10 days in Mozambique Itinerary

10 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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10 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  7 h
1
Maputo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
3
Tofo
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

3
nights
Maputo

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and Fortaleza of Maputo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Paroquia Santo Antonio and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), head off the coast to Inhaca Island, and don't miss a visit to Praca Independence Praça da Independência.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo trip site .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Maputo is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time (MUT) to Central African Time (CAT) is minus 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Maputo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

2
nights
Vilanculos

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
On the 28th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Manyikeni and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Vilanculos day trip website .

You can fly from Maputo to Vilanculos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Maputo in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vilanculos: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

1
night
Tofo

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 30th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach, then stroll through Praia do Tofo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofo online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

1
night
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bazaruto Archipelago day trip planner .

Fly from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

2
nights
Mozambique Island

Mozambique Island ©
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then examine the collection at Governor's Palace Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mozambique Island tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bazaruto Archipelago to Mozambique Island in 8 hours. When traveling from Bazaruto Archipelago in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mozambique Island, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula ©
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula

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