The Mozambique coastline stretches over 2500 km from its southern border with South Africa all the way up to Tanzania in East Africa. The region offers some of the most beautiful palm fringed beaches in the world, great fishing and exceptional scuba diving and snorkeling. There are a number of boutique beach camps situated along this relatively undeveloped coastal region. There are a number of islands just off the coast such as Bazaruto and the Quirimbas Archipelagos which are reached by boat or a short flight from the mainland. There are so many life changing experiences on offer from snorkeling with whale sharks or scuba diving with Manta rays to swimming with dolphins. Mozambique offers a diverse array of eco-activities - night turtle safaris to view these ancient creatures laying their eggs (December and January) are a major highlight. The Mozambique coastline is a fantastic family destination and is ideal for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.

Why we like it

Amazing diving and snorkeling, white sandy tropical beaches, fun in the sun

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 2500 km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Whale Shark
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Inhambane

Accommodation in Mozambique's Islands and Beaches

Travessia Beach Lodge, Mozambique

Travessia Beach Lodge is located on a stunning stretch of the Mozambican coastline, nestled among dunes and coconut palms. This small corner of paradise is the ideal getaway, providing the ultimate in barefoot luxury. It features spacious chalets, each privately located amongst the coastal forest with wonderful seaviews. The rooms are raised on wooden decks and are constructed from timber,…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Tartaruga Maritima Camp, Ponta Malongane

Tartaruga Maritima Camp is a luxury self-catering tented camp located in a tranquil beach paradise on the coast of Mozambique. The camp is situated on the pristine coastline among inland swamps, forests, and lakes, in a quiet and tranquil region that brings guests close to nature. The unspoilt beaches and coral reefs are home to a diversity of marine species…

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Accomodation Type: Self-catering
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Dunes de Dovela, Inhambane

The eco-lodge “Dunes de Dovela” is located 1.30 hour from Inhambane and 25 minutes from Zavora on the breathtaking Mozambique coastline. The lodge is the perfect destination to escape from the world and get back to nature. Perched on the dunes, the views over the sea, dunes and the virgin forest are stunning. “Dunes de Dovela” offers two types of…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

Reef Shark
Moray Eel
Whale Shark
Manta Ray
Southern Right Whale
Humpback Whale
Bottle Nose Dolphin
Humpback Dolphin

Key Species

Bootlenose Dolphin
Humpback Whale
Southern Right Whale

Frigate Bird
Crab Plover
Little Tern
Olive Bee-eater
White-fronted Plover

Logger Head Turtle
Leather-back Turtle
Green Turtle

African Mahogony
Kapok Tree
Woodland Waterberry

Coral Reef
Sand Dune
Sand Forest

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 1
Mammals: 6
Birds: 7.5
Reptiles: 6
Trees: 6