8 days in Mozambique Island, Tofo & Vilanculos Itinerary

8 days in Mozambique Island, Tofo & Vilanculos Itinerary

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8 days in Mozambique Island, Tofo & Vilanculos Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
3
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Mozambique Island

Mozambique Island ©
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mozambique Island trip maker website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Mozambique Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Mozambique Island: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toTofo.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula ©
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula

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Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tofo online holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Tofo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mozambique Island in June since evenings lows in Tofo dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

3
nights
Vilanculos

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Take a break from Vilanculos with a short trip to Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Tofo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vilanculos, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing