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Named after a local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, Vilanculos is a coastal town found in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique. Vilanculos serves as the country’s water sports capital and is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique’s only underwater national park.

A history of trading can be traced back as far as the 14th century in Vilanculos when Arab traders came to the area while transporting gold, ivory and slaves to other islands. In later centuries when rumours of pearls in the waters around Vilanculos began to circulate, Portuguese explorers began to arrive and establish settlements.

Today Vilanculoson travel to Mozambique is one of the country's foremost tourist destinations and has grown in recent years as a result of heavy investment into the area’s tourist industry. It offers an interesting blend of old and new, maintaining its rural past while incorporating well-equipped tourist facilities. The locals are incredibly friendly, helping to create a lively atmosphere.

The Bazaruto Archipelago, made up of five islands, is easily accessible by traditional dhow boats. The coral reefs, marine life and clear waters that surround the archipelago offer some of the most incredible diving opportunities in the world and make up the largest marine reserve in the Indian Ocean. The region hosts one of the largest and last of its kind dugong populations found on the East African coast as well as dolphins, whales, manta rays and green turtles, all to be enjoyed on a Mozambique vacation.



Mozambique Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to travel to Mozambique.

Learn about the history and culture of Mozambique, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Mozambique's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Mozambique for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Mozambique vacations today!


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