying the seafood dishes made famous by the spicy Peri Peri sauce
Catch & Release Fishing
Dhow Sunset Cruise
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
Flights are easily arranged into Vilanculos usually via Johannesburg or Mpumalanga. Islands accessed by helicopter.
We recommend 3-7 days in Mozambique as a beach extension easily combined with other safari destinations in Southern Africa.
Mozambique coastal holidays work for any type of traveler, including families that want beach time and water activities! Most popular for couples or those searching for a honeymoon destination, there are many romantic places and experiences to discover.
Visas are required for most visitors and it’s best to be organized in advance as they are not always available on arrival. Inoculations may be recommended. We suggest you see a travel medicine specialist for advice.
Infrastructure is limited due to the size of the country and remote destinations. Flying in/out to Vilanculos is the norm with helicopter connections to the islands.
Portuguese is the main language, with limited English spoken in the hospitality industry.
Guides will have qualifications to operate the activities and excursions you choose.
Mozambique is not known as a culinary destination, but the seafood is amazingly fresh.
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