Mozambique is now a destination on the up, thanks to a period of
sustained stability since the civil war ended and a wealth of
natural attractions - in particular its long stretches of unspoilt
coastline. With their palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral
reefs, the beautiful islands of the
Bazaruto Archipelago in the south or the
Quirimbas Archipelago in the north make the perfect diving
holiday destination. The towns of the mainland have attractive
Portuguese colonial-era architecture, and a colourful local
The capital, Maputo, has many places of historical and cultural
interest to explore, as well as restaurants specialising in seafood
for which Mozambique is famous. There are game reserves of varying
quality and these are seeing investment as the country aims to take
on its neighbours (South Africa and Tanzania)
at the 'bush and beach' game. For the time being, however, the
prime attraction remains the 'beach' element, and particularly the
immaculate lodges on the islands off the coast, all of which we
have visited and can strongly recommend.
Mozambique has several marine national parks in the Indian Ocean and
several of the Original Diving team have dived here and are in
general agreement that these are the best dive sites in Mozambique,
in fact they are one of the best dive spots anywhere on the planet.
Indeed, one of our favourite hotels has possibly the best site we
have ever dived.