With 2 500 kilometres of coast to its name, Mozambique’s beaches with fine white sand and warm tropical water has unsurprisingly made it a sought-after summer-holiday destination. Still relatively rustic, with quaint villages dotting the shoreline and two archipelagoes off its coast (Quirimbas near the Tanzanian border and Bazaruto in the south), it offers plenty to explore beyond your beach lounger. Its laid-back appeal, stunning scenery and array of activities offer appeal to both honeymooners and families on holiday, while aquatic biodiversity and marine parks make it a dream destination for scuba divers and fisherman alike.
Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons – a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September. Climatic conditions, however, vary depending on altitude. Rainfall is heavy along the coast and decreases in the north and south. January and February is cyclone season in southern Mozambique and there’s a high chance of torrential rain. If the main purpose of your visit is to go on safari, then it’s best to visit in August and September, as the dry months offer the best game viewing.
Our Mozambique packages make travelling there fairly straightforward – you can fly in to one of three international airports before continuing your onward journey. Once you’ve landed, getting from place to place quickly and comfortably will require hiring a private car or even flying again – accessing the more remote locations (the islands especially) means a plane, boat or helicopter transfer, which will impact on your budget. As far as accommodation goes, the spectrum is wide, from all-inclusive luxury resorts to low-key, affordable self-catering villas – you can craft your stay according to your pocket. Eating out is also very affordable and Mozambique is renowned for its seafood.