Mozambique Holidays

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

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
White Pearl Resorts

Azura Benguerra Island

Mozambique

H&J Rating
Azura Benguerra Island

Machangulo Beach Lodge

Mozambique

H&J Rating
Machangulo Beach Lodge

Time Zone

GMT +2

Flight Time

13–15 hours; Indirect flights are available from London Heathrow via Johannesburg.

Currency

Mozambican metical (MZN)

Visa Information

British citizens are required to obtain a visa for travel to Mozambique before travel.

Language

Portuguese

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Mozambique.

The secret’s out now, Mozambique is one of Southern Africa’s most beautiful countries, so hurry before anyone else gets here first. This former Portuguese colony teems with unique wildlife and many people flock here to see some of the planets greatest predators in their natural habitat. You’ll also find marvelous whale watching opportunities off its stunning coast.

  • Mozambique Birds

    Gorongosa National Park

    Going on safari is almost a rite of passage when you are visiting Africa. If the potential opportunity of seeing the Big 5 is simply too good to pass up, you are in luck. The forests and savannahs of Gorongosa National Park are home to lions, elephants and hippopotamuses. The wetlands surrounding Lake Urema see flocks of opportunist water birds fishing for their next meal. Venture into the limestone caves and gorges of Cheringoma Plateau, where bats have made their home.

  • Scuba diving Mozambique

    Diving in Mozambique

    It’s no wonder that these crystalline waters are a firm favourite among divers. You won’t have to venture much deeper than the water’s surface to be transported to a jewel coloured underwater world. Turtles are ancient inhabitants of these waters, so take your time and you might just happen upon one floating by.

  • 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

    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.”

  • Indianna

    Sales Performance Leader

    “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.”

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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