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What to see in Mozambique

Mozambique Attractions


A laid-back, friendly and comparatively very safe tourist destination in East Africa, Mozambique offers visitors numerous things to see and do, as well as dozens of stunning tropical beaches that are perfect for just lazing around on. For beach holidays Mozambique is arguably the best destination in Africa. It is widely lauded as one of the best destinations in the world for scuba diving and game fishing, and its colourful and well-preserved coral reefs and clear, warm waters attract snorkellers and honeymooners.

See the enormous sand dunes and freshwater lakes of Bazaruto Island, or visit Benguerra Island's forests and wetlands. History enthusiasts will enjoy the historic lighthouse on Inhaca Island and a number of UNESCO-listed cultural attractions, but the country is known mainly for its beach resorts and ocean activities. Other attractions include Africa's second largest artificial lake, Cahora Bassa, and 'the place where Noah parked his Ark', Gorongosa National Park. The north of the country offers some amazing wilderness areas. Go horse riding on the beach in Vilanculos, or scuba diving in its turquoise waters, and take a trip on a Pemba Bay dhow. Ponta d'Ouro, in the south, is good for swimming with dolphins, or surfing one of the most perfect waves in the world.


Bazaruto Island

The largest island in the archipelago, Bazaruto Island is about 23 miles (37km) long and four miles (7km) wide, surrounded…

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Benguerra Island

Benguerra is the second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, less than half a mile (1km) south of Bazaruto and…

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Cahora Bassa Lake

Situated in the Tete Province in Mozambique, the Cahora Bassa Lake is Africa's second-largest artificial lake. The Cahora…

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Gorongosa National Park

Often referred to as 'the place where Noah parked his Ark', Gorongosa National Park was a playground for the rich and…

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Ilha de Mozambique

Ilha de Mozambique (Mozambique Island) is an island in the Nampula Province in Northern Mozambique, up the coast from…

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Niassa Game Reserve

Spanning an area of 42,000 square kilometres (10 million acres), the Niassa Game Reserve is the largest protected area…

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Ponta d'Ouro

Ponta d'Ouro is a popular destination for divers and surfers, just south of Maputo along a sandy road. 'Surf's up' in…

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Quirimbas Islands

Soon to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Quirimbas Archipelago is fast becoming Mozambique's new tourist…

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Tofo Beach

Described as 'the next Goa', Tofo Beach is in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique. It has definitely become a hotspot…

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Vilanculos

Vilanculos is a popular destination and the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, a group of islands incorporated into…

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