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Inhambane, Mozambique, is the gateway to the breathtaking Bazaruto Archipelago. Go on a fascinating journey to discover the wonderful treasures and glorious surroundings of the historic town of Inhambane.
Enveloped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, pristine beaches and promenades lined with coconut palms and cashew trees, Inhambane exudes an extraordinary old world charm. Stay in a variety of accommodation in Inhambane and nearby locations which includes hotels, self-catering establishments, private guest houses and luxury lodges. Stroll along the ancient cobbled streets to justly absorb the amazing ambiance of the town. Visit the Mercado Market selling a colourful array of vegetables and fruit, fresh seafood, cashew nuts, and fragrant spices that fills up the senses as one walks by. Listen to the sounds of the chopi xylophones, the local musical tradition, while browsing the splendid art and craft markets filled with woven straw baskets and mats.
One of the oldest settlements on the East Coast, the weathered walls of the colonial buildings speaks volumes to one’s soul. Visit the Our Lady of the Conception Catholic Cathedral and the governor’s house on the waterfront, go and see the captivating railway station filled with memorabilia, or discover the cultural history of Inhambane at the extremely informative museums. Have sundowners at the picturesque harbour while relishing the awe-inspiring sunsets, or take a dhow trip across to the town of Maxixe and the Linga Linga Nature Reserve.
Spend a day swimming and surfing the glorious beaches such as Praia do Tofo and Ponto do Barra which are also close to the world famous Manta Reef and Gallaria. Scuba dive to get closer to the colourful marine life while the presence of manta rays and whale sharks reminds one of their magnificence. Go on nature walks to discover the diverse plant life and bird species, or spend time alone fishing. Inhambane is full of history and is an exquisite town wrapped in unrivalled natural beauty, undoubtedly an unforgettable vacation destination.