Destination

Mozambique Holidays

Everything that's great about Africa

A holiday in Mozambique is one of the best kept secrets of Southern Africa. Affectionately named the “pearl of the Indian Ocean”, Mozambique beckons those with a romantic heart and an adventurous soul with the temptation of rustic beaches, unspoilt land, and the promise of exploration. Secluded, yet only 45 minutes from South Africa’s Johannesburg, it draws a stark contrast to city life, as roads meander off to become sandy dirt tracks lined with native wildlife.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a sweeping coastal spectacle; the shimmering sea, sprinkled with uninhabited islands, mingles with sandbars in the most stunning formations of natural beauty. Dive beneath the glittering waters to meet the local marine life. Here, the luxury is in the simplicity and the understated; authentic, boutique beachfront cabanas with thatched roofs welcome travellers.

Destination Highlights
  • Experience amazing marine life
  • Discover Robinson Crusoe-style islands
  • Make friends with island monkeys
  • Chill out on charming beaches
  • Stay in boutique hotels
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT +2
  • Currency Mozambican metical (MZN)
  • Visa Information British citizens are required to obtain a visa for travel to Mozambique before travel.
  • Language Portuguese
  • Flight Time 13–15 hours; Indirect flights are available from London Heathrow via Johannesburg.
  • Health Information No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Mozambique.

Top Tips from our Experts

Grace

Commercial Executive

“Mozambique is home to amazing marine life, so make sure to include some diving trips in the clear turquoise ocean for an unforgettable experience.”

Claire

Destination Specialist

“Medjumbe is the ultimate luxury island getaway. Here you can truly forget the outside world. It’s the perfect place for anyone looking to get away from the stresses of everyday life.”

Gina

Destination Specialist

“Believe it or not, the famous piri piri sauce originated in Mozambique. So, make sure to try the local piri piri chicken for an explosion of flavour in your mouth.”

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Mozambique

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£4,149 pp

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

White Pearl Resorts

Mozambique

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£3,759 pp

White Pearl Resorts

Azura Benguerra Island

Mozambique

H&J Rating
Azura Benguerra Island

Machangulo Beach Lodge

Mozambique

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,499 pp

Machangulo Beach Lodge

Types of Mozambique holidays

Mozambique Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Mozambique has around 1,550 miles of Indian Ocean coastline and its beaches are made up of spectacular sand dunes, palm trees, and beautiful clear water. Many are accessed via sandy paths and are dotted with rustic beach shacks, giving them a secluded and off-grid feel. 

Mozambique follows Central Africa Time Zone (GMT +2).

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