What to see in Mozambique, an itinerary including the main places of interest scattered throughout the territory, including the beautiful beaches and natural parks.
Near Inhambane there are the wonderful beaches of Tofo and Barra, bathed by waters rich in marine fauna.
In this area it is possible to go on boat trips and snorkelling, as this section of the Mozambique Channel is considered a privileged place to see the giant whale sharks and many other fish breeds.
Also in the southern part of the country, about 800 north of Maputo is the archipelago of Bazaruto, made up of 5 main islands and many other smaller ones, located about 10 km away. from the coast.
Most of the archipelago is a protected reserve, in order to preserve the integrity of the still uncontaminated natural environment, characterized by a flora and fauna of extraordinary beauty, and by the ocean with its spectacular backdrops.
To the north of Mozambique is the archipelago of the Quirimbas or Fortunate Islands, made up of about thirty small islands, washed by the waters of the Indian Ocean and the Pemba Channel.
The archipelago boasts an extraordinary and very rich nature, with coral reefs and waters that are home to a huge variety of fish.
The most interesting places in Mozambique are located in the northern and southern part of the country.
To the south they overlook the Indian Ocean, Maputo, the capital, main port and largest city of Mozambique, and Inhambane, one of the oldest settlements in the country, unfortunately known in the past as a center for the slave and ivory trade.
The land and marine area is protected by the WWF and the 11 southern islands belong to the Quirimbas National Park, a vast marine nature reserve.
Just 3 km from the north coast of the country is Ilha de Moçambique, a small island full of charm that houses the homonymous city, the ancient capital of the Portuguese colony, a meeting place for different cultures.Recommended readings
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The historic stone and lime buildings located in the northern part of the island date back to the colonial period, while in the southern part there is the part of the city called Makuti, colorful and very lively, with the typical mud and wood huts, with the roof "Makuti" formed by weaving of dried palm leaves.
Since 1991 Ilha de Moçambique has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Lake Malawi, in the northern part of the country, constitutes a large part of the border between Malawi and Mozambique, also partly touching Tanzania.
It is an immense lake with crystal clear waters, very rich in tropical freshwater fish.
Every week a ferry plows its waters and connects the main towns on the two sides of the lake. To complete the entire route it takes two days of navigation.