More affordable than the Seychelles and less built-up than Mauritius, Mozambique is fast becoming the place to go for classic tropical island holidays. Its wide mainland beaches are lapped by the warm Indian Ocean but the most appealing destinations lie just offshore: two clusters of postcard-perfect islands dot the blue horizon – the Bazaruto Archipelago in the south and the exclusive private islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago near the Tanzanian border in the far north.

The southerly Bazaruto Archipelago has been the main focus for Mozambique holidays in recent times, and rightly so. It is relatively easy to reach via Vilanculos airport on the mainland and then a short boat ride or flight. However the more remote Quirimbas Islands, in the far north, are growing in popularity, appealing to eco-tourists, divers and adventurous souls in search of unspoilt places.

Ibo Town, on Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, was the administrative capital of the Portuguese colony and an important East African trading post for over 500 years. Ibo’s swift decline during the 20th century has made it a surreal…

More affordable than the Seychelles and less built-up than Mauritius, Mozambique is fast becoming the place to go for classic tropical island holidays. Its wide mainland beaches are lapped by the warm Indian Ocean but the most appealing destinations lie just offshore: two clusters of postcard-perfect islands dot the blue horizon – the Bazaruto Archipelago in the south and the exclusive private islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago near the Tanzanian border in the far north.

The southerly Bazaruto Archipelago has been the main focus for Mozambique holidays in recent times, and rightly so. It is relatively easy to reach via Vilanculos airport on the mainland and then a short boat ride or flight. However the more remote Quirimbas Islands, in the far north, are growing in popularity, appealing to eco-tourists, divers and adventurous souls in search of unspoilt places.

Ibo Town, on Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, was the administrative capital of the Portuguese colony and an important East African trading post for over 500 years. Ibo’s swift decline during the 20th century has made it a surreal place, a tiny island with imposing ruins of villas, forts and administrative buildings in the middle of nowhere. From the mainland beach lodges to the south of Pemba, a trip to 
the World Heritage site of Ilha de Mozambique should not be missed.

Mozambique is also an emerging safari destination, so holidays to Mozambique can include both game viewing and time on a superb beach. Some of the last true wilderness areas can be found here and intrepid safari operators are working to make them accessible. In the far north, the truly vast Niassa National Reserve is one the largest protected areas in Africa, and Gorongosa in Central Mozambique is a conservation success story. These are safaris for ‘Africaphiles’ seeking real wilderness experiences.

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