Top Tourist Attractions in Mozambique

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Mozambique is one of Africa’s most picturesque countries along the coast of Africa’s Indian Ocean. We highlight some of the best tourist attractions in Mozambique that make this country a fascinating African destination.

The Island of Mozambique

The Island of Mozambique is one of the main attractions in the country, and most tourists love exploring it. Named as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country, this island holds so much of Mozambique’s history and culture that dates back to the 17th and 18th Century.

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The shores of Mozambique Island.

Mozambique Island is arguably one of the best destinations in Africa for beach holidays. The warm weather, sunshine and vast beaches have made Mozambique Island a traveller’s paradise.

The Bazaruto Archipelago

The Bazaruto Archipelago lies opposite the resort town of Vilanculos. This archipelago is made up of 5 main islands. Bazaruto islands are well known as a popular diving destination, with a variety of marine life.

As one of the major attraction sites, tourists visiting the area see enormous sand dunes and freshwater lakes of Bazaruto Island, which are frequented by a wide variety of water birds such as flamingos and crocodiles.

 

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Gorongosa National Park

In addition to the beach, tourists will find an abundance of wildlife at the Gorongosa National Park. The park sits in over 4000km of land centrally located in Mozambique.

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Wildlife at Gorongosa National Park.

The diverse habitat of the park is one of Africa’s most spectacular places to visit to spot wildlife like elephants, lions, hippos, crocodiles, over 740 bird life species and many more wildlife species.

Maputo City

Maputo is the capital city of Mozambique. It is located towards the southern part of the country.  Maputo is the largest city in Mozambique, and the country’s most important harbour is also located here.

There are numerous tourist attractions to visit in Maputo and they include the Tunduru Botanical Gardens, the Eiffel House, Notre Dame Cathedral of the Concession or the National Museum of Arts.

The Quirimbas Archipelago

Located towards the northern part of the country lies another of the top tourist attractions in Mozambique, The Quirimbas Archipelago. It contains a delightful cluster of about 32 islands with Pemba as its gateway.

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Sunset on the beach at one of the islands in Quirimbas Archipelago.

Quirimbas islands are renowned for the unique culture of the inhabitants as well as for their untouched and unexplored marine treasures.

4 Comments

  1. Chibuzor Nwobodo

    March 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Hello, by reading this articles am fascinated by all this tourist attractions. I just picked up interest to visit Mozambique. This my leisure period how can I start since there’s no Mozambique embassy in Nigeria

    • Elizabeth Kiburu

      March 21, 2018 at 7:20 am

      Hello. We’re glad the article spiked an interest to visit Mozambique.
      Among some African countries, there’s an agreement of getting Visa upon Arrival or the possibility of visiting for a period of less than 3 months visa free. You may check on this website https://www.passportindex.org whether Mozambique and Nigeria have such agreements.

  2. Murray Walbrugh

    May 3, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    This good reading material gives me a good selection of my next vacation. For sure I will choose
    Mozambique for my wife’s birthday during November 2018. The pics let me jotter.

    • Elizabeth Kiburu

      May 4, 2018 at 10:07 am

      Hello Murray. Happy to see you are willing to experience the beauty in Mozambique. Check out the interview by our former Interim MD who took his wife to Mozambique https://travel.jumia.com/blog/jumia-travel-interim-md-honeymoon-trip-to-mozambique-7593 for more tips

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