Isolated and totally unspoilt, the white beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean give Mozambique an irresistible appeal. But don’t forget the colonial capital, the untrammelled wilderness areas and deserted islands with fresh water lakes…
The Portuguese described landing on Mozambique’s shores as ‘passing into paradise’. Visit the north and south archipelagos and you’ll soon understand why.
The Quirimbas Archipelago boasts some of the last remaining unspoiled tropical islands along Africa’s east coast. The shoreline itself is punctuated only by small fishing villages, old trading posts and a few, quaint hotels, whilst the clear turquoise waters harbour whale sharks, turtles, dolphins and countless colourful fish. The Bazaruto Archipelago is more accessible and sophisticated, with luxurious beachfront hotels offering phenomenal diving and deep sea fishing.
But Mozambique isn’t just about glorious beaches.
You could find yourself journeying with excellent local guides into unexplored safari regions like the Niassa Game Reserve – twice the size of the Kruger yet with a fraction of its visitors – for a unique safari experience away from crowds. Gorongosa in central Mozambique was once considered the most beautiful wildlife park in the world, and today is home to one of the largest populations of sable and hartebeest in southern Africa.
If you want to get a glimpse into the country’s fascinating past, our experts can tailor your itinerary to include the crumbling colonial mansions and grand forts of historic Ibo Island, or the ancient, ghost-town capital in Ilha de Mocambique.
We can even combine your Mozambique tour with neighbouring southern and east African regions for the ultimate adventure. Get in touch today to start planning.