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Mozambique - Highlights

Known for island-style beaches and clear blue waters Mozambique is a must-visit African country. Include some of the following highlights for a spectacular holiday!


Maputu

Maputu beach
Maputu beach

The capital city has wide avenues lined with red acacia and lilac jacaranda flowering trees; it offers many historical, cultural and scenic spots e.g. the Cathedral; City Council Chambers; Tunduro Gardens; Railway Station; the Fortress and Natural History Museum; beaches include Praia da Macaneta; Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane.

Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-ai

224km from Maputo; the nearby beach is a popular tourist destination with its massive reef protecting the shores from strong waves at high tide; at low tide locals gather shellfish to sell to tourists; in the area also visit Praia do Chongoene, Bilene and the Banhine National Park, with its rich variety of wildlife.

Mozambique Island

Mozambique Island
Mozambique Island

About two-thirds of the island was declared a 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO due to the buildings being constructed from coral; places of interest include St Paul's Palace, the Museum of Sacred Art and the Fortress of St Sebastian; nearby beaches are Praia de Fernão Veloso and Praia das Chocas; on the mainland, in Nampula city, see the Cathedral and Museum.

Beira

Beira
Beira

Beira is spread along the coast and places to see include the Largo do Municipio, Casa Portugal, Casa Infante de Sagres, Casa dos Bicos and the Cathedral. The best beaches are found between the Clube Nautico and the lighthouse. Nearby 'Six Miles' is an inland resort with an artificial lagoon with islands where you may swim or hire pedal boats; game viewing in the province is at the famous Gorongosa National Park and Marromeu Buffalo Reserve.

Bazaruto Archipelago

Great snorkelling
Great snorkelling

Very popular tourist area consisting of Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque and Santa Carolina islands off the mainland with high quality hotels; On Inhambane on the mainland, see the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception; conservation areas include the Zinave National Park and the Bazaruto National Park .

 

Pemba

Natural beauty
Natural beauty

The city has an unspoilt natural beauty; visit the Old Town, where you can visit several traditional markets, the beaches of Praia do Wimbe and Praia do Farol; nearby Ibo Island is part of the idyllic Quirimbas archipelago.

Lake Niassa and Niassa Reserve

Elephant and calf
Elephant and calf

Niassa province offers breathtaking views and scenery; unspoilt Lake Niassa is accessible by 4x4 only and gives you a 'real Africa' experience, with fishing villages where you can buy fresh fish and coconut milk; Niassa Reserve is famous for its large quantity of elephants.

Inhaca Island

Island beauty
Island beauty

34km from Maputo in the bay, accessible by boat or plane; tours of Ponta de Santa Maria and Portuguese Island are possible.

Maputu Elephant Reserve

Maputu Elephant Reserve
Maputu Elephant Reserve

79km south of Maputo, the reserve is famous for its elephant herds; flamingos can also be seen on the large inland lakes near the sea.

Face of the Old Man

Face of an old man
Face of an old man

In the city of Chimoio, 'Cabeça do Velho' is a spectacular natural stone formation resembling the face of an old man.
 


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