Mozambique Holidays & Travel Facts

Mozambique is one of the most beautiful places in Southern Africa and her islands are blessed with pristine beaches, coral reefs and Portuguese history. Two archipelagos are situated just off the Mozambique coast and they offer white sandy beaches, fantastic diving and honeymoon retreats.

  • Matemo beach with Dhow
  • Medjumbe Island

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.