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Best Things to do in Mozambique - An Inside Look into its History and Ecosystem!

Mozambique is a popular tourist destination in the sub-Saharan region and here's a list of reasons as to why.


Mozambique Island

Mozambique Island is linked to the mainland by a 3.8 km bridge called the Mozambique Island Bridge. The island offers a range of tourist attractions and activities making it a popular tourist destination. This island is also a place where you can witness the occupation that took place in the sixteenth century by the Portuguese. The quaint villages and towns have a faint touch of the Portuguese. Even the local cuisine out here has been influenced by them. You can stroll through the alleyways and discover ancient structures and buildings. The Fort Sao Sebastian is one of the outstanding features of this island and shouldn't be missed out on. The fort still retains its original structure and is one of the oldest landmarks in Southern Africa. The amazing architecture will have you spell bounded!



The ambience of Maputo is mostly European influenced, and there are many tourists' attractions to check out, including modern architectures and also the Mesquita da Baixa which is a mosque in the downtown region. Other places to visit include the Municipal market. You will have to set out early to the market where you'll witness many locals selling vegetables, fresh produce, and a large collection of spices. This is also a good place to start if you want to experience the local lifestyle. The Maputo Train Station is also the main landmark out here and boasts of incredible architecture. For those who would like to dwell into this beautiful nation's history, you can check out the Natural History Museum. Besides, if you are looking for Mozambique resorts for accommodation, you can check out properties like Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort for a cosy stay.


Bazaruto National Park

The Bazaruto National Park is situated in the southern parts of Bazaruto Island. The reef system here is protected and conserved by the Bazaruto National Park. The crystal-clear waters offer one an incredible opportunity to witness the underwater world. If you have any snorkelling trips planned for your trip here, you must know that the "Two Mile Reef" is meant to give you an experience of a lifetime.


Vamizi Island

Vamizi Island is a place full of enchanting beauty. This island is located right on the Qurimbas Archipelago. The pristine beaches out here have white powdery sands surrounded by aqua coloured waters. Besides, this is also a place ideal for fishing. You can also try your hand at water sports like kayaking, paddleboarding, dhow sailing, snorting, subs diving and so on. There are hiking trails and mountain biking opportunities too.


Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

So, what does this place contain? Well, the most exuberant habitat and ecosystem in Africa comprising of savannahs, waterfalls and mountains. What more can you ask for? This is considered a place straight out of heaven! The surroundings are unspoilt and unaffected by human activity. This is a place where you can experience nature at its best!