Mozambique

The Perfect Honeymoon Getaway

An emerging destination for those looking for something different, Mozambique is a country of immense beauty and rich culture, with over 2,500 kms of unspoilt coastline and pristine white beaches. The Bazaruto Archipelago, consisting of just five small islands, is one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations anywhere in Africa. Some of the finest coral reefs in the Indian Ocean can be found here and diving or snorkelling in this national park is spectacular. In the north of the country is the lesser known but equally beautiful Quirimbas Archipelago.

Maputo, with its vibrant mix of African, Arab and Portuguese cultures, produces a fascinating atmosphere which is reflected in its architecture, including the Maputo Railway Station designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1910.

With an average maximum temperature of 30 degrees C throughout the year, Mozambique offers the perfect beach holiday combination with South Africa’s safari heartlands only 2 hours away.

 

TRAVEL BRIEF

Highlights: Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelago, Maputo, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Gorongosa National Park, Pemba, Niassa Reserve

Suggested routes: in the South Central- Maputo, Vilanculos or Inhambane, Bazaruto Archipelago, Gorongosa National Park

Flying time from UK/Europe: 12 hours 40 minutes (via Johannesburg)

Time zone: CAT (UTC + 2)

Languages: The official language is Portuguese; common native languages are Swahili, Makhuwa and Sena.

Visas:   All visitors to Mozambique must possess a passport valid for at least six months after their departure from the country. Visas are required by everyone except citizens of South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Swaziland and can be bought at most borders for between US $35 and US $80 depending on your nationality. However, due to recent reports of visitors being refused this service, we strongly advise you obtain your visas in advance from your nearest Mozambican Embassy.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY

PDF-iconIf you like sun, sea, sand and private luxury camping, with a romantic beach hotel, this special holiday may be your idea of a perfect getaway. The beaches around Pemba and the Quirimbas Archipelago are some of the best in the world.  This fully guided itinerary was created for Mr. and Mrs. H. from London who loved the idea of camping on an uninhabited Mozambique island…