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Welcome to Mozambique. Arrive at Maputo where we will be there to transfer you from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
Maputo, the lush capital of Mozambique, formerly the Portuguese city of Lourenco Marques, sits on the shore of the Indian Ocean. Founded as a port town by the Portuguese, the city is dotted with areas of interest including Casa do Ferro designed by Alexandre Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame). Today embark on a guided city tour of Maputo. Stops include the Fortress, Central Market, Museum of Natural History, Railway Station and the curios market(open on Saturdays and Sundays). You will also pass by the city hall and the Steel House. There is time to do curio shopping en route.
Today depart Maputo, taking a short flight to Beira where you will be met on arrival and transferred to Gorongosa National Park. The rest of the day is free.
Explore the wilds of Gorongosa National Park with included daily game drives. The Gorongosa National Park is situated northwest of Beira near the border with Zimbabwe. It comprises 1.2 million hectares of open plain, bush, swamp and waterways, spread between the Pungwe and Urema rivers. The greater Gorongosa region is ecologically unique, situated at the southern most end of the Great African Rift Valley. As a result, it is a region with high species diversity and environmental features found nowhere else on the sub-continent.
Travel back to Beira airport for your flight north to Pembla. A short 30 minute air hop over the southern islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago and National Park with its mangrove fringed coastline takes you to Ibo Island, your home for the following days. The magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago in Cabo Delgado Province, Northern Mozambique, is a captivating chain of 32 coral islands. These tropical islands offer some of the richest coral reefs in the world and provide habitat for an abundant array of marine life.
After breakfast, it is time to leave this tropical paradise, return transfer to the airport and onward flight to Pemba airport to catch your onward flight.