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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Bazaruto Archipelago
Parque Nacional das Quirimbas