8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique route planner
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Maputo
— 3 nights
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Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
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Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
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Pemba
— 1 night
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Maputo — 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paroquia Santo Antonio and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Visit Praca Independence Praça da Independência and Vila Algarve for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, and admire the natural beauty at Tunduru Botanical Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Maputo journey planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in September, things will get a bit warmer in Maputo: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Gorongosa National Park.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Gorongosa National Park — 1 night

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gorongosa National Park trip builder app.

Getting from Maputo to Gorongosa National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Bazaruto Archipelago.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Bazaruto Archipelago — 1 night

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Gorongosa National Park to Bazaruto Archipelago in 9.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Pemba on the 7th (Tue).
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Pemba — 1 night

Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
On the 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wimbe Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pemba trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bazaruto Archipelago to Pemba takes 9 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pemba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.
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