With brilliant-white beaches, sparkling turquoise Indian Ocean waters and superb diving, let Beaver Travel’s Africa department recommend the ideal “off the beaten track” holiday to Mozambique. Located along Africa’s east coast and running from Tanzania in the north down to South Africa in the south, this long-overlooked country lures with exotic islands and 2,500-kilometres of pristine coastline to tempt adventurous sunseekers both as a conclusion to a safari or just as an excuse for a thoroughly exclusive Indian Ocean escape.
The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five sun soaked, tropical islands located some 30 kilometres off the coast of mainland Mozambique. The islands are reached by boat or light aircraft from the mainland town of Vilanculos, and their pristine beaches, tall palms and unspoilt nature have deservedly led to their being called “Crown Jewels of the Indian Ocean”.
Quirimbas and the North Coast
Consisting of over fifty coral islands, the Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique has recently been granted protection status in the form of the Quirimbas National Park. The 7,500 km sq. park has some of the richest coral reefs on the continent and provides a habitat for a rich and abundant marine life.