Mozambique is fast becoming an excellent holiday destination. After the civil war ended it is again attracting many tourists to its beaches and underwater landscapes.
The best safaris are underwater. The well-preserved reefs and diving spots enthral diving enthusiasts. Safaris in Mozambique offer the following highlights:
- Excellent diving for both scuba and snorkel divers
- Seeing the giant spotted whale sharks on an underwater safari
- Swimming with dolphins
- Seeing the huge manta rays and giant tortoises
- Isolated peaceful beaches
Most popular safaris in Mozambique
14 Day Overland Tour, Accommodated
This trip trough South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique is the perfect combination of game viewing, relaxing on sandy beaches and exploring Africa´s different cultures.
14 Day Overland Tour, Camping
from 1,100 EUR
Looking for a camping tour that combines bush and beach? Then this one is perfect for you as it includes game drives in Swaziland and Kruger as well as few days on the white beaches of Mozambique.
Things to see in Mozambique
This archipelago consists of the Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina und Bangué islands, but only Bazaruto and Benguerra has tourist accommodation. The endless beaches and indigo blue ocean invite visitors to relax while colourful underwater worlds can be discovered. See dugongs (a large marine mammal), sea turtles and countless fish species in an undersea extravaganza.
The Quirimba Archipelago National Park was established in 2002 and consists of 11 islands and coastal forests, mangrove and coral reefs. On land there are elephant, lion, crocodiles and even wild dogs. The Quirimba archipelago consists of 31 islands spread over more than 100 km and is a paradise for diving and deep-sea fishing enthusiasts. On the bigger islands are luxurious resorts with everything a guest may desire. On an underwater safari you will see dugongs, sea turtles, whales, sharks and dolphins.
Praia do Tofo
Praia do Tofo (or Tofo) is about 20 km from Inhambane in southern Mozambique. It is a choice destination due to its proximity to South Africa and Maputo and beautiful powdery beaches. Coral reefs near the beaches and underwater life makes this one of the best diving spots in the world. See whale sharks, manta rays on your scuba diving trip.
While colonised by Portugal, the capital of Mozambique was known as Lourenço Marques. Portuguese influence is still evident in the historical architecture, cuisine and music. Maputo is a pulsating city, with a totally different vibe from cities in neighbouring South Africa, Zimbabwe or Zambia.
For visitors to the north-eastern region of South Africa a visit to the beaches of Ponta Malongane or Ponta Mamoli is an ideal way to end a safari. Perfect your tan on the white beaches, swim in the cobalt blue sea or go snorkelling, diving and fishing.
Best time to visit
Warm weather and little rain make March to November the best holiday months, but can be very busy during the South African school holidays in April, June – July and in December. It is also possible to visit from December to February. It is the beginning of the rainy season and the heat is still bearable, but later during the rainy season it can become unbearably humid.
Because of the civil war in Mozambique, the national parks were depleted of animals. If you want to see wild animals, consider a game safari in South Africa, such as a self-drive trip in South Africa‘s Kruger National Park, a Safari in Botswana or Zambia.