A tropical oasis in Africa
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Family Holidays in Mozambique
A tropical paradise stowed away on the East coast of Southern Africa, Mozambique offers an adventurous tropical getaway to the Africa-savvy family. With Africa’s longest extent of Indian Ocean coastline, the array of attractions are as impressive as they are vast. This African beach destination offers a wide variety of family-friendly resorts to choose from and parents can have peace of mind knowing that their little ones will be taken care of while enjoying some downtime for themselves. From bustling beach markets serving up delicious Portuguese-inspired dishes, to idyllic remote islands, a Mozambique family holiday promises to be as unforgettable as it will be unique.
Why Visit Mozambique
World-class marine life
Whether you prefer to observe the underwater world from below or frolic in the shallows, be sure to pack your diving and snorkeling gear to discover Mozambique’s untouched coral reefs and abundant marine life. In fact, exploring Mozambique’s warm ocean as a family is one of the country’s major highlights. Children as young as 10 can sign up to learn to dive and after a four-day course, can be certified to dive 12 metres alongside their parents. Attractions include the chance to see dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays and dugongs. A dhow safari followed by a picnic on one of Bazaruto’s sheltered beaches is also an adventure not to be missed.
Mozambique’s wide, southern beaches are a playground for little ones and family-friendly resorts are readily available. The best regions for a family holiday are in and around Ponto do Ouro, Vilanculos and Tofo Beach. The team at Jumbari will be able to share the resorts that offer kids’ clubs as well as child discounts and daycare.
Dive into tropical waters and explore an enchanting underwater world
Savour peri-peri prawns and a selection of fresh seafood
Relaxing days on 1,553 miles of pristine white sand beaches
Wander through African markets in search of spices and crafts
When To Go?
Best time to go
The months of May to November offer dry weather, as well as the best opportunity of clear waters and blue skies – perfect conditions for scuba diving or your marine safari.
Resorts tend to fill up over the school holidays from June to August, as well as the festive season and Easter vacation.
The off-peak months run from January to April when the rainy season kicks in.
Perfectly cloudless days between May and November lend themselves to ideal diving conditions.
Will you see the Big 5?
Although some Big 5 members can be found in Gorongosa National Park, we prefer to pair your beach holiday with a trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa for the ultimate safari experience.
What is regularly seen?
Mozambique’s marine life offers the opportunity to see dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays and dugongs.
When will you get the best wildlife experience?
The arid landscape of the dry season makes it easier to view wildlife on safari.
Maputo is the capital of Mozambique.
Expect your purchases to be counted in Metical, but feel free to spend your US dollars or South African rand too.
The main international airport in Mozambique is Maputo International Airport.
Health & Safety
Malaria does pose a risk to travelers, so please be sure to vaccinate yourself and take necessary precautions such as sleeping under a mosquito net, wearing long sleeve clothing and applying mosquito repellent.