If you love private island getaways, turquoise seas and pure white sands (and who doesn’t?) Mozambique offers some of the world’s finest beach holidays.
The marine life is colourful, plentiful and varied, so this is the ideal spot for warm water diving – or taking the plunge for the first time. The wildlife areas are wild and off the beaten track but are gradually opening up to visitors. For an authentic safari experience, there are still many beautiful and pristine parts of the country to discover. To find the ideal trip for you, view our selection of Mozambique sample trips.
After the damage and economic collapse sustained during the prolonged war, the country's infrastructure is still relatively undeveloped, although a great deal of investment is pouring in and the changes are noticeable. The roads are improving, towns are becoming more happening and popular tourist spots are springing up. Happily though, the country offers plenty of remote wilderness for those that crave an escape.
The remote Quirimbas Archipelago off the far northern coast of Mozambique has an unearthly beauty unmatched by anywhere else in Africa. More accessible, but still lovely, is the Bazaruto Archipelago, easily reached from Johannesburg. If you like a bit of culture with your beach escape, then Ibo Island is the place to go. For a wild safari experience in a little visited area, then Gorongosa National Park or the Niassa Reserve offer plenty of wildlife and excellent wilderness.