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Mozambique Holidays

After years of isolation, travellers are rediscovering Mozambique, with its 2500kms of virgin Indian Ocean coastline, its pristine tropical beaches fringed with coconut palms and endless coral reefs. Holidays to Mozambique have come to define the term 'bare-foot luxury' with the country's offering of characterful small lodges on virtually uninhabited islands. Mozambique holidays are ideal for honeymooners or as the perfect complement to a safari in Southern or East Africa.

The Bazaruto & Quirimbas Archipelagos

The southerly Bazaruto Archipelago has been the main focus for Mozambique holidays in recent times, and rightly so. It is relatively easy to reach via Vilanculos airport on the mainland and then a short boat ride or flight. However the more remote Quirimbas Islands, in the far north, are growing in popularity, appealing to eco-tourists, divers and adventurous souls in search of unspoilt places. 

Portuguese Colonial Ruins 

Ibo Town, on Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, was the administrative capital of the Portuguese colony and an important East African trading post for over 500 years. Ibo’s swift decline during the 20th century has made it a surreal place, a tiny island with imposing ruins of villas, forts and administrative buildings in the middle of nowhere. We highly recommend Ibo Island Lodge, which is made up from three converted waterfront mansions set in lovely gardens with a pool.

From the mainland beach lodges to the south of Pemba, a trip to 
the World Heritage site of Ilha
 de Mocambique should not be missed. This fortified former Portuguese trading post is a remarkable example of 16th century colonial architecture influenced by Indian and Arab traditions. Coral Lodge is a favourite here.

Maputo & the Lagoon Coast

Alternatively, new beach lodges south of Matputo, on the Lagoon Coast, just north of the border with South Africa, offer visitors to South Africa's Kruger National Park easy access to a boutique beach experience. The ease of access makes this a very attractive safari and beach combination. 

Mozambique Safari Options

Mozambique is also an emerging safari destination, so holidays to Mozambique can include both game viewing and time on a superb beach. Some of the last true wilderness areas can be found here and intrepid safari operators are working to make them accessible. In the far north, the truly vast Niassa National Reserve is one the largest protected areas in Africa, and Gorongosa in Central Mozambique is a conservation success story. These are safaris for ‘Africaphiles’ seeking real wilderness experiences - ask us about which areas are currently the most suitable for a safari experience.

For advice and ideas on Mozambique holidays, speak with our specialist team - ring on 020 7666 1250 or email us with your initial thoughts.

Example Holiday Ideas

We can tailor-make any itinerary for you - these holiday ideas are intended to be a starting point. Call us if you would like to start planning a trip. 020 7666 1250.

Total Itineraries: 8      
Diving at Nuarro in the Quirimbas
MozambiqueMozambique
The dive centre at Nuarro reflects four owner-managers' love of diving. Steve is a PADI dive instructor who has worked in a wide...
From £2600
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Quirimbas Archipelago Dhow Safari
MozambiqueMozambique
Sail between idyllic pristine islands by traditional dhow, with a mix of camping and luxury lodge accommodation. Can be either a small group tour with set departures or a private group.
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Small Group Tours
From £2990
per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
See the full trip
Mozambique Horse Riding Safari
MozambiqueMozambique
This 7-night Mozambique riding holiday, recently reviewed in the Guardian by Kate Kellaway, brings together divine tropical beach locations...
  • Adventure
From £3295
per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Zululand Safari and Mozambique in Style
MozambiqueMozambique
South AfricaSouth Africa
Enjoy savings of £ 650 p/person on this stylish Zululand Safari and Mozambique luxury bush and beach holiday. Relaxed and romantic this 5-star all-inclusive holiday features gorgeous accommodation with private plunge pools, set in stunning locations. Look forward to…
  • Beach
  • Safari Holidays
From £3480
per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Quirimbas Archipelago Escape
MozambiqueMozambique
A Northern Mozambique retreat, staying at Matemo Island in the stunning Quirimbas Archipelago.
  • Beach
From £3590
per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
See the full trip
Zambia & Mozambique
ZambiaZambia
MozambiqueMozambique
A wonderful combination of a safari in Zambia's adventurous South Luangwa topped off with the laid-back charm of Nkwicki, beside the clear waters of Mozambique's Lake Niassa.
  • Beach
  • Safari Holidays
From £3965
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana Safari & Mozambique Beach Escape
BotswanaBotswana
MozambiqueMozambique
Go on safari in Botswana where you stay at luxurious Sanctuary Stanley's Camp, perfectly situated to seek out some of the best big game in the Okavango Delta. Then spend five nights at Coral Lodge 15.41, set on an exquisite beach in the Quirimbas Peninsula of Mozambique.
  • Beach
  • Luxury
  • Safari Holidays
From £5390
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Kruger Safari & Mozambique Beach Classic
South AfricaSouth Africa
MozambiqueMozambique
Two exceptional Southern African experiences in one holiday - big-cat safari in Sabi Sand and a wonderful beach holiday in Mozambique.
  • Beach
  • Luxury
  • Luxury Safaris
  • Safari Holidays
From £5695
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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