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Picture yourself walking along the soft white sands of an idyllic beach while the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean lap gentle over your feet. Imagine a tropical island paradise with strings of beautiful islands scattered across the waters, glistening like precious jewels in the hot sun. Fantasize about swimming with whale sharks, scuba diving off pristine coral reefs or watching hundreds of turtle hatchlings make the frantic dash down the beach to the relative safety of the ocean. Now consider that this veritable paradise stretches for as far as the eye can see for over 2,500 km (1 550 miles) of the Mozambique Coast. And as if this wasn’t good enough, now consider that Mozambique has a number of mainland beaches and islands that are isolated and secluded, offering you the ultimate escape to an exclusive destination. You won’t find any golf courses or massive shopping centres here, just Mother Nature at her tropical best with a rich bounty of marine life that beckons you to share in her abundant beauty. There can simply be no better way to round off your African adventure after a fantastic safari in neighbouring South Africa, Botswana or Zimbabwe.       

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Regions of Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago

Situated just off the coast of charming town Vilanculos is the Bazaruto Archipelago. The archipelago is home to six islands, of which the best known are Benguerra Island and Bazaruto Island. The archipelago offers some of the best that Mozambique has to offer and is perfect as a beach or watersport destination.

Inhambane Coastline

Most people come here for the amazing beaches. Also the capital city of the province, Inhambane Town, is a charming harbour city to visit and wander around. There are excellent diving and snorkel opportunities and spot the whale sharks.

Maputo & Inhaca Island

Situated in Mozambique, but with a Latin American atmosphere and the capital of Mozambique. There are beautiful beaches, where there is a possibility to go scuba diving. Out in Maputo Bay you can find Inhaca Island. This deserted island is often visited by cruise ships, yachts and sailing boats.

Mozambique Safaris

Although Mozambique is known for their white sand beaches, it also has many safari possibilities. Mozambique has numerous reserves and national parks. The Niassa Wildlife Reserve is even bigger than the Kruger National Park and filled with a mixture of African bush animals.

Quirimbas Archipelago

Discover paradise with a collection of over 30 small islands, all with white sand beaches, crystal clear water and palm trees. The Archipelago is one of the world most distant beach destinations. The distance between the different islands is big and if you are lucky you might have one of the beaches all for yourself.

When to Travel

Mozambique is a year round destination. However, the best time to visit the coast is from May through October with the temperature varying from 20 – 25 degrees. During summer from November to April the temperature is very high and humid.

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