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Azura Benguerra Mozambique, luxury travel Africa

Mozambique

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Summary

This is your chance to be a pioneer. Mozambique’s chequered past has kept it off the radar of the everyday traveller, but this enigmatic African nation has boundless rewards just waiting for the intrepid traveller. Development has been slow, so the colonial architecture, unspoilt wilderness and 2,500 kilometres of sparkling African coastline have been preserved just for you. Be bold and step outside your comfort zone.

Mozambique stands on the cusp of becoming one of Africa’s great holiday hotspots and honeymoon spots and you could be one of the first to discover its wonders. Pristine beaches, bountiful wildlife and a vibrant culture make this country one to watch.

Luxury travel at Azura Quilalea in Mozambique, Africa.
Azura Quilalea Private Island Mozambique, Indian Ocean
Sailing in the waters of Mozambique. Luxury accommodation in the Indian Ocean
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort fisherman. Mozambique luxury travel in the Indian Ocean
Anantara Spa lounge and view in Mozambique. Luxury accommodation in the Indian Ocean
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Highlights

  • Take your pick from an endless stretch of beautiful beaches along more than 2,500 kilometres of African coastline.
  • Dive beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean to swim alongside 40-ton humpback whales.
  • Experience one of the worlds few untouched tourist destinations and enjoy empty beaches and crowd-free wilderness areas, perfect for honeymooners and lovers alike.
  • Immerse yourself in the country’s vibrant culture that is developed from local east African groups and Portuguese colonisation.
  • Be one of the first to experience an incredible African country that, with proper planning and precautions, is a safe destination for travellers wanting to experience Africa.

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Azura Selous Luxury travel Mozambique Africa
Price Guide for Mozambique $AUS 350-1100
$USD 250-800
Per person, per day

General inclusions: safari camps or hotels, regional flights, ground transfers, guided excursions, most meals. Seasonality affects the price of accommodation and travelling in low season may reduce the price. Single supplements may also apply.

This is a country where people have not quite grown accustomed to tourists. You still feel a genuineness that no longer exists in countries where tourism has been industrially developed.

Henning Mankell, author

When to travel

Even when the weather in Mozambique is bad, it’s still pretty good. During the wet season rain is usually limited to brief downpours, though avoid travelling to the south during cyclone season in January and February. From May to November, the weather is essentially perfect with long sunny days, little rain and low humidity. This is also the best time for diving, with fantastic visibility and whales migrating up the coast.

See monthly average temperatures and rainfall below for the capital of Mozambique, Maputo. Please note that each countries geographic terrain varies and therefore so does the weather. Talk to us to find out the best time to visit specific destinations within Mozambique.

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FAQ

1. How do I get to & around Mozambique?

The capital of Mozambique is Maputo and is accessible for Mauritius, South Africa or Kenya. Why not safari in South Africa’s beautiful Sabi Sands or Londolozi, then fly direct onto the stunning Beguerra Archipelago for amazing beaches, snorkelling, diving and big game fishing in just over an hour.

2. How long should I spend in Mozambique?

A week is a good length of stay in Mozambique and it is wise to add more days for those who live for water activities, wish to experience off-the-beaten track safaris or to visit the art-deco inspired Capital city, Maputo.

3. Will Mozambique suit my travel style?

Mozambique is a beach lover’s heaven and an ideal spot for those who want to relax and soak up some sun.
Honeymooners love it and divers will also not be disappointed when dropping into some of the best dive spots in the world.

Mozambique doesn’t boast the well-developed resorts of some of its island counterparts like Seychelles or Mauritius so is ideal for those who love to get off the beaten path and discover an emerging destination before the crowds.

4. What attractions and experiences can I find in Mozambique?

Mozambique is all about the water! Discover incredible beaches, great food and wine, the beautiful Lake Malawi and some incredible fishing spots. Stay on Azura on Benguerra Island for a deep sea fishing experience in the Bazaruto archipelago.

5. What is the overall vibe of Mozambique?

With proper planning and precautions, Mozambique is a safe destination to travel to and you will be rewarded as one of the first to experience this incredible country. Roads can be a little rough around the edges so if budget permits, domestic flights can be a great option to get from place to place. The food is incredible for those who love seafood and spice.

6. What essential information should I know before visiting Mozambique?

Visa: Australian citizens and most foreigners need a visa to travel to Mozambique. It is recommended that you arrange their documentation before their trip – we can help you with this. Passports are required and must be valid for six months beyond the intended length of stay. Once you are there, entry visas are valid 3 months from the date of issue.

Currency: Mozambican Metical is the local currency however we recommend travelling with US dollars, especially for tipping.

Health: Anti-malarial’s are required. We recommend visiting your travel doctor for the latest information on travel vaccinations.

Language: The official language is Portuguese and while the use of English does exist, it is a little patchy so we advise packing a phrase book.

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