Anyone who intends to go for Mozambique holidays is surely on a momentous ride to a magical paradise in turquoise waters and spectacular beach resorts. There are several places to visit on the island starting with trips to Maputo, the capital city, the archipelago of Bazaruto, safari tours and other interesting island adventures.
Maputo is accessed via flights and road. Flights from South Africa; Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg arrive in Vilankulo, Bazaruto, Pemba and other towns. One can drive from Johannesburg to Maputo, or travel by bus or train. May to November is the best time to have holidays in Mozambique with warm temperatures of up to 24ºC and good conditions for Mozambique beach holidays. The rains return in late November to April with impassable roads and flooded beach resort. Remember to get your malaria treatment and prescriptions before arriving for your holiday Mozambique
Mozambique Holiday Destinations
Take city tours of the coastal capital of Maputo, enjoy the fresh sea breeze as you visit any of the fish markets like Mercado Municipal market or as you have a lunch break from any of the city or hotel restaurants that specialize in sea food cuisines and delicacies. The city has vibrant streets with ancient buildings, several museums, the old Roman Catholic cathedral and the coastal fort.Not far from Maputo is Incaca Island accessed by daily flights and boat transfers with interesting places like the Marine Biology museum, the light house and its magnificent white sand beaches. Swimming, diving and snorkelling are good at the bays.
Ponta do Ouro in the south is also a good scuba dive site, one of the best in the world with spectacular coral gardens, vast marine species like dolphins, manta rays and sometimes sharks can visit the bays.
Gorongosa is found in the central part of Mozambique on the southern tip of the Great Rift Valley. It is surrounded by Mt. Gorongosa and its flowing rivers like Pungue, a diverse habitat for lions, elephants, sable, zebras, hartebeests and about 300 species of birds (e.g green headed oriole and moustached warbler). Take an evening game drive in the park and enjoy Bue Maria sundowns, the forest, low lying savannah and Lake Urema’s hippos and crocodiles.
The Bazaruto islands comprising of 3 large islands (Bazaruto, Magaruque and Banque) and some 2 small islands of Santa Carolina and smaller Banque is a national park set is undefined beauty of unique plant and forest species plus ecologically protected wetlands. Animals in the park include monkeys, suni, squirrels, duiker and other animals. Mozambique has a total of 9 National Parks and good game viewing opportunities. The sunsets are splendid on the islands bringing peace, serenity and calm breezes on the white sand beaches which are breeding grounds for the green turtles, a highlight of many Mozambique beach holidays.
The coral reefs on these islands host over 600 species of fish including dolphins, moray eels, whales and green turtles among others. International scuba divers are prized at these islands making it a diver’s world. Big game fishing is also good on the islands and good catches include black and stripped Malins, sailfish, Wahoo, mackerel and the record breaking Kingfish. Fishing is good all year round.
Birding in another fascination on park with over 150 bird species that nest in the sand dunes, open grasslands and in the woodlands. You’ll find several sand pipers, plovers and other water birds on the coast during the dry season. Lago Niassa is the lake that borders Mozambique with Tanzania and is another excellent bird watching destination.
Check different travel reviews and articles online for the best Mozambique holiday packages, beach holidays and honeymoon packages. Find the kind of place you would like to stay for your overnight accommodation near the beach or in the town of Maputo. Mozambique accommodation is available in 5-star beach hotels, lodges, beautiful; thatched cottages, island resorts, guest houses and in self catering facilities.
Beautiful Beach lodges and rustic thatched chalets are available from Barra Beach lodge, Bazaruot island lodge, Rio Azul, Vamizi island lodge, Nuarro Eco lodge and other options. Find luxury five star hotels and resorts such as Pemba Beach resort, Azura Eco lodge and Spa, Polana Serena hotels, Ponta Mamoli resort, Montanha lodge and…the list goes on and on.
Self catering accommodation is available in warm, wonderful families with good, clean and comfortable family accommodation in beach bungalows. Options here include Reef estate, Tofo beach cottages, Montanha camp, Laguna Camp, Bay view lodge and others.