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Mozambique offers the quintessential tropical beach destination where white sand shelves gently into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Boutique lodges mean uncongested beaches, incredibly fresh food, attentive service and easy flight links to the best safari destinations in Africa. Broadly split into the two islands of Bazaruto and Benguerra and the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north, each area is world famous for snorkelling and scuba diving with some of the finest untouched marine environments in the world. Humpback whales, dolphins and whale sharks call these waters home from June through to December, coral reefs teem with tropical fish and above the water the warm breeze is perfect to try your hand at kite surfing.  Lazy days can be whiled away under the palm trees on myriad dazzling white sand beaches, watching the billowing sails of the traditional dhow boats as they skim gracefully across the waves.

With daily flights to both South and East Africa, a Mozambique beach break is the perfect way to round off a dusty safari trip. Relaxation is the buzzword here and island hopping a delight.  For those who want to explore the history of this fascinating paradise then a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ilha de Mozambique is a must. This ancient Arab trading port was where East met West with trade in slaves, spices and gold leaving their mark on the country. This enigmatic country is far from most travellers' maps, but offers a wealth of experiences to those who venture here.

Mozambique with A&K
Mozambique enjoys a burgeoning reputation as a special destination. A very special destination. But to get the most from this marvellous southern African country; to savour its poetically beautiful Indian ocean coastline stretching for over 2,500km, and to get unique access to its people, places and wildlife, you need an experienced, highly knowledgeable operator - and that means A&K.

Our large flexible regional team has offered premium travel for over four decades. That means you get the most passionate local guides selected for their specialist knowledge, 24-hour emergency contact and seamless ground arrangements, along with long-established relationships that allow us to offer extraordinary experiences beyond the reach of ordinary travellers.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent luxury holiday to Mozambique in 2017, 2018 and you'll find its gorgeous coast sprinkled with exclusive boutique accommodation, with easy bush to beach connections from safari hotspots. The Quirimbas Archipelago in the north has over 50 islands and is surrounded by some of Africa's best-preserved coral reef.

And it's not a one-off. You'll find the same holy trinity of bleached white sand, waving palms and translucent shallows dotted with dhow sails in the Bazaruto Archipelago further south: five sun-kissed islands swaddled by one of the largest marine reserves in the Indian Ocean with humpback whales, turtles and manta rays, alongside pristine coral.

This is a country where the classical ingredients of a tropical paradise are served with generous dollops of history from the churches and mosques, to Maputo's colonial harbour and Edwardian railway station, recently voted one of the ten most beautiful in the world

As the country continues to redevelop and reveal its treasures, it offers more and more for the visitor, and with A&K it's all possible.


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Fly to

Vilanculos or Pemba

flying time

14 hours 30 minutes via Johannesburg or via Dar Es Salam

time difference

GMT +2 hours


Required for UK passport holders and must be obtained prior to arrival via the embassy or visa service company.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

Best time to travel

June - August


The best time to travel to Mozambique is between June and August, rainfall is low and temperatures warm in the low to mid twenties. The rainy season runs from November through until March.


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Azura Benguerra

Benguerra Island

With just 18 villas, each with their own pool and designed for the ultimate in pampering and privacy. Each of the beach side villas blend modern chic...Find out more

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andBeyond Benguerra Island

Benguerra Island

andBeyond Benguerra Island is comprised of 12 rooms (10 casinhas and two cabanas) reflecting African and Portuguese design. A little slice of paradise...Find out more

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Ibo Island Lodge

Quirimbas Archipelago

Ibo Island once a bustling Arabian port for a time has been a place that has been forgotten, but this magical place is now welcoming tourists to discover...Find out more

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