Excluding its offshore islands, Mozambique has 2,470 km of Indian Ocean coastline. That’s an awful lot of beach! In between the more developed stretches of sandy shores are quaint fishing villages and secluded bays. There are plenty of spots where you can walk for miles seeing no one else, enjoying the wilderness, solitude, and unparalleled ocean views. It’s these quieter parts of Mozambique’s coast that we adore.
Mozambique’s shoreline is incredibly beautiful: it is largely underdeveloped and you look due east across the Indian Ocean. Just imagine waking up in the morning at daybreak, throwing open the window, and gazing out at the sun rising over the water. White Pearl is a glimpse of paradise, clinging to the ocean shore. Each one of its pool suites is built unobtrusively into the hillside, and you will hear the crashing of the waves the moment you step onto the deck. The water here is always turquoise, and there’s rarely a day when the sun doesn’t shine.
This wild coastline isn’t just for admiring, however: it’s also calling to be physically explored. On an ocean safari you will see the huge variety of creatures living beneath the waves, from the tiniest shrimp to the vast humpback whale. You can safely swim with whale shark at Tofo Bay, paddling alongside in your flippers, snorkel, and mask. If swimming isn’t really your thing, you can still survey many of the marine creatures from the deck of a boat; the pods of dolphin are especially friendly and will often follow in your wake.
Nuarro Lodge is Mozambique’s preeminent eco resort, and the very best place for diving. On land you can mountain bike, watch the birds, or enjoy a picnic on the beach, and you can relax with a massage, too. But it is in the water that the most exciting of Nuarro’s activities take place. Kayak through the mangrove trees, try your balance on a stand up paddle board, and take a sunset cruise on a traditional wooden fishing dhow. You can watch whale from the coast and from onboard a boat; the peak season is in August and September, and you can use a hydrophone to hear the humpback’s haunting whale song.