Why visit Mozambique?
Mozambique offers 2500 km’s of pristine beachfront on the mainland with a string of beautiful tropical islands. Coconut palms line the beautiful white sand beaches. Many of Mozambique’s islands are isolated and therefore offer travellers the ultimate private and exclusive getaway. Probably this is why it is a top destination for honeymooners.
Besides the pristine beaches Mozambique also offers wild game reserves, diving escapes, swimming with dolphins, city breaks and more. People forget that the country has fresh markets, rich historical architecture, spice trading and the export of nuts and cotton and head straight to the beach.
- Bazaruto Archipelago and several small island paradises sit just off the coast.
- The deep channels that flow off the coast of Mozambique offer some of the best big game fishing for Marlin and Sail Fish in the world.
- It’s a paradise for scuba diving and snorkelling.
- Mozambique is also famous for the quality of its fresh seafood. You have to try the world famous prawns and peri-peri chicken.
- Mozambique is famous for its traditional music, especially its marimba bands. Modern Mozambican music has been likened to Reggae and Calypso.
- Portuguese is the official language, although this is generally only spoken by the more educated amongst Mozambique’s population. Beside this, more than 60 different dialects of Bantu languages can be found in Mozambique. English is generally spoken in hotels and beach lodges.
- Mozambique follows a typical southern African weather pattern, with slight differences between the north and the south of the country.Summer (October – April)
Min 25°C/77°F to Max 35˚C/95°F
Winter (May – September)
Min 21°C/70°F to Max 28°C/82°F
Hot and sunny weather year round, with little or no rainfall through most of the year.
- Malaria is prevalent in Mozambique. Vaccines such as typhoid, polio and tetanus are sensible and yellow fever certificates may be required. Check before you travel.
- Visa’s are required for UK and US citizens. They can be purchased on arrival in Mozambique. Before travelling to Mozambique, we suggest you check this. UK travellers can check with the High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique in London.
Where to go?
Azure waters, bountiful marine life and idyllic accommodation await those visiting the five islands that make up Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago. Declared a National Park in 1971, the islands include Santa Carolina, Bangué, Benguerra Island, Magaruque, and Bazaruto. The waters that lap the archipelago are filled to the brim with an array of reef fish, sea turtles and game fish. An assortment of endangered marine life have also been documented here such as whale sharks, manta rays, leatherback turtles, humpback whales and the very rare dugong.
Dotted along the Mozambican coastline are 32 idyllic islands that make up the Quirimbas Archipelago. Here, a plethora of marine life, ranging from turtles and dugongs to whales and dolphins, and a thriving coral reef beckon to diving enthusiasts. The magnificent Quirimbas National Park offers nature lovers the opportunity to explore a vast expanse of enchanted forest. The Quirimbas boast enormous cultural and historical value. The islands represent a melting-pot of Portuguese, Arabian and African influences, while historic landmarks such as the old fort on Ibo Island tell tales of slavery, pirates and the ominous ivory trade.
Where to stay in Quirimbas Archipelago?
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