Mozambique in detail

Mozambique is known for


Mozambique has marvellous beaches featuring fine white sand, dunes, palms, a languid ambience, and diving and snorkelling.

Tofo A long arc of white sand with azure waters, surfing and diving with manta rays.

Chidenguele High, vegetated dunes back a long, wide beach.

Ponta d'Ouro Mozambique's southernmost tip features a long, dune-fringed beach with reliable surf and dolphin spotting.

Vilankulo Quiet beaches stretch north and south, with horse riding and views of the distant Bazaruto Archipelago.

Pomene A stunning estuarine setting, a wild coastline and rewarding birding are among the draws of this often-overlooked spot.

Wildlife & Nature

Although not a classic 'Big Five' destination, Mozambique is rich in marine life, birds and plants.

Gorongosa National Park Gorongosa's highlights are antelope, bushwalks, elephants and a sublime setting.

Lake Niassa The bush around Nkwichi Lodge and the lake's clear waters display Mozambique's nature at its best.

Chimanimani Mountains Birdlife abounds here, as do rare and endemic plants.

Inhambane Inhambane's long coastline is known for its beaches and its flamingos and other water birds.

Quirimbas Archipelago The Quirimbas islands attract many water birds and migrants and have a wealth of marine life.

Bazaruto Archipelago Bazaruto's wealth is its nature, including birds, dugongs and other marine life, and dune ecosystems.

History & Culture

Maputo Take a historical walking tour through the baixa (downtown) or enjoy the capital's many cultural offerings.

Mozambique Island Step back through the centuries on this historical treasure trove.

Ibo Island With its silversmiths, fortress and crumbling colonial-era mansions, Ibo is caught in an enchanting time warp.

Chopi Timbila music Watch Chopi musicians play intricate rhythms on large marimbas, accompanied by singers and dancers.

Paquitequete Experience Swahili coastal traditions on a walk through this Pemba neighbourhood.


Nkwichi Lodge Revel in Nkwichi's remoteness, snorkel in crystal-clear waters and kayak past quiet coves.

Bazaruto Archipelago Lodges Take your pick – all are lovely, with stunning Bazaruto Archipelago National Park as the backdrop.

Hotel Polana This graceful colonial-era hotel is Maputo's grande dame, with a beautiful pool, lush gardens and sea views.

Ibo Island Lodge This unique lodge expertly mixes Ibo's historical and cultural charm with modern amenities.

Coral Lodge 15.41 Enjoy the quiet comforts, beach and waterside views at this small lodge opposite Mozambique Island.

Azura Quilálea Private Island This quintessential Indian Ocean getaway has pearly shells washed up on white sands and a tropical-island feel.


Mozambique Island History, culture and azure waters are never out of sight here.

Ibo Island With its silversmiths, fortress and crumbling colonial-era mansions, Ibo is caught in an enchanting time-warp.

Bazaruto Archipelago This national marine park has fish, birds, dunes, turquoise waters and luxurious lodges.

Inhaca Island Fine birding, beaches and impressive corals lure visitors to this small island offshore from Maputo.