Top ChoiceNational Park in Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto National Park

Bazaruto National Park

This1400-sq-km park protects the five islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago, plus surrounding waters. Thanks to this protected status, and to the archipelago's relative isolation from the ravages of war on the...

Wildlife Reserve in Southern Mozambique

Maputo Special Reserve

The Maputo Special Reserve – about a two-hour drive south of Maputo – is the closest place to the capital to experience Mozambique's bush. The pristine and stunning wilderness scenery and birding are the main...

Nature Reserve in Pomene

Pomene Reserve

The subject of renewed attention in recent years, this 200-sq-km reserve was gazetted in 1972 to protect the mangrove ecosystems, dune forests and marine life of the Pomene area, including dugongs and turtles....

National Park in Southern Mozambique

Limpopo National Park

Together with South Africa's Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe's Gonarezhou National Park, Limpopo National Park forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Although wildlife spotting is erratic and often...

Cathedral in Inhambane

New Cathedral

The attractive new cathedral – named Nossa Senhora de Conceição, just like its predecessor next door – rises up just north of the jetty. Its distinctive red roof dominates the skyline and is clearly visible...

Museum in Inhaca Island


On Inhaca’s southwestern edge is a marine-biology research station and a small museum with specimens of local fauna. Transport can be arranged through Restaurante Lucas. Otherwise, it’s a 50-minute walk from the...

Cathedral in Inhambane

Cathedral of Nossa Senhora de Conceição

The beautiful old Cathedral of Nossa Senhora de Conceição, dating from the late 18th century, is just northwest of the jetty. It is no longer used for services, and it is not possible to go inside, although the...

Museum in Inhambane


This tiny museum near the unmissable new mosque is well worth a stop. Its displays include collections of traditional musical instruments, clothing and household items from the surrounding area, with some...

Nature Reserve in Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island Marine Reserve System

Since 1965, much of Inhaca and the surrounding waters have been protected as marine and forest reserves. Entry to the reserve is collected by an official at the ferry dock (or is included in most tour packages...

Market in Vilankulo

Fish Market

The fish-market – on the beach at the southern end of town, is a hive of activity in the early morning and late afternoon when the fishers return with their catch.

Mosque in Inhambane

New Mosque

The new mosque is at the northeasternmost end of the waterfront road and is an easy walk from the ferry jetty.

Mosque in Inhambane

Old Mosque

Along the northern end of the waterfront road is Inhambane's attractive 'Old Mosque', dating to 1840.

Market in Inhambane


Inhambane’s colourful market is at its best in the early morning.