A stunning coastal country that forms the southeastern border of the African continent, with picturesque beaches, secluded islands, abundant marine life, and vibrant culture, Mozambique is a fabulous finale to any southern Africa trip. While the country once boasted some of the best game reserves in the southern region, years of Portuguese rule followed by a brutal civil war, scavenged the country’s natural habitats and the wildlife within them. Years later, the country has begun to rebuild, forming transnational parks and rehabilitating reserves that soon hope to become game destinations within their own right.
The more accessible archipelago is Bazaruto, reachable from Vilanculous, a vibrant beach town with boutique resorts, colorful markets, welcoming locals, and endless water activities. Day trips to the six islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago and its marine national park offer pristine coral, ivory beaches, and cobalt waters. The larger islands of Bazaruto and Benguerra (where those looking for a more remote getaway are encouraged to stay) harbor beautiful freshwater lakes, open grasslands, forests of coconut trees, towering sand dunes and incredible wildlife including crocodiles, dolphins, whales and the little known dugong. The region is known for big game fishing and some of the best diving in the world along the protected Two Mile Reef. Horseback riding, dhow cruises, castaway picnics, snorkeling, nature walks, and cultural interactions are all on offer in this unique, laid bac paradise.
What’s To Love in Mozambique
Take in a Glorious Sunset Drifting on a Dhow
Sail around the secluded beaches of the Bazaruto Archipelago in a vessel traditional to the coast for hundreds of years. With a majestic sweeping sail and silent drift, sailing aboard the dhow is the perfect setting to watch the sun’s glowing rays sink beneath the sea.
Snorkel and Dive the Reefs
Famed for its vibrant marine life, Mozambique has become a world class diving destination for its protected areas of Primeiras & Segundas in the Quirimbas Archipelago and the Two Mile Reef in the Bazaruto Archipelago where divers can witness colorful reef fish, manta rays, whale sharks, dugongs, marine turtles and the humpback whale migration.
Land a Big Fish
The Quirimbas and Bazaruto Archipelagos have become premiere destinations for big game, bill, and reef fishing, famed for Blue, Striped, and massive Black Marlin, King Fish, Sailfish, Tuna, Giant Trevally. You can also try your hand at saltwater fly fishing in Bazaruto.
You Can Take a Horse to the Beach....
Ride bareback as you trot deep into the warm waters of the sea to swim with these beautiful beasts amidst the tranquil, idyllic surrounds.
Find a Dugong
Take a dive in the Bazaruto or Quirimbas Archipelagos to spot one of these endangered species along the shallow shores where these stately ‘sea cows’ reside. A relative of the elephant, the dugong only remains in a few parts of the world with Mozambique the sole location on the entire eastern coast of the continent.
Relax or Revv Your Engine
Mozambique is a perfect way to relax after an African Safari. The beaches are tranquil, the vibe is chill, and if you want the thrill of water sports after hours in the safari truck Mozambique resorts have it all.
Visit the Local Villages of Ibo Island
Visit one of the earliest settlements in the country, Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago to wander through a maze of crumbling colonial architecture reminiscent of the former Portuguese colony and previous Arab port dating back to 600 AD.
Live the Life in a Boutique Resort
Mozambique has a number of beautiful properties offering half board and full board services and activities. Escape and Enjoy.
The rainy, humid season in Mozambique stretches from the end of November through March with rains tapering off in April. April through October bring the drier months, with the most ideal time to travel spanning from April through September when the weather is dry and temperatures are relatively cooler. If you are looking to travel during whale season consider traveling between July and October when you can witness the humpback migration.
Typically for the type of Custom Itineraries we build, prices in Mozambique can run from $750 - $1,000 + USD per person per day, primarily dependent upon destination, lodging, activities, time of year, and single or double occupancy. Quoted Tour prices include accommodations, guides, excursions, ground transfers, fully inclusive: all meals beverages and all activities. (Motorized water sports may be extra.)
Tour proposals exclude international flights, travel insurance, and gratuities. Each proposal will detail all inclusions and exclusions for clarity.