• Mozambique

    The land of contrasts

  • Full Country Name Republic of Mozambique
  • Capital Maputo
  • Language Portuguese
  • Form of Government Republic
  • President President Filipe Nyusi
  • Population 25.83 million
  • Gross Domestic Product $605.03
  • Currency Metical

Welcome to Mozambique

Mozambique is a warm country, with beautiful places and exotic beaches, with miles of fine white sand undiscovered.

Mozambique has excellent tourism assets, the country’s natural beauty, wildlife, and cultural heritage provide excellent opportunities for beach, cultural and eco-tourism. Its archipelagos contain stories and legends that are still respected from generation to generation. But its charm comes not only from its exotic places or landscapes or environment of their cities, but a contrast in the land and the people who are born and live with passion and intensity.

Mozambique is a Southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. It’s also a diving and snorkeling destination, as is Bazaruto Archipelago farther south, with reefs protecting rare marine life including dugongs.

Top Destinations in Mozambique

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  • Icon for Airport location type Beira
  • Icon for Airport location type Maputo
  • Icon for Park location type Quirimbas National Park
  • Icon for Park location type Gorongosa National Park
  • Icon for Coast location type Inhambane
  • Icon for Coast location type Vilanculos
  • Icon for Other location type Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Icon for Island location type Ilha de Mozambique
  • Icon for Reserve location type Niassa National Reserve
  • Icon for Park location type Icon for Park location type Quirimbas National Park
  • Icon for Park location type Icon for Park location type Gorongosa National Park
  • Icon for Coast location type Icon for Coast location type Inhambane
  • Icon for Coast location type Icon for Coast location type Vilanculos
  • Icon for Other location type Icon for Other location type Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Icon for Island location type Icon for Island location type Ilha de Mozambique
  • Icon for Reserve location type Icon for Reserve location type Niassa National Reserve
  • Park

    Quirimbas National Park

    The Quirimbas National Park, created by decree in 2002, is the first public area established by the initiative of a provincial authority under the auspices of the WWF in Maputo. It is situated in the Quirimbas Archipelago in the province of Cabo Delgado and occupies an area of 7,500km2 of marine and terrestrial ecosystems, islands, sea environment with coral reefs and more than 375 fish species, wildlife (great mammals, birds, and other species), culture (Ibo Island), Banco de São Lázaro with unique features. Mangroves, mountains, miombo and savannah forests.

    Marine species include whales, dolphins, turtles, sharks, a wide range of exotic fish species, the rare and endangered dugong and 375 species of fish while the bird life is amazing. On land, elephants, buffaloes, black sables, elands, sable, wild dogs, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, jackals and crocodiles may be seen.

  • Park

    Gorongosa National Park

    Gorongosa National Park, is perhaps Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story: a 20-year public-private partnership between the Government of Mozambique and the Gorongosa Restoration Project, a U.S. non-profit organization.

    Every visitor who chooses Gorongosa as the destination for their Mozambique safari is directly supporting the important conservation work of the park, and providing jobs to local Mozambicans.

    Gorongosa National Park (GNP), at the heart of Sofala Province, is located in the southernmost part of the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. The park includes the valley and parts of the surrounding midlands, and is equidistant between the cities of Chimoio and Beira.

  • Coast

    Inhambane

    Inhambane offers imposing buildings and endless crystal clear beaches where numerous water sports such as fishing, scuba diving, sand boarding, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing can be enjoyed.

    It is a wild place with paradisiacal islands such as Bazaruto, Magarruque and Benguerra that constitute the National Park of the Bazaruto Archipelago with varieties of flora and fauna that deserve to be appreciated.

    Beaches: this province has numerous famous beaches, amongst which are: Praia de Zavala, Praia de Závora, Baía dos Cocos and Tofo Beach, Barra Beach, Pomene, Jangamo Beach, Morrungulo Beach, Chibanhane. Beautifully endless!!!

  • Coast

    Vilanculos

    Vilanculos is the Mozambican capital of water sports. It's a popular beach resort area with accommodation from economy to 5-star barefoot luxury.

    The gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique's only underwater national park, Vilanculos town is compact and walkable.

    A small and lively town, Vilanculos lies on the coast of Mozambique, some 750km from Maputo in the State of Inhambane with beach resorts, camping areas and hotels for every holidaymaker. The town is split into two sections, the old and the new, linked by an asphalt road of about 1km.

  • Other

    Bazaruto Archipelago

    The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five idyllic islands: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue.

    The Archipelago is truly one of the most beautiful destinations on the African continent. The area is now protected as a conservation area and national park, including the coral reefs surrounding the islands, making it the only official marine reserve in the country.

    The park is one of the largest in the Indian Ocean and a crucial achievement in global marine conservation. A nearly untouched paradise on earth, the archipelago has earned its reputation as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'.

  • Island

    Ilha de Mozambique

    Ilha de Mozambique was the capital of Mozambique for nearly four centuries, under Portuguese colonization before the move to Lourenco Marques (now Maputo), and had been used as a major base for the Arab traders since around the 8th century, long before the arrival of the Portuguese.

    It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tiny island is only 3km long and very narrow. It's connected by a concrete bridge with the mainland and is said to be crowded by 16,000 inhabitants, most of them living in bustling Macuti Town.

    Stone Town occupies the Northern half of the island and is much grander than Macuti town in the South, but both are UNESCO listed because of their significant architecture and cultural tradition.

  • Reserve

    Niassa National Reserve

    Niassa Game Reserve in northern Mozambique comprises an area of 42,000 km2 and it contains, by far, the largest concentration of game in Mozambique. The magnificent scenery combined with the size and natural wealth makes Niassa Reserve one of Africa’s last great wildernesses.

    Wildlife experts from the Niassa Reserve report about common sights of elephants with enormous and magnificent tusks, something that is more or less impossible to spot these days in other tourist parks thought Africa. The Reserve comprises woodland, open savannahs, seasonal wetlands and riverside forests along the Rovuma and Lugenda Rivers.

    Other attractions in the Reserve are the spectacular inselbergs that are making the landscape a spectacular view. The highest of these rock formations is the Mecula Mountain (1441m) in the center of the Reserve.

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    Quirimbas National Park

    The Quirimbas National Park, created by decree in 2002, is the first public area established by the initiative of a provincial authority under the auspices of the WWF in Maputo. It is situated in the Quirimbas Archipelago in the province of Cabo Delgado and occupies an area of 7,500km2 of marine and terrestrial ecosystems, islands, sea environment with coral reefs and more than 375 fish species, wildlife (great mammals, birds, and other species), culture (Ibo Island), Banco de São Lázaro with unique features. Mangroves, mountains, miombo and savannah forests.

    Marine species include whales, dolphins, turtles, sharks, a wide range of exotic fish species, the rare and endangered dugong and 375 species of fish while the bird life is amazing. On land, elephants, buffaloes, black sables, elands, sable, wild dogs, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, jackals and crocodiles may be seen.

  • Icon for Park location type

    Gorongosa National Park

    Gorongosa National Park, is perhaps Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story: a 20-year public-private partnership between the Government of Mozambique and the Gorongosa Restoration Project, a U.S. non-profit organization.

    Every visitor who chooses Gorongosa as the destination for their Mozambique safari is directly supporting the important conservation work of the park, and providing jobs to local Mozambicans.

    Gorongosa National Park (GNP), at the heart of Sofala Province, is located in the southernmost part of the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. The park includes the valley and parts of the surrounding midlands, and is equidistant between the cities of Chimoio and Beira.

  • Icon for Coast location type

    Inhambane

    Inhambane offers imposing buildings and endless crystal clear beaches where numerous water sports such as fishing, scuba diving, sand boarding, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing can be enjoyed.

    It is a wild place with paradisiacal islands such as Bazaruto, Magarruque and Benguerra that constitute the National Park of the Bazaruto Archipelago with varieties of flora and fauna that deserve to be appreciated.

    Beaches: this province has numerous famous beaches, amongst which are: Praia de Zavala, Praia de Závora, Baía dos Cocos and Tofo Beach, Barra Beach, Pomene, Jangamo Beach, Morrungulo Beach, Chibanhane. Beautifully endless!!!

  • Icon for Coast location type

    Vilanculos

    Vilanculos is the Mozambican capital of water sports. It's a popular beach resort area with accommodation from economy to 5-star barefoot luxury.

    The gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique's only underwater national park, Vilanculos town is compact and walkable.

    A small and lively town, Vilanculos lies on the coast of Mozambique, some 750km from Maputo in the State of Inhambane with beach resorts, camping areas and hotels for every holidaymaker. The town is split into two sections, the old and the new, linked by an asphalt road of about 1km.

  • Icon for Other location type

    Bazaruto Archipelago

    The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five idyllic islands: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue.

    The Archipelago is truly one of the most beautiful destinations on the African continent. The area is now protected as a conservation area and national park, including the coral reefs surrounding the islands, making it the only official marine reserve in the country.

    The park is one of the largest in the Indian Ocean and a crucial achievement in global marine conservation. A nearly untouched paradise on earth, the archipelago has earned its reputation as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'.

  • Icon for Island location type

    Ilha de Mozambique

    Ilha de Mozambique was the capital of Mozambique for nearly four centuries, under Portuguese colonization before the move to Lourenco Marques (now Maputo), and had been used as a major base for the Arab traders since around the 8th century, long before the arrival of the Portuguese.

    It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tiny island is only 3km long and very narrow. It's connected by a concrete bridge with the mainland and is said to be crowded by 16,000 inhabitants, most of them living in bustling Macuti Town.

    Stone Town occupies the Northern half of the island and is much grander than Macuti town in the South, but both are UNESCO listed because of their significant architecture and cultural tradition.

  • Icon for Reserve location type

    Niassa National Reserve

    Niassa Game Reserve in northern Mozambique comprises an area of 42,000 km2 and it contains, by far, the largest concentration of game in Mozambique. The magnificent scenery combined with the size and natural wealth makes Niassa Reserve one of Africa’s last great wildernesses.

    Wildlife experts from the Niassa Reserve report about common sights of elephants with enormous and magnificent tusks, something that is more or less impossible to spot these days in other tourist parks thought Africa. The Reserve comprises woodland, open savannahs, seasonal wetlands and riverside forests along the Rovuma and Lugenda Rivers.

    Other attractions in the Reserve are the spectacular inselbergs that are making the landscape a spectacular view. The highest of these rock formations is the Mecula Mountain (1441m) in the center of the Reserve.