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Mozambique Cities & Towns

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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:

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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 stopover 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

A beautiful beach village perfect for exploring the magnificent Bazaruto Archipelago Islands. Welcome to Inhassoro, a beautiful secluded village approximately 80km north of Vilanculos and 835km north of the capital Maputo. Visit the stunnning Govuro River delta 36km north of Inhassoro where one can explore numerous mangroves and tropical islands

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Island of 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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Map data: Google, Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO, TerraMetrics, CNES / Airbus

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

Catch a traditional "taxi-ride" from Maxixe to Inhambane in a dhow boat! Maxixe (pronounced 'ma-sheish') is the largest city in the Inhambane province situated on the bay opposite the historical and popular town of Inhambane. Believe it or not - boarding a ferry to Inhambane is the fastest way to get there than by road (and vice versa)

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Mocimboa da Praia Mozambique

Where locals master the traditional art of fishing on-shore and from off their dhow boats. Mocimboa da Praia is a quiet, beautiful little village situated in the northern regions of Mozambique and is one of the last towns to Tanzania's Namoto / Kilambo Ferry border post - 130km away

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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

An ideal stopover destination if you are travelling to Pemba and / or would like to experience Mozambique's culture and lifestyle. The area here is slightly cooler with lush, green vegetation. Embrace the locals who'll give you a warm welcome to the "other" side of Mozambique

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Morrumbene Mozambique

Morrumbene overlooks the beautiful bay of Inhambane and a stunning mangrove estuary. orrumbene 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 is similar to that of Barra where thousands of tropical coconut palm trees dotted all provide plentiful shade from the hot African sun during summer.

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Morrungulo Bay Mozambique

Morrungulo Bay is a beautiful palm-fringed beach getaway located halfway between Inhambane and Pomene. Morrungulo Bay is an exciting holiday destination for those wanting to go somewhere remote and different during their next holiday. Day excursions to other popular beaches in Mozambique nearby include...

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Nacala Mozambique

Deep waters in Nacala and surrounding areas offer one of the best scuba diving spots in 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. One of the most beautiful and tropical ports in Mozambique

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Nampula Mozambique

Spectacular inselberg mountain formations 'break' the flat landscape in and around Nampula. Nampula is 447 miles from Beira and 180km from Ilha de Mozambique and is a major trade / business centre for the northern regions of Mozambique. Nampula is the third largest city in Mozambique and has all the basic facilities and more

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Map data: Google, CNES / Airbus, Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO, Maxar Technologies

Paindane Mozambique

A unique destination with a natural reef extending 1500m parallel to Paindane beach. 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. Enjoy exciting activities such as endless snorkeling, safe bathing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing

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Map data: Google, CNES / Airbus, TerraMetrics, Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO, Maxar Technologies

Palma Mozambique

A bustling fishing town only 44km from the Namoto / Kilambo Ferry Border of Tanzania. Explore stunning palm-fringed beaches and bays where white sand and shallow waters glisten. Purchase freshly caught fish from the fish market down at the beach.

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Pangane Mozambique

Located opposite Mozambique's largest island national park, the Quirimba Archipelago. Pangane is a beautiful little beach village along the northern coast and opposite Mozambique's largest island national park, the Quirimba Archipelago. Pangane's beach offers accommodation for travellers and is a perfect location to explore the Quirimba Archipelago Islands. Stunning azure waters and mangrove estuaries to explore

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Pemba Mozambique

Many consider the reefs off Pemba and the Quirimba Archipelago as one of the best dive site regions in the world! Often confused with 'Pemba Island' in Zanzibar, 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

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Pomene Mozambique

Pomene offers holiday makers the best of both worlds - ocean and estuary. Pomene is a beautiful, secluded, low populated destination in one of Mozambiques most stunning coastal regions - 650km North of Maputo (175km North of Inhambane). The Pomene estuary is excellent for snorkeling and kayaking amongst mangroves and stunning white beaches

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Ponta do Ouro Mozambique

Welcome to Ponta do Ouro (also Ponta Mamoli & Ponta Malongane - all within 17kms of each other) located just outside the Kosi Bay / Ponta do Ouro border post of South Africa. The trio is a haven for diving enthusiasts (more than 15 top dive sites) and other water activities such as deep sea fishing

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Ponta Malongane Mozambique

Welcome to Ponta do Ouro (also Ponta Mamoli & Ponta Malongane - all within 17kms of each other) located just outside the Kosi Bay / Ponta do Ouro border post of South Africa. The trio is a haven for diving enthusiasts (more than 15 top dive sites) and other water activities such as deep sea fishing

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Ponta Mamoli Mozambique

Welcome to Ponta do Ouro (also Ponta Mamoli & Ponta Malongane - all within 17kms of each other) located just outside the Kosi Bay / Ponta do Ouro border post of South Africa. The trio is a haven for diving enthusiasts (more than 15 top dive sites) and other water activities such as deep sea fishing

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Quelimane Mozambique

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

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Quirimba Islands Mozambique

With over 30 exotic islands to explore, you'll never want your holiday to end! The Quirimbas is a group of 32 beautiful and exotic islands off the northern coast of Mozambique stretching 70km from the huge port of Pemba right up to the little village of Palma near the Tanzanian border. And this is just above the water, nevermind the 100km of unspoilt coral reefs, high coral wall drop-offs and tropical fish to be seen!

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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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Map data: Google, Maxar Technologies, CNES / Airbus, Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO

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

The suspension bridge crossing the Zambezi river in Tete looks just like a smaller version of the suspension bridge in San Francisco! Tete, a bustling town located on the banks of the beautiful and well renowned Zambezi river. This is a perfect place to visit if you're interested in experiencing Mozambique's local lifestyle and culture. Nearby Tete is a forested area where beautiful indigenous baobab trees dominate.

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Tofo Bay Mozambique

Pristine beaches, blue waters, great restaurants and nightlife - it doesn't get any better than this! Welcome to Tofo Bay. Situated on the eastern coast of Barra's peninsula. Beautiful white beaches and turquoise blue waters, tourism in Tofo Bay has trended substantially over the years and the area now offers a wide range of accommodation and activities designed to suit everyone’s budget and taste

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Vilanculos Mozambique

Some people argue "If you have never been to Vilanculos, then you've never experienced Mozambique's true beauty". Welcome to Vilanculos, Approximatley 750km north of the capital of Maputo. This bustling seaside paradise is a great "stepping-stone" for travellers wanting to venture and explore one of Mozambique's most popular Archipelagos - the Bazaruto islands (five beautiful islands

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Xai Xai Mozambique

If you are really lucky, you can witness the new born loggerhead and leather-back turtles emerge and scramble down to the water’s edge to begin life in the ocean. Xai Xai (pronounced as 'shy-shy') is situated in the southern part of Mozambique over 200km north of Maputo on the northern banks of the Limpopo river. Enjoy snorkeling in ideal

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Zavora Mozambique

A huge protective reef off the beach of Zavora offers excellent snorkeling & safe bathing conditions. Welcome to Zavora - a little village on the coast of the Inhambane province approximately 420km North of Maputo and a 2 hours drive south of Inhambane. Tours and visits to nearby inland lakes such as Lake Poelela is a must!

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