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.
No stranger to tropical heat, the best time to visit Mozambique is over the dry winter season from May to November when game viewing is best and high humidity and potential flooding from heavy rains can be avoided.
Our recommended activities in Mozambique:
* Visit the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, where animals roam freely across its borders with South Africa and Zimbabwe.
* Take an early morning trip to the market in Maputo and explore Mozambique’s historical and culturally-rich capital town.
* Journey to Ilha de Mocambique, a small island off the north coast with many historic and colonial era buildings.