Mozambique Travel Guide

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Emerging from the ashes of what once seemed a never-ending state of war, Mozambique is fast becoming one of Africa’s most fashionable destinations. Versatility is the key: cosmopolitan cities, palm-strewn beaches, tea plantations and hillside panoramas. Not to mention flamingos galore, rare rhinos and giraffes roaming the plains.

Seaside capital Maputo, its streets lined with vibrant flame trees, is a striking city where you can subsist on two-a-penny bananas from the countless street vendors, explore the sweet-smelling spice markets and watch locals in vivid clothing drift past with a day on the seafront. Nipa (cashew brew) and matapa (cassava leaves and prawns with a peanut sauce) help the evenings to waft lazily by.

Everything else of note lies to the north of Maputo, and there’s plenty of adventure to be had. Off the white sands of Tofu you can mix with the manta rays whilst diving deep, or party late into the night amongst the swirling sand dunes. Nearby Inhambane is the place to track down colossal flocks of flamingoes and crumbling fishing boats, both filling the bay of a charming old-world town. Offshore the occasional whale greets intrepid scuba divers. Take a boat out to the islands, and you’ll find pricey, secluded and stunningly handsome tourist lodges stretching across their own Crusoe-like beaches.

If it’s on-shore wildlife you’re after, Reserva Do Niassa is home to lions and roaming elephants, as well as wild men and relentless rolling countryside. Parque Nacional de Gorongosa is similarly teaming and spectacular, and a bit of a bird watchers paradise. Rustic, strutted lodges raise visitors above the level of all but the heftiest of beasts to grab a good, safe nights sleep amongst the expansive plains. Gurue is the place to head for hillside panoramas, with abundant tea plantations, verdant landscapes littered with thatched huts, and muddy tracks leading out into a mountainous, waterfall spattered wilderness.

With the troubles seemingly a thing of the past (sporadic land mines aside), Mozambique is an ever more popular, strikingly colorful corner of Africa that belongs on every continental itinerary.

Maputo #1 most popular location
Maputo, formerly Lourenço Marques, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. A port on the Indian Ocean, its economy is centered around the harbour. It has an official population of app…
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Tofo #2 most popular location
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Vilankulo #3 most popular location
Known as the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, Vilankulo is a small tropical coastal town with a relaxing and laid back feeling. It is a great spot for water sports including scuba diving,…
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Vilanculos #4 most popular location
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Inhambane #5 most popular location
The town of Inhambane, 500km north of Maputo, can be reached by tar road although a 4x4 may be necessary to get to some of the resorts. Inhambane is served by an airport and a port, has petro…
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Pemba #6 most popular location
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Bilene #7 most popular location
Bilene is based on a lagoon, so it provides a great place for people with kids and who like motorised watersports. This is not the place for people who was a quiet time away.
Nampula #8 most popular location
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Ibo #9 most popular location
Ibo Island is an ancient Portuguese Outpost, which was inhabited by Arabs, Portuguese, Chinese, Indians and off course Africans. Today the legacy of this mixture can be seen in the local Mwan…
Inhaca #10 most popular location
Beira #11 most popular location
Beira is one of the major seaports not only for Mozambique but for the interior countries of now Zambia and Zimbabwe, formally the area known as Rhodesia. Beira is famous as a sea port and ra…
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Chimoio #12 most popular location
Ilha de Mozambique #13 most popular location
Tete #14 most popular location
Xai-Xai #15 most popular location
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Mutarara #16 most popular location
Manhica #17 most popular location
Zumbo #18 most popular location
Tofo Bay #19 most popular location
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Angoche #20 most popular location
Cuamba #21 most popular location
Quelimane #22 most popular location