Combining idyllic beaches, crystal-clear lagoons, wildlife and distinguishing culture, Varanda is an exceptionally unique destination on Mozambique’s northern coastline.
As a privately-owned nature reserve and exquisite coastal lagoon on a peninsula, it enjoys a intriguing historical and cultural angle being 10 minutes from the UNESCO-protected former capital (only site in the country that has afforded this) of Mozambique Island, and being near to the isolated Macua people in the Cabaceira towns.
With watersport pursuits galore and safaris to the Gorongosa National Park, Varanda makes a pleasing alternative to desert island paradises.
Varanda and most of northern Mozambique enjoy temperate and warm climates all year round, but there are chances of monsoon rains in February, March and April.
The best, well-rounded beach destination in Mozambique : abundant water activities, wildlife, cultural experiences and the history of the UNESCO-protected old capital of Mozambique Island.
Water sports (diving, whale watching, canoeing, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, fishing)Safaris to the Gorongosa National ParkTrips by canoe or foot to the Varanda Nature Reserve and Lagoon Bird watching
Visits to the Cabaceira Grande and Pequena communities to meet with the local Macua peopleTrips to the UNESCO-protected Mozambique Island for a real slice of the country’s history