MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique is emerging on the tourism scene for its exotic and wild beauty. Offering an unique historical and cultural heritage, tropical beaches, coral reefs, spectacular landscapes, intriguingly rich architecture and small desolate islands close to the coast, Mozambique is one of the most enticing tourist destinations in Southern Africa. Some 1,500 miles of rugged, creamy coastline are met by world-class coral reefs, primed for swimming, snorkeling, and sunset sailing.

 

Mozambique's distinct local style consists of a vibrant blend of African, Arab and Portuguese influences and provides a refreshing contrast to the other countries in the Southern Africa region. True African culture immerses the senses in the Art Deco capital, Maputo, while luxury awaits within the string of exclusive private islands. The passion for life can be seen on every corner of this diverse country, from Maputo's modern, bustling city streets and pulsating night life to the colourful markets and small fishing villages which dot the coast.

 

All our adventures to Mozambique are to luxury properties which have recently been upgraded to a super-slick safari lodge, like Benguerra Lodge, as well as Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa on neighbouring Bazaruto Island. Speak to an ESA consultant who will advise you on this beautiful undiscovered part of Southern Africa.

 

Why Mozambique?


  • Romantic Island destination
  • Friendly locals, vibrant culture
  • The country's natural beauty, wildlife, and historic heritage provide excellent beach, cultural, and eco-tourism opportunities.
  • FACTS


    Area : Mozambique is a southern African nation and its long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, the mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins. It's also a diving and snorkeling destination, as is Bazaruto Archipelago farther south, with reefs protecting rare marine life including dugongs.

    Population : 24 million

    Language : Portuguese

    Weather


    Climate : Mozambique Climate is warm and tropical with an average temperature of 28° Celsius. The weather along the coast of Mozambique is sunny and warm even in midwinter, which is chilling elsewhere. The summer ranges from October to April and can be rainy, humid, and very hot.

    Best Travel : May, Aug, Sep & Oct

    Rainy Season : Oct - March

    Mozambique can experience occasional cyclones in February or March.

    HOW TO GET THERE


    Mozambique International Airports : Maputo International Airport is the main gateway into Mozambique with direct flights from Portugal, Johannesburg or Cape Town. Holiday-makers are usually on their way to one of the country's smaller airports to access the Indian Ocean coast. Vilanculos International Airport: fly from Maputo, Johannesburg, Cape Town or Kruger International for the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. The Kruger connection means a great logistics solution for a Big 5 safari and beach holiday. Pemba International Airport: gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago, Pemba is accessed via Maputo, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam - the latter two making for a great East Africa safari and beach holiday combination.

    Getting to Mozambique : On arrived at the coast, travelling onwards to the islands themselves means a boat, light aircraft or helicopter transfer. The islands are small enough to get around on foot though there are plenty of opportunities for sailing and boating trips. Mozambique is not a self-drive destination and travelers who want to explore its inland regions should arrange a guided safari.

    Points Of Interest


    Bazaruto Islands : - The Bazaruto Archipelago is a protected National Park. The protected reefs and beaches support dolphin, dugong, game-fish, giant lobster and several species of marine turtle. The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of a group of five islands along the historical Mozambican channel and opposite Vilanculos on the mainland; Bazaruto, Benguerra, Maraque, Banque and Santa Carolina. The area offers an idyllic unspoiled tropical island setting for your vacation. The islands are pristine and somewhat undeveloped, offering unbelievable natural beauty. World famous for its big 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 seen 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.


    Some ideas of adventures to Mozambique...

    As with all the itineraries on our website, these are just examples of what is possible. After listening to you, we will plan your obligation free itinerary taking your budget and individual needs into consideration. Contact us today to start planning your dream adventure to Africa.

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