The pearl of the Indian Ocean, Mozambique boasts 2 500 km (1 550 miles) of pristine beachfront on the mainland, with a string of beautiful and idyllic tropical islands, glittering like jewels in the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
Soft, white sand beaches lined with coconut palms stretch as far as the eye can see. Mozambique has remained an exclusive destination as many of its islands and mainland beaches are isolated and secluded, offering travellers the ultimate escape. There are no golf courses or shopping malls here, but the unspoiled natural beauty and rich marine life has pushed the country to the top of the list for honeymooners, scuba divers and water sport fanatics.
- Several small island paradises, including the Bazaruto Archipelago, sit just off the coast
- World-class angling, including saltwater fly-fishing and big game fishing for marlin and sailfish (tag and release)
- Tropical luxury resorts on the islands and mainland
- A paradise for scuba diving and snorkelling
- Devour Mozambique’s world-famous prawns by the two dozen in the capital city of Maputo
- See the rare dugong and five species of dolphins in Bazaruto
A pleasant time to visit Mozambique is between May and October. This is the winter, when days are dry, sunny and not too hot – daytime temperatures reach 28ºC (82ºF). The rainy season occurs in summer, when temperatures can rise to 35ºC (95º).
Summer (October – April)
Min 25°C/77°F to Max 35˚C/95°F
Winter (May – September)
Min 21°C/70°F to Max 28°C/82°F
Hot and sunny weather year round, with little or no rainfall through most of the year.