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Adventure Travel In Mozambique

Mozambique boasts endless stretches of pristine beachfront, with a string of beautiful tropical islands in the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean, perfect for an adventure trip. The pearl of the Indian Ocean, Mozambique boasts 2 500 km (1 550 miles) of pristine beachfront on the mainland, with a string of beautiful and idyllic tropical islands, glittering like jewels in the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Soft, white sand beaches lined with coconut palms stretch as far as the eye can see.

Mozambique has remained an exclusive adventure destination as many of its islands and mainland beaches are isolated and secluded, offering adventure and overland travellers the ultimate escape. There are no golf courses or shopping malls here, but the unspoiled natural beauty and rich marine life have pushed the country to the top of the list for adventure travellers, scuba divers and water sports fanatics.

Mozambique Adventure Travel

Highlights of an Adventure Safari in Mozambique

Mozambique is a spectacular country for adventure. With over 2,500 kilometers of pristine coastline, it’s not surprising that most of the country’s popular activities revolve around the ocean.

Its beaches are remote and still largely isolated and protected from the ravages of too many visitors, and the crystal clear warm water of the Indian Ocean is utterly inviting. So if you're looking to kick back in the sun and sip on cocktails or are in search of the ultimate adventure, Mozambique’s waters has something for everyone.  It’s clear that wherever you go in this stellar country, you’ll find adventure. 

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A large part of the allure in adventure and overland travel is discovering and sharing the unique stories, cultures, traditions and different country specific 'local ways’ that each trip uncovers. However, there are times when local first-hand, on the ground knowledge is vital to the successful planning and completion of an adventure trip. Our intimate local knowledge and expertise of the region, its people, cultures, wildlife and specific customs is readily available, inspiring confidence and peace of mind in your adventure to Mozambique.


This coastal town is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago and a great destination in its own right and boasts some lovely adventure beach lodges. Vilanculos (also known as Vilankulo) in Mozambique offers long pristine beaches and dazzling views to take your breath away.

The beautiful bay has calm and shallow waters which are ideal for watersports and fun in the sun. Just beyond the bay is the magnificent Bazaruto Archipelago, a chain of islands in a marine national park.

This area has become a favourite Mozambique adventure holiday destination and stopover for many sunseekers. The town is a few kilometres inland from the bay where visitors will find restaurants and bars, banks, fuel, markets and basic supplies. The local airport in Vilanculos is busy with daily local and international flights, as well as being the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago.


Inhassoro, a unique African paradise, is situated on the mainland on the idyllic Ocean shores of Mozambique opposite the northern point of Bazaruto Island, a protected reserve with around 200 species of fascinating birdlife and spectacular coral reefs. Inhassoro is growing rapidly as a tourist destination and can be described as Mozambique at its best.


Inhambane in Mozambique is an attractive city, steeped in history and surrounded by coconut palms and magnificent beaches. The architecture and atmosphere reflect a diverse and exciting past stretching back to the 11th century. Muslim and Persian traders visited here as did Vasco da Gama in the late 1500s. The port of Inhambane also later became a major centre for ivory and slave trade as well as whaling. This area is now one of the few in southern Mozambique where the last remaining Dugong can be seen.

This Mozambique city is about 469km (291 miles) from Maputo and today, adventurers will find a busy centre with an airport and harbour as well as banks, petrol stations, shops, markets and sidewalk cafés.

Bazaruto Archipelago

Azure waters, bountiful marine life and idyllic Ecotourism accommodation await those visiting the five islands that make up Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago. Declared a National Park in 1971, the islands include Santa Carolina, Bangué, Benguerra Island, Magaruque, and Bazaruto.

The waters that lap the archipelago are filled to the brim with an array of reef fish, sea turtles and game fish. An assortment of endangered marine life have also been documented here such as whale sharks, manta rays, leatherback turtles, humpback whales and the very rare dugong.

Dhow Cruise

Hop aboard a traditional dhow, a wooden vessel with a triangular sail, used for fishing by the island’s locals. The sailing adventure presents the Island and its surrounding waters in a unique light, from the perspective of one of the island’s fishermen, and thus offers excellent photographic opportunities of the wide horizon, the calm waters and the glowing horizon.

Watch the sun set over the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago as you drift along the calm water, guided by ocean breezes. Witness the cerulean sky rapidly change colour, embracing hues of rose and violet spread over an amber canvas. Marvel at the illuminated water, dancing with gold shimmers, as it welcomes the sun’s descent beneath the distant horizon. The scene plays out beautifully and the ocean swallows the golden orb into its infinite depths. Travel back to the shore, accompanied by the quiet swoosh of the dhow’s sail, lost in the kaleidoscope of an African sunset.


Venture out into the vast blue ocean on a boat, and explore exposed coastal reefs just off Benguerra Island at low tide with the aid of snorkelling gear. Witness the technicoloured marine life of the Indian Ocean, flitting through the translucent waters under the searching rays of the African sun.

Snorkelling at Two-Mile Reef will suit every guest, regardless of age and expertise. On the boat trip you may be lucky enough to spot playful dolphins and the elusive, endangered dugong. Under the water you may encounter harmless reef sharks and slumberous turtles that effortlessly glide past with their wise eyes. Embrace the unspoilt beauty of the reef and the kaleidoscopic colours of the tropical fish that move in droves along the exposed coral. Two-Mile Reef is faultless in its beauty, guaranteeing an unforgettable outing, and is ideal for those who want to confidently explore the Indian Ocean’s shallower coral reefs. 

Scuba Dive

Ideally situated in protected marine conservation areas and home to Africa’s only population of the rare dugong, Mozambique's Islands offer exceptional diving opportunities. The islands boast outstanding topaz reefs, perfectly and naturally preserved for diving enthusiasts. The surrounding reefs are home to ageless turtles that glide through the deep waters and nest on the deserted outer shores of the islands. Migrating whales of colossal mass and presence, curious dolphins and the elusive and endangered dugong romp these warm, inviting waters. Alongside a wide variety of reef species, a large population of spear-bill marlin, steel grey sailfish and tuna thrives on these reefs.

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Experience the beauty of the Bazaruto Archipelago from above as you board a helicopter and fly along the Mozambican coastline. Marvel at the crystal clear water and the pristine, pearlescent beaches of this natural haven. Admire the peninsula and its coastline from a matchless angle with incomparable views on a picturesque helicopter tour that guarantees supreme sights.

The scenic flip offers magnificent photographic opportunities through every window, with unobstructed views for all passengers. Fly across the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, which split from the mainland millennia ago, standing at 55 square metres (2 square miles), and a mere 14 kilometres (9 miles) offshore. The island is encircled by glorious golden sand dunes, forever changing form in harmony with the whims of the temperate winds, as well as deep blue lakes dotted around jade vegetation and pristine, unspoilt white beaches that blend perfectly into the azure ocean. 


Mozambique is a world-renowned fishing destination. The shallow flats between the islands and the mainland provide an excellent breeding ground for bait fish, which in turn provide sustenance for the numerous species of abundant game fish in the Archipelago. Delight in an assortment of fishing options, either over two hours, a half day or a full day of adventure. These include light tackle fishing in the bay, fly-fishing in the open ocean and targeting the ocean’s kingpin, the sword-wielding marlin. Hop aboard a versatile, multipurpose fishing boat, fully equipped with fishing tackle and safety equipment, at the ready for a fishing adventure unlike any other.