Mozambique is your perfect post-safari or romantic getaway. African safaris are often intense and a little time at a stunning beach destination might just be the right way to unwind after your wildlife viewing sojourn. Our best advice is to view wildlife in other destinations and treat yourself to azure serenity here. In this coastal nation on the Indian Ocean, there is no shortage of succulent seafood, Robinson Crusoe-type accommodation, water activities, or hammocks! The makings of a relaxing beach holiday along the charming coast of Mozambique are available for a fraction of other island destinations.
Tourism is a burgeoning industry. Mozambican hospitality is vibrant and warm everywhere from stylish posh resorts to charming boutique properties. In the mainland gateway of Vilanculos, meander through markets and villages as a welcome guest, not a target for high-pressured sales. Mozambique can be rough around the edges in many ways compared to polished tourism destinations nearby, but a visit here will entice you to slow down and savor the simple pleasures of the coast.
What we love about Mozambique
Island Life — Whether you choose to lodge on the mainland or on one of the many islands dotting the Indian Ocean, visit the crown jewel of Mozambique’s coast, the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. Here you will discover one of the last remaining habitats of the graceful marine mammal, the Dugong. This endangered relative of the manatee is found in the cobalt and turquoise waters full of coral reefs, sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales.
Throughout the Bazaruto Archipelago in the South and the Quirimbas Archipelago of the North coast, you will find an astonishing variety of island habitats that offer up unspoiled beaches, gorgeous hiking trails, and unparalleled snorkeling and diving. Pack your days with varied activities or simply master the art of ‘DNA’–doing nothing at all…
Mozambique enjoys a tropical climate year-round. From June through October is the long dry season with typical clear skies and mild temperatures in the high 80s F (low 30s C). This is peak season on the coast. During November – March guests can expect a ‘green’ season, when landscapes are lush but there are higher temperatures, more humidity, and increased chances of thunderstorms or cyclones. April and May are considered shoulder season; when the rains subside and humidity drops. It is generally pleasant weather but occasional showers can still occur.