Admittedly, Mozambique is often not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of vacation. However, Mozambique’s reputation as a tourism destination has slowly evolved in the past years.
And rightly so.
Mozambique is a beach lover’s dream paradise. The long stretches of untouched beaches should be enough reason to convince anyone to join Mozambique group tours. But the thing is, this southern African country has a lot more to offer, that even those who may not be big into beaches will appreciate.
We have listed down below some of the must-visit Mozambique travel destinations.
Mozambique Features and Highlights
1. Explore Mozambique’s Colonial Past
It always pays to begin with an exploration of a country’s history in order to get a good sense of its culture. Mozambique’s history is fascinating and one that is worthy to be revisited. From 1500 to 1975, Mozambique was a Portuguese colony, and for many years before that, it had been visited by traders from India, China, Arabia, and others. Because of this, Mozambique’s culture is eclectic: a mix and match of those nation’s cultures and its own. Ilha de Moçambique is the best place to see these influences. This island is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its colonial architecture. You can explore centuries-old structures such as mosques, forts, churches, and cemeteries.
2. Swim with Dolphins
One of the best places in the world for ethical dolphin encounters is in Mozambique, in Ponta do Ouro. For over two decades now, conservationists have been working in order to allow people to interact with dolphins safely and in their natural environment. Tour operators follow strict protocols in order to ensure that the experience is safe and positive for the dolphins. What’s more—money from the tours is used to fund ongoing research and conservation work. Since the dolphins are wild, there are no guarantees. Therefore, it is best to book at least a three-day package to increase your chances of swimming with dolphins. You may also encounter humpback whales if they are in season. If you are on a Mozambique photography adventure, make sure to save a spot for this one.
3. Hop Across Islands
Ah yes, for the beach lovers especially! You have your choice among the country’s offshore archipelagoes. The Bazaruto Archipelago in the south features six picturesque islands. The Quirimbas Archipelago in the north, on the other hand, has 32 islands. These are protected as Marine National Parks and are little paradises of their own. Walk along white sand beaches and swim in the clear turquoise waters. Some islands are dotted with lodges for those who wish to stay the night.
The above are just some of the many things you can do and see while in Mozambique. Other activities not included on the list are deep sea fishing and an exploration of the country’s exotic wildlife.
We can vouch that joining Mozambique group tours will be one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.