Exploring the Mozambique map: a guide to Mozambique

Mozambique is known by many for its charm and elegance –so much that it is capable of stealing the breath of both its tourists, and locals. Its alluring nature can hypnotize even the most wildest of spirits, tame the hearts of many and leave such an impression that is preserved for years to come. To fully achieve the fruits of a land of splendour, acknowledging the popular areas on the Mozambique map and knowing what it holds can do wonders to the journey.

Ponta de Ouro:

A destination capable of embracing the very essence of Mozambican holiday with all its treasures; with alluring beaches coveting a tropical atmosphere tranquil enough for diving and swimming that offers only its hand-picked guests a chance to dance with dolphins.


Being the capital of Mozambique, it is exceptionally vibrant with culture, African music, shops and memorable landmarks that keep you contempt and on your feet for hours on end.


There is a transcendent point where serene Xai-Xai and the bountiful Limpopo River meet in Bilene. At this very site, watersport activities such as sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, paragliding and kite-surfing are to be taken advantage of. Gaza is comfortably located in the south of Mozambique.


Inhambane is famous for its chalets that rise on stilts above the water, like the Flamingo and could be seen along the Southern Coast. Known as ‘Terra de Boa Gente’ or Land of Good People, it has a prosperous history and enchanting tropical reefs that paint the veiled landscape of its underwaters.


Vilanculos is known as the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago –consisting of six abundant Islands. Over the years, surfing has become one of the most popular watersports in Vilanculos, as the area provides a temperate climate, unpredictable waters and plentiful wind – a dream for any passionate surfer.

Benguerra and Bazaruto Island:

These bewitching islands—given the name of ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’—are ideal Island retreats, and are home to a variety of animal, bird and plant life. Famous for its immaculate beaches and remarkable scuba diving sites, Benguerra Island will remain in the memories of its beholder to make its home in yet another tourist’s heart. Whales and dolphins are frequently seen here, and golden sunset beach strolls or a guided tour of the island is a must before leaving Mozambique.

Magaruque Island:

This serene island in Mozambique is known for its seclusion and natural beauty. It is favoured for being the site of many memorable ocean safaris and sunset cruises that simply are too treasured to miss.


This is the most remote and untouched part of Mozambique. From the shores of Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Niassa in Mozambique) Niassa offers the ultimate pioneering safari in a part of Africa still wild yet flawless.


Pemba is the most northerly city in Mozambique—ranging from countless of rolling beach sites, pleasant people and a natural portal to the Quirimbas islands and Lazarus banks.

Quirimbas Islands:

The Quirimbas Islands consist of family of exclusive islands stretching along the northern coast. There are many luxuriant lodges with excellent food and friendly service to offer along with watersports, snorkeling, diving and sunbathing. Owing to that fact that it is remote in Mozambique, it acts as the perfect escape from your usual daily routine.


Sofala is situated in the mouth of the Sofala River on the coast of Mozambique. It is recognized for its famous attractions such as its fauna, flora and gorgeous waterfalls.


Nampula lies north of the beautifully scenic Zambezi river, and is preserved for its unique atmosphere and lively culture. Architecture buffs will love the Cathedral, and nature-lovers will appreciate the volcanic rock formation that gracefully lines Nampula’s vast horizon.

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