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Mozambique Beach Holidays

The Mozambique coastline offers Africa’s best beach holidays with warm, crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and far-flung islands

Mozambique’s beach holiday industry is young, fresh and firmly set on two clusters of island archipelagos off the south east African coastline.

Small beach lodges and private island getaways are the best choice for classic tropical island holidays. Mozambique offers better value than the Seychelles, is less developed than Zanzibar or Mauritius, easily combined with wildlife hot spots from June to October.

Exclusive island retreats of the Quirimbas Archipelago up north are best accessed from Dar es Salaam and combine perfectly with a traditional East African safari in Tanzania.

The Bazaruto Archipelago in the south is easy to get to from South Africa and combines simply with a Kruger National Park safari trip or ideally with the Victoria Falls hub for custom safaris in Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Wild habitats of Gorongosa and Niassa offer rare wilderness safaris for adventurous spirits but more productive and less expensive options are available from Johannesburg and Vic Falls.

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Bazaruto Island

Bazaruto Beach Holiday

The simple beach holiday during our winter safari season, great weather, quiet beaches and easy from South Africa at affordable prices

From $3127 6 days / 5 nightsMore info
Dhow safari moored along sandbank island by Roger de la Harpe

Quirimbas Dhow Safari

Become a beach bum for a week. 4 nights island hopping on a dhow in Mozambique followed by 3 nights chilling on Ibo Island.

From $2395 8 days / 7 nightsMore info

Top spots in Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago Bazaruto Archipelago Read More

Bazaruto is Mozambiques's southern tropical beach getaway for snorkeling and diving amongst exceptional marine life

Ilha de Mocambique Ilha de Mocambique Read More

The last stop on the trade wind route Ilha de Mocambique was an important Muslim trading centre long before it became the Portuguese capital of Mozambique

Likoma Island Likoma Island Read More

Likoma Island beaches offer great views of the Mozambican shore and southern plains covered in baobab trees, mango trees and granite outcrops

Maputo Maputo Read More

Maputo provides good access to the Quirimba Archipelago via Pemba - beaches, sun, palm trees, diving and a tropical holiday deluxe

Niassa & Gorongosa Niassa & Gorongosa Read More

Niassa Game Reserve and Gorongosa National Park offer great birding but wildlife is thin so these safaris are expensive and suitable for specialists only

Pemba Island Pemba Island Read More

Pemba Island is the lesser visited cousin of Zanzibar with lush, hilly terrain and is full of mystique and tales of voodoo and ancient traditions

Pemba mainland Pemba mainland Read More

Pemba town on mainland Mozambique is a center to access Pemba Bay and the pristine Quirimbas Archipelago just off the Mozambique coast

Quirimbas Archipelago Quirimbas Archipelago Read More

Quirimbas Archipelago on Mozambique's far northern coastline is one of the world's remotest beach destinations for diving and honeymoon holidays

Vilanculos Vilanculos Read More

Vilanculos is a small town on the Mozambique coast, with easy access to the Bazaruto Archipelago and Maputo, good restaurants and friendly locals