MOZAMBIQUE

For almost two decades, many of the attractions in Mozambique were inaccessible but the atmosphere has changed and now Mozambique is one of Africa’s rising stars with its stunning beaches, excellent diving and magical offshore islands. Southern Mozambique is more developed whereas the wilds of Northern Mozambique remain one of Africa’s last frontiers.

Its Indian Ocean shores are scattered with beautiful beaches but the country is still untouched, raw and free of mass tourism. The most appealing destinations lie just offshore: two clusters of exotic yet perfect islands dot the blue horizon – the Bazaruto Archipelago in the south and the exclusive private islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago near the Tanzanian border in the far north. Most hotels are boutique, small and private and the people are hospitable, lively and friendly. The country boasts some of the best diving in the world, and many sites remain to be discovered. 

Highlights: 
Diving near Bazaruto Archipelago (five dune islands in the turquoise Indian Ocean
Sailing a dhow through mangrove channles in the Quirimba Archipelago
Incredible seafood meals, and lively restaurants in Maputo exploding with music
Off-beat safari in the wilds of Gorongosa National Park
Spectacular and idyllic coastline of palm-fringed beaches
Historic town of Inhambane, port for Portuguese and Arab traders in 11th century
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