World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June, and this year is certainly one that won’t soon be forgotten. We can’t wait until we can get out in nature and explore our beautiful Mozambique and world safely and respectfully.
In the meantime, here are some of our favourite spots to reconnect with the earth right here in Mozambique.
Gorongosa National Park
Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park has an incredible history. Once ravaged by civil war, it has returned to its former wildlife glory and fast become a hotspot for those who want to step even closer into nature.
Bush and beach
Combine a visit to Gorongosa National Park with Ibo Island Lodge in the Quirimbas Archipelago. It’s well-known for its coral reefs and waters inhabited by dolphins, whales and endangered dugongs. Here, you can swim, fish, scuba, snorkel, SUP and kayak your way along its pristine beaches.
Take to the open seas to witness pods of migratory Southern Right and Humpback whales embark on their annual migration along the coast to mate and calve. Experience these ethereal mammals in all their glory, as they breach, lop-tail and fin-slap. This is a spectacle you won’t want to miss!
Yes, even the Top Gear team tackled our untarred roads! If Jeremy and the gang succeed in inspiring you to take on your own Mozambique 4×4 road trip, speak to us to make sure you won’t end up head first in the mud.
Swim with whale sharks
Mozambique has one of the highest populations of whale sharks in the world, usually seen filter-feeding on krill near the Bazaruto Archipelago National Marine Park and Tofo Beach in Inhambane. As long as you are comfortable in the water and can snorkel, then swimming with these slow moving creatures is easy and safe.
Bush and beach
And if you can’t decide between the beach or bush, in Mozambique you don’t have to! Popular beach and bush combos in Mozambique include:
- • Gorongosa and the Quirimbas
- • Gorongosa and Bazaruto
- • Anvil Bay
Read more about why we love these beach and bush combos here.