Get To Know Mozambique
Mozambique a place where you’d find fishing dhows and fishermen hauling in their treasure of giant prawns or a wealth of other seafood for which the country is renowned, is on a fast track to resuming its place as one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations in the world.
With a 2 500 km long tropical coastline of palm-fiinged beaches, azure sea, coral reefs and a string of around thirty sub-tropical Indian Ocean islands forming an idyllic archipelago, Mozambique is paradise waiting to be rediscovered.
Northern Mozambique holds unforgettable experiences and sights for those travellers who can take time out to explore and enjoy this unspoiled Eden. The beautiful town of Pemba which is a popular exotic destination by itself, and it’s also the gateway to Quirimbas Archipelago where the pace is so relaxed and easy, with the sunny skies and the crystal clear waters, all beckoning the visitor to explore coral reefs in the company of tropical fish, turtles, and dolphins. Going south is the tropical paradise of Bazaruto Island where guests relax in an unhurried, unspoiled haven, pristine beaches while for the more active there is excellent bird watching, superb diving and snorkelling as well as excellent fishing.
Yes, this is exactly Mozambique, where on the beaches you feel as if your footprints are the first to pass by, the great thing is that most of the time you’re probably right. It is quicker to realize that it’s one of the friendliest places in the world.
Accessing Mozambique and her magnificent islands is easy for the traveler. Scheduled flights connect the capital Maputo as well as the tourist heaven Pemba with Dar es Salaam (in Tanzania), Nairobi (in Kenya) and Johannesburg (in South Africa)
Don’t miss out on this Amazing place in Africa.
- Pemba Beach Hotel
- Matemo Island Resort
- Medjumbe Island Resort
- Indigo Bay Resort
- Flamingo Bay Water Lodge
- Ilha De Mocambique
This peaceful town on one of the largest inland bays is unpretentious and welcoming. 16% renowned as being a prime destination diving enthusiasts as the coral reef lies close to the shore. Many special activities are available during your stay, Deep Sea Fishing, Diving Snorkeling, Kayaking and Windsurfing or one even can sail on day trips up the scenic coast for cultural experiences. You can even talk to the nature whilst in Pemba. It truly remains a rewarding experience. Pemba is also the access point to the magnificient Quirimbas Archipelago, which is made up of some 30 islands Including Quilalea, Matemo and Medjumbe Islands.
Matemo Island Resort is situated in the pristine Quirimbas Island Archipelago, a spectacular location in which to enjoy an idyllic Mozambique island holiday. The Resort offers a full range of water sports and island activities including diving and fishing. The resort is ideal for family leisure, couples as well as fishing and diving enthusiasts. Experience an Island holiday of unspoilt beauty, breathtaking scenery, spectacular marine life and extreme relaxation
Medjumbe Island Resort is an unspoilt, unexplored island paradise. Situated on a tiny Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, Medjumbe Resort has Chalets which blend with the surroundings with its thatch like roof and log cabin shell. Spend your days choosing between lazing on the beach or participating in the many activities on offer at Medjumbe Island Resort. From breathtaking scuba diving and snorkelling to exhilarating watersports, Medjumbe’s idyllic location caters for every taste.
Indigo Bay Resort is an exquisite island resort, situated on the idyllic and pristine Bazaruto Island. It offers visitors the quintessential Indian Ocean island holiday. The luxury is understated, yet elegant and the emphasis is on making the most of the superb location on the golden shores of Bazaruto Island. All chalets and the main living areas at Indigo Bay Island Resort Hotel are constructed of natural materials like reed, thatch and wood so as to blend harmoniously with the perfect surroundings.
Flamingo Bay Water Lodge in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique has a unique design it was built half on an island and half in the water making it the only one of its kind in Africa. It is home to flocks of flamingos, tropical fish and the very rare dugong. The luxury lodge on stilts in the water, so serene and tranquil you feel as though you have stepped into another world. Imagine the water lapping under you, soothing away your stress, imagine the moon shining over the water as you enjoy a relaxing moment on your private balcony, imagine nothing to disturb you other than the sound of the ocean.
Off the Northern Mozambique Coast
Ilha de Mocambique, now a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE once served as the capital of Portuguese East Africa. That was after the famous portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama who landed on the island in 1498, claimed it for Portugal. The fascinating mix of African, Arab and European cultural history can be witnessed here being displayed through the churches, mosques, fort, old Portuguese houses (some dating back to the sixteenth century), well-maintained museums. Fortaleza Sao Sebastiao remains the oldest non-indigenous building in the southern hemisphere.
LAM Mozambique Airlines has scheduled flights linking Maputo & Pemba with Dar es Salaam (in Tanzania), Nairobi (in Kenya) and Johannesburg (in South Africa). Many European visitors prefer flying BA, SWISS or KLM to one of the three gateways and connect with LAM flights into Mozambique.
All visitors must have a visa and valid passport. Visas can be arranged on arrival in Maputo or Pemba Airport or the border post for US$ 25(approx). Please check with your consulate for the most up-to-date information.
US Dollars are widely accepted. The local currency is the Metical. Take cash and Travellers cheques as few places accept credit cards.
GMT + 2
Malaria risk Visitors are advised to take anti-malaria tablets. Drink only purified or bottled water.
Light-weight clothes (shorts, t-shirts, sun dresses), swimming costumes, a sweater, hat, sunblock, lip cream, insect repellent, binoculars, camera and sunglasses.