The coastal Inhambane Province is found in Southern Mozambique and boasts an alluring tropical climate. The main attractions here are the provincial capital, also called Inhambane, and the stunning Barra Peninsula.
- Inhambane city's compelling history, evident in unique architectural heritage
- The many crafts of The Mercado Central
- The pretty beaches of Tofo and Barra
- Excellent scuba diving experiences
- Phenomenal sightings of manta ray and whale shark
Set in the natural harbour of Inhambane Bay, Inhambane is a historic city and one of the oldest settlements on the Mozambique coast. Once a buzzing trade port the sleepy metropolis now acts as an excellent base from which to explore the nearby beaches of Barra and Tofo. Possessing a warm Mediterranean charm the city's colonial buildings are complemented by clean leafy avenues and a number of small attractions. The Mercado Central is a bustling craft market with a selection of woodcarvings, paintings and numerous things to catch your eye, while the city's architectural heritage is infinitely curious and is interesting to absorb. Thanks to its lengthy history you can take in the unique sight of Muslim, Portuguese and African buildings standing side by side.
Beaches in the area are superb, with Tofo the main tourist hub. Only 22km from Inhambane, relax on the sprawling beach, take to the waves for some surfing or dive beneath them. You can also enjoy a spot of fishing and exploring Tofo town can be fun. The coastline is best known for its large numbers of manta ray, which can be seen throughout the year, and, during the summer months, whale sharks are present. This species of shark is the largest known fish on earth so the chance to see one can be quite the highlight. The chance to see these incredible creatures and embark on thrilling scuba dives are also options at Barra Beach.
with holidays to Inhambane & Barra Peninsula your best options for accommodation in the area are either Barra Lodge or Flamingo Bay Water Lodge. Both are well-appointed, comfortable and offer a superb base from which to explore: minutes from pretty beaches and around 30 minutes from Inhambane.