There are two ways to discover Ilha de Mozambique. Either by foot or on a bicycle, each with their advantages.
Taking a walking guided tour makes you feel more connected to the island, and offers a lot more opportunity for photography, than by bike. It also provides more time with your guide to ask more questions and learn more from your guide whilst en route to the next historical site. However, you will need more time and will cover less ground.
So if you have limited time on the island the bicycle tour may be the better option.
Learn all about the history of the island with your tour guide as you kayak around a lot of the historical sites, including Fortaleza de São Sebastião and Fortaleza de São Lourenço, the latter being the least visited on the island due to it being on a separate little island from the main island.
There is an opportunity to snorkel in the Ilha Gardens, and you even pass by an old shipwreck.
Thisis a wonderful tour that compliments a walking or cycling tour if you have more than one day to explore the island.
The true beauty of Ilha de Mozambique lies in the wonderful hearts and smiles of the local people.
There is always a warm welcome and a friendly greeting as you pass them by, and normally very obliging to have their photo taken. They are very proud and understand the importance of tourism to their island, which has become a lifeline for many.
Ilha de Mozambique is a photographer’s paradise! Being a UNESCO World Heritage site, there are many historic buildings, some with beautiful colours and designs that have deteriorated over time, are brightened by the smiles of the local people.
There is so much history, culture, people and urban landscapes to capture through the lens of your camera that you can get lost for many hours on such a small island.