The region of Maputo, with the province of Gaza to the north, South Africa to the south, Swaziland to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east, is an excellent destination. It offers visitors city attractions in Maputo itself as well as sun, sea, magnificent beaches and mountains inland where you can visit the Maputo nature reserve, the Lebombo dam or the idyllic town of Namaacha.
Get to know Maputo, where you can really feel the African influences: the colours, tastes and smells really show Africa in all its splendour. A walk along the wide avenues lined with tropical trees is a great way to get to know the city where African and European culture comes together. You can still find many signs of the Portuguese presence, for example in the city's buildings, many of which are have a distinctively colonial style.
Inhaca, 15 minutes by plane from Maputo or 90 minutes by boat, is considered biological heritage of humanity, and is a sample the Mozambican coast as a whole, with mangroves, fantastic beaches, flora and fauna. Don't miss the banks of multi-coloured coral, sea turtles, sea mammals and a whole range of fish, some of which can only be found only here.
On the heavenly beaches you can simply soak up the sun or go for a swim in the clear water, or go diving to the coral reefs and enjoy the extraordinary plant and animal life in the area. You can also go underwater hunting and fishing. There are even beaches with excellent waves, are ideal for going windsurfing or kitesurfing.
Some of the beaches you can visit are Catembe (the closes to Maputo), the Praia da Macaneta, Ponta de Ouro (100km from Maputo, and renowned for its waves) and Ponta de Malongane.
With a range of nature reserves and great investment in recuperating natural parks, Mozambique is also an excellent destination for nature-lovers and fans of adventure. From the seemingly endless lake Niassa, the Maputo Elephant Reserve and the Marromeu reserve on the estuary of the Zambeze, full of buffalo, to the Bazaruto nature reserve where you can visit exotic birds, coral reefs and protected sea species like dugongs, dolphins and sea turtles.
The central region of the country is home to the greatest attraction in Mozambique: the Gorongosa Natural Park, where you can go on an unforgettable safari and get close to lions and elephants.
The hardest part will be deciding where to go!