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Mozambique Island

Mozambique Island is located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mozambique. It is the largest island in the country and is about 2,470 square kilometers in size. The island is located between the Mozambique Channel to the north and the Bazaruto Archipelago to the south. It is home to the capital city of Mozambique, Maputo, as well as the country's largest port, Beira.

The island is home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, and crocodiles. There are also several species of birds and other animals that inhabit the island. It is also home to a variety of plant life, including mangroves, baobabs, and palm trees.

Mozambique Island has a long and rich history. It was first settled by Arab traders in the 8th century and later by Portuguese traders in the 16th century. During the 19th century, the island was a major trading hub for the Portuguese Empire. It was also the site of a major battle between the Portuguese and the British during the Napoleonic Wars.

More recently, Mozambique Island was the site of the Mozambican War of Independence, which lasted from 1964 to 1974. During this time, the island was the scene of numerous battles between the Portuguese and the nationalist forces of FRELIMO. The war ultimately resulted in the independence of Mozambique in 1975.

Today, Mozambique Island is a popular tourist destination. It is home to a variety of resorts and hotels, as well as a number of attractions, including the Maputo Elephant Reserve, the Maputo Special Reserve, and the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. The island also hosts a variety of cultural events, such as the Mozambique International Music Festival and the Maputo International Film Festival.

Excursion tips for a day in Mozambique Island

As a tourist in Mozambique Island in Mozambique, there are many activities to enjoy on a single day. Here are some of the top activities to consider:

1. Go snorkeling or diving in the crystal-clear waters to explore the vibrant marine life.
2. Take a boat tour to explore the nearby islands and get a closer look at the stunning coastline.
3. Visit the nearby historical sites such as the Fort of São Sebastião and the Fortress of Nossa Senhora do Baluarte.
4. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach and soak up the sun.
5. Take a guided tour of the island to learn more about its history and culture.
6. Take part in a local cooking class to learn how to make traditional Mozambican dishes.
7. Visit the nearby markets and shop for souvenirs and local crafts.
8. Enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at one of the island’s many restaurants.
9. Take a day trip to the nearby Gorongosa National Park to observe the diverse wildlife.
10. Relax at one of the many beachfront resorts and take in the stunning views.

Experience Mozambique Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Mozambique Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Mozambique Island

Mozambique Island in Mozambique has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season, from October to March, is hot and humid with temperatures averaging between 23-29°C and heavy rainfall. The dry season, from April to September, is cooler with temperatures ranging from 18-25°C. The humidity is lower and there is less rainfall during this time. The island is also subject to occasional cyclones and tropical storms during the wet season.

Cruise weather for Mozambique Island

Our weather forecast for Mozambique Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 24.4 °C
24.1 m/s
28.1 m/s
1.7 %
24.1 m
65.1 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 24.7 °C
19.1 m/s
20.5 m/s
9.0 %
24.1 m
63.2 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 24.4 °C
23.0 m/s
25.9 m/s
11.1 %
24.1 m
67.5 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 23.8 °C
22.3 m/s
24.8 m/s
38.0 %
22.8 m
70.8 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 24.5 °C
18.4 m/s
20.9 m/s
17.3 %
24.1 m
69.1 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 23.4 °C
16.9 m/s
18.7 m/s
6.1 %
24.1 m
70.1 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 22.1 °C
16.2 m/s
19.4 m/s
11.0 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 22.7 °C
14.0 m/s
15.5 m/s
71.1 %
24.1 m
71.8 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 24.2 °C
36.7 m/s
48.2 m/s
41.6 %
24.1 m
68.1 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 23.7 °C
47.9 m/s
54.7 m/s
59.4 %
21.9 m
65.7 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 22.8 °C
45.7 m/s
54.7 m/s
51.7 %
23.3 m
62.3 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 21.1 °C
28.1 m/s
33.6 m/s
50.2 %
16.3 m
71.3 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 23.5 °C
28.4 m/s
31.3 m/s
14.9 %
23.2 m
69.7 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 23.6 °C
19.8 m/s
22.3 m/s
9.0 %
24.1 m
71.1 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 24.3 °C
27.0 m/s
33.8 m/s
0.6 %
24.1 m
69.8 %
1,021 hPa

Cruises to Mozambique Island

Would you like to travel to Mozambique Island on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Mozambique Island.

Scheduled ship calls in Mozambique Island, Mozambique
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jan. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Jan. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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