16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Windhoek
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Maputo
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Nampula
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
5
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Cape Town

5
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.
Visiting Inhaca Island and Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo) will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and Museu dos CFM. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Maputo online trip planner.

Windhoek, Namibia to Maputo is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Maputo when traveling from Windhoek in March, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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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

1
night
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gorongosa National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Maputo to Gorongosa National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nampula.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

1
night
Nampula

Nampula ©
Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Province in northeastern Mozambique.It has a population of 471,717 (2007 census), making it the third largest city in Mozambique after Maputo and Beira. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musim, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima, and then see the interesting displays at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nampula road trip tool.

You can fly from Gorongosa National Park to Nampula in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and car. In March, daily temperatures in Nampula can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
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Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum ©
Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mozambique Island itinerary planner.

Drive from Nampula to Mozambique Island in 3 hours. In March in Mozambique Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

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

1
night
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Two Mile Reef.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bazaruto Archipelago tour itinerary website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Bazaruto Archipelago in 8 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mozambique Island in March: high temperatures in Bazaruto Archipelago hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

2
nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Praia do Tofo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofo trip itinerary app.

Fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vilanculos sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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