Situated next to Tanzania and overlooking Madagascar, Mozambique is a country with stunning beaches that stretches out to the glistening Indian Ocean. A Mozambique holiday is perfect for those that love to explore an off-the-beaten path destination that oozes with culture, idyllic beaches and remote offshore islands. After a thrilling safari holiday in Tanzania, Mozambique serves as a coastal paradise, which is a 3 hour and 17 minute flight away, making this a fascinating destination to add to a multi-centre holiday package in Africa.
Four pristine offshore archipelagoes belong to Mozambique, dotted in the Indian Ocean with white beaches, coral reefs and excellent diving opportunities. The most visited archipelago is Bazaruto, which features four beautiful islands with high-end resorts and is excellent for snorkelling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and water-skiing. Those that love to see rich history must visit Ibo Island, which is part of the Quirimbas Islands. This former Portuguese trading post island has World Heritage status, featuring ancient culture with three historical forts, and today it is used to make handmade jewellery.
On mainland Mozambique, the port city of Maputo is the country’s capital and features preserved Portuguese colonial buildings, museums and botanical gardens to explore for a 1 or 2 night stay. Tofo is the country’s most popular town for tourist, known for its stunning curved beach and corals. An excellent destination for spotting wildlife – Tofo Beach is home to massive manta rays, that circle at Manta Reef. As well as the opportunity to go on a boat trip to spot dolphins, whale sharks and humpback whales that migrate off the coast. Another coastal area to stay in Mozambique is the beautiful port town of Pemba, located on the northeast coast. Enjoy your days on the palm fringe white beach or head to Quirimbas National Park located to the north, that homes endangered dugongs as well as dolphins and whales.
Mozambique is perfect for a romantic holiday for two as well as having family-friendly resorts and hotels with so many wonderful experiences to enjoy. Whether you’re searching for a paradise island escape or a blend of city and beach exploration with culture to see. Mozambique is a splendid African country to consider for your next holiday, contact us today about creating your tailor made holiday to Mozambique, or a multi-centre holiday package combined with the likes of a safari adventure in Tanzania or South Africa.
How many days do you need in Mozambique?
Depending on what you want to see and do, a city and beach break to Mozambique can be anywhere from 7-14 days.
When is the best time to visit Mozambique?
How long is a flight from the UK to Mozambique?
It takes 11 hours and 53 minutes to fly from the UK to Mozambique.
What language is spoken in Mozambique?
What currency is used in Mozambique?
What is the time difference in Mozambique?
Mozambique is 1 hour ahead of UK time.
Do I need a visa to visit Mozambique?
You will need to get a visa to travel to Mozambique before travelling. To find out more info and for up to date travel advice, visit the FCO website here.