8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique travel planner

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Maputo
— 2 nights
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Gorongosa National Park
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Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
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Tofo
— 3 nights
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Pemba
— 1 night
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Maputo

— 2 nights

City of Acacias

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, then admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, then get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tunduru Botanical Gardens. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Geology, then get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Maputo trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Maputo at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Gorongosa National Park

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Gorongosa National Park day trip planning website.

Fly from Maputo to Gorongosa National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Bazaruto Archipelago

— 1 night

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bazaruto Archipelago day trip planning app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Nature · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Tofo

— 3 nights
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach and then have unforgettable encounters with Mozambique Experience. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Tofo trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo by flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Pemba.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Wimbe Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pemba tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Pemba takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. 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.

Things to do in Pemba

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
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.