Inhambane is located on Mozambique’s tropical east coast some 470km north of Maputo. Expect a tropical paradise with swaying palm trees and great beaches although culture buffs will not be disappointed as the area’s heritage stretches as far back as the 11th century. MSC offers several excursion packages in this destination including an idyllic underwater experience. The Barra peninsula and Tofo Beach, located about an hour away, offer great diving and snorkeling opportunities. Nature lovers may enjoy a whale-watching trip, while culture buffs can explore Inhambane itself followed by a relaxing drink at the harbor front watching the local dhows glide gracefully into port.