The Gorongosa National Park (adjacent to South Africas Kruger National Park) provides an off-beat safari. Or you can wander along cobbled streets past stately colonial-era buildings on Ilha de Moçambique, sip a café espresso at one of Maputo's lively sidewalk cafés (or maybe a caipirinha at one of its jazz bars), watch the silversmiths at work on Ibo Island or dance to the country's trademark marrabenta music.
Maputo & Island of Inhaca
In the capital city of Maputo formerly Lourenco Marques, you are never far from the coast and visitors to the city can enjoy the refreshing sea breeze at the many restaurants serving locally caught seafood. Along the marginal is the fish market, where you will find fresh fish for the barbeque without all the effort of catching it. Only a day trip away are the beaches of Macaneta and Island of Inhaca, a popular spot for diving and snorkeling.
The splendid beaches of Ponta do Ouro is one of the best locations for scuba diving in the world and its waters are alive with many species of marine life including dolphins, Manta ray and the occasional shark for the more adventurous.
To the North of Maputo, are the famous beaches of Bilene and Xai-Xai. Their well equipped self catering resorts and catered accommodation offer you a choice of water sports, fishing and relaxation in the luxurious setting that will entice you to stay longer and return time and time again. Further on up the Coast, around the city of Inhambane, are Tofoand and many other secluded beaches, some of which are accessible only by four wheel drive vehicle.
Gorongosa National Park
On the way up North were you will be able to see wildlfe.
Travelers to Vilanculos will be tempted to linger a while at the self-contained luxury resorts of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Many of these resorts can arrange boat hire for those who enjoy a spot of deep-sea fishing.
The North Beira
Out of range of most travelers by road are unexplored to the North of Beira, Quelimane and Nampula. On the way you will find the historic town of Angache, which bears the influences of the Arab and Swahili peoples who have trade along this coast for centuries. The Ilha of Mozambique is a fascinating place to visit with much to offer tourists interested in learning about the history and culture of our country
Lake Malawi & Niassa Tourists traveling to the interior of the country will be enthralled by the beauty of Lago Niassa, the vast lake which borders Tanzania and Malawi. This is one of the wildest places in Mozambique and is not for the fainthearted, however the rewards are great for those who persevere with the journey and here you will find beautiful, undeveloped countryside with the true feel of Africa. Niassa Province is home to The Lugenda Wildlife Reserve, in the Niassa province of Northern Mozambique, an untouched and undiscovered 42 000 square kilometre expanse of wilderness.
Pemba & the Quirimbas Archipelago
Last, but not least, are the sandy beaches of Pemba and the remote Quirimbas Archipelago. The many small Islands in this area are true treasures isle, with their wealth of marine life and unspoilt beaches. There are a few stunning new resorts in this Arquipelago where you will find the PERFECT beach. Dotted along the shoreline are the silhouettes of the dhows, which have been fishing along this coast for centuries. This peaceful way of life creates an atmosphere of calm relaxation for the weary traveler.