Inhaca Island, Mozambique
Inhaca Island is a small-inhabited island, lying just 37 km off the Mozambican capital of Maputo and positioned at the entrance to Delagoa Bay.
It has a wealth of breathtaking beaches and it offers some of the best scuba diving and big-game fishing in the world.
The island also features large areas of unspoiled evergreen forest and bush land. Large areas of its land and shores have been protected as natural reserve since 1976, providing a unique and pristine environment, which can be enjoyed by taking one of the excellent two- to three-day hiking trails that are available for the avid walker.
Inhaca has some 100 km of coastline, much of it having some of the best coral reefs in the Mozambique Channel. Snorkeling conditions in the inshore bay areas are excellent for novices and, while visibility may not be as good as it is on the offshore reefs, marine life is plentiful.
The diving Inhaca has on offer is world class. The fish life is virtually untouched and the reefs are unspoiled. The best time to dive here is when the water level is at its highest; you can then catch the tide on its ebb and drift a kilometre or more along the reef. Spearfishing is permitted on the offshore reefs, but is prohibited in the immediate vicinity of Inhaca. A fascinating experience for scuba divers is exploring the many shipwrecks in the area. Shark diving is also possible.
Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Mozambican metical (MZN)
Language – Portuguese
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 258