Family Activities in Mozambique | Jumbari Family Safaris

Family Activities in Mozambique

Why plan a family holiday to Mozambique

Located on South Africa’s East Coast with its warm Indian Ocean currents, it’s no surprise that Mozambique is a popular holiday destination. With palm-lined beaches, remote islands and wild national parks, it offers visitors the perfect combination of laid-back beach and wildlife-rich bush safaris. Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago is an ideal marine reserve for diving and discovering an array of underwater life, while Gorongosa National Park is home to the Big 5 and over 1000 other species of bird, mammal and reptile. Another highlight is the Archipelago das Quirimbas, which is made up of 32 islands off the coastal town of Pemba and where white-sand beaches, snorkelling in the coral reefs and sightings of humpback whales are the order of the day.

Family-friendly activities in Mozambique


Marine Safari

One of the top scuba diving and snorkeling destinations in the world, a marine safari in Mozambique promises to be a highlight for the whole family. The protected coral reefs that line the coast and surrounding islands are home to manta rays, dolphins, whale sharks and an array of tropical fish. Between the months of June and December, you can spot Southern Right and Humpback Whale migrate to Mozambique’s warm waters.

Sailing on a Dhow at Mozambique Island

Dhow Sailing

Set sail on Mozambique’s tropical waters on a traditional dhow at sunset, or opt for a private multi-day dhow safari. A cruise onboard this traditional fishing vessel promises to be a memorable experience. Enjoy a variety of refreshing drinks and snacks as you are swept across the azure waters with the sun dipping below the horizon. Make sure to capture this special moment for your family photo album!


Big Game Fishing

Take to the open water on a Big Game Fishing expedition and try your luck at reeling in King Makarel Travelli and Marlin weighing up to 1000lbs. The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s premier fishing destination and offers year-round fishing opportunities. To assist with conservation efforts, Mozambique encourages ‘tag and release’ principle when fishing in their waters.

Ilha de Mozambique

Ilha de Mozambique

Journey to Ilha de Mozambique to discover the ancient forts, cathedrals and mansions of the old capital. Located off the northern shores, the island was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique architecture dating back to the Portuguese rule in the 17th century. The island offers an array of activities for families from guided tours through Makuti Town to delicious seafood feasts.

Book your family safari to Mozambique

Our expert consultants have taken the hassle out of your holiday with our collection of eco-friendly Mozambique getaways that include resorts with specialised children’s programmes, as well as kiddy-friendly menus and activities. Start planning your tropical island adventure to Mozambique today.