Mozambique is blossoming as a tourist destination – it’s got pristine beaches, fertile national parks, fantastic food, haunting natural beauty and gorgeous dive sites. But the best part is that much of it remains undiscovered; while no longer completely hidden, much of Mozambique is still off the well-trodden tourist trail. There are mysteries here that are yours to uncover and you’ll have an amazing time doing it.
While it’s a paradise for almost everyone, scuba divers will find their heaven here – there is an almost unlimited range of awe-inspiring dive sites perfect for everyone from beginners to the most experienced. Relaxation seekers should head north to the town of Pemba, where there are rustic and charming beachside boutique hotels or to the jaw-dropping Bazaruto archipelago that boasts beaches so beautiful that it is mystifying how they stay so deserted.
Head inland and you’ll be spoiled for choice with eco-lodges and game camps waiting to take your breath away with sensational animal encounters. And there are alternative adventures to be had in the friendly yet frantic capital city of Maputo – be sure to experience an authentic street market for a real taste of Mozambique.
Bustling Maputo is Mozambique’s capital and by far its most developed area. For such a busy, economically-driven city it’s a surprisingly pretty place dotted with green parks and examples of fine Portuguese colonial-era buildings. The atmosphere is lively, friendly and in some ways fairly European in comparison to many other African capitals – the Portuguese influence still lingers and the Mediterranean vibe won’t be lost on you.
Why book holidays to Mozambique?
Mozambique’s beach resorts are not heavily commercialised – Pemba allows you to enjoy the rustic beauty and charm of the region, while Bazaruto offers genuine desert island-style unspoiled seclusion
This is a country with a fascinating past – and what better way is there to uncover the history and heritage than by visiting?
A safari to yourself – choose Mozambique as the destination for your safari holiday and you’ll enjoy quiet national parks that have the same stunning beauty and animal diversity, but don’t have the huge numbers of tourists you’ll find in other parts of Africa
There are wonderful dive sites here with perfectly clear water and a wine variety of sea creatures in the vicinity
Fresh seafood is the order of the day here and you won’t have tasted anything quite like it. Mozambicans take great pride in their cuisine and that means every meal comes with a distinctive and delicious twist