Stretched along Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline is Mozambique, the country affectionately referred to as the “Land of Smiles” because of its friendly people. Most of Mozambique’s attractions are located along its beach-lined coast, or the scatterings of islands in the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos.

Over 1 200 species of fish have been identified in the coastal waters off Mozambique, and the snorkelling and diving are world renowned. Stay in upmarket lodges set on pristine beaches, explore vibrant coral reefs, and generally spoil yourself with fantastic food, wine and spa treatments.

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Highlights in Mozambique

  • Tropical islands with palm-fringed beaches
  • Superb diving and snorkelling
  • Thrilling big game fishing (catch-and-release)
  • Delicious seafood includes Mozambican prawns
  • Easy to combine with a safari in the Kruger Park

Best time to travel

Winter (May to November)

Mozambique has a tropical climate, so temperatures are high for much of the year. The best time to visit is during the cooler winter months, when days are still warm (but not too hot) and you have the least chance of rain.

The country has summer rainfall (November to March), and cyclone season is in January and February.

Travel regions within Mozambique

Quirimbas Archipelago

Located just off the northern coast of Mozambique, the Quirimbas Archipelago dots the glittering Indian Ocean. It is renowned for its rich history and natural beauty…

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Ponta Mamoli

Ponta Mamoli is situated on Mozambique’s paradise coastline just south of Maputo. It’s a tiny town, far away from civilization, and home to White Pearl Resorts….

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Bazaruto Archipelago

Scattered off the southern coast of Mozambique are five tropical islands, the Bazaruto Archipelago. You can stay on either of the two largest islands, Bazaruto Island…

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