Mozambique has something for everyone, from exciting diving and snorkeling to deep-sea fishing and sailing. This tropical paradise in Africa has over 2,500 kilometers of clean sandy beaches and rugged coastline-all just waiting for you to enjoy.
Discover the magic of Mozambique
With a coastline bordering the warm waters of the sparkling Indian Ocean, Mozambique has a long history of inviting intrepid travelers to her turquoise shores. Underwater adventurers will be delighted by the superb array of marine life. From colonial towns to World Heritage sites, this authentically African country attracts beachcombers, history buffs, cultural and safari enthusiasts alike.
Highlights of Mozambique
Mozambique's capital, Maputo, is situated on the south coast and offers much for the tourist by way of old colonial buildings, street markets, forts and shipwrecks. The city offers comfortable hotel accommodation, with smaller hotels and guest lodges as an alternative choice. The main street markets sell handcrafted curios of woodcarvings, ornaments of silver, seashells and horns.
The Bazaruto Archipelago
Situated 30 kilometers off the coast of Vilanculos in the Inhambane Province, the Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five principal islands of which Bazaruto Island is the largest and most well known. The entire archipelago is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park and is one of the largest marine parks in the Indian Ocean.
Formerly known as Porto Amelia, this is the vibrant capital of Cabo Delgado Province. The city lies on the south shore of Pemba Bay, the third largest bay in the world. The modern port, the international airport, world-class hotels and restaurants, combine with the historic charm and colonial architecture of the old city making this a fascinating and vibrant destination.
The Quirimbas Archipelago
The archipelago consists of 32 coral islands stretching from Pemba to the Rovuma River, which forms the natural frontier between Tanzania and Mozambique. The area has never been developed and remains an unexplored tourist paradise.
Lying to the north of Quirimba, historic Ibo Island was where Vasco da Gama rested in 1502. In later years, Ibo became a major trading center for ivory and slaves.
In Portuguese, Mozambique Island is known as Ilha de Moçambique and is commonly called 'Ilha.' This small piece of land about two miles off the mainland and is linked by a bridge. Once the capital of Portugal's East African colony, the island is now known for its array of mosques and churches and its Hindu temple. This World Heritage Site is a perfect example of an ancient fortified city and a gem of architectural and historical importance.
Biera is the second largest city in Mozambique and one of Southern Africa's oldest cities. A major port and rail terminus this bustling city is great fun to explore. Situated in the heart of the city is the Praça (main square), which is surrounded by shops and markets.
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
The establishment of a 35,000,000-hectare park that will span over South Africa's Kruger National Park, Mozambique's Limpopo National Park and the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe is set to become Africa's finest game reserve and a sanctuary for thousands of animals.
|Summer: Oct - Mar||
Hot, you can experience thunderstorms.
Average Temperatures: 68/85
|Winter: Apr - Sep||
Dry, with warm nights.
Average Temperatures: 59/79