Unspoiled Paradise: Mozambique Beaches

March 22, 2010  By: Gretchen

Mozambique is a country that few people talk about when considering a trip to Africa. For sheer numbers of large animals, it is overshadowed by its neighbors, Tanzania, South Africa, and Zambia. Yet it does have Gorongosa National Park, which offers unique walking and fly-in safari opportunities and a chance to see the rare Gorongosa lion.

What Mozambique also has is unspoiled, brilliant white-sand beaches. The Bazaruto Archipelago lacks the crowds of more popular beach destinations and is largely undeveloped. Here you can walk on the beach for miles without disturbance, while the warm, clear blue waters offering excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities.

It is easy to add a Mozambique Beach Holiday to most of our trips in southern Africa. Our five-day beach holiday begins and ends out of Johannesburg, and you have your choice of two levels of accommodations: the deluxe Indigo Bay Resort on Bazaruto Island, or the luxury Benguerra Lodge on Benguerra Island. Both feature a full range of activities, or you can simply relax on the beach and enjoy wonderfully prepared meals featuring local seafood such as prawns, crab, and crayfish.