If you are looking for pristine beaches, palm trees, clear blue water and corals reefs, then Mozambique is definitely the place to be!
Mozambique is a paradise for those who are in constant search of new scuba-diving, snorkeling, fishing and kite surfing spots (away from the crowd).
The charming coastal town of Vilankulos faces the Bazaruto Archipelago. It offers a wide range of activities to do from having a stroll on the long pristine beaches, going on a day excursion on a typical Dhow to one of the Bazaruto islands or treating yourself with some kite surfing or scuba-diving lessons.
The best way to explore the town is by jumping on a tuk-tuk and asking locals to take you to the Capulanas shops and walking around the local market.
The Bazaruto Archipelago
The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five tropical islands, Bazaruto and Benguerra being the two key ones.
The archipelago is surrounded by a marine national park offering some of the world-famous snorkeling and scuba diving spots. It boasts an impressive marine population.
Staying in one of the luxurious lodges of the islands is a fantastic option for a relaxing break and escape.
Maputa and Machangulo
The colorful capital of Maputo is known for its markets, harbor and nightlife. It is definitely a must-stop before heading to your beach destination in areas like Machangulo or Ponta Mamoli.
Machangulo is reachable by a short boat transfer or by road. There you can spot game while driving through Maputo Special Reserve.
Both Machangulo and Ponta Mamoli are delightful destinations for travelers looking to relax and unwind on the infinite white sandy beaches.
The wildlife won’t disappoint you with the turtles nesting between October and March or the whales making their annual migration from July to November.
Besides having wonderful wide beaches, the holiday villages of Tofo and Barra promise a lively atmosphere to the travelers. All the activities such as snorkeling, scuba-diving, stand-up paddle, kayaking on the mangrove or cultural trips are available.
The Inhambane province is also world renowned for being home to Manta Reef, a wonderful diving spot where you can swim along whale-sharks or manta rays.
local currency is Metical although US Dollars and South African Rands are also accepted.
When to go
Mozambique is a sunny country all year round, but the dry months of April to November are the best to visit the country. November to March are the rainy months, although it can get hot and humid.
With a 2 500km coastline, Mozambique has some other places worth visiting such as the North of the country with the port town of Pemba and the Quirimbas archipelago, promising a private island escape.