Mozambique is above all a great seaside destination: its 2,500 kilometres of coast offer a myriad of white sand beaches bathed in turquoise water, and dreamlike small islands perfect for sheer laziness, water sports, fishing, or whales watching from June to October. But the country is also a true paradise for divers. Its water display a superb coral reefs, fishes by thousands, rays manta, as well as large marine mammals like sharks whales and dugongs.
Located in the south of coast of Africa, Mozambique’s lands border with Tanzania in the north, Malawi in the North-West, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the west, and South Africa and Swaziland in the south. This country offers a insight on Africa - in all its forms -authentic and typical. Mozambique is perfect for travellers looking for an unspoilt wilderness. Mozambique counts more than 99% of Black people and 1% of White people, mainly of European origin.
The principal African ethnic groups in Mozambique are Macuas, Tsongas (descendants of Bantu), and Makondés, also descendants of the Bantu. The Mozambicans today are still much attached to their traditions. As an example, there are a lot more curandeiros doctors than Western doctors in many villages. The curandeiros are indeed traditional doctors who cure their patients by getting rid of the bad spirits, using ancestral methods. When they need to a bad spell or a bewitchment, they can call on profeitas, which will call upon the spirits.
Mozambique represents a privileged spot for diving and snorkelling. Its water is inhabited by tortoises, dolphins, rays mantas, sharks whales and dugongs. There, you will also be able to watch from July to October the impressive migration of the humpback whales.
Although the Mozambican national parks have a smaller animal population than in their South-African and Tanzanian counterparts, the beauty of its wilderness will not leave you indifferent. You will be able to spot lions, zebras, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses......
Mozambique abounds in natural wonders, starting with absolutely paradisiacal beaches where you will be able to devote yourselves to diving and various water sports. Inland, you will meet with the autochtones and go on safaris..
Its crystal blue water are home to more than one thousand different species of fish, as well as the last fresh water corals of the world. A stay by the lake will allow you to discover this extraordinary watery fauna, but also to unearth sumptuous landscapes punctuated by charming villages.
Mozambique has two quite distinct seasons. The southern winter is from May to October, it is the dry season. It is preferable for the divers to leave at this period to see the whales. The summer, which is the rainy season, is from November to March.
Form your trip
Mozambique is a destination not very well known in Africa although it presents many advantages. Discover this confidential destination by living a custom-made experience combining safaris, cultural discoveries and seaside resort stay. A travel to Mozambique will unravel the well kept secrets of Africa. Cross the national parks and track the lions, zebras, leopards and other elephants, experience a seaside resort in the middle of the Indian Ocean and dive on an underwater tour.