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Mozambique

You'd be hard pushed to find a more pristine paradise. More interesting than Mauritius, more beautiful than the Seychelles and less crowded than the Maldives, Mozambique holidays have piqued the interest of beach-loving adventurers seeking a winter or spring escape. The emergence of a handful of high-end, low-impact island hotels (chic wooden bungalow rooms), together with the renaissance of the capital Maputo (established by the Portugese in the 1700s who were attracted by rumours of pearls), and efforts to resurrect the country's wildlife reserves, are a huge step forward for a country which has undeniably had a rough ride.

See a selection of our suggested itineraries below and contact our Africa travel specialist, Chris Evans, to arrange your tailor-made holiday to Mozambique on: +44 (0)1242 787 806.

&Beyond Benguerra Island

A very special property with just 13 rooms occupying one of Benguerra's golden beaches, &Beyond provides luxury accommodation, peace and tranquillity within a designated national park. Head out to sea for some of Africa's best diving, venture into the tropical paradise interior, and visit local villages before dining by candle-light to the sound of the waves. From £2,765

Highlights
  • Contemporary cabanas with sea views
  • Horse riding through the interior's forests, wetlands and lakes
  • Rising early to see the fishermen bringing in their catch at sunrise
  • Encountering dolphin and dugong as you kayak around the coast

Ibo Island Lodge

Hidden away in the stunning Quirimbas Archipelago, Ibo Island has a storied past at the heart of colonial history. With just 14 rooms in three historic mansions along the sands, overlooking beautiful tropical gardens, the resort provides a peaceful sanctuary; while further afield lie bustling local markets, incredible underwater adventures and deserted beaches for lingering picnics. 

Highlights
  • Fresh seafood and zingy papaw salads on the roof deck
  • Kayaking through mangroves with only the birdsong for company
  • Island-hopping aboard an elegant dhow
  • Listening to the sound of dolphins and fish eagles in the bay

Azura Quilalea

An off the beaten path private island immersed in the stunning beauty of the Quirimbas Archipelago, Azura Quilalea has just nine exclusive villas lining its stunning beaches. First-class diving and sailing is on offer in the marine sanctuary just offshore, while private butler service and delicious creations from the resident chef mean it is hard to drag yourself away.

Highlights
  • Seclusion and private butler service
  • Coming face to face with colourful fish on the house reef
  • Enjoying renowned Mozambican crab with your toes in the sand
  • Spa treatments in the sea breeze on the clifftop
The Red Savannah Experience

The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. Put together a small team of the most experienced (nobody has less than 10 years experience) travel designers and provide a service that revolves around knowledge, empathy and genuine friendliness. A company that brings back craftsmanship and substance, without the glitz and over-hackneyed travel jargon. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.

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