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Top 10 Things to do in Mozambique

Plan your Mozambique vacation around the top ten things to do in Mozambique.

Unspoiled beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the chance to swim with rays and whale sharks and dolphins – Mozambique is a beach lover’s delight. But there are so many more things to do in Mozambique – from wildlife safaris to exploring the bustling vibe of its capital city, Maputo, Mozambique has much to offer. 

The Bazaruto Archipelago with its dune islands is a huge draw with its beautiful beaches and stunning marine life, Pemba beckons with its laidback charm as does the coastal town of Vilanculos. The town of Inhambane is popular for its historical sights. 

If you are wondering when is the best time to visit Mozambique or how best to plan your itinerary, our destination experts are waiting to help you! Here is a list of the top things to do in Mozambique curated by our Enchanting Travels specialists, which should definitely be part of your Mozambique travel guide! 

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1Explore the Gorongosa National Park

After the end of the Civil War, it was possible to resettle many of the native species in Gorongosa National Park. In 2008, the park was reopened and now boasts an impressive variety of species, including lion herds.

Embark on a safari – either in a vehicle or by foot –  to truly appreciate the restoration work that started in 1995, as you take in the diverse habitats, wildlife and rich birdlife. 

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2Embark on a Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park safari

Experience a magnificent wildlife world on a Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park safari, with a wide variety of species (in the truest sense of the word): the park combines wild animal protection areas from Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe into a transnational ecosystem.

One of the top attractions in Mozambique!

3Enjoy a safari in the Niassa Game Reserve

On a safari in the Niassa Game Reserve, you will meet gigantic buffalo and elephant herds, as well as hungry predators, who look for unsuspecting antelopes.

This scenic conservation area is still very underdeveloped and offers wild and untouched Africa! One of the top things to do in Mozambique.

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4Unwind in Ilha de Mozambique

The historic Ilha de Mozambique is not only one of the world’s best cultural heritage sites, but also one of the most beautiful islands in Africa. Only a few visitors find their way here – so you can have the wide beaches and the shady avenues lined with magnificent colonial buildings (almost) to yourself.

Another popular place for a relaxing vacation is the coastal town of Pemba. The market in the central square is a big draw with its silverware and other traditional crafts. A former Portuguese colony, its architecture still shows signs of its colonial past. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the cobbled streets of Pemba to soak in its idyllic charm!

Bahnhof von Gustav Eiffel in Maputo

5Explore the diverse charms of Maputo

The fabulous Maputo Railway Station designed by Gustav Eiffel is the landmark of the city but by no means the only highlight of the metropolis! Stroll over shaded boulevards or colorful markets and you will understand why Maputo is one of the most interesting African cities.

Relax on its sandy beaches, savor flavorful cuisine and enjoy Maputo’s bustling nightlife!

6Enjoy swimming with the dolphins in Mozambique

Mozambique is a true ‘El Dorado’ for divers and friends of maritime adventure trips. Get up close to friendly mammals when you take a Mozambique diving vacation and swim with dolphins in Ponta de Ouro. The region is a treasure trove of varied landscapes!

Other highlights include diving and fishing in Ponta do Ouro.

Diving in Quirimbas, Mozambique

7Dive in the waters of the Quirimbas archipelago

The Quirimbas archipelago offers the largest marine park in Africa! Plunge into the azure waters and meet funny-faced dugongs, sea turtles, dolphins and humpback whales. The pristine coral islands are yet untouched and steeped in a variety of colonial and trade influences.

The turquoise waters abound in some of the world’s richest coral reefs – you can find more than 375 fish species here, as you go game fishing, diving snorkeling and sailing.

8Go diving off the waters of Tofo

The dreamy fishing village of Tofo is an insider tip among divers: nowhere else are the chances of meeting whale sharks and manta rays while diving so high!

Whale Sharks can be spotted the whole year through and snorkeling next to these huge creatures is one of the top things to do in Mozambique!

Beach in Memba Bay, Mosambique

9Explore the rich waters of Memba Bay

Memba Bay was until recently absolutely undeveloped and therefore offers untouched nature. Luminous coral reefs and a diverse underwater world make this place a highlight for snorkelers and divers. Explore the yet undived reefs and shipwrecks underneath the sea!

You can also spot whales during their annual migration path as well as dolphins. Dive directly from the beach and enjoy a host of other water activities such as kayaking, sailing as well as sundowner cruises on a traditional dhow.

An Island in Vilankulo, Mozambique, Africa As Seen From Above, Surrounded by Sand and Water

10Relax on the tranquil beaches of Zongoene

Want to relax after your exciting Mozambique adventure? Zongoene offers secluded beaches and romantic sailing trips – the perfect end to your Mozambique tour.

Zongoene is a beach lover’s paradise, with a bevy of untouched beaches and towering sand dunes. There are so many things to do: from lazy canoe rides and quad biking in the forest to fishing and enjoying sundowner cruises!

Discover all the best things to do in Mozambique by booking your vacation with our experts at Enchanting Travels. Contact us for your tailor-made and obligation-free tour itinerary.

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