Mozambique

Mozambique Travel Guide

Visit Mozambique to enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean or immerse yourself in the local culture. Mozambique is a great place to see colonial architecture and learn about Africa's art, food, and music. Visit the capital city of Maputo, or travel to Inhambane to learn about the country's culture. Learn more about the country by reading this Mozambique travel guide.

Things Not to Miss in Mozambique

• Enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the many sidewalk cafes in Maputo.
 • Book a boat safari with Sail Away, one of the most popular safari companies.
 • Snap pictures of the Fort of Sao Sebastiao, a military fort.
 • Shop at Maputo's central market to find fresh produce and other staples.

When to Go to Mozambique

Plan your Mozambique travel for sometime between June and October if you plan on doing a lot of outdoor activities. This is the dry season for Mozambique. If you visit in November, be prepared for unpredictable weather. It may be rainy, or it may be hot and sunny.

Articles about Mozambique

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