Saturday, September 18, 2021

Destinations in Mozambique

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Regions in Mozambique

Mozambique has ten provinces that are divided into three regions:

Northern Mozambique
Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa provinces.

Central Mozambique
Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambézia provinces.

Southern Mozambique
Gaza, Inhambane Vilankulo and the Bazaruto National Sea Park, and Maputo provinces.

Cities in Mozambique

  • Maputo – Maputo is the country’s flourishing metropolis in the country’s far south.
  • Beira – Beira is a bustling port city and the seat of Sofala Province.
  • Ilha de Mozambique – Mozambique’s former capital, Ilha de Mozambique, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Inhambane – Inhambane is a beautiful medieval town on a bay.
  • Nampula – Nampula is a northern industrial city and the capital of Nampula Province.
  • Pemba – Pemba is a favorite vacation resort for Mozambicans, but its remoteness has kept it off the tourism trail for most Western tourists.

Other destinations in Mozambique

  • Bazaruto Archipelago – The Bazaruto Archipelago is a magnificent island resort and underwater marine park with excellent diving that caters to high-end tourists.
  • Cahora Bassa dam – A hydroelectric dam on the Zambezi River that created Africa’s second biggest man-made lake.
  • Gorongosa National Park
  • Ponta d’Ouro – Ponta d’Ouro is a fantastic diving location that is more readily accessible from South Africa than Maputo.
  • Quirimbas Archipelago & Quirimbas National Park – in the country’s north, a beautiful and quiet off-the-beaten-path vacation resort with thick African vegetation on the peninsula and white sand beaches/crustal blue sea in the Archipelago and on the coast. Pemba is the only way to get there.
  • Tofo Beach – Tofo Beach, east of Inhambane, is a backpacker paradise with great diving.
  • Vilanculos – Vilanculos, commonly known as Vilankulo, is a popular vacation spot. The entrance to the Bazaruto Archipelago, Africa’s biggest Sea Park, featuring great scuba diving and snorkeling as well as deep sea fishing.