30+ Bucketlist Ideas for Your Mozambique Vacation

Welcome to the paradise that most of the world is yet to discover. Thousands of miles of Indian Ocean coastline, hardly another person in sight, and none of the over-hyped hassle in more touristic destinations like the Seychelles. Oh, and the safari is pretty good as well, especially given recent conservation efforts. Mozambique is off the beaten path but luxury Mozambique vacations have been around for 20 years now. It's a country begging to be discovered.

Elephant, Maputo Special Reserve

Maputo Special Reserve Day Safari

An aerial image of a traditional fishing dhow in the Bazauto Archipelago of Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago Scenic Helicopter Flight

Swimming with Horses, Benguerra Island

Swimming With Horses on the Mozambican Coast

Walking Safari, Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park Wild Africa Safari

Swimming with Whalesharks, Tofo

Snorkeling with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks in Tofo

Dugong, Mozambican Coast

Dugong Spotting on the Mozambican Coast

Diving With Humpback Whales, Mozambican Coast

Diving with Humpbacks and Reef Shark Schools at Neptune's Arm

Seafood BBQ, Tofo

Harvesting Fresh Oysters and Crayfish With Local Fishermen


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Blissful Accommodation for a Mozambique Vacation

With so many private Indian Ocean islands and such an epic coastline, Mozambique vacations always provide privacy and an escape from the everyday. The coast is dotted with exceptional accommodation, places for a barefoot gateway and sense of excitement, at an unthinkable price in comparison to the more popular Seychelles and Maldives nearby.

Island Life, Quirimbas Islands

Private Island Getaway in the Quirimbas Islands


Azura Quilalea Private Island

Deluxe Room, Polona Serena Hotel, Maputo

Polana Serena Hotel, Maputo

Pool Suite, White Pearl Resort, Ponta Do Ouro

White Pearl Resort, Ponta Do Ouro

Private Plunge Pool, _Beyond Benguerra Island

&Beyond Benguerra Island


Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort


Azura Benguerra Island

Mozambique Itineraries

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Quirimbas National Park - Mozambique

Mozambique Indian Ocean Beach Break

Matusadona Private Safari, Lake Kariba

African Safari Trip of a Lifetime

South Africa

A Mozambique Vacation Is Dominated by the Coast

It's along the coast where Mozambique most dazzles. Here there are no other footprints in the sand and no limitations to what you can do. Marine encounters involve dugongs, whales, dolphins, manta rays, and exceptional deep-sea fishing. You can ride on horseback or canoe the coast. And it's rare you will ever encounter anybody else along the coast.

With its Latin influence and exotic appearance, Mozambique has a distinctly Indian Ocean feel. The country seems to be built of sand and palm trees, its 2000 mile coastline fulfilling all beach escapism dreams. Lulling off shore is the Bazaruto Archipelago, a series of deserted white islets, sandbanks, and exclusive islands. On the mainland, the country's beach destinations are spaciously dotted along the ocean waters, from small resort towns to hidden white sand escapes miles from anywhere. Mozambique was a Portuguese colony and remnants of this rule can be found throughout the country, not least in the culture and language. Small towns and cathedral ruins are more akin to Latin America than what's found elsewhere in Southern Africa, with streets of colorful townhouses beneath swaying palms.

Macaneta Beach, Maputo

Macaneta Beach ATV Safari and Picnic

Horseback Safari, Benguerra Island

Benguerra Island Horseback Safari

Fishing Charter, Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Deep-Ocean Fishing Charter

Dhow Sunset Cruise, Mozambican Coast

Mozambican Coast Dhow Cruise

Scuba Diving, Bazaruto

Bazaruto and Benguerra Scuba Diving

Relaxing in the Sun, Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago Private Islet Picnic

Man fly fishing in the Caribbean.

Catch-and-Release Fly Fishing in Bazaruto

Coral Reef Wall, Bazaruto Archipelago

Snorkelling the Bazaruto Archipelago

Summer Beach Holiday

Kayaking Mozambique's Indian Ocean Archipelagos

Mangrove Kingfisher, Govuro Wetlands

Birdwatching Canoe Safari in the Govuro Wetlands

Sunset Cruise, Tofo

Tofo and Barra Private Catamaran Cruise


A Little Dose of Culture for Your Mozambique Vacation

Mozambique has a heartbreaking recent history but passionate local people are turning the country around. You can feel an exotic Portuguese heritage mix with raw African style and panache. It's a country that will surprise you and culture can also be part of your travel bucketlist.

Romal Catholic Church, Inhambane

Inhambane Old City Cultural Tour

Mafalala, Maputo

Mafalala Maputo Cultural Tour

Lion of Gaza Statue, Maputo

Maputo City Art Tour

Modernist Roman Catholic Cthedral, Maputo

Maputo City Historical Tour