Enigmatic. Vibrant. Astonishing. This is a country of considerable contrasts.
Dune-flanked beaches with swaying palms, hectic cities, idyllic islands and wilderness adventures — Mozambique’s remote archipelagos are strung like pearls in cobalt and turquoise waters. Home to extraordinary marine biodiversity and well-preserved coral fields in the North, and pounding surf carrying graceful dhows with billowing sails in the South. On land, colonial architecture and surprisingly vibrant pockets of nightlife crop up among vast tracts of bush.
Explore the Bazaruto Archipelago by ancient Arab dhow (or luxury yacht); go below with world-class big-game fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling or kayaking; hike ancient forest trails; go barefoot on private islands in the majestic Quirimbas archipelago; horse-ride along pristine beaches; learn to fish by hand-line, then barbecue your catch with a private chef; encounter the world’s largest concentration of birdlife in the Zambezi River delta; visit local fishing villages and observe their cultures and traditions; discover one of Africa's 'last wild places' in the Niassa National Reserve; dine under the stars by the water’s edge as you watch traditional dance; follow the coastline by helicopter, landing to explore the ancient fortress of Sao Sebastiao.
Where to Stay
Private island paradises and wild-luxury fly-camps.
When to Go
Sub-tropical Mozambique is dry from April to September, when the beach is best, though the winds pick up from June to August. For warmth, good game, and possibly whales, October is the winning ticket.