Mozambique Travel Itineraries

Land of exceptional natural beauty, fascinating cultures and complex history, Mozambique is a welcoming East African destination. Welcome to a rich tourism smorgasbord of top Mozambique holiday itineraries – from numerous dazzling white beaches between Ponta do Ouro in the south and Pemba in the north to idyllic island diving venues in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Plan the ultimate Mozambique travel itinerary and holiday package with us. The best island, beach and wildlife holidays are available here. Some visitors prefer cultural tours on Ilha de Mozambique while others only want to see wild animals in the pristine wilderness of Gorongosa National Park.

Where better to spend the summer holidays than in marvellous Mozambique itinerary yo one of our top Mozambique holiday itineraries? Your ultimate summer vacation will embrace spa and wellness treatments, extreme adventures in the great outdoors, water sports deluxe and safaris in untouched wilderness areas where endangered animals are conserved.

Aerial view of a couple walking on the beach in Mozambique
The Bazaruto Archipelago has some of the clearest blue waters out there!

Mozambique leaves an indelible mark on those who venture to its shores but sometimes its diverse experiences can be overwhelming. Fitting it all into a well-crafted itinerary may save the day so take a week, two weeks or a month to explore Mozambique. We’ve got you covered with our top 10 best travel itineraries in the country of blue skies and pearly white beach holidays.  2 weeks in Mozambique will ensure a holiday of a lifetime remembered forever. Have you ever considered a month off exploring the best destinations in Mozambique? Start in Ponta do Ouro and end in Gorongosa National Park, fitting in a few nights in Maputo, day trips to Maputo Special Reserve, a few days surfing and snorkeling in Tofo Barra and then a bit of culture in Ilha de Mozambique. The cherry on top is the diving holiday in the Bazaruto Islands, the cream on the side is the Gorongosa safari to Mizumu Tented Camp!

Mozambique Itinerary – best holiday places in Mozambique

  • Ponta do Ouro – A splendid combination of pristine beaches and lush indigenous vegetation, this popular small beach holiday town draws visitors to its cute cafes, markets, shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Water sports top the list of fun activities but swimming with the dolphins is a bucket list thing to do here. 
  • Maputo Special Reserve (Maputo Elephant Park/Maputo National Park) – a beautiful game reserve in southern Mozambique where herds of regal elephants roam, and elegant kudus show off their ornate horns. Zebras, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, and diverse birds in a wilderness on the edge of the sea. 
  • Maputo: a lively tourist hub and hotel destination offering a perfect blend of modernity and cultural heritage. It’s a hidden, easy to get to by air, road and boat, offering stunning beaches, magnificent architecture, delicious food, and friendly locals.
  • Tofo/Inhambane: Join keen scuba divers and surfers at this popular beach to discover awe-inspiring marine life, white beaches and blue skies. It is the best place to swim with whale sharks. 
  • Vilanculos and the Bazaruto Archipelago: Arrive in Vilanculos seaside town for some exciting kite surfing then take a boat to the islands for high-class diving, spa retreats, luxury island villas and the best seafood ever tasted. 
  • Ilha de Mozambique: A UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in history, famous for Stone Town and Fort São Sebastião, a reminder of an interesting past. Originally the capital of Mozambique, this island is a unique blend of cultural times gone by and breathtaking beauty.
  • Gorongosa National Park – spectacular landscapes, excellent wildlife viewing, birding and wilderness walking. Off-the-beaten-track attractions, incredible community and ecotourism projects, authentic Wild Camp accommodation and the dedication of all its staff, sourced from local communities. 

The perfect combo of South Africa Adventure, Mozambique beach and island holidays pair perfectly with Kruger National Park safaris and excursions to Kosi Bay down south – or Johannesburg and beyond to Pilanesberg and Sun City! South Africa’s vibrant city and game reserve experiences enhance a magical Mozambique summer holiday in the best bush-beach safari combo itineraries imaginable. 

The Top Ten Mozambique Travel Itineraries for 2024:

1

Kruger Park Lion Sands and Santorini Villa 

Santorini Villa Mozambique lodge aerial shot
Stay in the Greek-style Santorini beach villa lost in time, on the edge of the Bazaruto Archipelago with captivating views, horse riding on the beach and ocean activities galore.

The Mozambique travel itinerary of a lifetime is packed with extraordinary wildlife sightings at Lion Sands River Lodge in the famous Lion Sands Private Game Reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park, linked with the epitome of Mozambican elegance in the unique Santorini Villa for top-class accommodation and facilities.

Best of Kruger and Vilanculos

2

Gorongosa National Park and Benguerra Island

Mount Gorongosa in Mozambique
Experience one of the most magical places on Earth, a wildlife sanctuary bursting with life, when you walk in the Gorongosa bushveld.

This top-selling luxury 9-night combo bush beach package safari to a famous game reserve and a renowned island retreat treats all visitors to wild adventures in Mozambique’s Gorongosa and Azura island retreat on one holiday. From an intimate wilderness immersion in safari tents to a tropical water sport context in rustic chic villas, it’s the best dream safari beach holiday. 

Gorongosa bushveld plus Azura Island Lodge Combo Tour

3

Ilha de Mozambique, Gorongosa and Vilanculos

speed boat out at sea in mozambique
Enjoy as many outdoor activities as you can at Vilanculos Beach Lodge from canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding and snorkelling to racket-ball, swing-ball, volleyball, football and dhow sunset cruises.

Three top holiday retreats in one tour for a brand-new island-bush-beach holiday combo package. Aspirant Mozambique explorers can revel in discovering cultural and historical relics, an authentic wilderness and an entertaining beach resort on a 7-night escapade.  

Wildlife, History and Beach Bliss in One Package Deal

4

Kruger Kapama Bush Lodge and Vilanculos Eco-Lodge

An aerial view of the Bahia Mar lodge
Bahia Mar Club in Mozambique offers a luxury sea-view room with private plunge pool, sun-baked patio and a spa.

Staying in a luxury safari suite in the South African Lowveld at the gorgeous Kapama River Lodge means two thrilling game drives a day, bush walks and top-notch cooking. Then it’s a short flight to Vilanculos Mozambique to kick back and relax in the trendy Bahia Mar eco-lodge. It’s a week away in two paradise settings for bush beach lovers with this Mozambique travel itinerary!  

Kruger and Vilanculos 7-Day Green Bush Tour

5

Leopard Hills Safari Lodge and Benguerra Azura Retreats

The infinity pool right on the beach at Azura Benguerra Island in Mozambique
The infinity pool at the royal beach villa of Azura Retreats

Leopard Hills Safari Lodge takes its name from the astonishing number of leopards in the Kruger National Park area so expect good sightings of these solitary cats, plus diverse wildlife including the other Big 5: elephant, lion, buffalo and rhino. The journey hits an all-time high at the first ever green destination in Mozambique, Azura Benguerra Island Lodge, now an eco-chic hotel with world-class service. 

Leopards and Whale Sightings on One Incredible Combo Holiday

6

Cape Town, Franschhoek, Kruger and Bazaruto on a 19-Day Combo Tour

Group of people on a game drive viewing lions
Guests on a safari game drive in Kruger National Park.

18 nights and 19 days on a sweeping tour of the best of South Africa and Mozambique including Cape Town’s best landmarks, Franschhoek’s wines, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve’s bush walks and snorkelling in the Bazaruto Archipelago. From Table Mountain’s regal energies to the lush vineyards of the Cape Winelands, fly to Kruger for excellent game viewing then spend the rest of your long tour chilling on a white beach in the middle of the Indian Ocean!

18 Nights of City-Wine-Bush-Beach Delights

7

Londolozi Game Reserve and White Pearl Resorts 

a view of White Pearl resorts from the ocean
Enjoy a luxurious Kruger safari at Londolozi and then be whisked off to the legendary 5-star White Pearl Resorts in Mozambique.

This once-in-a-lifetime 7-night tour starts with a 3-night escapade into the renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve and ends with a 4-night refuge in idyllic Ponta Mamoli down south in Mozambique. A Kruger to Coast safari-beach package split between the elegant Londolozi Varty Camp and luxurious White Pearl Beach Resorts translates into lavish safari and ocean view accommodations with mod cons, private plunge pools and lounges.

7 Nights of Luxury in Kruger and White Pearl

8

Chilo Gorge Zimbabwe and Santorini Villa 

couple diving off a boat in the ocean
Enjoy a snorkelling trip off the coast of Vilanculos when staying at Villa Santorini.

Chilo Gorge and Santorini. It’s a new Zimbabwe safari-come-Mozambique beach adventure where you get to enjoy some of the finest African hospitality in Gonarezhou National Park before revelling in the azure ocean views of your luxury Vilanculos accommodation. What a way to view wildlife and marine wonders on this Santorini Mozambique and Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge combo package!

Elephants and Dolphins on an 8-Night Safari

9

5-Night Bushveld Experience at Muzimu Bush Camp

A lion sitting in front of a herd of water buck in Gorongosa Park
Wildlife spotting: the park is home to large herds of waterbuck, as well as elephant, hippo, crocodile and many antelope species.

Guests can experience a wild bush safari while chilling in elegant wood and canvas chalets, the epitome of natural chic in Gorongosa.  Muzimu Tented Camp embraces the environment unobtrusively and shyly and chalets are disguised in the curve of the Mussicadzi River that finally leads to Lake Urema. Imagine spending 5 nights in this brand-new remote bush lodge for ultimate serenity.

Magical Gorongosa Muzimu Safari

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5-Night Coral Lodge Saver Package

an aerial view of Coral Lodges in Mozambique
Coral Lodge combines elegant style in only ten luxurious villas and is just a short boat ride away from vibrant Ilha de Mozambique.

Now culture vultures can stay longer and pay for less with one free night up for grabs in a Mozambique paradise, on a bay with a mangrove swamp, snorkelling for hours over untouched reefs. This is Coral Lodge an historic hotel which now offers this unmatched 5-night package including meals, snorkelling and canoeing in the lagoon, a sundowner dhow cruise and a guided trip to Ilha de Mozambique. One of the best places to go on holiday in Mozambique.

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Taking time to browse these top 10 Mozambique holiday itineraries will introduce adventurous tourists to two countries in southern Africa offering the best safaris, beach and island breaks, mixed with city fun and Wineland magic. Excellent luxury accommodations along the way, world-class cuisine and service rated best in the world! Plan the ultimate Mozambique travel itinerary and holiday package with us. The best island, beach and wildlife holidays are available here.