From the sophisticated South to the final-frontier North, Mozambique is a mysterious, magical place of dreamy beaches, fabulous diving, offbeat safaris and spectacular island lodges.

"A much more off-the-beaten-track experience compared to its Indian Ocean cousins, with the emphasis on undiscovered wilderness rather than tourist trails."

Mozambique is a country of two halves: the South boasts some of the world’s best dive sites at the island idylls of the Bazaruto Archipelago, with dazzling white sands, and coral reefs teeming with colourful fish. Inland are the safari trails and bird-watching of Gorongosa National Park; now being restored to its former glory as an important conservation project.

But for true untouched paradise, head north. It starts at Ilha de Moçambique (Mozambique Island), the time-warped former capital joined to the mainland by a causeway, where tiny reed houses rub shoulders with pastel-coloured colonial mansions; then goes on up the coast to Pemba, a sunny seaside town with a beautiful beach, and beyond – at the country’s northern tip – to the Quirimbas Archipelago, with its abundant marine life, paradise-perfect beaches and handful of spectacular island lodges.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Maputo

  • Time Difference

    GMT +1

  • Best Time to Visit

    Mar-Nov

  • Currency

    Mozambique Metical

Mozambique

Explore

Choose from the cream of Mozambique’s finest resorts

  • &Beyond Benguerra Island Benguerra Island

    Firmly on the bucket list for anyone wanting a dreamy, tropical island escape (or a little R&R after a mainland safari), with some of the world's best scuba-diving and heavenly postcard-perfect beaches.

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  • Azura Retreat Benguerra Island

    It doesn’t take much to sell Mozambique – this island paradise simply takes your breath away. And we can happily say the same about Azura, enviably located on the heartbreakingly-gorgeous Benguerra Island.

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  • Ibo Island Lodge Quirimbas Archipelago

    This is the sort of place you’d ideally never leave. A remote island community – one of Mozambique’s oldest – bursting at the seams with colonial history, culture and local tradition.

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  • Medjumbe Private Island Quirimbas Archipelago

    Your own pristine island, just 1000 metres long and 500 metres wide; a jewel amidst the glittering blue of the Quirimbas with incredible diving, 13 stylish and perfectly equipped beach chalets with plunge pools sharing the barefoot luxury.

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  • Vamizi Island Quirimbas Archipelago

    Vamizi Island is undeniably a stunner – set around Neptune's Arm and lauded for its natural beauty, with 13 impossibly-romantic timber villas loosely strung along one of the world's most beautiful beaches.

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  • White Pearl Resorts Ponta Mamoli

    Mozambique’s style hotel, where barefoot luxury is done with designer panache; where the cool, sophisticated interiors are a pitch-perfect accompaniment to the balmy, sub-tropical island life.

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Take a Turtle Tour

    Take a Turtle Tour

    Real wildlife enthusiasts should head for Mozambique between November and February, because that’s when the Indian Ocean’s sea turtles head for this stretch of coastline to nest and lay their eggs.

  2. Step Back in Time

    Step Back in Time

    The Quirimbas Archipelago is a pristine wilderness, but also has a fascinating history. Ibo Island has one of its oldest settlements, having see-sawed between Portuguese and Omani Arab rule.

  3. All at Sea

    All at Sea

    With its near-perfect climate, warm offshore waters and colourful reefs, Mozambique is the perfect place to break out the paddles and take to the sea in a kayak!