Why Mozambique: Mozambique has many superb stretches of beautiful coastline and a multitude of sandy islands offshore which are perfect settings for an idyllic beach holiday. With warm clear waters, some of the best coral reefs on the planet and incredible marine life, the area is renowned for excellent scuba diving, fishing and snorkelling. Although relatively remote, the Bazaruto Archipelago and the mainland’s north coast offer a number of luxurious eco-resorts to choose from, ideal for those wanting to get away from it all.
Culture: For centuries, Mozambique’s Indian Ocean coast was an important trading route and a melting pot of Arabic, Indian, African, Chinese and Portuguese peoples, creating a fascinating and rich culture.
Climate: The islands can be visited throughout the year. October to March is hot and humid with some rain, whilst May to October is dry with warm days (average 27°C) and cooler nights.
Combine With: Mainland Mozambique, the Bazaruto and Benguerra islands can be combined with a safari in Southern Africa. The north coast of Mozambique is very close to Tanzania and can be reached from Dar es Salaam thus combines conveniently with an East African safari.
Getting There: Mozambique is easily accessed by air from Johannesburg. The Bazaruto Archipelago is reached by light aircraft or helicopter from Vilanculos. A network of air charters links Maputo (the capital) with the north coast, which can also be reached from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.