Mozambique is a southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins surviving from a period of Portuguese rule. The Bazaruto Archipelago farther south has reefs which protect rare marine life including dugongs.
There are two main seasons: the wet season from November through March and the dry season from April through October
Mozambique is 44% coastal lowlands
With a 2 500km coastline and two sun-drenched archipelagos, the question of where to go in Mozambique often comes down to which beach or island best suits your sandy-toed dream destination. And while it’s obvious that Mozambique is perfect for “laze and gaze” beach holidays, away from the coastline you’ll also find wild reserves offering game viewing, bird watching and guided walking safaris in magnificent wilderness areas.