Indian Ocean Hotspot
Waterlovers go to Mozambique. Mozambique has some of the best beaches on the east coast of Africa in Vilanculos, Magaruque and Tofo. The country consists of a wide coastal plain rising to mountains and plateaus on the Zimbabwean, Zambian and Malawian borders. The Mozambique population is around 19 million and contains main tribal groups the Makus, Tsonga, Malawi and Shona. As a former Portuguese colony the official language of Mozambique is Portuguese although many African languages are spoken.
Vilanculos is a town that’s 5km long but home to a host of activities and travel on dhow boat onto some of Mozambique’s islands such as Magaruque. Magaruque Island, is the third largest island in the archipelago and the closest to Vilanculos.
In Tofo the pace of life slows down and is great to relax and soak up the atmosphere. Tofo is a great place to snorkel and scuba dive with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays inhabiting the coastline all year round. Humpback whales usually arrive around mid-June and are present until mid-October. Tofo has some exciting bars and restaurants to sample the areas local seafood.
Best time to visit Mozambique
The dry season in Mozambique runs from April to September during which the climate is pleasant, the remainder of the year is the wet season where it is hot and humid.