Still largely untouched by tourism, Mozambique is Africa’s undiscovered jewel: a melting pot of cultures and exotic influences, from early North African and Arab traders to Portuguese colonists, who have all left their mark.
Mozambique offers over 2500km of pristine white beaches and fantastic marine life. The diving, snorkelling and fishing available are amongst the very best in the world.
In Northern Mozambique the 32 island Quirimbas Archipelago, stretching from the coastal town of Pemba almost 400 kilometres up to Mozambique’s northern border with Tanzania, is one of the least-known treasures of Africa. Scattered with innumerable castaway beaches and home to a large assortment of wildlife both onshore and surrounding its pristine coral reefs, the diversity of this marine sanctuary is outstanding.
Off the coast of southern Mozambique, just inside the Tropic of Cancer, lies the tropical paradise of the Bazaruto Archipelago. A mere 20-minute motorboat ride or a sensational helicopter flight across the channel from the mainland town of Vilanculos, the five islands of the archipelago lie in the middle of a marine national park.
Mozambique has a tropical to subtropical climate with two seasons: a cool and dry season from April to September and a hot and humid season between October and March. Temperatures are warmer near the coast and southern lowland regions compared to the higher, inland regions.
The wet season is characterized by heavy rainfall, which can lead to flooding in some areas. The islands off southern Mozambique are best avoided during the month of February as they can been severely affected by heavy rainfalls and tropical cyclones which occasionally pass through in February.
The best time to travel is April, May and August to October. June and July are also fine but evenings can be a little chilly and the days only reach 25/26 degrees.