Mozambique

Stretching for very nearly 2,500 km along the warm turquoise waters of southeast Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline, Mozambique boasts a heady mix of empty palm-fringed beaches, stunning architecture, remote island getaways and an ever-improving array of animal sightings.

Many visitors jet straight from the international airport in the capital, Maputo, to the private airstrips and first-rate sands of the Quirimbas or Bazaruto Archipelagos. Here, a romantic sailing through the shallows on a traditionally-constructed dhow is a way of life, while snorkelling, diving, and game fishing run alongside whale watching of resident minke and southern right whales.

However, mainland Mozambique is also well worth exploring. In the far south, the tiny town of Ponta d’Ouro lives up to the English translation of its name – Golden Point – with a much-loved arch of yellow-orange sand and a plethora of fine resorts to opt between, while nearby Maputo Special Reserve offers regular elephant sightings.

But it’s Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique that is making a name for itself as the country’s go-to destination for traditional safari experiences. Among its variety of lake, mountain, grassland and forest landscapes, big game species include lion, elephant, antelope, highly-endangered African Wild Dogs, and more than 300 different species of native and migratory birds.

Tours

2-3 Star Accommodation

Our 2 to 3 star accommodated safaris and tours use comfortable accommodation that is booked on a twin share basis. The majority of rooms have en-suite bathrooms and very occasionally they will have shared ablutions. All linen and bedding is provided.

Travel Information

Electricity

Current is 220/240 volts at 50 cycles per second. A three-point round-pin adapter plug should be brought for your electrical apliances. Such adapters are…

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Banking

CurrencyThe unit of curency in Mozambique is the Metical (M) which is divided into 100 centavos. South African Rand and US$ are also widely accepted. BankingLocal…

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Cuisine

Mozambique offers some of the best cuisine in Africa, providing a popular blend of Portugese, Indian and African influences. The country is well known…

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Climate

The Mozambique coastline stretches for almost 2,000km, covering latitudes from about 11° to 27° South, and has a tropical ocean current running north…

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Transport

Public transport is not recommended within Mozambique, however there are reliable bus shuttles to the north and international/local planes. There are…

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Dress

Light clothing is a must for most of the year (do not forget your swimminwear and sunscreen!). However, during winter (June-August) it can be chilli in…

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Regions

Barra Beach

Resting on the southeastern shore of Mozambique, roughly 485 kilometres of Maputo and 25 kilometres of Inhambane, the magnificent Barra Beach (or Barra) is an idyllic…

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Chizavane

Located only a few hours drive north of Maputo close to the town of Xai-Xai, Chizavane is a coastal paradise. Miles of pristine golden beaches fringing…

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Inhambane

The Imhambane Province is known for its wide, almost land-locked bay and its beautiful but crumbling Portuguese architecture. Points of interest include the vibrant local market,…

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Maputo

Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, is known for its well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture. With its beautiful art deco architecture and its amazing setting on a hill overlooking the…

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Ponta do Ouro

Just north of Mozambique’s border with South Africa, the town of Ponta do Ouro, meaning ‘Point of Gold’, lies on the country’s remote southeastern coast. This…

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