Shimmering golden sandy beaches, salty ocean breezes blowing off of the turquoise waters and gently swaying vibrantly green palm trees, Mozambique is without a doubt Southern Africa’s very own tropical destination. A place of adventure, interesting traditional customs, and an unforgettable laid-back vibe, it is surprising that Mozambique is not as well-known as it ought to be. With its gorgeous untouched coral reefs and abundant ocean life (making it the perfect place to go diving), sparkling waters and archipelagos which play host to a unique type of safari, and a surprisingly thumping urban nightlife, Mozambique has a surprising number of fascinating attractions.
How to Get There
The international visitors can fly directly into Maputo International Airport or they can travel over the border from South Africa by car.
Maputo is just a short drive from the South African border, but the roads can be a bit wild, so flying in is the better option, unless guests are being transferred by a tour company.
Once in the country, there are various smaller airports in some of the bigger towns, which makes travelling between the often far flung destinations quicker than driving.
Best Time of the Year to Visit
Being the tropical destination that it is, the weather here is quite spectacular all year round. The winters are on the mild side, but during the summer, the day time temperatures can be very hot and humid.
The best time of year to visit Mozambique is between June and September, which are also the months considered peak tourist season. For those diving, any time of the year is good although February and August tend to be quite windy, which can affect diving visibility.