Mozambique is the real undiscovered Africa – think tropical desert islands, palm fringed powder white beaches and crystal clear waters – think the perfect island holiday and that is Mozambique. This relatively untouched African country on Africa’s East coast is a magical wonderland with a rich history and culture combining indigenous Africa with Arab, Portuguese and Indian influences. On Ibo Island, for example, guests can meet the warm Mozambican people in their setting of magnificent architecture and rich heritage.
At Ibo Island, find some of the most diverse world class Mozambique Accommodation. Most luxury lodges in the Quirimbas Archipelago are set amongst lush vegetation, on pristine uninhabited beaches, with clear, turquoise waters. Ibo Island is found in one of the most un-spoilt, unexplored and important island reef ecosystems in the Indian Ocean.
Visitors to these Mozambique Holiday establishments can partake in assorted activities such as scuba diving, game fishing, sea kayaking, snorkeling, whale and dolphin watching (in season), bird watching, island exploring, mangrove excursions, historical dhow cruises and spa treatments.
Pemba is the gateway to the fabulous Mozambique Quirimbas Archipelago and Ibo Island. The vibrant capital of Cabo Delgado Province, Pemba lies on the south shore of the third largest bay in the world. Constantly evolving, Pemba is becoming more modernized as new roads and infrastructure go in but some of the small traditional fishing village atmosphere remains.
Mozambique Holiday Packages to Pemba include water sports and scuba diving – the excellent coral reef lies close to the shore. From Pemba, visitors head to the Quirimbas Archipelago Islands for romantic and exciting holiday breaks.
Exploring the Quirimbas Archipelago means getting to know the diverse islands – all partly linked to the coast by sand bars, coral reefs, mangroves and water rich in marine life. The Islands of Ibo, Quisiva and Matemo feature old Portuguese settlements with pre-colonial Swahili settlements. The Archipelago contains important feeding areas for turtle, crab plovers and migratory birds as well as breeding grounds for some dolphins and whales.
Maputo, formerly known as Lourenco Marques, is the capital city of Mozambique. Situated on the extreme south coast of Mozambique, it still retains much of the atmosphere of its Portuguese colonial past. With its wide streets lined by Acacia and Jacaranda trees, Maputo is a thriving African city with plenty of specialty Mozambique restaurants, bars, night clubs museums, friendly people and vibes.
It is best to explore Maputo on foot and seek out some of the city’s unmistakable landmarks – the Cathedral on Independence Square, the Central Railway Station, the grand City Hall, the Gothic-style Museum of Natural History and the magnificent Tunduro Gardens.