A guide to Mozambique Best known for its long, palm-fringed beaches, freshwater lagoons and tropical islands, Mozambique is an ideal destination. The
Archetypal barefoot luxury, outstanding beaches, turquoise waters, shallow reefs, exclusive beach lodges and a string of subtropical Indian Ocean islands all combine to make Mozambique one of Africa’s most unspoilt marine areas.
Most travellers are also often pleasantly surprised to discover the fascinating culture and history on offer. In addition, Mozambique is emerging as a rewarding safari destination too, where time on one of the islands can be combined with a true wilderness experience in one of the national parks.
Although traditionally a more exclusive and expensive beach destination than Mauritius, we are increasingly finding more economical ways to link Mozambique with countries such as South Africa, Kenya and southern Tanzania. Mozambique is also an ideal honeymoon or post-safari beach destination.
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Until recently, travel into the interior of Mozambique was reserved for only the most intrepid explorer. However, a few adventurous safaris options have begun to open up. Accessed by light aircraft, the wilderness areas of the Niassa Game Reserve and Gorongosa National Park are ideal for adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts, and can be easily combined with a stay on one of the islands.
The island of Vamizi has the highest number of green turtles in Mozambique, and is the best place in the country to spot these dignified creatures.
Mozambique is one of the best destinations for snorkelling; brightly coloured coral surrounds Vamizi Island, as well as the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos.
Wander through the impressive colonial buildings of Ibo Town, and absorb the visible history of Mozambique.
Stay on a private Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, such as the romantic Ibo Island Lodge.
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Truly exclusive and exceptionally luxurious.
Very high class accommodation with superb facilities and service.
High standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Good standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Clean and comfortable with en suite bathrooms but limited facilities.
Very modest with shared bathrooms and minimal facilities