Mozambique is located on the southeast coast of Africa. It is bound by Swaziland to the south, South Africa to the southwest, Zimbabwe to the west, Zambia and Malawi to the northwest, Tanzania to the north and the Indian Ocean to the east.

Blessed with almost 2,500 kilometres of coastline and countless offshore islands, it’s easy to see why Mozambique is fast becoming one of Africa’s favourite beach holiday destinations. With an enticing mix of Latino-infused culture and natural, unspoilt beauty, its coastal resorts cater to everyone from campers and beach-bumming backpackers to those after an exclusive slice of paradise. With some of southern Africa’s best surf breaks and species-rich coral reefs, Mozambique’s beaches will keep the adventure-seeker happy, while traditional dhow sailing boats will easily whisk you away to luxury islands where few feet tread.

Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons, a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September.

Best time to travel to Mozambique

The May to November winter season is when to go to Mozambique for cooler temperatures and the least chance of rain; December to April is the wet summer season although it generally rains in brief but vigorous downpours after which the sun comes out again. Note that January and February is cyclone season in southern Mozambique and there's every chance of a great deal of torrential rain – we suggest you do not visit the Bazaruto Archipelago at this time.