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This chain of small sand islands can be found not far off the coast near Vilankulo. The Benguerra and Bazaruto Islands are exclusive retreats with pristine white sand beaches fringed with palm trees offer a peaceful retreat from the everyday. Accommodations embody the idea of barefoot luxury. Watersports and marine activities are the main attraction, with 2,000 species of fish, dolphins, turtles and the last viable population of dugongs in the western Indian Ocean found in the sanctuary of its waters. The islands also offer excellent birdwatching and horse riding for all levels of experience.
The largest island in the archipelago, Bazaruto has fantastic beaches and lots of activities. This Indian Ocean island retreat has steep dunes, freshwater lakes and stunning beaches. In addition to diving and snorkeling, the Bazaruto area offers some of the best game fishing in southern Africa.
One of our favorites. Benguerra boasts interesting landscapes, unspoiled beaches, towering dunes, excellent fishing, remarkable scuba diving sites and more. It is also home to a range of wildlife that includes monkeys, crocodiles found in freshwater lakes, small antelope and a riot of birds. Very few people live on the island, but you might run into a fisherman or villager while walking down the beach.
Gorongosa National Park
Situated at the southern end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Gorongosa National Park was once a regional flagship wildlife destination. Years of strife along with 2019’s Cyclone Idai have taken a great toll on the park, though non-profit investment has helped to start it on the path toward restoration. It is still Mozambique’s best area to view land-based wildlife and guests can potentially spot elephant, lion and wild dog, along with myriad plains species. Bird watching in the park is excellent with more than 500 species recorded. Game drives, walking safaris, canoeing safaris and community activities are available in and around the park. We can also arrange guided hikes on the slopes of nearby Mount Gorongosa. Wildlife is still re-establishing here, so this part is for repeat travelers or those interested in the park’s rehabilitation story.
Vasco Da Gama fell in love with this place in the late 15th century and named it ‘Terra de Boa Gente’ or Land of Good People. This coastal area has excellent beaches and feels like a scene out of paradise. The snorkeling and diving are excellent, and those seeking water adventures have a strong chance of seeing manta rays and whale sharks (seasonal), along with other ray and shark species, as well as reef fish.
The capital of Mozambique is a hub of culture and a great base for day trips. Its tree-lined streets are home to cafes and patisseries where you can enjoy a coffee while watching the vibrant street life, as well as markets, museums and interesting architecture. There are a wide range of good accommodations and very good restaurants. We suggest focusing your meals on the fantastic seafood and Portuguese fare.
This gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago is a transportation hub with its international airport and is a popular surfing and watersports region. The town itself is known for its charming people, colorful markets and buzzing cafes and bars.
When to Visit
Mozambique’s beaches are at their best in the Southern Africa winter months from May to October. Temperatures are milder, the humidity is lower and the chances of rain are slim. For those wishing to visit Gorongosa National Park, it is closed during the rainy season from mid-December through mid-February.
If diving is important to you, be sure to let your Journey Specialist know. Not all beach accommodations offer dive centers.