The northern Quirimbas Archipelago stretches approximately 250 kilometres and is home to a number of private islands that have some of Africa’s best beach lodges. Many people believe that this archipelago contains the finest beaches in the country.
Bazaruto, the southern of Mozambique’s two beach archipelagos, differs from its northern brother in that its islands are not private. However, accommodation standards are set just as high and the beaches are still world class.
There are many unspoiled beaches to explore outside these regions, though the accommodation tends to be less luxurious elsewhere. It is worth knowing that the area around Tofo in the far south is easily accessed from South Africa and tends to attract a lot more visitors – it is an area to avoid during school holidays!
Safari in Mozambique is limited as there are only a few high-quality game-viewing areas. These safari parks cannot compete with Africa’s famous reserves, but they do offer great walking and a true wilderness experience. Mozambique holidays tend to be appreciated particularly by safari purists.