Tourism on the mainland is slowly being developed following the years of civil war and, with innovative conservation efforts, some interesting safari experiences are now being offered. Undeniable jewels of this country are the northern Quirimbas archipelago where good snorkelling, exciting dive sites and ancient Arab trading culture await and, further south, the unspoilt Bazaruto islands surrounded by pristine beaches in the country's first Marine National Park.
Niassa National Reserve, the country's largest game park, wild and remote
Bazaruto National Park, islands we have been visiting for years with the wonderful reefs, beaches and lodges
Quirimbas National Park, part of the northern archipelago
Manda Wilderness, a community reserve on the shores of Lake Malawi
Gorongosa National Park, which has been benefiting from a visionary restoration project, is sadly off limits to tourists at the moment because of unrest in the region
The best time to visit is during the winter months from April to October which is the cooler, dry season. November to March is the wetter and hotter season, around 28°C at the coast. The rainy season tends to start a month or so later in the more northern parts.
Click on the title below for links to see our suggested itinerary. But please remember that this is just an idea and we look forward to helping you plan YOUR safari!
Southern African Safari & Sunsets: Combining a safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park with a hideaway location on the coast of Mozambique