Mozambique is a beautiful Southern African country situated just north-east of South Africa. It is known for its stunning beaches, clear turquoise waters, lush vegetation and rich cultural heritage. Mozambique is the perfect destination for a relaxing beach holiday. Indulge in the freshest seafood and discover the tropical beaches.
You will find yourself spoiled for choice with all the exciting places to visit in Mozambique. Here are some of the country’s more popular tourist destinations:
The capital of Mozambique, Maputo is a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant atmosphere and well worth the stop. There are many interesting places to visit in Maputo, including the Central Market, the Museum of Natural History and the National Archeological Museum. Maputo is also a great place to enjoy some delicious seafood.
Inhambane is a beautiful city located on the southern coast of Mozambique. It is one of Mozambique’s oldest settlements. The Portuguese set up a permanent trading post in Inhambane as early as 1534! It is known for its lovely beaches, coconut palms and clear turquoise waters. There are many activities to enjoy in Inhambane, including snorkelling, diving and fishing. Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception – a 200-year-old church.
Quirimbas National Park is situated in the northern Mozambique. This hidden gem of Africa is a must-see destination on your Mozambique holiday. Enjoy some of the best diving in Mozambique with the incredible clear waters and coral islands which play host to a plethora of exotic fauna and flora.
Tofo is a small beach town located in the north of Mozambique. Tofo is a beautiful place to go diving and snorkelling, and underwater enthusiasts will love the opportunity to see the majestic whale shark, as Tofo is one of the best places in the world to sight these rare creatures.
The Bazaruto Archipelago is located off the southern coast of Mozambique. This group of 6 islands are your quintessential tropical paradise islands with their white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and spectacular forests. Enjoy multiple adventurous activities when you visit the Bazaruto Archipelago, such as fishing, snorkelling and kayaking.
Vilanculos is known as the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Vilanculos is one of the few places you can go in search of the elusive sea creature, the dugong. You will find the dugong in the shallow waters where there is plenty of sea grass for them to eat. Fun Fact: they are also known as ‘sea cows’ and are related to the elephant!
Pemba is a city located in the northern region of Mozambique. While Pemba is not as well-known as other Mozambique destinations, its beaches, beauty and coral reefs are up there with the best of them. Enjoy this less crowded holiday spot, which is the starting point to a Quirimbas Archipelago holiday.
Ibo Island is an island in the Quirimbas Archipelago and part of the protected Quirimbas National Park area. Experience a truly untouched island getaway. With beautiful surrounds, a small fishing village and incredible snorkelling opportunities, Ibo Island allows you to slow down and enjoy the simpler things in life.
Mozambique is the ultimate island hopping, beach goers and water sport enthusiasts’ paradise. We hope we have tantalized your taste buds and given you a few ideas of places to explore on your next Mozambique holiday. Speak to our travel agents about our fantastic Mozambique holiday packages.
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