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What makes Mozambique holidays excellent for 2016/17

The way that 2016 is going bodes well for the arrival of 2017, especially if you are planning a Mozambique holiday. For there are many factors that make Mozambique holidays an excellent option for the rest of 2016, moving into 2017. Check out these special deals and exquisite hotels and lodges for some great ideas:

Azura Sister Hotels 

Start with the two Azura resorts, one in the Bazaruto Archipelago down south and one in the Quirimbas Archipelago up north. Azura Benguerra Island Lodge beckons visitors to stay on Benguerra Island, the second largest in the Bazaruto Archipelago, to kick off their shoes and revel in real luxury.

Azura Benguerra Thrills 

For less than R30 000 you can stay for 5 nights at Azura Lodge in a beach villa and enjoy all meals including beach dinners, soft drinks and teas and coffees. Your inclusive package deal includes your flight return VIlanculos-Johannesburg, your exciting helicopter flip from Vilanculos to Benguerra Island return, a sunset cocktail daily, a 15-minute back and neck massage, Wi-Fi access in public areas and your Mozambican butler for your entire holiday.

Fantastic Beach Facilities 

Enjoy your own swimming pool, bar, TV, kitchen, en-suite bedrooms and outside shower. Walk straight onto the beach when the sun rises for a wake up swim! Boat trips to remote white islands where guests are treated to picnics under canopies complete with tables and chairs add to this extraordinarily excellent Mozambique holiday. Excellent fishing and snorkelling as well as scuba diving trips stun visitors with their revelations of game fish, dolphins, coral reefs and clear blue seas.

Azura Quilelea for Queens 

A hop and a jump away to the north lie the scattered island of the Quirimbas Archipelago and you need to experience the sister island, Azura Quilalea Private Island. Your 5-night package to this floating blue, green and white isle starts at less than R38 000 per person sharing and includes your return flights, return helicopter transfers and accommodation in a blissful Kazkazi sea facing villa.  You also get all meals including beach dinners, soft drinks and teas and coffees, as much snorkelling as you can handle, kayaking, Baobab walks, your daily sunset cocktail and your Mozambican butler. What more could you ask for?

Coral Reefs and Glorious Food

One memorable feature is the beautiful coral reef lying at the edge of the sunset villas, directly off main beach. Pure day and night snorkelling overdose, considering that the whole area around the island is protected by a marine sanctuary! Another amazing feature is the food, the glorious food. Be surprised by lovely new venues for each meal – sometimes eat dinner on the beach with candles and other times under the ancient Baobab trees. Feel like you have the island to yourself.

Dhow Safaris 

There are other things worth mentioning that make your Mozambique holidays excellent in the future, 2016 to 2017. Choose an adventure by dhow and luxury yacht and go island hopping for days in the Quirimbas, leaving land behind for a while. Starting and ending at Ibo Island Lodge, the only island hotel to offer tailor made Mozambique Dhow Safaris into the Quirimbas Archipelago.

Itineraries for Adventure

Go for the standard recommended minimum itinerary of four nights island hopping by dhow or kayak and three nights at Ibo Island Lodge – but you are free to tailor make your perfect adventure! It is all about snorkelling off deserted white sandbanks into clear blue seas then camping overnight on secluded Quirimbas beaches eating fresh seafood on the fire. You may come across indigenous fishermen drying their sardines on the sands. You may come across whales frolicking in the lake-like ocean and you may come across turtles digging out a sandy nest.

Maputo Hotel Luxuries 

For something more vibrant and with a sprinkling of night life thrown in, stay in Maputo for a few nights. This thriving capital city of Mozambique is a unique blend of the old and the new, Portuguese and Arab influences whisked with a bit of European chic and African spices. Most of the accommodation in Maputo is good quality – be it simple or fancy – for business and leisure travellers. The world class Polana Serena Hotel offers more for your money. On a similar level, try the Rovuma, the VIP Grand, Cardoso and Tivoli. These stunning high rise hotels offer the best of the best in accommodation in Maputo.