Mozambique Travel Guide

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Mozambique Highlights

  • Pro
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    Bram26 says…

     beautiful beaches, friendly people, nice scenery, excellent scuba-diving 

  • Con
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    magadeluna says…

     stick to the cities. There are still mines in the countryside. 

  • In a nutshell
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    cleocat says…

     A place with lots of potential. 

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Maputo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Maputo-2129998/TravelGuide-Maputo.html

331,954,19

L. Vilanculos

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Inhambane/L_Vilanculos-2143133/TravelGuide-L_Vilanculos.html

25,56,0

Catembe

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Catembe-2136427/TravelGuide-Catembe.html

9,80,0

Inhambane

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Inhambane/Inhambane-2132883/TravelGuide-Inhambane.html

8,36,0

Matola

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Matola-2129482/TravelGuide-Matola.html

2,9,0

Marracuene

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Marracuene-2121961/TravelGuide-Marracuene.html

21,67,0

Praia do Tofo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Inhambane/Praia_do_Tofo-2124550/TravelGuide-Praia_do_Tofo.html

15,49,0

Namaacha

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Namaacha-2126808/TravelGuide-Namaacha.html

3,15,0

Ilha do Bazaruto

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Inhambane/Ilha_do_Bazaruto-2137383/TravelGuide-Ilha_do_Bazaruto.html

23,37,0

Ressano Garcia

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Ressano_Garcia-2124220/TravelGuide-Ressano_Garcia.html

4,12,0

Boane

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Boane-2137259/TravelGuide-Boane.html

2,9,0

Ilha de Mocambique

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Nampula/Ilha_de_Mocambique-2128308/TravelGuide-Ilha_de_Mocambique.html

10,15,0

Ilha da Inhaca

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Ilha_da_Inhaca-2132915/TravelGuide-Ilha_da_Inhaca.html

7,8,0

Salamanga

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Salamanga-2123942/TravelGuide-Salamanga.html

6,20,0

Nampula

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Nampula-2126538/TravelGuide-Nampula.html

3,9,0

Maxixe

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Inhambane/Maxixe-2129277/TravelGuide-Maxixe.html

1,8,0

Vilankulo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Inhambane/Vilankulo-2145231/TravelGuide-Vilankulo.html

3,10,0

Catembe

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Catembe-2148651/TravelGuide-Catembe.html

0,1,0

Xai-Xai

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Gaza/Xai_Xai-2121862/TravelGuide-Xai_Xai.html

3,12,0

Quissico

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Inhambane/Quissico-2124375/TravelGuide-Quissico.html

1,5,0

Ilha Quirimba

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Cabo_Delgado/Ilha_Quirimba-2124387/TravelGuide-Ilha_Quirimba.html

0,0,3

Vila Praia Do Bilene

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Gaza/Vila_Praia_Do_Bilene-2124551/TravelGuide-Vila_Praia_Do_Bilene.html

0,7,0

Ilha de Mocambique

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Ilha_de_Mocambique-2128305/TravelGuide-Ilha_de_Mocambique.html

0,3,0

Maputo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Nampula/Maputo-2129999/TravelGuide-Maputo.html

8,24,0

Bela Vista

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Bela_Vista-2137370/TravelGuide-Bela_Vista.html

1,6,0

Beira

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Beira-2137376/TravelGuide-Beira.html

5,14,0

Pemba

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Cabo_Delgado/Pemba-2124776/TravelGuide-Pemba.html

5,28,0

Cidade de Nacala

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Nampula/Cidade_de_Nacala-2126999/TravelGuide-Cidade_de_Nacala.html

0,3,0

Lichinga

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Niassa/Lichinga-2132028/TravelGuide-Lichinga.html

10,31,0

Istambul

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Niassa/Istambul-2132760/TravelGuide-Istambul.html

1,7,0

Inhaca

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Inhaca-2132916/TravelGuide-Inhaca.html

3,5,0

Goba

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Goba-2133397/TravelGuide-Goba.html

1,4,0

Chidenguele

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Gaza/Chidenguele-2135597/TravelGuide-Chidenguele.html

4,14,0

Beluluane

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Maputo/Beluluane-2137363/TravelGuide-Beluluane.html

5,8,0

Beira

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Sofala/Beira-2137375/TravelGuide-Beira.html

1,6,0

Metangula

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Mozambique/Provincia_de_Niassa/Metangula-2137580/TravelGuide-Metangula.html

2,9,0

Maputo

See all 331 Maputo Tips
  • The Police

    Maputo Warnings and Dangers

    I have red some tips about the corrupt police who steel from foreigners in the street, and also comments which disagree on this statement. I can confirm that the police are targeting tourists. The police here is maybe the most corrupt police in the Southern part of Africa. But don't let this prevent you from traveling to Mozambique or lock yourself...

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  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Maputo

    Maputo Hotels

    Av. Da Marginal, Near by CCJC, Maputo, 1880, Mozambique

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Minibus to Swaziland

    Maputo Tourist Traps

    In case you go by minibus from Maputo to Swaziland the drivers want Rand or Emalangeni (Swazi curency, same value as Rand) not Meticals, if you don't have Rands you will get a very bad exchange rate. There are also no moneychangers at the border. Change all your remaining Meticals to Rand, the fare is 80 Rand (March 2013) and it takes about 3...

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L. Vilanculos

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  • Getting to Vilanculos

    L. Vilanculos Transportation

    Most long distance buses don´t go into Vilanculos but stop on the mainroad about 18 km out of town. you will find there a covered pickup, leaving when full, last stop near Bank Austral, the tourist information and the municipal market

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  • Cheap local food

    L. Vilanculos Restaurants

    If you are tired of your resort food, this is a nice place to sit around have some beer and something to eat. The way they put the chairs to the table when nobody is sitting on them makes the place look like beeing clsed, its usualy not! Fish

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  • Make a daytrip to the Bazaruto...

    L. Vilanculos Things to Do

    The daytrip i took was sold bya italian lady going arround the resorts, 2000 mtc. going to Magaruque island, lunch included. You can walk arround the island, on the southside there where some Flamingos and snorkeling was quite good. We where lucky and a Dugong (seacow) came very close to the boat. There is also a quite nice looking hotel on the...

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Catembe

See all 9 Catembe Tips
  • Catembe beach

    Catembe Things to Do

    "Catembe beach" (or "Praia Catembe" in Portuguese) is located on the other side of the bay from Maputo city. The ferry from the city takes 10 minutes and cost 30 Metacais (1 USD). The other option is to drive around the bay, but it takes more than an hour. Catembe beach is long and wide, with sand dunes in the back. The beach is of course the main...

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  • Catembe is off the beaten path

    Catembe Off The Beaten Path

    All places in Catembe is off the beaten path. Although it's only a 10 minutes boat trip from Maputo centre. The life is tranquil and the streets are quiet...

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  • The ferries from Maputo to Catembe

    Catembe Transportation

    The ferries to Catembe, on the other side of Maputo bay, goes from the harbour on the baixa area. The ferries leave when they are full. And the price is 30 metacais (aprox. 1 USD) one way, and you pay before you enter the boat. The trip takes 10 minutes.

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Inhambane

See all 8 Inhambane Tips
  • Kanoe & Dhow Trip in Inhambane Bay

    Inhambane Things to Do

    Wonderful, relaxing and not necessarily reserved for athletes ... and you can also request a visit to the peninsula Mocucune, chasing a chicken for the grill and drink a traditional beer. In short, it's new, local, professional, and it seems that Water Sports 969s'engage in a draft eco-tourism.

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  • Vasco da Gama - The Statue

    Inhambane Off The Beaten Path

    Vasco da Gama is reported to have stop in Inhambane on his very first sea voyage from Portugal to India that sailed from Lisbon in 1497.It's said that while in Inhambane Portuguese sailors were given a very warm welcome by the locals. Thus Vasco da Gama named Inhambane as the Land of the Good People.Pictured on this VT tip is Vasco da Gama. I'm...

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  • Exploring Inhambane and surrounding area

    Inhambane Things to Do

    Inhambane is the capitol of the Inhambane Province in Mozambique. The town has a very rich history going back to the 15th Century when Arab traders sailed down the east coast of Africa to trade with the locals. Vasco da Gama sailed around the southern tip of Africa, taking on fresh water at this locality towards the end of the 15th century. He...

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Matola

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  • From Matola to Johannesburg & Pretoria...

    Matola Transportation

    Intercape to Johannesburg / PretoriaDepartures from Matola to Johannesburg & Pretoria08:00h & 19:15h.Arrivals to Matola from Johannesburg / Pretoria07:30h & 15:15hMatola Office:Praceta Herculano nr. 47Bairro HanhaneMatolaTel: +258 21 724 289Maputo Office:Tropical Air Tours,Ave 24 de Julho, nr 909MaputoTel: +258 21 325 078 / 21 431 006email:...

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  • My Pet is a baby Monkey !!

    Matola Local Customs

    Bought for 250 Meticais (about 7.5 Euros = $10 US dollars) on November 15, 2006, this baby Monkey was for sale on the nearby roads of Matola City.This baby Monkey is 2 weeks old and has been fed with milk only.

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Marracuene

See all 21 Marracuene Tips
  • Waiting in line for the Batelão

    Marracuene Local Customs

    During the whole day tourists use the Batelão, the large barge, to cross the Incomáti river from Marracuene to Macaneta beach.Then, on late afternoon and since the Batelão is on service until 7pm, there's usually a big line of cars waiting in line to get back to Marracuene.The Batelão carries 6 cars maximum and it takes about 30 minutes for each...

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  • Cows on the Road

    Marracuene Local Customs

    While driving in the Macaneta area a driver might definitely need to slowdown the speed since cows might be using the very same road.

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  • The Benfica's Eagle.

    Marracuene Local Customs

    Portuguese Football (soccer in the USA) Teams are very popular in Mozambique. This is particular true for Benfica of Lisbon, Portugal.In Marracuene I found this lovely wood crafted Benfica Eagle for sale (see picture). It was priced 550 meticais (about 16 euros) and the only reason I didn't buy it, it was because there was no more room on my...

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Praia do Tofo

See all 15 Praia do Tofo Tips
  • Go diving

    Praia do Tofo Things to Do

    There are several dive shops, for nearby divesites 1500 (plus 300 for equipment) Meticals, for further away, deeper reef divesites with a good chance to see Mantas (you might be asked for a advanced dive certifivat) 3300 (plus 300) Metical for 2 dives.

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  • Go to Inhabame

    Praia do Tofo Things to Do

    A quite nice daytrip, particular in a not so nice day but also for some shopping (exept off touristic things like wooden elefants, painted sunsets, sunglasses etc. there is not much to buy in Tofo). Get there by (very full) Chapa for 18 Metical, about 1 hour or by taxi a bit faster and 400 Metical.

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  • NICE EXCEPT THE PRICE (AND THE SERVICE!)

    Praia do Tofo Restaurants

    I really wanted to eat here. Twice. The first time was at lunch, but they ran out of food. The second time was at night but they had too many people. Rather than make us feel welcome or suggest we get some drinks, the staff made us feel in the way. In fact they made sure to let us know they did not want us there. Too bad. The food looked wonderful...

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Namaacha

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    A statue representing Our Lady of Fatima is visible on Namaacha' square.

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Ilha do Bazaruto

  • Flights to Bazaruto

    Ilha do Bazaruto Transportation

    Please be aware that the flights to and from Bazaruto really are by light aircraft and therefor the luggage weight restriction is imposed quite strictly. I believe it is possible to leave belongings in hotels from where you may have come from, an enquiry might be worthwhile.Soft bags are encouraged also.

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  • The police

    Ilha do Bazaruto Tourist Traps

    If you are driving and they see you they will probably pull you over...They are big on bribes and if you havent done anything wrong they will look for a problem whether inside or outside of your vehicle and if the cant find anything then they are still going to ask you for a bribe!!!! Or some money, openly admiting to wanting some money for beer......

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  • Awesome.....

    Ilha do Bazaruto Restaurants

    The food is generally good... But the crab starter is TO DIE FOR!!!! And the spring rolls were great too... I guarantee that you WILL CRAVE for more!!!! But I dont recommend the steaks as we ordered them Well done and they came bloody so we sent them back and it was returned exactly the same!!! CrAbS>!>!>!>!

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Boane

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Ilha de Mocambique

Ilha da Inhaca

  • Get one's Skin burnt under tropical sun

    Ilha da Inhaca Things to Do

    UV 50+ is a necessity on these beaches 365 per year.The sand is White and clean, tides ensure their daily pristine state.Yet remember that you in the Delagoa Bay, protected from the Indian Ocean, minimal waves, yet t sundown, as i saw on my three visits, the most delightful sunsets due to a Volcanic eruption, whose particles were brought to africa...

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  • Museum

    Ilha da Inhaca Things to Do

    Not too far from the hotel complex you will find this little ocean museum. It was closed when we got there but provided a nice resting place after the brisk walk.

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  • Local dining

    Ilha da Inhaca Things to Do

    Once again just outside the hotel complex, you will find this little "rural" diner. Do not be put of by its appearance as the food is excellent and very fresh.

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Salamanga

See all 6 Salamanga Tips

Nampula

See all 3 Nampula Tips
  • Malaria

    Nampula Warnings and Dangers

    Malaria is constantly present in Nampula.I was 4months there and I have seen a lot of cases.If you visit Nampula for a short periode I strongly recommend Malaria prophylaxis.There is a very,very good labratory in town(100Mtc. for a Malaria test).1Euro =approx.40Mtc.After one hour you can see the result.

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  • weekend market

    Nampula Favorites

    the market takes place on weekends.It is safe and worth to visit.Be careful with thieves!(pickpockers!).I specially liked the handcraft(bracelets,statuetts,etc...).Really lovely stuff here!Luckily not the usuall ,,african`` things. surroundings of the city,food.

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