Top Things to Do in Mozambique

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Mozambique is the perfect place to learn Portuguese and relax on white-sand beaches with turquoise water.

Mozambique is one of the great treasures of Sub-Saharan Africa. It has some of most beautiful beaches in all of Africa. You might be wrong if you think Africa is only safaris. This beautiful country, and often overlooked country, has SO many things to offer.

Mozambique, which is roughly the same size as the entire East Coast of the US from Georgia to Maine, can be used as a comparison.

Explore Lake Niassa/Niassa Reserve

The Government of Mozambique declared Lake Niassa a reserve in 2011, making it one of Africa’s Great Lakes. This place is renowned for being one of the largest and most bio-diverse lakes in the world.

Discover The Top Ten Things To Do In Mozambique
Discover The Top Ten Things To Do In Mozambique

This stunning beauty lies between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It is sometimes called Lake Malawi or Lake Nyasa. International travelers are unlikely to have ever seen its beautiful beaches, so it is easy to find your spot in the sun.

Get sandboarding

Sandboarding is a great way to start your adventure. You’ll have many photo opportunities along the way. It’s an amazing experience! Although it can be difficult to arrange sandboarding trips solo, there are a few hotels and tour options that can help.

Ilha de Mocambique

Ilha de Mocambique (also known as Mozambique Island) is Portugal’s first settlement on the Indian Ocean. It covers just 1 km (0.38 mi) and is connected to the mainland via a bridge. There are many interesting spots to visit and a rich history.

The Top To Do N Mozambique
The Top To Do N Mozambique

Nossa Senhora do Baluarte is the oldest European building that remains in the Southern Hemisphere.

Ibo Island

Ibo Island, another fascinating spot off the coast of the mainland is also worth the effort. Although it takes longer to reach than Ilha de Mozambique, it is well worth the wait. Ibo Island, one of the Quirimbas Islands is located off the Mozambique’s northern coast.

Daily flights are available from Johannesburg to Ibo Island, as well as from Kenya and Tanzania. It’s all about the journey and not the destination, but someone might have been referring to the stunning scenery along this route.

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Things To Do In Maputo Mozambique plus You Can

The flight over the islands is breathtaking.

It’s not uncommon for people to spend their entire vacation on Ibo Island. Ibo Island was once a popular destination for Arab and Portuguese traders. It has a distinct culture. You’ll find local fishermen that would be equally at home in any century as you go exploring.

Nearly all families live in small houses with gardens outside which provide almost all their food. Look no further if you want to feel Old World Africa.

Scuba Diving

Divers and watersport enthusiasts will want to visit the Bazaruto Archipelago. This is a great spot for canoeing, kitesurfing, and stand-up paddling.

It was, of course, all about the diving.

The Anantara Bazarruto Island Resort in Mozambique is a great base to explore Mozambique below its surface. The beaches and water of Bazaruto, located just twenty miles off the coast of Africa are perfect.

The Bazaruto Archipelago can be found within a protected national parks and is pristine.

Go Island Hopping

Mozambique’s islands are the real highlight of the country. It is worth visiting as many as you can. You can explore all Quirimbas Islands by going beyond Ibo Island.

You can take a tour aboard a dhow (a traditional vessel used by Arabian traders on the route)

Enjoy leisurely meals of fresh seafood once you reach the islands. You can pack your snorkel gear and go solo on a kayak to explore the islands. You’ll want to explore this island paradise from sunrise to sunset.

Deep Sea Fishing

Mozambique fishing is a unique experience. Local charters can take you out to catch a mahi-mahi, tuna, and marlin. Each month brings out different types of fish due to different weather conditions.

Even if you’re not a serious fisherman, this place is highly regarded as one of the top destinations for fishing with a rod.

Explore Maputo

The capital city of Maputo is located near the South Africa border. Although Mozambique is most well-known for its beaches and capital city, it’s worth spending at least one full day there.

Maputo is known for its party scene. There are plenty of places to dance the night away. This is a great way to meet locals and get away from the tourist trail.

Explore the fascinating architecture and culture of this city before it goes dark. The National Art Museum, Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano and Chissano Gallery are just a few of the many attractions you can visit. If you are able to travel by train, be sure to have your camera with you at the most famous spots in Mozambique.

Fun fact: The dome of the station was designed by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel. (Yes, that’s him from the Eiffel Tower).

Tofo and the Sun: Soak in the Sun

Tofo is Mozambique’s main beach resort. Despite this, it is still quite small. It has one touristy street, but it doesn’t feel very built up. People all over the globe have fallen in love Mozambique and are now visiting other places.

Mozambique is free of tourist traps. Tofo is an excellent spot to snorkel and dive. It’s also a great place to watch whales. To get a glimpse, you should head for the high seas.

Limpopo National Park

Limpopo National Park is located just beside the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. These magnificent animals are part of this amazing national park.

Wander alongside elephants and lions through one of Africa’s most picturesque areas.

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