Mozambique is a destination on the up, thanks to a period of sustained stability since the civil war ended in 1992 and a wealth of natural attractions – in particular its long stretches of unspoilt coastline. With their palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral reefs, the beautiful islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago in the south or the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north make the perfect luxury holiday destination.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • The Mozambiquan waters are one of the world's hidden gems and the Quirimbas Archipelago has, in our opinion, the best diving on the East African coast
  • From July to November, southern right and humpback whales visit the warm coastal waters to mate and calve
  • Few islands are as unspoilt as those off the coast of Mozambique, often with just one lodge and miles of deserted white sand to make your own while on a luxury holiday
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Original Highlight

The thrill of big game fishing was a real surprise and delight, and catching my own lunch while staying on the island of Vamizi was a definite high point in my African travels.

Sam, Original Traveller

A note on price

Luxury holidays in Mozambique can be combined with a safari elsewhere in Africa, but a straightforward week at one of the country’s beautiful and unspoilt beach hotels would cost between £2,700 to £6,250 per person including flights. Learn more about our pricing

Where to go in Mozambique

Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

The most striking feature of the Bazaruto Archipelago in Southern Mozambique is its remote untouched beauty.

Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago
Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

The remote Quirimbas Archipelago is one of the last untouched wilderness areas on Africa’s Indian Ocean coast.

Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park

In light of the recent unrest in the Sofala province in Mozambique (where Gorongosa is located), Kubatana Camp in Gorongosa - the only camp in the park - is not going to open until April 2014 (after the rainy season of early 2014). We will post updates if the the situation changes, and we remain confident that Gorongosa, one of the most special National Parks in Southern Africa, will be open for business in 2014.

Gorongosa National Park

What to do in Mozambique

Dhow and Kayak Safaris

Dhow and Kayak Safaris

We can arrange private or set departure traditional dhow safaris and kayak safaris between some of the country’s most remote islands, accessible only by boat.

Dhow and Kayak Safaris

Where to stay in Mozambique

Benguerra Lodge

Benguerra Lodge

Benguerra Lodge is a luxurious beach retreat situated on the protected north-western side of Benguerra Island, part of the Bazaruto Archipelago that lies just off the coast of southern Mozambique.

Benguerra Lodge
Azura Benguerra

Azura Benguerra

Azura is a boutique beach lodge located on Benguerra Island, part of the Bazaruto Archipelago that lies just off the coast of southern Mozambique.

Azura Benguerra
Pambele

Pambele

An exclusive private retreat on the white sand shores of southern Mozambique.

Pambele
White Pearl Lodge

White Pearl Lodge

With the Indian Ocean to the East and the Maputo Elephant Reserve to the West, the new White Pearl Resort is the perfect location for guests seeking an active beach break, a post safari ‘chill out’ or a relaxing and restorative retreat.

White Pearl Lodge
Coral Lodge

Coral Lodge

Set on a peninsula overlooking one of Mozambique’s most beautiful beaches, Coral Lodge is renowned for both its location and accommodation.

Coral Lodge
Vamizi Island

Vamizi Island

Vamizi is an eight-mile long finger of jungle covered island, fringed by idyllic sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. It also happens to be about the most idyllic barefoot luxury destination on the planet.

Vamizi Island
Azura at Quilálea

Azura at Quilálea

Azura at Quilálea is an idyllic Mozambique island resort situated in a forgotten corner of Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago.

Azura at Quilálea
Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island is one of 32 tropical islands that make up the unspoilt Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique.

Ibo Island Lodge
Nuarro Luxury Eco Lodge

Nuarro Luxury Eco Lodge

Nuarro is one of Mozambique’s newest and most idyllic luxury eco beach lodges. Located on the breathtakingly beautiful Nanatha Half Moon Bay at the southern point of the larger Memba Bay on the Baixo do Pinda Peninsula, the lodge offers 12 luxury beachfront chalets, nestled amongst the dunes but within meters of the azure, crystal clear ocean.

Nuarro Luxury Eco Lodge
Kubatana Camp

Kubatana Camp

Kubatana Camp - the only camp in the park - is not going to open until April 2014, after the rainy season. We will post updates if the the situation changes, and we remain confident that Gorongosa, one of the most special National Parks in Southern Africa, will be open for business in 2014.

Kubatana Camp

Details for Mozambique

A little more info

LUXURY HOLIDAYS IN MOZAMBIQUE

The towns of the mainland have attractive Portuguese colonial-era architecture, and a colourful local culture. The capital, Maputo, has many places of historical and cultural interest to explore, as well as restaurants specialising in seafood for which Mozambique is famous.

MOZAMBIQUE SAFARI HOLIDAYS

Best of all, the country aims to take on its neighbours (South Africa and Tanzania) at the 'bush and beach' game, and Gorongosa game reserve is now a genuine alternative to the Kruger and Serengeti.

MOZAMBIQUE BEACH RESORTS

More 'bush' options are in development, but for the time being, however, the prime attraction remains the 'beach' element, and particularly the immaculate beach resorts on the islands off the Mozambique coast, all of which we have visited and can strongly recommend for a luxury holiday. Mozambique has several marine national parks in the Indian Ocean and several of the Original Travel team have dived here and are in general agreement that this is one of the best dive spots anywhere on the planet.

Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — 28°C / 82°F
  • Rainfall — 17cm / 6.7 inches
  • Water Temp. — 28°C / 82°F
Flight from London

11:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +2 hrs

Eleanor is our Mozambique expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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