Pristine beaches, alluring ocean water, and remote island resorts await you on a luxury Mozambique holiday. From your high-end hotel you can soak up the sun, swim with colourful marine life, or enjoy a spot of deep sea fishing.
Mozambique is all about golden sand beaches, unspoiled marine reserves, and luxurious resorts on stunning secluded islands. For an archetypal Indian Ocean getaway, head straight to the Bazaruto Archipelago, which comprises Bazaruto, Benguera, Magaruque, Santa Carolina, and Bangué. Swaying palms look out to the inviting azure waters, where shoals of fish await intrepid divers and snorkellers.
The equally alluring Pemba, found in Mozambique's north, sits on the south side of the world's third-largest natural bay - Pemba Bay. Plot a path to Wimbi Beach for yet more sun-bleached stretches of sand and first-class offshore diving. The lively Paquitequete township is also well worth a visit for its waterside fish market and colourful mosque.
If you choose to venture away from the mainland, the island of Medjumbe is a trove of scenic Indian Ocean vistas and tranquil sands. It's located off the northern coast of Mozambique and within the Quirmbas National Park. The park is the perfect place to unwind if you're looking to experience life at a slower pace and immerse yourself in one of Mozambique's prized gems.
Mozambique enjoys pleasant climes throughout the year, and regardless of when you visit, temperatures will reach highs of between 25 and 30 degrees. But take some tropical lightweights and rainwear, just in case.
Between April and September, the coast enjoys warm and dry weather tempered by sea breezes. Stick to the north of Mozambique during the rainy season (October to March), as it will be much drier than the rest of the country.
Savour freshly caught seafood, grilled meats marinated in piri-piri sauce, or regional dishes that draw inspiration from Portugal and the Far East. Whether you're dining from the comfort of your hotel restaurant or on the beach with the sand between your toes, Mozambique's culinary delights are always exciting.
Traditional dishes include matapa (cassava leaves cooked in a peanut sauce), galinha á Zambeziana (chicken with a lime, garlic, pepper, and piri-piri sauce), and chamussas (samosa-like triangles of fried pastry filled with meat or vegetables).
British nationals need a visa to enter Mozambique, which should be obtained prior to travelling. On entry, you must present a return air ticket and an invitation from family or friends, or a confirmed hotel reservation. For more about passports and visas, visit GOV.UK.