Mozambique Travel Guide
Mozambique’s National Parks
Mozambique is home to a variety of national parks, reserves, and protected areas including the following:
- Banhine National Park
- Bazaruto Archipelago National Park
- Chimanimani National Reserve
- Gile National Reserve
- Gorongosa National Park
- Lake Niassa Partial Marine Reserve
- Limpopo National Park
- Maputo National Reserve
- Marromeu National Reserve
- Niassa Game Reserve
- Pomene National Reserve
- Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve
- Primeiras and Segundas Islands Environmental Protected Area
- Quirimbus National Park
- Sao Sebastiao Total Protection Area
- Zinave National Park
Mozambique’s Beach Bonanza
Mozambique is a popular destination for beach lovers with an adventurous streak, diving enthusiasts who long for pristine waters and immense marine life, and families who just want to unwind away from the frenetic crowds of more touristy locations. With its lovely, sandy beaches along the southern shores, and the picturesque islands dotting the azure Mozambican waters, you can be assured of a delightful, relaxing, and fun-filled holiday.
Top beaches in Mozambique include (but are not at all limited to) the following:
- Bazaruto Island/Archipelago
- Benguerra Island
- Ibo Island
- Inhaca Island
- Matemo Island
- Ponta do Ouro
- Quirimbas Archipelago
- Wimbi Beach
- Xai Xai
Top Cities in Mozambique
- Beira: The port of Beira, Mozambique’s third-largest city, is a key port on the Indian Ocean for the entire Southern African region, and its prime location on the Sofala Bay make it a hub for travellers going all directions.
- Bilene: Conveniently located on the calm Uembje Lagoon, the bustling resort town of Bilene offers active vacationers a variety of water sports and diving opportunities that are protected from the more changeable waters of the Indian Ocean.
- Inhambane: One of the oldest coastal settlements in Mozambique, Imhambane is a beautiful, colonial town with all the amenities any tourist could wish for: an airport, shops and markets, historical sites, delicious seafood, plenty of water sports, and scenic sunsets on the beach.
- Maputo: Mozambique’s capital city is a fascinating mélange of Bantu, Arab, Indian, and Portuguese cultures, and it boasts a thriving and forward-thinking arts culture, historical buildings from the colonial era, and nature reserves and beaches to complete the package.
- Pemba: Pemba is the capital of the Cabo Delgado province and provides travellers with easy access to Quirimbas—but it is also an energetic tourist destination in its own right, offering water sports, shopping, and various levels of accommodation.
- Vilankulo: A natural visit for travellers wishing to access the Bazaruto Archipelago, Vilankulo is a growing tourist hub that has its own international airport, as well as a vibrant dhow culture and plenty of opportunity for beach activities of all kinds.
Popular Self-Drive Routes
Most travellers do not opt to self-drive in Mozambique, preferring instead to work with a travel agent to plan a route and arrange transportation. For more information on how you can plan your safari, enquire now.