Inhaca Island, Maputo

4.3
#1 of 22 in Parks in Mozambique
Enjoy a walk along sand dunes, swimming and snorkeling at Inhaca Island, an island some 30 km (19 mi) offshore from Maputo, and a popular weekend getaway. Spanning 52 sq km (20 sq mi), the island features a variety of ecosystems. Offshore coral reefs, some of the most southern in the world, offer fabulous snorkeling opportunities, while palm-lined paths and mangrove forests provide pleasant hiking conditions, with the chance to observe pelicans and flamingos on the way. An important marine research center, the island also features a museum of natural history with a great collection of insects. You can also visit a nearby uninhabited island with pristine beaches, which was once a Portuguese leper colony. To visit Inhaca Island and get the most from your holiday in Maputo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Maputo trip itinerary planner .
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  • After making the boat trip, which is very pleasant, arrives on the island and descends directly on the pier or on the beach. You can enjoy several hotel units. Don't forget to take a stroll around the island and get to know the fauna and flora. It is mandatory to know the local museum. Don't forget to eat seafood and fish that are delicious and prepared on the island in the existing restaurants.
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  • We stayed on the Machangulo peninsula, in front of Inhaca, and in the morning we traveled by boat to the island where we expected a 4x4. The island is very beautiful and has fabulous beaches. We had a great lunch at the Luca restaurant. Pity the village is so degraded and without conditions for tourism, but for sightseeing one day is very worthwhile.
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  • Beautiful Island this one, a swim away from the Portugese Island. If you are here you definitely want to visit Santa Maria beautiful beach, white sand, snorkelling and all it's just beautiful.
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