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About Mozambique

Mozambique might not be at the top of every traveller's list, but that doesn't mean it's not worth visiting... In fact, far from it. With long stretches of golden sand, turquoise waters brimming with marine life, abundant wildlife (including the Big Five, of course) and a fascinating colonial history, this South East African country has plenty to boast about. However, Mozambique isn't for those who like to be spoon-fed things to do or where to stay—many of the best places to stay in Mozambique are off the beaten track, which suits adventurous traveller types.

And, given its 400-year-long history as a Portuguese colony, there are some interesting architectural spots dotted around the capital city of Maputo. If you are in Maputo, be sure to visit the Casa de Ferro (or 'The Iron House'), which was in fact built by none other than Gustave Eiffel. It's worth also noting that the official language is still Portuguese—whilst English may well be spoken in some of Mozambique's major cities, if you're staying somewhere rural then be sure to brush up on your Portuguese or bring a phrase book!

And, if you are going to come armed with a bit of Portuguese, make sure this includes an ample vocabulary revolving around food. Mozambique's long coastline means that it's known for producing some wonderful seafood dishes. Indeed, the best places to stay in Mozambique will serve up a variety of dishes which you're absolutely bound to fall in love with.

What not to miss

  • Lake Malawi National Park is home to some stunning natural scenery, a vast array of wildlife, gorgeous beaches, and plenty of water sport activities.
  • If you want to escape from all your worries and bathe in tranquility then visit one (or all!) of the Quirimba Islands. Utterly dreamy!
  • Those staying in Maputo simply must pass by the bustling Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica street market—full of colourful stalls selling anything and everything.

Given its growing popularity, be sure to book well in advance as the best places to stay in Mozambique get quickly filled up.

The best places to stay in Mozambique

For a beach break

  • Sentidos Beach Retreat is a truly unforgettable stay. Each of their wooden villas has floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the beach, whilst the restaurant serves up a vast array of utterly delectable cuisine. A superb spot.

For an apartment, villa, or holiday home

  • If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • If you're visiting to spot game then the best time to come is from August to September. Weather-wise, your best bet is to visit between November and May—expect the temperature to range from 22-26°C.
  • Fly into Maputo International Airport or Pemba Airport before travelling on towards your final destination.
  • We strongly recommend you hire a car with Rentalcars if you want to head off sightseeing.

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  • Sentidos Beach Retreat Inhambane (Conguiana) 12 rooms from £273

    A lush beach retreat with elegant, modern villas and rooms. Interiors have a traditional feel yet with plenty of added luxuries including outdoor showers and free-standing baths. The restaurant serves delicious seafood and uses produce grown on the property. A luxurious beach-side escape.

    Beach Life  -  A perfect seaside escape with the Indian Ocean on one side and a lagoon fringed with coconut trees and mangroves on the other
    Eco break  -  Sustainable principles are painstakingly followed, yet the result is remarkably luxurious
    Sights nearby  -  Inhumbane town is definitely worth exploring alone or with a guided a tour
    Diving  -  Diving for beginners and experienced divers alike
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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See all » 1 hotel in Inhambane

  • Sentidos Beach Retreat Inhambane (Conguiana) 12 rooms from £273

    A lush beach retreat with elegant, modern villas and rooms. Interiors have a traditional feel yet with plenty of added luxuries including outdoor showers and free-standing baths. The restaurant serves delicious seafood and uses produce grown on the property. A luxurious beach-side escape.

    Beach Life  -  A perfect seaside escape with the Indian Ocean on one side and a lagoon fringed with coconut trees and mangroves on the other
    Eco break  -  Sustainable principles are painstakingly followed, yet the result is remarkably luxurious
    Sights nearby  -  Inhumbane town is definitely worth exploring alone or with a guided a tour
    Diving  -  Diving for beginners and experienced divers alike
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
    Check Availability