Mozambique holidays beaches, things to see, natural parks
In the territory of Mozambique there are many beautiful places to visit, in addition to the beautiful beaches ideal for beach holidays in this African state.
Near Inhambane are the wonderful beaches of Tofo and Barra, bathed by waters rich in marine life. In this area you can enjoy boat tours and snorkeling, as this part of the Mozambique Channel is considered a privileged place to see the giant whale sharks and many other breeds of fish.
Also in the southern part of the country, about 800 north of Maputo is located the Bazaruto archipelago, consisting of five main islands and many other smaller, located about 10 km. from the coast. Most of the archipelago is protected reserve, in order to preserve the integrity of the natural environment still untouched, with its flora and fauna of extraordinary beauty, and Ocean with its spectacular backdrops.
To the north of Mozambique is the Quirimbas archipelago or Fortunate Islands, consisting 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, with coral reefs and waters that are home to a huge variety of fish.
What to visit in Mozambique
The most interesting places of Mozambique are in the northern and southern part of the country. To the south Indian Ocean, Maputo, the capital, the 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 trade in slaves and ivory.
The area of land and sea is protected by the WWF and 11 southern islands belong to the Quirimbas National Park, a vast marine nature reserve. Just 3 km from the northern coast of the country is located Ilha de Moçambique, small island full of charm that is home to the city of the same name, the former capital of the Portuguese colony, a meeting place of different cultures.
Date back to the colonial period the historic buildings of stones located in the northern part of the island, while in the area to the south is the part of town called Makuti, colorful and lively, with the typical huts of mud and wood, with the roof “Makuti” formed by interlacing 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, is a large part of the border between Malawi and Mozambique, tapping partly Tanzania. It is a huge lake with crystal clear waters, rich in tropical fish freshwater. Every week a ferry plows through its waters and connects the main location of the two sides of the lake. To complete the entire trail takes two days of sailing.