Inhambane holidays in Mozambique offer the ideal gateway to the world-class beaches and resorts of this tropical destination. The name means 'the place of the friendly people’, and as any visitor to Mozambique will know, this is extremely apt. This history of Inhambane dates back to the 16th Century, when Portuguese traders established a trading post for slave traders. Today, many of the old slave quarters can be found. The exotic blend of Portuguese, Arabic and African cultures can be seen in the architectural styles as well as the cuisine of Mozambique, and as one of the largest and most vibrant cities within the country, Inhambane is a perfect example of this blended culture. With an airport, bustling city centre, busy harbour and a wide range of things to see and do, Inhambane is a must-visit for anyone planning a trip to Mozambique.
What to Do on Inhambane Holidays
As a busy city in Mozambique, Inhambane caters to the tourist market with a host of facilities such as shops, restaurants, bars, banks and supermarkets, while interesting landmarks and historical sites can also be seen in this city. Inhambane holidays offer easy access to the scuba diving sites and beaches of nearby Tofo and Bara, with boat trips or road transfers to access these popular beach areas. A trip to the market offers the chance to purchase delicious fresh spices, coffee and cashew nuts, which are great to take home as gifts after your holiday. Some of the things to see and do in Inhambane and surrounds include the following:
- Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception
- Governers House
- Mercado Central Market
- Tofo Island diving
- Barra Beach
- Manta Reef
- Restaurants and bars
Inhambane offers a wide range of accommodations to suit ev ery budget and travel requirements, with everything from student backpackers all the way through to stylish hotels and resorts. Many of the resorts also offer a range of activities for guests to enjoy, and as most Inhambane accommodation is within easy reach of the city’s attractions, you can be right near the action at all times.