If you’re looking for stunning beaches, a fascinating history and off-the-beaten-track adventure then Mozambique might just be the place for you. Still largely undeveloped and with limited infrastructure, this intriguing country on Africa’s southeast shore is emerging from years of conflict as one of the continent’s most exciting up-and-coming destinations.
Mozambique is primarily known for its beautiful Indian Ocean coastline, with miles of glorious white sand. The crystal clear waters are criss-crossed by dhows and inhabited by all manner of colourful marine life, including the rare dugong, reputedly the inspiration for sailors’ tales of mermaids and sirens. Cities such as the buzzing capital, Maputo, offer an appealing mix of African culture and Portuguese colonial architecture, while inland you’ll find idyllic lakeside retreats and vast game parks where the wildlife population is rapidly recovering after decades of civil war.