Of all our African tailor-made holidays, Mozambique is top of the list when it comes to pure relaxation, comprising of some of the world’s finest beaches and deserted islands.
Honeymooners and beach lovers will enjoy a stay on Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto National Park of southern Mozambique, where activities include snorkeling on the incredible Two Mile Reef and marine safaris to see dolphins, humpback whales, sea turtles and the endangered dugong. Further north the Quirimbas National Park is increasingly popular with adventurous travelers seeking out some of the world’s most unspoilt beach destinations.
The archipelago is comprised of 32 coral islands and is home to incredibly diverse marine environments, making this a superb spot for anyone interested in diving in Mozambique. If you tire of the beach, the UNESCO world heritage site of Ilha de Mozambique, the former capital, provides the opportunity to explore some of the country’s colonial history, where African, Arab and European cultures collide. Accommodation on the pristine coastline of Mozambique’s archipelago islands comprises of rustic eco-friendly beach lodges and exclusive resorts spread between long stretches of white-sand beach.
Benguerra Island has something to cater to honeymooners, families, and fishing enthusiasts alike – from the thoughtfully appointed suites at Marlin Lodge to the Cape Cod style chic of Azura Retreats.
The private island of Vamizi is home to some of the country’s most exclusive accommodation with just 13 luxurious one or two bed-roomed beach houses, whilst diving enthusiasts and those looking for more than just a sun-lounger will be excited to try out Azura Benguerra’s sister-property, Azura Quilelea.
If you are the kind of person who likes to get a feel for culture of a place – as well as the sand between your toes – include a few nights stay at Ibo Island. Ibo Island Lodge has been painstakingly restored to it’s former glory and is also a base for tented mobile dhow and kayak island-hopping safaris in the Quirimbas Archipelago. Alternatively the stylish Coral Lodge is close enough to Ilha de Mozambique to make it the perfect base to soak up beach and culture at the same time.