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Mozambique is situated in southeast Africa bordering the Mozambique Channel between South Africa and Tanzania. Mozambique is an untouched destination and offers some of the best dive spots in the world combined with 2500km of spectacular coastline and white sandy beaches; visitors can dive amongst colourful tropical fish and corals or sail along the shoreline.
Mozambique is the ideal holiday destination for honeymooners, families or visitors seeking an adventure holiday. It offers intimate and romantic hideaways and secluded coves for snorkelling and swimming.
The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of four main islands being, Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Magaruque Island and Santa Carolina Island.
Indigo Bay Island offers a magnificent location of tranquil blues in a remote and protected bay.
The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 27 idyllic islands; the ideal tropical island destination offering magnificent untouched white sandy beaches and extraordinary marine life.
Matemo Island Lodge offers spectacular views, unspoilt beaches, magical sunsets and incredible marine life combined with luxurious accommodation. Medjumbe Private Island Lodge is known for offering the ultimate in romance and exclusivity on a tiny island in the beautiful Quirimbas Archipelago.
Mozambique is renowned to offer some of the best dive spots on the planet; guests can explore beautiful tropical islands and colourful coral reefs, swim with dolphins and whale sharks, the worlds largest fish and although they are sharks, are harmless to people since they feed on plankton.
Visitors can choose between multitudes of water sports including diving, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, sunset cruises as well as a variety of land activities including horse riding, bird watching market tours, a visit to a local fishing village and many more, a truly unique cultural experience.
Mozambique is the ideal honeymoon destination. It's quite popular to do a beach and bush honeymoon; so we've created great safari and beach packages that'll ensure you get to see the Big 5 and relax on sandy white beaches.
Sun Safaris can arrange scheduled flights for visitors to Mozambique. Maputo is the main International airport. There are regular flights from South Africa to Maputo and visitors can also book a private charter from Dar es Salaam or Nairobi. There are also direct flights to the Bazaruto Archipelago in the centre of Mozambique and the Quirimbas Archipelago in the far north from South Africa. The local airline LAM (Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique) operates 3 weekly flights to Nampula, Pemba from Dar es Salaam and 2 weekly flights from Nairobi.
Visitors can self-drive to Mozambique from South Africa. The road from Johannesburg, via Nelspruit, to Mozambique is in good condition and well-tarred and the border crossing is at Komatipoort/Ressano Garcia.
The climate in Mozambique is tropical however varies in the different regions of the country, however generally the inland areas are slightly cooler, although more humid than along the coast in the rainy season.
The best time to travel to Mozambique is during the winter months also the dry season from April to September when the least rainfall is experienced. The southern parts of the country are generally drier and less tropical than the north, with temperatures along the coast averaging 80°F (27°C).
The summer months, also the rainy season coincides with the heat and humidity from October to March, with average coastal temperatures of 88°F (31°C). The southern parts of the country are generally drier and with a less tropical climate than the north. The best time for game viewing is during the months of August and September, towards the end of the dry season.
The best time for bird-watching is usually December to April, which is the hot, rainy season. The Mozambique coast is a good year-round fishing and diving destination. The best time to go fishing for marlin is from September to January, while sailfish season runs from May to September.
Niassa Game Reserve covers and area of approximately 42 000 km² and is home to more than 12,000 elephant, 8,000 buffalo, around 200 endangered wild dogs. Other predators in the reserve include species such as lion and leopard. The reserve is a birder’s paradise offering more than 370 bird species. The area is also home to at least 3 endemic species including Niassa Wildebeest, Boehms Zebra and Johnston’s Impala. Niassa Game Reserve offers guests a traditional safari experience in a remote corner of Africa. The reserve offers incredible photographic opportunities and is a haven for photographers. It offers the greatest concentration of wildlife in Mozambique and contains the largest protected miombo forest ecosystems in the world. Guiding is of very high standard and all wildlife activities are accompanied by experienced guides.
The Bazaruto Archipelago offers incredible opportunities for diving and snorkeling as well as other water sport opportunities. The Archipelago offers four main islands, Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Magaruque Island and Santa Carolina Island.
Inhambane Province is rich in history and culture; Vasco da Gama stopped in the magnificent bay of Inhambane in the late 1400’s to stock up on food and he was intrigued with the place and named it Terra de Boa Gente or 'Land of the Gentle People'. Inhambane is famous for offering some of the best snorkelling locations in Mozambique as well as endless white sandy beaches and private and secluded coves. Sailing in a traditional dhow is a highlight here. Inhambane is also renowned for offering visitors the opportunity to swim alongside whale-sharks, an unforgettable experience. Barra Reef is known to offer remarkable diving as well as delicious and fresh seafood. A few resorts in the area are Padi affiliated Dive resorts and the diving is first class. Other activities include Snorkelling, Spear Fishing, Catamaran Cruises, Quad Bike Trails, Horse Riding, sailing, Hobie-cats, laser and dingy sailing as well as paddle and snake ski’s
The 1,500km2 Quirimbas National Park provides a safe haven for dolphins, sea turtles, whales, sharks and dugongs. The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 27 idyllic islands, a tropical island destination offering beautiful and unspoiled white sandy beaches, spectacular marine life as well as fauna and flora unique to the area. The Quirimbas is also known for offering a fascinating cultural experience; Ibo Island is situated close to Matemo Island and offers a combination of Arabian, European and African cultures dating back to the 15th and 18th century and has been nominated by UNSECO as a World Heritage Site. Apart from the magnificent coral reefs and spectacular marine environment, activities in the Quirimbas Archipelago include some of the best diving in the world, big game fishing, snorkelling, sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and kayaking.
Maputo is the thriving capital of Mozambique and is often referred to as one of Africa's most scenic capitals. Surrounding the Indian Ocean and home to anicent architecture, Maputo is the ideal hub for a beach city break.
The greater Gorongosa region is ecologically unique situated at the southern most end of the Great African Rift Valley in central Mozambique. Come and enjoy the Gorongosa National Park in its lush splendor and you will be directly participating in one of the greatest restoration projects in Southern Africa and see firsthand how rapidly and positively nature responds when given a bit of help and space from mankind.
Ponta d'Ouro is a town in the extreme south of Mozambique, lying on the Mozambique Channel 120km south of Maputo and only 10km north of the border with South Africa. In Ponta d'Ouro guests can expect to be astounded by the natural beauty of the white beaches, dense dune forests, incredible diving and an ever-stretching azure sea. There is a much-appreciated element of tradition with local markets and "cantinas" (little shops), with eager merchants and enthusiastic residents always willing to interact with visitors to their home town.
Pemba is a port town located on the south side of the world's third-largest natural bay, with a population of around 100,000. It is the most important center in Northern Mozambique with banks, patisseries, supermarkets and restaurants, though it retains a rural ambience with its potholed streets. The town was built over rolling hills, and most people live in wooden huts set amongst the numerous thick baobab trees.
Ilha de Mozambique (Mozambique Island) is an island in the Nampula Province in Northern Mozambique with a historical heritage that's unmatched in the rest of Mozambique, and indeed the rest of Africa. The tiny island is only 3km long and very narrow and is a UNSECO World Heritage Site. A remarkable history of both Portuguese and Swahili culture with some of the most exclusive diving around Mozambique.