Mozambique is a southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. Mozambique is one of the more affordable Big-Five safari holidays with far fewer crowds than its famous neighbors. It’s not malaria-free so most travel specialists recommend safaris for over 12s and advise against travelling without guides in the interior simply because of long distances and poor driving conditions.
Flights from the UK to Maputo, Beira, Nampula, Vilanculos and Pemba access Mozambique’s entire coastline from north to south.The best time to visit is between May and September, the weather’s sunny and tropical with temperatures of 30˚ on average and low rainfall.
Mozambique has over 2000km of Indian Ocean coastline with white sand beaches, coral island archipelagos and protected marine reserves.
Limpopo National Park is a trans-frontier game reserve and shares borders and wildlife corridors with South Africa’s Kruger National Park, the best in South Africa!
Mozambique’s infrastructure’s can be quite basic and travelling between cities along the coast makes for quite challenging driving. The political climate is as stable as it has been for decades but there are still areas best avoided with kids. Beach tourism is long-established, safe and very high quality. Safari tourism isn’t luxury standard but it’s well-managed in Limpopo, Maputo and Kruger.
The best, easiest and most enjoyable way to get about with kids is to pre-arrange transport as part of your holiday and consider lodges, hotels and resorts where transfers, island sailing and tours are all included.