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

Blue Footprints, Inhambane

Located on a beautiful beach between Bara and Tofo, about 25km from Inhambane in Mozambique, Blue Footprints lodge is a hidden beach oasis. It offers understated elegance and unparalleled ocean views, specifically designed so that from the bar, restaurant, lounge, pool and villas, the full magnificence of the Indian Ocean is just a glance away. A pristine environment for your…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Dugong Beach Lodge, Mozambique

Dugong Beach Lodge is situated in the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary on the coast of Mozambique and combines two biospheres, providing a unique wilderness and beach experience. Complemented by 14 luxury bedrooms with large bathrooms and private decks, Dugong is indeed an oasis. Experience a delightful picnic on a deserted island, enjoy leisurely walks on a perfect white-sand beach with…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 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
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