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Mozambique

Discover Mozambique with Ujuzi African Travel

Mozambique’s spectacular natural treasures are one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Crystal-clear waters beckon along Mozambique beaches, and those who explore them are rewarded with the discovery of dazzling corals and a bewildering array of fish. Inland, you will find sanctuaries of pure wilderness providing refuge to endangered Selous zebras, south-central black rhinoceroses, and painted wolves.

Top Attractions in Mozambique

  • Beaches, Beaches, Beaches
  • Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Pemba Bay
  • Inhaca Island
  • Ilha de Moçambique
  • Niassa Reserve
  • Gorongosa National Park

Mozambique Travel Itineraries

Escape to a tropical paradise. Mozambique beaches will refresh you after an invigorating safari. Whether you wish to add a stay in Mozambique to a longer African safari or want to make the country your sole destination, we offer these sample itineraries to get your creative juices flowing. Let Ujuzi African Travel work with you to create a custom Mozambique travel plan that suits your dreams!

a dolphin fin is visible over blue waters as a dolphin crests the surface

A dolphin swims near Bazaruto Island in Mozambique.

9-Day Mozambique Beaches & Land Safari

The waving palms of Wimbe Beach will welcome you to Mozambique, beckoning you to azure waters that will refresh and recharge you after your international flight. Following a day of relaxation, you will set out for Niassa National Reserve, an oasis of wilderness that characterizes the African interior. Home to endemic Niassa wildebeests, Boehm’s zebras, and Johnston’s impalas, Niassa is also a wonderful place to see elephants, sable antelopes, and Cape buffalos—each of which have populations numbering in the thousands.

Then enjoy an ocean safari on a secluded island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, just off Mozambique’s northern coast. Canoe alongside dolphins, dive among angelfish and anemones, or let the wildlife come to you in the form of migrating sea turtles and wandering albatrosses as you laze on the white sands that make Mozambique beaches famous.

Dhow sailboat with passenggers on open water.

A dhow ferries passengers from Inhambane to Maxixe in Mozambique. Photo credit: Steven G. Johnson

Mozambique Travel Extension: Ilha de Moçambique

Extend any safari with three to seven days enjoying the waters and lands around Ilha de Moçambique, or the Island of Mozambique. Situated between the Mozambique Channel and Mossuril Bay, this coral island has a rich history as the country’s former capital and home to 14,000 of the Makua people—and it holds an equal wealth of natural attractions.

Whale watching hits its peak each August through November, while snorkeling and scuba diving bring delightful discoveries year-round. Both hard and soft corals abound here, as well as a plethora of dolphins and polychromatic fish. Canoeing at high tide is an ideal way to encounter mangrove crabs, birds—Mozambique boasts 740 species—and a plenitude of other small shore animals.

Tour the centuries-old Portuguese buildings of Ilha de Moçambique and remnants of Arab settlements. Learn how to sail the Mozambican dhow or prepare traditional dishes. Visit a Makua community and, if you dare, sample the local specialty: sea urchin.

snorkeling in Mozambique

Snorkelers explore the pristine waters of the Machangulo Peninsula in Mozambique.

Mozambique Travel Extension: Machangulo Peninsula

Machangulo Peninsula in southern Mozambique is a true ocean paradise. A stay here is a perfect way to cap off any safari. Laze on the beach or be mesmerized by Machangulo Peninsula’s natural wonders—come to think of it, do both! Explore by foot, kayak, snorkel, or game vehicle. Multiple marine and nature reserves offer unlimited opportunities for discovery, from big game (elephants, anyone?) to diminutive kingfishers and coral reef fish that could fit in the palm of your hand.

Need a little inspiration for things to do in Mozambique? Here are some of our best photos to whet your appetite for Mozambique travel!

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