Mozambique is a beautiful country located in southeast Africa, known for its stunning beaches, rich culture, and diverse wildlife. It will probably present as one of the more unique travel sensations you might enjoy on the African continent. Heavily influenced by its colonial Portuguese past, you will experience a delicious cross of the rich tastes of original African food and a delightful eclectic mix of Portuguese cuisine.
Game parks, sea sports, marine life, history, art and crafts…all await the adventurous traveller. Move through a kaleidoscope of colour and culture, while you enjoy beautiful beaches and the warm currents of the Indian ocean. Here are the top attractions you need to put on your travel list:
Bazaruto Archipelago: The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of five islands off the coast of Mozambique that are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The archipelago is also known for its diverse marine life, making it a great spot for diving and snorkelling.
Gorongosa National Park: This national park is home to a wide range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, and buffalo. Visitors can go on guided safaris to see the animals up close, as well as hike through the park’s beautiful landscape.
Ilha de Mozambique: Ilha de Mozambique is a small island off the northern coast of Mozambique that is steeped in history. Visitors can explore the island’s colonial architecture, including the beautiful Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, which is the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere.
Maputo: Mozambique’s capital city, Maputo, is a vibrant and bustling metropolis with a rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore the city’s many museums and galleries, as well as its lively markets and delicious food scene.
Tofo Beach: Tofo Beach is a popular destination for surfing and diving, thanks to its clear waters and abundant marine life. Visitors can also relax on the beach and enjoy the stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
Pemba: Pemba is a beautiful coastal town located in the north of Mozambique, known for its stunning beaches and coral reefs. Visitors can explore the town’s markets and sample the delicious seafood, or take a boat trip to nearby islands and dive spots.
Niassa Reserve: The Niassa Reserve is Mozambique’s largest conservation area, covering over 40,000 square kilometres. Visitors can go on guided safaris to see the reserve’s diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, and wild dogs.
These are just a few of the many attractions that Mozambique has to offer. With its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, there is something for everyone in this beautiful country.
Best times to visit:
The best time to visit Mozambique is between May and November, when the game viewing is at its best, whale migration can be observed, and the weather is calm and warm, between 27°C to 32°C. Mozambique has a subtropical climate with the dry season lasting from April to December.
Heuningland: African & Karoo tours to stir the heart and lift the soul
We are proudly South African and have a fervent love of the Great Karoo, its people and its unique vegetation and animals. We are passionate conservationists of nature and would like to share our knowledge acquired through years of travel and touring experience. We are therefore able to offer custom-designed and distinctively different tour options:
- Hiking/camping trails or guided self-driving tours through the ancient landscape of the Karoo.
- Tailor-made safaris to any destination in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, and Botswana.