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Africa's tropical gem, Mozambique evokes visions of white sand beaches, turquoise seas, and swaying coconut palm trees.  

Those on a luxury Mozambique holiday will no doubt want to visit the country’s eastern Indian Ocean coastline; the 6 islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago are known for their 5-star resorts, excellent beaches and endless stretches of soft, white sand. For those on a luxury Mozambique honeymoon, expect secluded beach villas, private island dining, and sunset dhow cruises.  

With the Bazaruto Archipelago Marine National Park being one of the largest reserves in the Indian Ocean, Mozambique is an ideal destination for scuba diving and snorkelling holidays; visit the Two Mile Reef, known for its pristine coral and abundance of rare fish and turtle species, and have the opportunity to encounter families of dugongs, whale sharks, and dolphins. The Quirimbas National Park, which covers the southernmost part of the Quirimbas Archipelago, is perfect for land exploration, with guided treks taking you through miles of beautiful coastal forest teeming with terrestrial wildlife, including over 400 bird species. Canoeing excursions and sunset dhow cruises offer all-encompassing tours of the area, taking you through peaceful passageways to unspoilt islands, occasionally sighting historic forts remaining from the country's colonial era under Portuguese rule.

The coastal town of Vilanculos is perfect for luxury family holidays in Mozambique, with a wide range of recreational activities available, from canoe safaris through the picturesque Govuro Wetlands to cultural excursions to the town's artisan markets. Couples staying here can also enjoy romantic sunset cruises and barefoot dining experiences.

Our Top Mozambique Experiences

  • Explore kaleidoscopic coral reefs in the Inhaca Island Marine Reserve System located in the Machangulo Peninsula. 
  • Go surfing in Ponta do Ouro, known for its expansive beaches and impressive surf.  
  • Experience one of Mozambique’s beautiful sunsets from a traditional Dhow.  
  • Spot dugongs – commonly known as “sea cows” - in the crystal-clear waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago.  

Why Luxtripper? 

From luxury lodges nestled on secluded peninsulas to unique wildlife excursions, our luxury Mozambique holidays are tailor-made to suit you. Whether you're looking for luxury beach resorts, a fun family holiday, or romantic experiences for your honeymoon, our Africa specialists are on hand to personally design your trip to suit you.

Mozambique is an ideal beach destination for those looking to unwind and relax after a safari in Africa. We particularly recommend combining Mozambique with either South Africa or Namibia

Best Time to Visit

With a subtropical climate, the best time to visit Mozambique’s coastal regions is between the dry season of April to December, when there are minimal chances of rain and travellers can expect warm, sunny weather. Between September and November, when the weather is mild and calm, game viewing and whale watching are at their finest.

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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
Africa, Mozambique
Jet off to this exclusive island hidden off the coast of Mozambique in the dazzling azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Experience the height of luxury as you unwind in the cool waters of your plunge pool on your private
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andBeyond Benguerra Island
Africa, Mozambique
Welcome to paradise. Benguerra Island is a beautiful beach destination just west of Mozambique’s treasured coastline, nestled within a stunning protected marine reserve of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. Warm waters, swaying palms and pristine coral gardens teeming with marine
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Azura Benguerra Island
Africa, Mozambique
Situated on the sands of one of the planet’s last remaining virgin beaches, this award-winning luxury escape was the first eco-friendly resort in Mozambique. Azura Benguerra Island benefits from an enviable location within a stunning Marine National Park, promising an
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May to November is the ideal time to visit Mozambique as these months see more bearable temperatures and less rain. While December to April sees higher temperatures, there is a higher chance of rain.

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Things to do in
Mozambique
Snorkelling

At the top of the list is snorkelling. Mozambique’s coastline is one of the few places in the world where you can find vibrant and lively coral reefs, teeming with an amalgam of exotic fish and spectacular marine plants. 

Venture out and prepare for a truly remarkable sight as you explore the reefs below. With waters as crystal clear as these, you won’t miss a single detail – you’ll see the marvellous marine life in all its effervescent multi-coloured glory. Snorkelling is ideal for all the family, as you don’t have to journey far out to sea to be able to witness the wonder that awaits in the rich turquoise waters.

Scuba Diving

If snorkelling in Mozambique doesn’t provide a close enough encounter for your liking, scuba diving is also a popular activity, with almost all resorts offering classes and excursions.

As well as the extraordinary corals, guests could see first-hand a diverse range of rare and incredible sea creatures. From smaller clown fish and other such colourful reef fish, all the way up to turtles, dolphins, reef sharks, moray eels and squids, to name but a few. In addition to the mesmerising corals, whales are native to these waters, so you could be swimming amongst the greatest of ocean wildlife.

Whale Watching

Africa isn’t only home to the grandest of the land mammals, but also to some of the largest sea mammals – whales. You could get a first-hand view of awe-inspiring whales on a truly unforgettable boat trip.

Journey out to sea and encounter humpback whales as they surface for air: expert operators will take you to different spots where these gargantuan animals are often spotted, and most operators guarantee sightings. While waiting for the main event, you may also be treated to a warm-up show from the mesmerising spinning dolphins that also populate the waters.

Gorongosa National Park

Located in the colossal Great Rift Valley in central Mozambique, the impressive Gorongosa National Park is a lush wonderland of sweeping savannahs and emerald-hued forests.

 Venture to these beautiful landscapes and you’ll be treated to views of some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife. From majestic lion prides to playful hippos that splash in the waterholes, you’ll be able to witness rare and dazzling animals like never before, all while admiring Mozambique’s unaltered natural beauty. Jagged mountain rocks, wetland rivers and tumbling multitiered waterfalls all await you in this wondrous National Park.

Unspoilt Beaches

Venture to the pristine diamond-white coastline and unwind on powder-soft sands as the gentle foamy waves wash up the shore and lap at your feet. 

For dreamy beach honeymoons enjoy romantic strolls or private picnics and evening meals as the sun sets over the horizon. For the perfect family holiday on the beach, take to the sea and have kayaking or paddle boarding adventures together. Days on the beach in Mozambique can be as adventurous or as laidback as you want; the options are truly endless on these spectacular shores.

The Quirimbas Archipelago

Journey a short distance from Mozambiqe’s northern coast and discover an archipelago that could rival even the dreamiest of island paradises. For a day of seclusion and romance, what could be more perfect? 

Unwind on these exclusive islands and admire the natural beauty that surrounds you; the crystal turquoise waters, the magnificent white sands, lush swaying palms and vibrant reefs teeming with marine wildlife just waiting to be discovered. With a fantastic array of dive sites and long pristine beaches, there’ll be no shortage of exploration or relaxation – whichever you crave.

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Language:

Portuguese

Currency:

Mozambican Metical

Timezone:

GMT +2.00

Best Time To Travel:

May - November

Flight Time:

15h 30m

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