Inhambane

The wonderfully diverse country of Mozambique, with its Indian Ocean coastline, wonderfully exotic islands and friendly, welcoming towns and cities, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Africa, and the colourful town of Inhambane – capital of the province of the same name – is certainly worth a visit. A historically important town in a quite beautiful coastal location, it is home to many fine choices in Mozambique accommodation, and also close to many of the best Mozambique beach resorts on the mainland. With many fine old buildings reflecting the developing culture of East Africa, this wonderful place is a great addition to a holiday package in Mozambique.

The town of Inhambane developed thanks to its strategic location, making it an ideal port for trade that was fast growing over the years, and is recognised as one of the oldest settlements in East Africa. Trade has been recorded here as long ago as the 11th century, and the town has grown in stature since then to become one of the most important in the region. However, it remains a quiet, friendly and relaxed town popular with those enjoying Mozambique beach holidays, with its intriguing colonial architecture adding a special touch to the surroundings.

The Inhambane Province is highly regarded for its Mozambique beach resorts and the town is an excellent base for exploring this wonderful area. Off the coast is the magnificent Bazaruto National Park, the largest and most important marine park in Africa, while a short drive away is the village of Tofo, where you can stay in luxurious villas and dive in what is one of the most highly regarded spots in the world, famous for its whale sharks, manta rays and turtles, and known affectionately as the whale shark capital of the world.

Inhambane is known in local language as the ‘Land of the Good People’, and wherever you go in this accommodating town you will find you are welcomed with open arms. As the acknowledged experts in Mozambique travel we can help you find the very best deals in accommodation and hotels in the town and province, as well as elsewhere on the Mozambique mainland plus the Bazaruto Archipelago and the Quirimba’s. Our friendly team of expert advisers have access to the finest accommodation plus the best packages, deals and specials, so get in touch with us right away and we will be more than happy to help you book a dream holiday in this quite spectacular location.