Mozambique

Vast, often overlooked, and once Portugal's most important African colony, Mozambique stretches all the way up the Indian Ocean coast from South Africa to Tanzania.

Photo : Vamizi Villas, Quirimas Archipelago

Mozambique

Vast, often overlooked, and once Portugal's most important African colony, Mozambique stretches all the way up the Indian Ocean coast from South Africa to Tanzania.

Photo : Benguerra Island, Bazaruto

Mozambique

Vast, often overlooked, and once Portugal's most important African colony, Mozambique stretches all the way up the Indian Ocean coast from South Africa to Tanzania.

Photo : Benguerra Island, Bazaruto

Mozambique

Vast, often overlooked, and once Portugal’s most important African colony, Mozambique stretches all the way up the Indian Ocean coast from South Africa to Tanzania.

A holiday in Mozambique is an excellent place to experience the faded glamour of the colonial era, with many Portuguese buildings crumbling in the tropical heat. Maputo is a fascinating city with some of Africa’ finest seafood, the ports of Beira and Ilha de Moçambique are rich with colonial architecture, but most visitors travel to Mozambique for a beach holiday in the small Indian Ocean hideaways found on two offshore archipelagos, Quirimbas and Bazaruto.

A mere handful of small resorts are set on small and unspoilt islands ringed by white-sand beaches so fine they squeak. The surrounding waters are filled with some of Africa’s most unspoiled coral reefs and are easily explored with a snorkel and mask or by scuba diving. The atmosphere here is of little oases of luxury pinned on the very edge of the known world, perfect for family holidays, honeymoons and beach breaks.

Full Name
The Republic of Mozambique
Population
24.5 million (UN, 2012)
Capital
Maputo
Area
812,379 sq km (313,661 sq miles)
Major Languages
Portuguese (official), several indigenous languages
Major religion
Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Islam
Monetary Unit
1 metical (plural meticais) = 100 centavos
Main Exports
Seafood, cotton
Flight time from London
10 hours to Johannesburg, 1.45 hour connection to Vilanculos for southern Mozambique. 8 hours to Nairobi, 1.5 connection to Dar es Salaam, 1.10 hour connection to Pemba for northern Mozambique
Time Difference
GMT + 2
Some of our Mozambique Highlights