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The Islands of Mozambique

Mozambique extends for 2,500km along the east coast of Africa, bordered by the Indian Ocean.
Although extensive beaches are on of the things you will certainly see, there is much more to be dis

Tourism to the islands has developed in relative isolation from that on the mainland. The overwhelming majority of visitors fly to the islands from South Africa as part of a package organised by the lodge they are staying at, or from Maputo. There are upmarket lodges on the islands.

The islands with their white-lined beaches, are everything you would expect of Indian Ocean islands.
They are of great interest to birdwatchers. Roughly 150 species have been recorded. Also an estimated 45 reptie and amphibian species occur on the islands.

However, the main attractions on the islands lie off their shores. The surrounding sea, warmed by the Mozambique Stream, is crystal clear and its reefs support a variety of brightly coloured fish, making the area one of Mozambique's finest snorkelling and diving destinations.
There are well established diving centres on the north of Bazaruto Island and on Benguerra Island.
Visitors to the islands frequently see marine turtles, humpback whales and dolphins.
The islands are also renowned for their game fishing. (Philip Briggs, 1997)

Some islands have a long history of human occupation, from Muslim traders till the Portuguese occupation.

THE MAIN ISLANDS ARE:
 
 

Inhaca Island,

The island is famous for its golden beaches and warm translucent waters, about 40 km away from the city of Maputo.

Ilha Portuguesa,

Opposite the village of Inhaca, is well worth a visit. During Portuguese colonial times it was a leper colony. The island is undeveloped, with a few bushes and palm trees lining idyllic bathing beaches.When the tide is very low you can cross the channel between the two islands on foot. You can also walk round the island in 2 hours! If you really want to see blue lagoons, do fill in the form!

Bazaruto Archipelago,

this archipelago consists of a string of small sandy islands. Gazetted as a National Park in 1971, it consists of 5 main islands. The largest and the most northerly island is Bazaruto itself: 30km long, on average 5 km wide, and boasting a few substantial freshwater lakes near its southern tip.
South of this are Benguerra, the second largest island, and the much smaller Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue.

Benguela outside lodge

Ilha do Mocambique,

The town of Moçambique, on the coral island of the same name, is not only the oldest European settlement in East Africa, it is also the most alluring travel destination both for its singular atmosphere and for its wealth of beautiful old colonial buildings. It was an important Muslim trading centre even before the Portuguese came. Even the Netherlands attempted to seize it as an East African base for the Dutch East India Company in 1607/8.
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Ibo and Querimba islands.

The small town of Ibo lies on the island of the same name, part of the extensive Querimba Archipelago. Ibo is one of the most ancient settlements in Mozambique,and after Mozambique Island it is the most fascinating and atmospheric town in the country. Little-known to outsiders, sees few visitors, but those who do make the effort to get to Ibo are likely to regard it as the highlight of their time in Mozambique. - Mail me if you want more information about accommodation and "how to get there" -

You can choose to stay in any of the following hotels:
Polana, Cardoso, Terminus, Moçambicano. 
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