Mozambique

Mozambique is a southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins surviving from a period of Portuguese rule. The Bazaruto Archipelago farther south has reefs which protect rare marine life including dugongs.

Bazaruto Archipelago

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of 6 islands off the coast of southern Mozambique. They lie within Bazaruto National Park and are known for their white-sand beaches. Bazaruto, with sand dunes, is the largest island. Coral reefs around Magaruque and Santa Carolina islands protect rare marine animals, like dugongs. The wetlands, forests and grasslands of Benguerra Island’s interior are home to many bird species.

Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park is a preserved area in the Great Rift Valley of central Mozambique. Its forests and savannahs are home to lions, hippos and elephants. Lake Urema and its surrounding wetlands and rivers attract scores of water birds. The multitiered Murombodzi Falls spills over jagged rocks on the slopes of Mount Gorongosa. Limestone gorges and bat-filled caves define Cheringoma Plateau.

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Quirimbas Island

The Quirimbas Archipelago is in the Indian Ocean, just off the northern coast of Mozambique. Many of its islands are part of Quirimbas National Park, which is known for coral reefs and waters inhabited by dolphins, whales and endangered dugongs (sea cows). Secluded Matemo, Medjumbe and Vamizi islands have long beaches and dive sites. Mangrove-covered Ibo Island features colonial-era ruins, including forts.

Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island is a subtropical island of Mozambique off the East African coast. The 52 km² island separates Maputo Bay to the west from the Indian Ocean off its eastern shores

Medjumbe Island

Medjumbe Island is one of the Quirimbas Islands off the northern coast of Mozambique, within the Quirimbas National Park. It is privately owned, operated as an exclusive resort. Accommodations are 13 thatched wooden chalets. The island is 1 kilometre long and 500 metres wide.

Magaruque Island

Magaruque Island, formerly Ilha Santa Isabel, is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, off the coast of Mozambique. It is located 5.6 km south of Benguerra Island, and 9.9 km east of Ponta Chuè on the mainland of Mozambique. The island is 2.4 km long north-south, and up to 1.0 km wide. Its area is less than 2 km²

Ponta Do Ouro

Ponta do Ouro is a town in the extreme south of Mozambique, lying on the Mozambique Channel south of Maputo and just north of the border with South Africa. It is known for its beach, for its dolphins and for its offshore diving and deep-sea fishing.

Mount Namuli

Mount Namuli is the second highest mountain in Mozambique and the highest in the Province of Zambezia. It is 2,419 m high and was measured, surveyed and described in 1886 by Henry Edward O’Neill, the British consul in Mozambique.

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