With its long swathes of unspoilt coastline, warm turquoise waters and pristine coral reef, Mozambique is a perfect honeymoon destination. Add to this the ‘bush’ element in South Africa or Tanzania, and Mozambique nails the ultimate ‘bush and beach’ moon.

When it comes to beaches, Mozambique is the go-to place, with palm fringed stretches running along the coast. The north and the south of the country both boast remote beaches, dotted with the odd luxury lodge here and there such as Vamizi in the north - which is on its own island - and Azura at Benguerra in the south.

Offshore, the waters around Mozambique offer superb diving and have an abundance of marine life including turtles, manta rays, dolphins and even the endangered dugong; and whale sharks and humpback whales migrate along the Mozambique channel between the mainland and Madagascar. There are also over 150 species of bird, including flamingos who visit the beaches at certain times of the year, and other activities include island hopping, riding and exploring the colonial towns with their colourful architecture.

Mozambique makes for a fantastic 'bush and beach' combination with the likes of Tanzania and South Africa, where honeymooners can see inhabitants include oribi, reedbuck, impala, waterbuck and warthog as well as prides of lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo and leopard, to name but a few. All in all, Mozambique is a perfect honeymoon destination.


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Take an idyllic beach and mix it with the wildlife of a national park in South Africa or Tanzania and you have yourself a perfect honeymoon.

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Where to go

Mozambique Islands


Mozambique is the ultimate holiday destination thanks to mile upon mile of palm-fringed coastline, warm turquoise waters and now a national park that allows for the ultimate 'bush and beach' combination.

Where to stay

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.

Azura Quilalea Aerial View

Azura Quilalea Private Island

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

Azura Benguerra Villa

Azura Benguerra

Azura Benguerra is an eco-boutique retreat located on Benguerra Island, part of the Bazaruto Archipelago that lies just off the coast of southern Mozambique.

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