38 days in Mozambique Itinerary

38 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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38 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  7 h
1
Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Travel:  3 h
2
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Tofo
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Xai-Xai
— 3 nights
Travel:  5 h 15 min
5
Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Mozambique Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Pemba
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
8
Nampula
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
Gorongosa National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Maputo
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, delve into the distant past at Manyikeni, and take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos road trip tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Cape Town in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vilanculos, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

4
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bazaruto Archipelago travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vilanculos to Bazaruto Archipelago. In December, daytime highs in Bazaruto Archipelago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will leave for Tofo on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Beaches Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

4
nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Tofo is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and kick back and relax at Barra Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofo online trip planner.

Getting from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo by flight takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

3
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Xai-Xai is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Bilene.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Xai-Xai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tofo to Xai-Xai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll set off for Inhaca on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Parks Beaches Nature
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

4
nights
Inhaca, Inhaca Island

Inhaca ©
Inhaca is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inhaca day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Xai-Xai to Inhaca with the Route module. In January in Inhaca, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Inhaca

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mozambique Island side-trips: Nacala (Mesquita Central de Nacala & Cathedral of Nacala). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, and take an in-depth tour of Governor's Palace Museum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mozambique Island travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Inhaca to Mozambique Island in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Inhaca in January since evenings lows in Mozambique Island dip to 30°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Pemba.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mesquita Central de Nacala
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao
Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula ©
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula

3
nights
Pemba

Pemba ©
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
Pemba is known for beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach and look for gifts at Moussa sacko.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pemba itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Pemba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Pemba sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Nampula.

Things to do in Pemba

Shopping Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

3
nights
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. Nampula is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima and see the interesting displays at Musim.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nampula sightseeing planner.

Fly from Pemba to Nampula in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Gorongosa National Park on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum ©
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima

3
nights
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Gorongosa National Park tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Nampula to Gorongosa National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and car. You will leave for Maputo on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
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Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

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.
Maputo is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, walk around Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo), and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo itinerary tool.

Fly from Gorongosa National Park to Maputo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In January in Maputo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)

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