Water sports rule, and Mozambique has brilliantly colored coral reefs with some of the best dive sites and snorkeling in Africa. Deep sea fishing is exciting and rewarding and you may even see the highly endangered dugong, the huge, elusive sea mammal reputed to be the origin of the mermaid myth. History you can see stretches back centuries with forts and churches dating back to the 1500s on remote Ibo Island and Ilha de Mozambique off the northeast coast.
Keep in mind that, generally, Mozambique is not a luxury destination—even the top-end lodges have occasional power outages. But if you approach this lovely country with a bit of pioneer spirit, you’ll discover a diverse, fascinating, and quietly relaxing destination that's still off the beaten path. But don’t wait too long! The discovery of massive natural gas reserves are quickly transforming the country’s economy and character.