Mozambique - escape to a coastal paradise

Retreat to the shores of Mozambique for the ultimate castaway experience. With over 2500km of soft white beaches, swaying palms and clear blue waters it's starting to sound a lot like paradise.

Romantic walk on beach scuba diving kayaking

Mozambique Highlights

  • Some of the most pristine dive sites in the world
  • A hidden paradise of over 2500km of un-spoilt beaches
  • Postcard perfect tropical islands
  • The best Big Game Fishing for Marlin and Sail fish in the world
  • One of the most romantic and secluded beach destinations in the world
  • Robinson Crusoe-type, 'banda on the beach' accommodation
  • Incredible marine wildlife including turtles, humpback whales and the rare dugong
  • Excellent seafood
  • Fascinating history of gold, slaves, ivory and pirates

Rustic and romantic with no large resorts, Mozambique is our version of the authentic African beach break, offering a shipwrecked feeling on virtually uninhabited islands. We have carefully selected eco-sensitive and intimate lodges, often with traditional thatched bandas on the beach, to provide 'barefoot luxury' at its best.

Areas such as the Bazaruto Archipelago possess some of the world's premier dive spots and breath-taking coral reefs making holidays to Mozambique a diver's dream come true. Explore a stunning underwater world and a colourful collection of marine life, from thousands of tropical fish to rare sea turtles and the elusive dugong.

The warm Indian Ocean waters are also popular with dolphins, so swing by the southern tip of Mozambique's coastline to Ponta da Ouro and swim with them, or snorkel with whale sharks at Tofu Bay. Mozambique also offers some the best Big Game Fishing in the world.

For barefoot adventure, island hop in the Quirimbas Archipelago. A true Robinson Crusoe experience, visit deserted desert islands in the middle of the ocean - you won't find peace and tranquillity like it anywhere else.

The architectural legacy of Mozambique's Portuguese colonialists and Arab traders can be found in colourful settlements along the coast including Maputo and Pemba, and in the enchanting and unique Ilha de Mozambique. For a spot of shopping, we recommend an authentic local market or Souk, where arts and crafts, as well as traditional silverware, can be bought.

Fancy tagging on a safari to your Mozambique experience? Both Gorongosa National Park and the Niassa Reserve offer untamed wilderness and countless species of wildlife. Then again, Mozambique is a perfect complement to a safari in Southern or East Africa too.

For obvious reasons Mozambique is honeymoon heaven but many of our families are requesting Mozambique too, with water sports activities, family rooms and babysitters available in many of the lodges.

Picture perfect scenery, delicious seafood and secluded accommodation - Mozambique is our quintessential African beach escape.

Contact our Mozambique holiday specialists for a tailor-made itinerary today.

Quick Facts

  • Arrival airports: Maputo,Vilanculos & Inhambane
  • Time difference: EST +6 Hours
  • Travel time: approx. 17 hours from New York
  • Visas: Required for United States citizens

When to visit Mozambique?

When to visit Mozambique?
Month Rating
Jan Mixed 'Wet' season. High rain and humidity levels
Feb Mixed 'Wet' season. High rain and humidity levels
Mar Mixed High rain and humidity levels
Apr Good Less rain and lower humidity levels
May Best 'Dry season'. Warm temperatures
Jun Best 'Dry season'. Warm temperatures
Jul Best 'Dry season'. Warm day temperatures and cool nights
Aug Best 'Dry season'. Warm day temperatures and cool nights
Sep Best Driest month of the year with warm days and plesant evenings
Oct Best Hottest of the dry months but rain at the end
Nov Good Unpredictable rains with warm, dry days also
Dec Good Cichlid mating. Heavy rainfall is common
Best Good Mixed

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Holiday to Mozambique & South Africa

Christopher Branson

From start to finish everything that was arranged for us went like clockwork - no hitches whatsoever. We were met at the airport, guided through customs/baggage collection and introduced to our driver who took us to the Peech hotel safely. Next day our flight to Vilankulos was without hitch - we sailed through immigration and onto the helicopter flight to Bebguerra island which was amazing in itself. Azura was fantastic…

27/11/2019 Read full trip review

Honeymoon to Mozambique & South Africa

Travis McShane and Lindsay McDonough

This was the trip of lifetime. Highly recommend using Mahlatini for your travel needs. Especially to a very foreign country, it was incredibly helpful to have Mahlatini people waiting for you right at your gate as soon as you land, take you to get your bags, go through customs, and take you to your hotel. It was a seamless transition. Special acknowledgement to Martin in Cape Town, who drove us…

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