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Inhambane

Inhambane is a town located in Southern Mozambique, lying on Inhambane Bay, 470 km northeast of Maputo. It is the capital of the Inhambane Province and has according to the 2007 census has a population of 63,837, growing from the 1997 census of 54,157. It is a sleepy historic town known for its rusting colonial architecture and has been popular with tourists in recent years. The settlement owes its existence to a deep inlet into which the small river the Matamba flows. Two protective sandy headlands protect the harbor and form a sandbank. The town of Maxixe is located across the bay.

Notable sites in the surrounding district of Inhambane include the Praia do Tofo, Praia dos Cocos, Ponto do Barra, Ilha de Benquerra, Guinjata Bay. Scuba diving in Inhambane is particularly popular in locations such as Manta Reef and Gallaria. Giant Manta Rays, Whale sharks, Turtles and other marine life are regularly seen and there are many professional scuba diving operations throughout the province. Many tourists are under the impression that they can dive from Inhambane itself. The closest diving to Inhambane is actually at Praia do Tofo. Tofo is also known as the whale shark, Mecca of the world.

The easiest way to reach Inhambane is by road from Maputo on the EN 1. It is also possible to reach Inhambane from Beira, Mozambique or Zimbabwe on the EN 6 and EN 1 after Inchope. Inhambane has an airport Inhambane Airport and there are flights from Maputo on most days and charters flying in from Johannesburg in South Africa. Inhambane has/had a narrow gauge railway that was terminated before its full extent was realised.

Accommodation

1. Barra Lodge is situated 485km north of Maputo and accessed by road

2. Flamingo Bay Water Lodge Situated in the pristine tidal bay of Inhambane 485km north of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique

3. Pomene Lodge is 605km north of Maputo and 170km south of Vilanculos. Access is also available by air transfer from Inhambane.

4. Montanha Lodge is situated in Ponte de Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique approximately 480 kilometres (6-7 hours drive) from Maputo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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