8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Mpm maputo:  4 h 30 min
1
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Maputo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Johannesburg

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. Take a break from Vilanculos with a short trip to Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro, about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos driving holiday site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vilanculos when traveling from Johannesburg in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

2
nights
Tofo

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 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then kick back and relax at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofo itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get some cultural insight at Paroquia Santo Antonio and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Appreciate the collections at Fortaleza of Maputo and Museu dos CFM. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maputo trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

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