Mozambique Island Getaway
5 day island Getaway to Mozambique.
Highlights include: White sandy beaches & romancing.
Rates from US$ 835.00 per person sharing
Johannesburg (South Africa) or Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) would be your gateway
into Mozambique from outside of Africa. You can get a flight to Maputo
from these entry points. Linhas Aereas de
Mocambique offer flights from Johannesburg and Dar es
Salaam to Maputo,
other airlines that service this route is South African Airways.
Land & water
Main entry points into Mozambique from other African Countries include
Malawi (Zobue and Ilala ferry), South Africa (Ressano Garcia), Swaziland
(Namaacha), Tanzania (Mocimboa da Praia), Zambia (Cassacatiza and Chanida)
Zimbabwe (Nyamapanda and Machinpanda).
When to Go
From June to November the weather is cool and dry. This is the best time to visit Mozambique as during the rainy season you could get stuck
somewhere due to flooding which makes the roads impossible to pass.
Highlights not to Miss
Ponta D'Ouro & Ponta Malongane
Ponta D'Ouro is a popular destination and most commonly a first
stop over for most visitors to Mozambique. The beaches are long, wide
and usually deserted
once away from the town area. There is abundant sea life like dolphins,
whale sharks and whales (usually spotted from July to November).
North of Ponta d'Ouro is Malongane with endless coastline and
vegetated dunes. Activities along the coast include diving and dolphin
tours. They both lie about 120 km south of Maputo.
The archipelago is as close as you will get to a tropical paradise.
It consists of five main islands - Magaruque, Benguera, Santa Carolina,
Bazaruto and Bangue. Here you will see the turquoise waters of the
Indian Ocean with sandy beaches and abundant birdlife. You can enjoy
diving and snorkeling.
Ilha de Mocambique
Mozambique Island is about 3 km off the mainland in the north.
In the 15th century it was the most important boat building center and
a trading settlement with ties to Madagascar, Persia and Arabia. The
island was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1991 and there
is a lot of rehabilitation going on. It is partly a ghost town and part
an active community.
This archipelago is a string of about a dozen islands and islets along
the coastline between Pemba and the Rovuma River. The best known of the
islands is Ibo and is the second most important town in Mozambique after
Ilha de Mocambique. This almost surreal place is fascinating with wide
streets lined with dilapidated villas and moss-covered buildings. Other
include Quirimba which is known for its silversmiths.