Known for pristine white sand beaches, some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world and excellent fishing, Mozambique is a coastal paradise washed by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Where to Go
Bazaruto Archipelago – The Bazaruto Archipelago, referred to as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” consists of five idyllic islands. The archipelago is the only official marine reserve in the country and one of the largest in the Indian Ocean.
Quirimbas Archipelago – A series of more than 30 islands off the coast of northern Mozambique all partly linked to the coast by sand bars, coral reefs, mangroves and water rich in marine life. The archipelago is one of the world’s best fishing and diving destinations, with phenomenal vertical drop-offs, some up to 400 meters.
Gorongosa National Park – A fascinating wildlife restoration and conservation project. The park is a 20-year public-private partnership between the Government of Mozambique and the Gorongosa Restoration Project, a U.S. non-profit organization.
When to Go
The best time to be on the beach is April to September when there is warm, mainly dry weather tempered by sea breezes. However June and July are cooler with temperatures averaging around 65°F. The wet season is from November to March. In addition to the rain, these months are the hottest.