Mozambique travel means exploring an almost endless stretch of unspoiled coastline.
The country boasts secluded beach and island hideaways, superb diving and excellent blue water fishing opportunities. Delicious fresh seafood (spiced up with traditional peri-peri sauce) means that Mozambique is a treat for the taste buds as well as the eyes.
Some of the most idyllic destinations lie just offshore, where deserted islands now play host to sensitively constructed eco-lodges. Unique experiences include being ‘cast adrift’ on a sandbar for the ultimate private picnic or strolling along a perfect strip of sand to watch silversmiths plying their trade beneath the walls of an abandoned castle.
Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago offers fascinating glimpses into Mozambique’s colourful past, and let you truly escape from it all with a combination of luxury and perfect seclusion. Further north, the Quirimbas Islands were once the playground of colonialists – today, the pastel beach villas have been converted into authentically styled ocean lodges.
Perhaps the most remarkable destination in Mozambique is Ilha de Moçambique, a historical gem reached by a narrow causeway and Mozambique’s answer to Lamu or Stone Town.
Further south, the beaches around Ponta d’Ouro offer an easily accessible slice of tropical heaven to travellers coming from South Africa, while intense conservation efforts have put Gorongosa National Park back on the safari map.