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Mozambique Safaris

Mozambique's coastline is an African gem, with palm-fringed beaches, azure waters, and incredible wildlife. The Gorongosa National Park offers an off-the-beaten-track safari experience. From Maputo to the Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique has something for everyone, including luxury beach resorts and traditional safari camps.

The Mozambique Safari Experience

  • Relax alongside the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar.
  • Visit Tofo's beaches are perfect for diving and snorkelling. You can swim with manta rays, dolphins, and whale sharks.
  • Venture The Bazaruto archipelago in the north is home to rare dugongs and diverse marine life on colourful coral reefs.
  • Explore Cabo Delgado province boasts a beautiful coastline and the Quirimbas archipelago with its tropical islands and resorts. Ibo, the most famous island, has a rich history as a trading post and a mix of cultures seen in its colonial villas.

Why NWS for your Mozambique Safari?

At Natural World Safaris, we specialise in creating bespoke travel itineraries tailored to your specific interests. Whether you're after a wildlife safari, cultural exploration, or beach getaway, we can design the perfect Mozambique itinerary for you. Our commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism means that we work closely with local communities and conservation organizations to ensure a positive impact on the environment and people. We offer unique experiences, such as private game drives and guided tours of local villages, that you won't find anywhere else.

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The Mozambique Safari Experience

How much does Mozambique cost?

An 8-day safari in Mozambique starts at $6,000 per person and includes food, drinks, private guides, and transfers. For a longer trip covering Mozambique and South Africa, the budget needs to increase to $12,500 per person. The extended trip includes top-quality guides, private villas, and incredible excursions.

Where to stay in Mozambique?

Mozambique has some of the world's best beaches and accommodations. It's a perfect starting point for excursions into the water. Guests can enjoy stunning ocean views in luxurious surroundings or opt for eco-friendly lodges that benefit the local environment and community.

When to go to Mozambique?

Mozambique's best time to visit depends on your preferences and location. The country has a varied climate and distinct seasons. The dry season between April and November is considered the best time to visit. The wet season from January to March offers wildlife events but may deter some travellers due to the rains.

Mozambique Safaris FAQs

Is Mozambique good for safari?

Mozambique offers unique and diverse safari experiences, particularly along its coastline and in some of its national parks and reserves. While the country is more renowned for its stunning beaches and marine life, it also provides opportunities for wildlife viewing and safari adventures. Gorongosa National Park, for example, is known for its conservation efforts and offers opportunities to spot elephants, lions, hippos, and a variety of bird species. The Niassa Reserve is another option, providing a more off-the-beaten-path safari experience with its rugged landscapes and diverse ecosystems. Although not as established as certain other African safari destinations, Mozambique's safari offerings can complement a beach-centric vacation or provide a distinct wildlife experience.

Is Mozambique safe for tourism?

Mozambique is generally safe for tourism, having made progress in terms of stability. Tourists should exercise caution, be mindful of local conditions, adhere to safety guidelines, and protect their belongings. While tourist areas are generally secure, checking travel advisories and practicing standard safety measures is recommended. With sensible travel practices, Mozambique offers an enjoyable and fulfilling destination for beach holidays, water sports, and cultural experiences.

What vaccinations are required for Mozambique?

For travel to Mozambique, it is advisable to ensure routine vaccinations such as MMR and Tdap are up to date. Additionally, recommended and potentially required vaccinations include yellow fever (if coming from a risk area), typhoid, hepatitis A and B, and rabies if close animal contact is anticipated. Malaria is prevalent, so taking appropriate antimalarial medication is essential. Consult a healthcare professional for personalised advice based on your health history, travel plans, and the latest health advisories

What to do in Mozambique

Mozambique offers a variety of activities for travellers. Its stunning coastline is a highlight, providing opportunities for beach relaxation, water sports such as diving and snorkelling to explore vibrant coral reefs, and enjoying fresh seafood. The Bazaruto Archipelago is renowned for its idyllic islands and marine life. Explore cultural heritage in cities like Maputo, with its markets, architecture, and museums. Nature lovers can visit Gorongosa National Park for wildlife spotting and ecotourism. Enjoy local cuisine, music, and art, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture.

What do I need to know before going to Mozambique?

Before travelling to Mozambique, ensure you have the necessary visa and vaccinations, and carry local currency. Familiarise yourself with the official language, Portuguese, and respect local customs. Stay informed about safety conditions, especially in areas with past security concerns, and be prepared for Mozambique's tropical climate. Plan transportation and accommodation in advance, respect cultural etiquette, and practise responsible tourism. Stay updated on weather conditions and potential natural hazards, and bring appropriate electrical adapters. Research and preparation will contribute to a smoother and more enjoyable experience in Mozambique. If you need assistance in planning accommodation then be sure to check out our guide on where to stay in Mozambique.