Regions in Mozambique
Mozambique has ten provinces that are divided into three regions:
Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa provinces.
Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambézia provinces.
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.