Bazaruto & Quirimbas archipelagos
Travel to Mozambique for a classic Indian Ocean holiday. It’s the perfect add-on to a big game safari in either southern or East Africa and a country as welcoming to families with children as it is honeymooners and privacy-seeking travellers. You can fly straight to the coast and kick back at a beach chalet but Mozambique’s two tropical trump cards lie offshore.
Lying under blue sunny skies for most of the year, the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos deliver the quintessential island getaway experience. You’ll enjoy excellent diving and snorkelling as well as water sports and ocean-side dining. Accommodation ranges from Crusoe-chic cabins to modern villas and spa retreats. Seasonal highlights include swimming with whale sharks and dolphins, whale watching and egg-laying sea turtles. The islands have an exclusive and personal feel; some are completely private, others lie in marine reserves.
Mozambique travel destinations are less developed than those in Mauritius, making them ideal for those who want a more off-the-beaten-path holiday. They are also more affordable than those of the Seychelles, and you still enjoy pristine coral reefs, butler service and footprint-free beaches. And from the Quirimbas you’ll be able to visit local markets and silversmiths on historic islands.
It’s easy to travel to Mozambique from Africa’s travel hubs Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. You can fly straight to the coast; its archipelagos are just a short boat or helicopter transfer from the mainland. You can even fly direct to the Mozambique coast from South Africa’s Kruger Park, making the perfect Big 5 safari and beach holiday.
Our Top Regions to Visit in Mozambique:
- Vilanculos Coast – gateway to the Bazaruto islands, Vilanculos has become a great value-for money beach holiday destination: ocean-facing chalets, horse safaris & diving.
- Bazaruto Archipelago – combine lazy beach life with water sports, scuba diving & beach barbeques in a setting as good for families as it is for honeymooners & couples.
- Quirimbas Archipelago – enjoy barefoot luxury at its best; private islands; honeymoon & spa retreats plus local cultural tours & island hopping.