|AREA:||- Total: 801,590 km2 (35th)
309,496 sq mi
- Water (%)2.2
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|WET SEASON:||NOVEMBER - APRIL|
|DRY SEASON:||MAY - OCTOBER|
Mozambique is one of the most romantic destinations in Africa. Situated on Africa's southeast coast, it has pristine stretches of footprint-less beaches, untouched tropical islands and stunning coral reefs, proudly boasting 2 500km (1 550 miles) of breathtaking coastline.
Explore the exquisite Bazaruto Archipelago, with its stunning islands, as well as Pemba and deserted islands chains like the remote Quirimbas Archipelago. The capital, Maputo, has a vibrant street life and colourful markets where you can shop to your heart's content.
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A Mozambique holiday is the perfect excuse to kick off your shoes, take off your watch and gear down to the slow pace of island life: swim, snorkel, laze in the sunshine or set sail on a sunset dhow cruise. When the mood takes you there are richly coloured coral reefs waiting to be explored on scuba diving trips, and the clear waters are world-renowned for big game fishing.
All our favorite beach lodges sit right at the ocean's edge yet each has a unique character and appeal. For a Mozambique honeymoon we’d highly recommend the Quirimbas accommodation – choose between luxurious villas or romantic, thatched chalets with virtually a whole island to yourselves – while our Bazaruto lodges combine easily with the Kruger National Park, making them ideal for a safari and beach holiday.
But Mozambique holidays are about more than just lazing on soft sandy beaches.
Once one of Africa's top big game destinations, the country’s wild reserves are recovering rapidly and are becoming a top choice for off-the-beaten-track safaris.
In fact, Mozambique’s flagship park – the beautiful and diverse Gorongosa National Park – was recently the subject of an award-winning National Geographic documentary “Africa’s Lost Eden” and it won't be long before Mozambique regains its reputation as both a game viewing and beach holiday destination.
Mozambique is a scuba hot-spot, romantic getaway, ultimate beach holiday rich in wild life with amazing Portuguese and African Cuisine.