Inhaca & Portugues Island

A paradise two steps away from the Mozambique coast

A Caribbean-like location in Africa 

A marvellous and rich sealife

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Inhaca & Portuguese Island/Inhaca Archipelago

Untouched beaches and crystal clear sea

The Island of Inhaca, a property of the British crown located about twenty miles from the port of Maputo, gifts MSC cruise-goers to Southern Africa one of the most Caribbean-like locations. Palm trees, spotless beaches, turquoise waters and a coral reed will greet you as soon as you disembark from your cruise ship.

The island, which guards the entrance to Delago Bay, is an extension of the strip of sand that encloses the gulf in front of the capital of Mozambique. During your holiday, you will understand why its beauty has been renowned at least since the mid-20th century, when it was decided to transform a good portion of the island’s interior into a forest reserve.

On Inhaca, regardless of whether you prefer the land or the sea, you will not be disappointed. The sea life off the island is marvellous and abundant: sea tortoises, dolphins, and colourful tropical fish, which live among the corals or wonder between the roots of the mangrove forests. A spectacle that is accessible both to scuba diving adepts and to those who dedicate themselves exclusively to snorkelling. A visit to the village of Inhaca, a few hundred meters from the beach, may also prove interesting.

Here you will find the local market, where you can purchase local craftwork and souvenirs, as well as bars and restaurants offering the flavourful fish-based local cuisine. The nearby Portuguese Island is completely uninhabited. It is not as rich in vegetation but still in line with the idea of a desert island. It can be reached with a quick ride in a motor boat or in a traditional show, boats with a triangular sail that have served as the primary means of transport along the entire African coast, to the Red Sea and India, for centuries.

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    在短短几公里之内,这片土地就可以变化万千:从印度洋的白色沙滩与珊瑚礁转变成高原和高近3000米的群山,或者化身成富有传奇色彩的裂谷(Rift Valley)——位于莫桑比克中心地带的人类文明摇篮。

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    令乘船抵达的游客们印象深刻的则是绵延3000公里的海岸线,其中分布着多处非洲最美丽的海滩。 这是一幅经典的热带度假画面:白色的沙滩,清澈的海水,棕榈树在微风中轻轻摇曳。 神奇的岛屿也等待着您的探索,包括宝石般美丽的巴扎鲁托(Bazaruto)、本盖鲁阿(Benguerra)、马卡鲁克(Magaruque)、圣卡罗里纳(Santo Carolina)和伊尼亚卡(Inhaca)。 这里是潜水和浮潜的乐园,无数活动与风景等待您的发掘。 岛上的海洋生物也将为您带来探索的乐趣,包括海豚、座头鲸、儒艮(海牛)和长头绿蠵龟。