Mozambique beckons with its coastline and swaying palms, its traditions, its cultures, its vibe and its opportunities for adventure. This enigmatic southeast African country is well off most travellers’ maps, but it has much to offer those who venture here: long, dune-fringed beaches, turquoise waters abounding in shoals of colourful fish, well-preserved corals, remote archipelagos in the north, pounding surf in the south and graceful dhows with billowing sails.
This southern African paradise is perfect for a bit of barefoot luxury. Five unspoilt and undeveloped tropical islands make up the Bazaruto Archipelago in the south, hemmed with idyllic beaches. The Quirimbas, on the other hand, lie to the north and are an archipelago of 32 coral islands with spectacular reefs and marine life.
Add to this colonial-style architecture, pulsating nightlife, a fascinating cultural mix and vast tracts of bush. Discovering these attractions is not always easy, but it is unfailingly rewarding. Bring along patience, a tolerance for long bus rides, some travel savvy and a sense of adventure, and jump in for the journey of a lifetime.
The best travel time for Mozambique is June to September. The showers during the Mozambican rainy season, from November to March, are often too short to really ruin your trip, but a dry, sunny holiday is of course better. From June to September, the hot days and cooler nights are ideal for traveling around. A timeline can be seen in the overview below. The greener the box is by the month, the better it is to travel to this country in that period!