Overview for Mozambique
Mozambique has 2500 km of white, palm fringed beaches. The seemingly endless coral reefs and a dazzling array of marine life ensure Mozambique is a snorkelling, diving and fishing paradise.
The Bazaruto Archipelago near Vilanculos and the Quirimbas Archipelago near Pemba feature a string of islands with excellent sites for scuba diving and sport fishing. Vilanculos is the gateway to the Bazaruto islands 10km off the coast of the mainland.
Maputo, formerly known as Lourenco Marques, is the country’s vibrant capital. The city retains much of its colonial charm with streets lined by jacaranda and flame trees, colourful markets, great nightlife and a mix of African, European and Arab cultures.
Best Time to Travel
The climate in Mauritius, Seychelles and Mozambique is similar, with coastal temperatures rarely dropping below 20º in winter and reaching 33º – 36º in summer. The islands are influenced by the trade winds and hence bring some rain during December to March.
When to go
Climate varies according to area. Inland is cooler than the coast and rainfall higher as the land rises, with most rain between January and March. Hottest and wettest season is October to March. From April to September the coast has warm, mainly dry weather tempered by sea breezes.