Africa is home to over 3,500 species of butterfly and a far greater variety of moth. Many of these can be found in Mozambique.
Ponta do Ouro, a resort to the south of Maputo, and the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos are popular places for dolphin tracking.
Families of rare dugong, or sea cows, may often be seen in the waters surrounding the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos.
Cycads and many other exotic indigenous plants can be admired throughout Mozambique while ancient baobab trees, known as the 'upside down tree' because its branches look like roots, are to be found in certain provinces.
A metal dome, designed by Gustave Eiffel of the Paris tower fame, tops Maputo's Railway Station, built in 1910 and recently renovated. On display are two turn-of-the-century, wood-burning locomotives.
Ancient rock paintings are found in the provinces of Manica, Tete and Zambèzia.
Mozambique’s coral reefs are home to innumerable species of fish while Lake Niassa, known as ‘God’s Aquarium’, is renowned for its spectacular cichlids.
Mozambique hosts five of the seven species of marine turtles. Green, hawsksbill, leatherback, loggerhead and olive ridley.
At certain times of the year humpback whales can be seen off the coast of Inhambane province