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Spotlight Africa: 12 places to visit in Mozambique

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To get you acquainted with the beautiful Mozambique and the places within the country, Mozambique Tourism provided some information on the places and which markets it attracts:

1: Ponta de Ouro: This location captures the very essence of Mozambican holiday luxury. They suggest swimming with the dolphin or scuba diving.

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Vilanculos consists of six Islands.Magaruque Island offers relaxation, seclusion and natural beauty.Want a luxury holiday, visit Ponta de Ouro. Picture: Toffie Tours.

2:Maputo: The capital of Mozambique is a hub of culture, where wonderful fresh cuisine is served. Here is a nice place to shop, and who knows what gems you will be taking home.

3: Gaza: The place for an adventurous traveller. Why not try sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, paragliding and kite-surfing or visit the place where Xai-Xai and Limpopo River meet in Bilene.

4: Inhambane: When Vasco Da Gama rounded Africa in the late 15th century, he immediately fell in love with this beautiful place and named it ‘Terra de Boa Gente’ or Land of Good People. The name says it all, and the tropical reef areas will astonish you.

5: Vilanculos: This gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago consists of six Islands. Enjoy surfing here.

6: Benguerra Island: Home to a variety of animal, bird and plant life, this island is famous for its beaches, fishing and scuba diving sites. Whales and dolphins are often seen here, and sunset beach walks or a guided tour of the island are popular.

7: Bazaruto Island:  An unexplored destination of great beauty, surrounded by turquoise water and fringed by idyllic beaches, the bewitching coral reefs and rare tropical fish make this the ultimate destination for the ocean-lover.

8: Magaruque Island: Mozambique Tourism dubs this place one of relaxation, seclusion and natural beauty. It is a well-known marlin and sail fishing hotspot where ocean safaris and sunset cruises make the perfect afternoon.

9: Sofala:  In Sofala, famous attractions include the beautiful Beira Cathedral and the Gorongosa National Park, where game drives at dusk or dawn and hikes to the pristine waterfalls will not disappoint.

10: Nampula: Ilha de Mozambique is well worth a visit, as it is a historic town dating back to the early 17th century. Nampula is known for its unique atmosphere and culture. Architecture buffs will love the Cathedral, and nature-lovers will appreciate the volcanic rock formation that lines Nampula’s vast horizon.

11: Quirimbas Arquipelago: Those looking for complete exclusivity and natural beauty will adore this completely untouched Mozambique Islands in a forgotten corner of the Quirimbas Archipelago.

12: Niassa: Visitors to the Niassa reserve will find the Lugenda Wilderness Camp: Africa’s largest conservation area. With luxury tented accommodation that leads out onto a private veranda overlooking breath-taking scenery.


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