With a 2 500km coastline and two sun-drenched archipelagos, the question of where to go in Mozambique often comes down to which beach or island best suits your sandy-toed dream destination. And while it's obvious that Mozambique is perfect for “laze and gaze” beach holidays, away from the coastline you'll also find wild reserves offering game viewing, bird watching and guided walking safaris in magnificent wilderness areas.
Maputo: seafood & spices, Mozambique’s bustling capital
Mozambique's rejuvenated capital city Maputo is set in the far south of the country and is best known for its colourful markets and thriving nightlife. It's also the best place to enjoy the country's signature dish: a plate of sizzling peri-peri prawns washed down with ice-cold Laurentina beer. That said, if it’s a beach holiday you’re after then we recommend that you don’t linger long in this bustling city but head further north to the long mainland beaches or the islands of the dazzling Bazaruto or Quirimbas Archipelagos.