Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto

For centuries Southern Mozambique has been influenced by a vibrant blend of African, Arabic and Portuguese influences and more recently it has seen a new arrival to its shores - the discerning traveller, seeking and discovering the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.  Southern Mozambique offers first class diving, surfing, big game fishing, whale watching and the opportunity to swim with dolphins and whale sharks.  The small, vibrant coastal town of Vilanculos, 700kms from the Mozambique capital, Maputo is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago - undoubtedly Southern Mozambique's main attraction.  This glittering cluster of five tropical islands, Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue, command some of the most pristine coral reefs in the Indian Ocean and are often referred to as Africa‚Äôs version of the famed Galapagos Islands. The area is protected as a conservation area and national park making it the only official marine reserve in the country.  A nearly untouched paradise the archipelago has earned its reputation as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'.





Why we like it

  • Dazzling array of marine life
  • World class dive sites
  • Stunning resorts & lodges
  • Whale watching
  • Ideal post safari 'fly and flop'
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Top Pick - Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto

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