A laid-back, friendly and comparatively very safe tourist destination in East Africa, Mozambique offers visitors numerous things to see and do, as well as dozens of stunning tropical beaches that are perfect for just lazing around on. For beach holidays, Mozambique is arguably the best destination in Africa. It is also widely lauded as one of the best destinations in the world for scuba diving and game fishing, and its colourful and well-preserved coral reefs and clear, warm waters attract plenty of snorkellers and honeymooners.
See the enormous sand dunes and freshwater lakes of Bazaruto Island, or visit Benguerra Island’s forests and wetlands. History enthusiasts will enjoy the historic lighthouse on Inhaca Island and a number of UNESCO-listed cultural attractions, but the country is known mainly for its beach resorts and ocean activities. Other attractions include Africa’s second largest artificial lake, Cahora Bassa, and ‘the place where Noah parked his Ark’, Gorongosa National Park. The north of the country offers some amazing wilderness areas. Go horse riding on the beach in Vilanculos, or scuba diving in its turquoise waters, and take a trip on a Pemba Bay dhow. Ponta d’Ouro, in the south, is good for swimming with dolphins, or surfing one of the most perfect waves in the world.
The largest island in the archipelago, Bazaruto Island is about 23 miles (37km) long and four miles (7km) wide, surrounded by magnificent stretches of white sand. Enormous sand dunes comprise the eastern strip, while the interior contains large freshwater lakes inhabited by crocodiles and frequented by a wide variety of water birds, including flamingos. On the northern tip of the island is a lighthouse built by the Portuguese over 100 years ago, which signals to the large number of ships travelling the historic Mozambique Channel and affords spectacular views from its tower.
World famous for its large game fishing, Bazaruto is also well known as a popular diving destination, with a rich variety of marine life surrounding the island. The Bazaruto Marine National Park offers coral reefs, crystal-clear waters and diverse underwater life. Reef sharks, dolphins, manta rays and even turtles are regular visitors to these waters, and the turtles lay their eggs on the beaches of the island. Humpback whales can be found between August and October, and whale sharks between April and July. Tourist facilities, upmarket lodges and exclusive resorts dot the island and are geared towards luxury tourism. Bazaruto is accessible by boat or plane from Vilanculos.
At Mozambique Tourism we specialize in offering you different types of Mozambique accommodation , we tailor make Mozambique holiday packages to suit your requirements and budget.
We offer a variety of Mozambique accommodation options throughout all areas of the country, including ;Maputo,Machangulo Peninsula, Ponta De Ouro, Ponta Malongane, Bilene, Xai-Xai, Inhambane, Vilanculos, Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Magaruque Island , Pemba, Ibo Island , Vamizi Island and Quilalea Island.
Guaranteed to leave you with stunning memories of the beautiful surroundings and friendly locals, your Mozambique holiday will have you enjoying mouth-watering cuisine and experiencing the lush white beaches that are characteristic of this inviting paradise.
This exotic country is the ideal holiday destination, with activities such as snorkelling, sunset cruises, horse-riding, dolphin tours and scuba diving all set to keep even the most hyper holidaymaker occupied.
PONTA De OURO: This location captures the very essence of Mozambican holiday luxury. Swimming with the Dolphins is a must, while scuba diving is very popular.
Maputo: The capital of Mozambique is a hub of culture, where wonderful fresh cuisine is served and retail therapy at countless shops will ensure the capture of a treasure or two.
Gaza: An ideal spot for the adventurous traveller: Sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, paragliding and kite-surfing are typical pursuits where the Xai-Xai and Limpopo Rivermeet in Bilene.
Inhambane: When Vasco Da Gama rounded Africa in the late 15th century, he immediately fell in love with this beautiful place and named it ‘Terra de Boa Gente’ or Land of Good People. The name says it all, and the tropical reef areas will astonish you.
Vilanculos: This gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago consists of six Islands, and is a place of incomparable beauty. Over the years, surfing has become one of the most popular watersports in Vilanculos, as the area provides a temperate climate, unpredictable waters and plentiful wind – a dream for any passionate surfer.
Benguerra Island: Home to a variety of animal, bird and plant life, the lush forests and exquisite landscape is incredible to behold. Famous for its unspoiled beaches, excellent fishing and remarkable scuba diving sites, Benguerra Island will not soon be forgotten. Whales and dolphins are often seen here, and sunset beach walks or a guided tour of the island is a must.
Bazaruto Island: An unexplored destination of great beauty, surrounded by turquoise water and fringed by idyllic beaches, the bewitching coral reefs and rare tropical fish make this the ultimate destination for the ocean-lover.
Magaruque Island: Relaxation, seclusion and natural beauty are words that describe this well-known marlin and sail fishing hotspot where ocean safaris and sunset cruises make the perfect afternoon.
Sofala: In Sofala, famous attractions include the beautiful Beira Cathedral and the Gorongosa National Park, where game drives at dusk or dawn and hikes to the pristine waterfalls will not disappoint.
Nampula: Ilha de Mozambique is well worth a visit, as it is a historic town dating back to the early 17th century. Nampula is known for its unique atmosphere and culture. Architecture buffs will love the Cathedral, and nature-lovers will appreciate the volcanic rock formation that lines Nampula’s vast horizon.
Quirimbas Arquipelago: Those looking for complete exclusivity and natural beauty will adore this completely untouched Mozambique Islands in a forgotten corner of the Quirimbas Archipelago.
Niassa: Visitors to the Niassa reserve will find the Lugenda Wilderness Camp: Africa’s largest conservation area. With luxury tented accommodation that leads out onto a private veranda overlooking breath-taking scenery.