Mozambique is an exceptional destination for beaches, island paradise, and scuba diving along more than 2000 km of unspoilt coastline. There used to be some safari options too, but unfortunately the parks have not fully recovered since most of the wildlife has been lost in the civil war and until that happens, we have our focus on beach and dive stays in this beautiful country. This page does mainly talk about the beach and accommodation options in Mozambique, more about the diving you will find under 'Diving & Snorkelling'.
As already mentioned, Mozambique's never ending and totally unspoiled coastline is stunning and there a few nice places to stay and enjoy it from on the mainland. However, the focus for beach stays in Mozambique lies on the Archipelagos, which are the Bazaruto Archipelago just off the cost of Vilanculos in the south and the Qurimba Archipelago of the coast of Pemba in the north.
In addition to the Archipelagos there are few more places to highlight, like the Machangulo Peninsular which can be reached from Maputo and is an easy accessible and affordable option, plus a few places around Ponta do Oura, located right at the border with South Africa, which is a good place to look at for a beach extension after a safari in South Africas Kwazulu Natal region.
Another great spot that is often overlooked is the lively Town of Tofo in the south. Tofo is however most suitable for a more active beach stay, so for someone who would like to dive or surf as well and who also wants some options to go out in the evening.
How to get there
There are three main airports that serve the areas mentioned. Maupto, the capital city located in the very south of the country, Vilanculos, the gateway for the Bazaruto Archipelago and at the moment also for Tofo, and Pemba, the gateway for the Quirimbas. Most flights will go via Johannesburg. The south of Mozambique can also be reached by road from South Africa.
Please find out more about the individual destinations by clicking on the links below and if you would like to get some itinerary inspiration, please click on the Mozambique Itineraries button (you will be led there from the destination pages as well).