We're in the early stages of planning our holiday for Christmas 2017. We only get two weeks over that period (girlfriend is a teacher) but are looking at Mozambique as a potential destination. We're keen divers and trekkers and wondering if anyone has any tips/advice for Mozambique at that time of year - especially if you know much about diving there over late December (Probably a selection from Tofo Beach, Bazaruto Archipelago, Maputo, Pemba areas)?
We've also read conflicting reports on safety from "avoid!" to "just keep your wits about you" that goes with any destination. Does anybody have any experiences good, bad or indifferent?
Thanks for any help!
Keep your eye on the UK Foreign office travel advice.
I found my, extremely short, cruise shop stop, delightful.
2 weeks is not a long time. Mozambique is big and travel takes a lot of time. Better just to stick to one destination - Inhambane/Tofu or Vilanculous if diving is your main motivation. Ilha de mozambique is worth checking out, theres currently a project to identify shipwrecks suitable for diving on, there are lots of wrecks.
Travel is not dangerous, at least nobody targets tourists so you don't need to feel in danger in airports or bus stations, But there is disruption on the highways. Again better to stick to one area.
By 2017 might all be peaceful again, lets hope.
You wont regret going to the Bazaruto Archipelago. It was breathtakingly beautiful.