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Below is an introduction to each town in Mozambique. Click on the town name to learn more about the area. Each town has sections of useful information about that specific town and area, including accommodation, activities to do, tourist attractions in the area, road maps and frequently asked questions.

We aim to provide as much detailed information possible so that you can get the most out of your holiday experience and stay in Mozambique

The Cities & Towns below are listed in A-Z order:

Barra Mozambique

Welcome to Barra. Situated on a peninsula, opposite Inhambane and protected from the often rough seas of the Indian Ocean, Barra has proved to be one of Mozambique's most popular holiday destinations. Boasting pristine white beaches and turquoise blue waters tourism

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Bazaruto Islands Mozambique

Known as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean' Bazaruto is the largest of five tropical islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago and is surrounded by the Bazaruto National Park. This is undoubtedly one of the world’s most stunning destinations, surrounded by magical coral reefs and perfect sandy beaches

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Beira Mozambique

Welcome to Mozambique's 2nd largest and most important city, Beira. The city is situated at the mouth of a magnificent estuary midway between the North and South borders and where the Pungoe and Buzi Rivers meet and flow into the Indian Ocean

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Bilene Mozambique

The popular village of Bilene is an approximate 2 ½ hour drive and lies just under 180km northeast of Maputo. The Uembje Lagoon provides for a variety of fun and action packed activities! This fabulous beach “resort” is renowned for its calm and clear waters fun activities for all ages

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Cahora Bassa Dam Mozambique

The Cahora Bassa Dam is fed by the iconic Zambezi River and is the 2nd largest hydroelectric dam in Africa and the 5th largest dam in the world! Its capacity is 52,000,000,000, that’s fifty two thousand million cubic metres of water! The dam started filling in late

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Chidenguele Mozambique

Welcome to the tranquil little village of Chidenguele – 270km North of Maputo and just 70km north of Xai Xai this laid back and friendly village greets you. In the local Chichopi language Chidenguele translates to “the highest point”. Pristine white beaches, coral reefs plus 23km long fresh water lake

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Chimoio Mozambique

Welcome to Chimoio, Mozambique's fifth largest city - situated in the Manica Province approximately 90km from the Zimbabwean border. Explore Mount Bengo, (Cabeça do Velho) a rocky outcrop known as “Old Man’s Head”. Local traditions believe Mount Bêngo to be a sacred place

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Chokwe Mozambique

Welcome to the rural town of Chokwe the capital of the Chokwe District - located approximately 230km North of Maputo in the Gaza Province. A small agricultural town where its main crop is tomatoes! The Chokwe region is one of the main producers of cattle and goats in Mozambique

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Coconut Bay Mozambique

Welcome to Coconut Bay – Situated in the Inhambane Province and on the Manta Coast lies the secluded area of Coconut Bay. Its name says it all! Set amongst groves of coconut palms and lined with coral white beaches and crystal clear waters Coconut Bay is a true tropical paradise

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Cuamba Mozambique

Welcome to Cuamba the economic centre of Niassa Province situated in the North Western region of Mozambique. A convenient stop-over and first town from the Mandimba border of Malawi. The Niassa region is well known for its scenic landscapes and garnet gemstones

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Guinjata Bay Mozambique

Welcome Guinjata Bay – Just 23km from the historical town of Inhambane, Guinjata Bay is well known for its stunning beaches which extend for miles upon miles and where an abundance of tropical marine life awaits you in an underwater paradise known as the “Manta Coast”

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Gurue Mozambique

Welcome to Gurue! Located in the North of Mozambique and in the Zambezia Province. Gurue is dominated by Mount Namuli and its extensive tea plantations! Gurue was once known as the Switzerland of Mozambique and achieved international recognition for its tea production

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Inhaca Island Mozambique

Welcome to Inhaca Island! Located 40km off the Maputo coast line, an inlet of the Indian Ocean at the mouth to Maputo Bay (formerly known as Delagoa Bay). Inhaca Island is just a stone’s throw away from Portuguese Island, an uninhabited island where cruise ships dock!

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Inhambane Mozambique

Welcome to the City of Inhambane (Terra de Boa Gente) meaning “Land of Good People” located in the Inhambane Province it is one of the oldest European settlements on the Eastern Coast of Africa. Vasco de Gama arrived at Inhambane in 1498 on his way to India - the first permanent trading post was established by the Portuguese in 1534!

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Inharrime Mozambique

Welcome to Inharrime. A tiny little town in the Inharrime District and reached by the EN1 and close to Lagoa Poelela. Fed by the Rio Inharrime River Lagoa Poelela (Poelela Lagoon) covers an area of 54 square kilometres. An area of total tranquillity and unspoiled inland waterways

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Inhassoro Mozambique

Welcome to Inhassoro, a beautiful secluded village approximatley 80km North of Vilanculos and 835km North of the capital of Maputo. A beautiful beach village perfect for exploring the magnificent Bazaruto Archipelago Islands. And is only 80km from the vibrant town of Vilanculos

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Island of Mozambique Mozambique

Welcome to Ilha de Mozambique (Island of Mozambique) just off the shores of Nkala – a UNESCO world heritage site this beautiful island is just 3km long and at the most 500metres wide! Step back in time to the 1400’s where it was once an Arab port and boat building hub, and where later Vasco da Gama visited.

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Lake Niassa / Malawi Mozambique

Welcome to Lake Niassa - Located in the North West corner of Mozambique it is the 9th largest fresh water lake in the world and is shared by both the country of Malawi and Mozambique. The border runs vertically down the centre of the lake and on the Malawi side it is known as Lake Malawi

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Ligogo Bay Mozambique

Ligogo Bay is a beautiful beach located half way between Zavora and Paindane. Lodges in Ligogo Bay are built on the sand dunes just off the beach, allowing fantastic views of the Ligogo Bay making it perfect for whale watching. The bay point has a natural reef that extends 100 metres, providing excellent snorkeling

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Lichinga Mozambique

Welcome to Lichinga the capital of Niassa Province – set on the Lichinga Plateau 1.5km above sea level and situated in the far North of Mozambique it is home to vast forests of pine plantations. Just 60km from Lake Niassa it is the perfect stop over for supplies when heading to the Northern regions of Mozambique

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Manica Mozambique

Welcome to the market town of Manica - Situated in the Manica Province and approximately 20km from the Zimbabwean border it was once the capital of the notorious Kingdom of Manica. Manica is renowned for its sacred rock-art site at Chinhamapere Hill. The Manica Province was once at the heart of the gold-trade in medieval times

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Maputo Mozambique

Maputo is a big city with plenty of attractions and things to do. There is a rich history that resides in Maputo and even if you are not a fan of the past, you will still admire and appreciate some of the beautiful achitectural / structural design that Maputo has to preserved and built.

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Marracuene Mozambique

About 35km North of Maputo, lies a little town on the banks of the picturesque Incomati River offering a beautiful and tranquil setting - perfect to get away from the bustling city life! Boat excursions to Xefina Island (once a prison), Incomati River or a charter boat for an action packed day of fishing

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Maxixe Mozambique

Maxixe (pronounced 'Ma-sheish') ... is the largest city in the Inhambane province which is situated on the opposite side of the bay from popular attraction and city of Inhambane. Catch a more pleasant "Taxi" ride from maxixe to Inhambane - but in a dhow boat! Which is a faster way to get to either town than by road believe it or not!

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Mocimboa de Praia Mozambique

Mocimboa da Praia is a quiet and beautiful little village, situated North of Mozambique and is the last town to the Tanzania Border gate of Namoto - 130km away - which makes Mocimboa da Praia an ideal stop-off place for long distant travellers who are in need of a break

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Mocuba Mozambique

Welcome to Mocuba, a little town situated in the Zambezia Province of Mozambique. A typical yet interesting rural village. Located on the banks of the beautiful Licungo River. The town offers basic supplies and facilities including, Accommodation, Restaurants, Fuel stations

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Montepuez Mozambique

Montepuez, a little village situated inland in the Cabo del Gago Province (northern Mozambique). A chance to blend in and experience a true Mozambican culture! Where locals welcome visitors and greet with open arms. This is a great destination to stay over If you are enroute past

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Morrumbene Mozambique

Morrumbene is situated on the Northern peninsula of Inhambane Bay, 127km North (by road) from Maxixe and overlooks Barra and the beautiful bay of Inhambane. Morrumbene's landscape characteristics is similar to that of Barra with thousands of tropical coconut palm trees

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Morrungulo Bay Mozambique

Morrungulo Bay is an exciting holiday destination for anyone wanting to go somewhere remote and different on their next holiday. Day excursions to other popular beaches in Mozambique nearby include Pomene, Morrumbene, Maxixe, Barra, Tofo Bay and the historical port of Inhambane

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Nacala Mozambique

The neat and clean town of Nacala, is situated on the coast about 112km North of Ilha de Mozambique and about 175km East of Nampula. Deep waters in Nacala and surrounding areas offer one of the best scuba diving spots in Mozambique. One of the most beautiful and tropical ports in mozambique

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Nampula Mozambique

Nampula is 447 miles from Beira and 180km from Ilha de Mozambique, and has been a major trade / business centre for the Northern parts of Mozambique. Spectacular iselberg mountain formations 'break' the flat landscape in and around Nampula. Nampula is the third largest city

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Paindane Mozambique

Welcome to Paindane, a beautiful secluded beach situated in the Inhambane province merely 29km South of one of Mozambique's oldest and historical ports, Inhambane. A unique destination boasting a natural reef extending 1500m parallel to Paindane beach. Providing exciting activities such as

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Pangane Mozambique

Welcome to Mozambique's 2nd largest and most important city, Beira. The city is situated at the mouth of a magnificent estuary midway between the North and South borders and where the Pungoe and Buzi Rivers meet and flow into the Indian Ocean

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Pemba Mozambique

Often confused with 'Pemba Island' in Zanzibar of Tanzania...Welcome to the very Northern part of Mozambique, to a city called Pemba (formely known as Porto Amelia). The city lies on the southern side of Pemba Bay. Pemba & Quirimba Islands is considered to be one of the best diving sites in the world!

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Pomene Mozambique

Pomene, a beautiful, secluded, low populated destination in one of Mozambiques most stunning coastal regions - 650km North of Maputo (175km North of Inhambane). Pomene gives holiday makers the best of both worlds. Of the Pomene estuary which is excellent for snorkeling and kayaking

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Ponta do Ouro Mozambique

Welcome to the locations of Ponta Mamoli, Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane - all within 17kms of each other and just outside the Kosi Bay/Ponta do Ouro border post of South Africa. An extremely popular holiday destination only a 5 hour drive from Durban! Boasting a numerous amount of coral reefs

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Ponta Malongane Mozambique

Welcome to the locations of Ponta Mamoli, Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane - all within 17kms of each other and just outside the Kosi Bay/Ponta do Ouro border post of South Africa. An extremely popular holiday destination only a 5 hour drive from Durban! Boasting a numerous amount of coral reefs

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Ponta Mamoli Mozambique

Welcome to the locations of Ponta Mamoli, Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane - all within 17kms of each other and just outside the Kosi Bay/Ponta do Ouro border post of South Africa. An extremely popular holiday destination only a 5 hour drive from Durban! Boasting a numerous amount of coral reefs

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Quelimane Mozambique

Quelimane (pronounced "kelly-monney"), is Mozambique's 4th largest city and seaport which serves to be an important trade centre for Mozambique. Quelimane has one of the largest coconut plantations in the world! Which is a 20 minute drive to Zalala Beach, east of Quelimane

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Quirimba Islands Mozambique

The Quirimbas is a group of 32 beautiful, exotic islands in the Northern Coast of Mozambique, stretching 70km from the huge port of Pemba right up to the litte town of Palma near the Tanzanian Border. With over 30 exotic islands to explore, you will never want your holiday to end

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Quissico Mozambique

Welcome to Quissico, a quaint little village between the towns of Chidenguele and Inharrime. A drum and marimba festival is held in quissico every year by the locals which creates a fantastic vibe. Even ambassadors from germany, sweden and china attend the festivals! Not to be missed

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Savane Beach Mozambique

Savane is a rustic and remote beach getaway out of town, located amongst coconut trees and along the river banks of Rio Savane - a perfect escape from the bustling city of Beira. Enjoy birdwatching, fishing and boat trips on the Rio Savane. Only 40km away from Mozambique's second largest city, beira

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Tete Mozambique

Tete, a bustling town found on the banks of the beautiful and well known Zambezi river. This is a perfect place to visit if you are interested in experiencing the true Mozambican lifestyle! The suspension bridge in Tete looks like the smaller version of the suspension bridge in San Fransisco

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Tofo Bay Mozambique

Welcome to Tofo situated opposite Inhambane on the other side of the bay and around the corner from Barra. A vibrant beach with an abundant of activities to do in and around Tofo Bay. Excellent beach for snorkeling, scuba diving and deep sea fishing. Tofo has proved to be one of Mozambiques most popular

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Vilanculos Mozambique

Welcome to Vilanculos, Approximatley 750km North of the capital of Maputo, this bustling village paradise is a great "stepping-stone" for travellers who want to venture and explore Mozambique's popular Archipelago Bazaruto islands. (5 islands: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina

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Xai Xai Mozambique

Xai Xai (pronounced as 'shy-shy') is situated in the southern part of Mozambique, just over 200km North of Maputo on the Northern banks of the Limpopo river. If you're lucky, during summer, you can watch nature at it's best when sea turtles swim to shore to lay their eggs

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Zavora Mozambique

Welcome to Zavora - a little village on the coast of the Inhambane province approximately 420km North of Maputo and 2hr drive South of Inhambane. Huge protective reef makes for excellent snorkeling & safe bathing. Tours and visits to nearby inland lakes like Lake Poelela is a must

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