Mozambique Island and Beach Vacation

Sunset in Vilancoulos. MozambiqueSunset in Vilancoulos

The Mozambique Beach and Island-Hopping Experience:
Swim with dolphins, dive in search of the dugong or experience the adrenaline of big game fishing in Mozambique where the coastline stretches for more than 2000 km along the Indian Ocean. Many islands lie off the mainland, providing some of the most dramatic beach holiday destination in Africa.

Once a wildlife haven the parks of Mozambique were decimated during the civil war. Ngorongosa National Park, one of Africa's greatest game reserves prior to the civil war, is now returning to its former glories through strict controls and heavy investment. Coupled with Niassa Game Reserve in the north they form a dramatic wilderness experience.

Unique about Mozambique
Chain of islands and beaches along the coast, remote game reserves

Interests: Diving, snorkeling, fishing, beach activities, game drives and walks.

African Safari Vacation Package to Mozambique

The beaches of Mozambique held their reputation throughout the years of civil war and now with the country finding lasting peace the reputation is growing fast. The Bazaruto Archipelago was the flag-bearer for the country's reputation but now areas such as the Quirimbas Archipelago has propelled the country into iconic status. The beaches of Mozambique offer something for everybody, probably the widest selection of beach activities and accommodations in Africa.The warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the nutrient reefs of the Mozambique Channel ensure that visitors will never leave disappointed. Diving and big game fishing are of the best in Africa. The beaches of the islands and mainland are post card perfect and the warm waters add to the paradise feel.The coast of Mozambique is rich in history. Ruins and monuments bear testimony to the ancient trade routes and slave trade. Added to all this is the move to re-establish the once-great game parks to their former glories.

Best time to travel to Mozambique

The best time to visit Mozambique for a beach holiday is from April to September when the days are warm and sunny. For big game fishing the best time to visit Mozambique is during the summer months of October to March.

Getting There

Most tourists to Mozambique arrive via South Africa, either by air from Johannesburg or by road on overland tours or self-drive safaris. Daily flights from Johannesburg into Maputo carry most fly-in tourists. Other international airlines also have regular flights into Maputo. Flights from Johannesburg to towns further north such as Pemba and Vilanculos access the beaches and islands of the remote regions of the country. Self-drive visitors generally arrive from South Africa at a number of crossing points. A popular self-drive route is accessing Mozambique from a Kruger Park safari. Border crossings from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia and now Tanzania are also an option for the self-drive visitor.

Choose Your Mozambique Safari Lodging Style

Beach Hotels & ResortsBeach Hotels & Resorts: The ideal accommodations for beach holidays in Mozambique are the luxury hotels and resorts that are found in all the cities and towns along the coast, catering for families and couples.Beach LodgesBeach Lodges: Mozambique has a reputation for idyllic beach lodges ranging in style and levels of luxury, all providing a perfect memorable beach holiday. Self-catering options are popular with families.Luxury LodgesLuxury Lodges: Once the domain of the wildlife safari unadulterated luxury is now on the Mozambique coast with many new properties boasting the best in high-end luxury and service.Safari CampsSafari Camps: A new vigour in the Mozambique safari industry has seen safari camps of differing styles and comfort levels opening to provide a unique safari to even the most jaded safari-goers.enquire


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