The pearl of the Indian Ocean; Mozambique boasts 2 500 km of pristine beachfront on the mainland, with a string of beautiful and idyllic tropical islands, glittering like jewels in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Soft, white sandy beaches lined with coconut palms stretch as far as the eye can see.
Mozambique has remained an exclusive destination as many of its islands and mainland beaches are isolated and secluded, offering travelers the ultimate escape.
There are no golf courses or shopping malls here, but the unspoiled natural beauty, intriguing history, fascinating culture and rich marine life have pushed the country to the top of the list for adventurers, honeymooners and scuba divers.
Fly one of the most pristine coastlines on earth and track the northerly migration of large and endangered marine life from above.
Cruise the enchanted islands of Ilha de Mozambique, Bazaruto and Quirimbas in a traditional dhow.
Explore the azure waters, bountiful marine life and idyllic accommodation that await those visiting the five islands that make up Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago.
Spot an assortment of endangered marine life from a traditional dhow, on a scuba adventure or from above in a light aircraft or helicopter. Expect to see whale sharks, manta rays, leatherback turtles, humpback whales and the very rare dugong.
Visit the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique's far north, take your pick of thirty two idyllic islands and experience a plethora of spectacular marine wildlife. The magnificent Quirimbas National Park offers nature lovers the opportunity to explore a vast expanse of enchanted forests.
The Quirimbas and Ilha de Mozambique boast enormous cultural and historical value and a more authentic experience to Zanzibar. The islands represent a melting-pot of Portuguese, Arabian and African influences, while historic landmarks such as the old fort on Ibo Island tell tales of gold, salt, slaves, pirates and the ivory trade.
When is best to travel to Botswana?Botswana's dry season is from May to October, offers clear skies, little rain, fewer mosquitos and excellent game viewing. February to April are also excellent times to travel.
How do I get to and around Botswana?Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa via any of the main airlines and you will find connecting flights or charter flights from Johannesburg to the Okavango Delta (Maun International) or Chobe National Park (Kasane International) Many of the remote Delta camps can only be reached by light aircraft, which is an incredible way to get around and experience this natural wonderland from a different vantage point.
How long should I spend in Botswana?When travelling to Botswana allow for at least one week to experience the Okavango Delta and perhaps a visit to the Makgadikgadi salt pans. One could add on a few extra days to experience the Chobe River or cruise on a luxury houseboat on the Zambezi River. Booking is required in advance as most camps are small, intimate and remote. Botswana is considered as an expensive destination, which is worth taking into consideration when thinking about your budget.
What attractions and experiences will I find in Botswana?If you are after a safari experience like no other, Botswana is a phenominal destination offering superb wildlife viewing opportunities, incredibly diverse landscapes and conservation initiatives. Botswana offers a plethora of unique destinations and landscapes including Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta, Tsodilo, the Kalahari Desert and the vast Makgadikgadi Pans. Highlights would be - experience the Delta and the Makgadikgadi Pans from the air - take a horse riding safari - for the twitchers; discover some of the world's most unique bird species - spot rare and endangered wildlife such as rhino and wild dog - explore the winding waterways of the Okavango from a traditional Mokoro canoe - experience the intrigue and mystery of the Tsodilo hills and San bushman culture
What is the political and economic climate of Botswana?Solid infrastructure, financial and political stability means that travelling in Botswana is both safe and easy. The standards of accomodation, service delivery and catering are extremely high. In fact you will find some of Africa's most luxurious experiences in Botswana, perfect for anyone who loves the finer things in life.
What essential information should I know before visiting Botswana?Health: anti-malarials are required. We recommend you visit your travel doctor for the latest information on travel vaccinations. Language: English is the official language in Botswana along with Setswana. Currency: Pula is the local currency which is a Setswana word for "rain", Botswana's most precious resource and therefore a blessing. We recommend travellers travelling with US dollars especially for tipping but VISA credit cards are accepted in most locations. Accomodation: Most lodges are small and intimate so it would be wise to book as far in advance as possible to avoid missing out.