Mozambique is located on the east coast of Africa. Pristine beaches line the 2500 km of Indian Ocean coastline, dotted with enticing tropical islands beckoning intrepid explorers. Apart from the cities and larger towns, Mozambique remains an untouched wilderness; travelling in Mozambique entails leaving your watch behind, and experiencing the beauty of the bush and the beach at a leisurely pace and with a certain degree of ‘paciência’.
Mozambique has a diverse culture, with reflections of Arabic, African, Indian and Portuguese influences evident throughout the main cities and towns in the magnificent and often dilapidated buildings, the colourful attire, the elaborate carvings, and the various religions that live together in harmony. Traces of the civil war are still evident, but Mozambique is surging on and is now seizing the opportunity to show off its natural wonders to the rest of the world, with Maputo setting the trend by becoming an upbeat and vibrant city.
Mozambique’s waters boast world-class scuba diving sites from the islands of the Quirimbas and Bazaruto Archipelagos, to Ponta do Ouro in the south, with coveted sightings of humpback whales, dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays and green sea turtles. Mozambique is becoming an increasingly popular destination for serious game fishing, whale watching, island hopping, dhow sailing and also kite-surfing. Combine the marine wilderness with a fascinating and cultural visit to the famous World Heritage site of Ilha de Mocambique or the deserted streets of Ibo Island, a safari in Gorongosa National Park, or the Niassa Reserve – truly breathtaking countryside studded with inselbergs and a wide range of indigenous flora and fauna.
Let us tailor an itinerary to your specific interests so that you can experience the best that Mozambique has to offer on your holiday, whether it be scuba diving, beaches and other watersports at Inhambane, Tofo, Vilanculos, Nacala or Pemba; or off the beaten track of phenomenally beautiful Lake Niassa. There is something for everyone!
Mozambique is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest, Zimbabwe to the west, Malawi & Zambia to the northwest and Tanzania to the north.
LAM (Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique) is the only airline that operates domestically within Mozambique and flies regionally to Johannesburg, Luanda, Dar-es-salaam and Nairobi and also code shares with TAP to Lisbon. Other international airlines flying in to Mozambique are Airlink from Johannesburg, Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Ababa, and Kenya Airways from Nairobi.
Mozambique can also be accessed by road from all bordering countries. If you are driving from Tanzania you have to get your visa in Dar-es-Salaam or you will not be allowed into the country.