Luxury holidays in Mozambique are truly special, offering a rare blend of untouched natural beauty, pristine beaches, enriching cultural experiences, and rich marine life, making it a truly special destination for an indulgent escape. An undiscovered paradise awaits.

Why travel to Mozambique

Mozambique’s coastline and offshore islands have remained wonderfully unspoilt. Here, primeval mangrove swamps alternate with powder-white beaches – and low-impact development is being carefully and successfully integrated with a unique marine habitat. The diving and fishing are superb and a handful of fabulous barefoot-luxury hideaways have been created.
On a tailor-made adventure holiday in Mozambique, explore the idyllic Bazaruto Archipelago, with its breathtaking white-sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, perfect for diving and snorkeling. Discover the raw beauty of the Quirimbas Islands, dotted with private hideaways, providing an exclusive experience surrounded by abounding nature and crystal-clear waters.

While the longer journey time may attract the more dedicated traveler to Mozambique, the lesser-explored regions in this destination are simply stunning and unquestionably rewarding, making the effort to get there truly worthwhile.

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KEY FACTS
CURRENCY

Mozambican Escudo

LANGUAGE

Portugese

TIME ZONE

GMT +02:00

TIPPING

10%

PEAK TIME

June - September

USEFUL PHRASES

Oi/Olá – Hi/Hello
Bom Dia – Good Morning
Por favor – Please
Obrigado/a – Thank you
De nada – You’re welcome
Saúde! – Cheers!

COLDEST MONTH

July
25°C on average

HOTTEST MONTH

January - February
31°C on average

SUSTAINABILITY

We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

Our highlights in Mozambique

Our Destination Expert’s top tip

Beaches in Mozambique are beautiful and the general consensus is the harder it is to get there – the better rewards, so avoid the easy ones and make the effort to find the gems

Melissa Kirby

Specialises in

Africa + Indian Ocean
Uncover history

The Makonde people of Mozambique are known for their intricate woodcarvings. These carvings are often used to decorate homes and furniture, and they are also popular souvenirs for tourists.

Did you know?

Mozambique is a major producer of cashew nuts, cotton, and timber.

Where to stay

Best hotels in Mozambique

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury Mozambique hotels.

Sussurro, Vilanculos

Seated on the secluded shores of a warm turquoise lagoon in Southern Mozambique, Sussurro is a thoughtfully designed space for you to align with nature and immerse yourself in a more meaningful travel experience.

The consciously crafted and extremely beautiful private bungalows provide a vast amount of personal space and include indoor and outdoor bathing facilities and generous water front verandahs.

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Santorini, Vilanculos

This luxurious but unpretentious boutique hotel lies above Kingfisher Bay, near Vilanculos.

Designed in the style of a Greek villa, it may seem a little out of place in its wild African setting, but this only adds to the appeal for many people. It has a laid-back atmosphere, a young vibe and immaculate, whitewashed suites, with neutral hues and tasteful splashes of colour. Depending on your budget, we recommend the two-bedroom Chapel, which can be booked for exclusive use. There’s also a good spa, offering treatments, herbal teas and fruit infusions.

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Azura Benguerra, The Bazaruto Archipelago

Azura Benguerra, the first eco-friendly resort in Mozambique, was hand-built by the local community and is operated in partnership with it.

Just 20 villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, plus sparkling private pools, Mozambican butler-hosts, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences and an African spa. The lodge is also a five-star PADI dive centre with training pool, and 20 minutes by boat from some of the best snorkelling and diving in east Africa.

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What our clients say

Our honeymoon was perfect, the absolute trip of a lifetime. Each place we stayed made us feel so special and I know a lot of that is down to the work of you and the cazenove+loyd team.

What our clients say

Thank you for organising the honeymoon of our dreams! You had every base covered, and everything ran like clockwork, which was integral in making it the absolutely incredible trip that it was. We had such a happy time and the itinerary was just perfect. Thank you so much.

What our clients say

The hosts were friendly and thoughtful, and it was such a lovely surprise that they framed one of our wedding photos as a leaving present and arranged for us to have pudding on the final night on our balcony. (Thank you so much for the champagne, by the way!) Sergio, our personal host, transformed the whole stay with his kindness. This genuinely could not have been a better place to stay on our honeymoon and we are saving up to return!

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