About Mozambique

Mozambique is well known for its stunning coastline and amazing diving opportunities, as well as a multitude of historical sites and a diverse landscape. 

Mozambique is a country in Africa to where the peoples need to be determined to travel. Africa is known for its wildlife, tribes, dance, music, food and rich natural heritage. This country has 44% coastal lowlands that constitute beautiful beaches and marine tourist attractions. 



Mozambique’s long history and rich mix of tribal cultures provide a unique experience for visitors new to Africa and its amazing traditions. Social strata here depend on comparative wealth rather than ethnicity, and few Westerners are left within the country. Historically, poverty has always been a problem, but the increasingly rapid development of the tourism industry is a hopeful solution.


Best time to go

The best time to visit Mozambique is during the drier months of April to September, when temperatures are also ever so slightly cooler - though still unlikely to dip below the high 20s. For humpback whale sightings, the best time to visit Mozambique is between July and October.

When it comes to things to do in Mozambique, water rules: superb scuba diving, dhow sailing trips and sea kayaking are all high up our list of idyllic, Indian Ocean experiences.


How many days do I need in Mozambique?

If you have a month, you can comfortably see the vast majority of the country's major tourist attractions. Here's a quick breakdown of the routes you could follow: Two weeks in the south: Maputo, Tofo, and Vilanculos/Bazaruto Archipelago. Two weeks in the north: Nampula, Ilha de Mocambique, Pemba, Quirimbas Islands.


Things to do

Looking for lions in Gorongosa National Park, diving and snorkelling in Bazaruto National Park, dancing during the night in Maputo, exploring colonial relics on Mozambique Island, joining an ocean safari in Tofo, eating famous Lm prawns and other delicious seafood, dhow trip in the Quirimbas Archipelago, are some of the many activities that you can do in Mozambique!


Getting around Mozambique


Regional and local scheduled flights connect Maputo, Vilanculos and Pemba with neighbouring countries.


Public transport in Mozambique

Visitors normally travel by taxis, but real adventurers can try their luck with public minibuses (chapas). Like any other country in Africa, when taking a cab you should negotiate the fare beforehand and only pay on arrival.


Health & Safety

All travellers are required to have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognized facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. Yellow fever and Malaria vaccination certificates are required from those travellers coming from areas of risk. Furthermore, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you are away.

Interesting places to visit in Mozambique

The Bazaruto Archipelago

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a small group of islands situated approximately 30 Kilometers off the Mozambique coast. Bazaruto Island is the largest and northern most of the five islands.

With its tropical climate, beautiful raw scenery and wealth of activities on offer, Bazaruto Island is the perfect getaway for families, honeymooners and incentive groups.

Ponta d’Ouro

Ponta d’Ouro is a great introduction to Mozambique. It’s just over the border from South Africa and so has a substantial tourism industry. The area has a long stretch of beach, a good surf break, and a small town with cafes, bars, restaurants, and a market. There are lots of accommodation options, including beach camping.

Next to the large government campsite, there is a rustic but well-cared for community-run campsite which has a secret beach entrance and friendly staff. You’ll need a 4x4 to access Ponta d’Ouro as the last stretch of road is made of sand.

Parque Nacional das Quirimbas

The Quirimbas National Park contains most of the southern Quirimbas islands (including Ibo, Medjumbe and Matemo) along with a large tract of coastal mangrove and forest on the mainland.

While there are some hard-to-spot big fauna on the mainland, the park is better known for its myriad bird species, rich marine life, gorgeous beaches and scattered coral islands that have recently sprouted a small selection of – so far – sensitively planned, ecofriendly luxury resorts.


Tofo is well known for partying and diving. Tofo also has seriously delicious and affordable seafood, as well as great souvenir shopping. There’s a beautiful beach (of course), great surf breaks, and also a number of locals hawking souvenirs.

If you don’t mind the party vibe, staying somewhere in the town will suit you. There are options further from the beach which are out of the fray, but still not exactly quiet (try Mozambeat for great food and a cool vibe).

Cahora Bassa

Situated in the Tete Province of Mozambique, Cahora Bassa is one of Africa's largest artificial lakes. One of three major dams on the Zambezi river system, along with Kariba and Itezhi-Tezhi, it powers the largest hydroelectric scheme in southern Africa.

Majestic baobab trees grow on the southern shores, while the area's rich birdlife will enthral bird enthusiasts. Sunset cruises and boat tours down the beautiful gorges of the dam are a must for travellers in the region.

Linga Linga

Linga Linga is seriously off the beaten track, and you’ll either need a 4x4 or you’ll need to organize a boat from Inhambane. Linga Linga Paradise Lodge offers beautiful, affordable houses (you’ll need to stock up beforehand on everything, including water). For a more catered experience, try Castelo do Mar or Aqua Breeze.

Pomene Island

Pomene, which is situated inside a national park, is perhaps as close to paradise as you can get. The water is warm and sparkling clear, and there’s an incredible mangrove estuary. There’s also whale watching, snorkeling, diving and ridiculously long point-break surf.

Pomene “City” is charming with shops selling very basic dry stock, craft stalls and a bakery (an industrious family bakes bread inside metal drums).


Vilanculos is a fantastic kitesurfing destination. The Bazaruto Archipelago is off the coast of Vilanculos and offers great diving as well as dhow safaris. The area has lodges, backpackers and campsites. Vilanculos is accessible by 2WD car, and there is also an airport.

Responsible Tourism

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By traveling differently, you will be changing tourism for better!