Ilha de Mozambique
'Ilha' is a tiny, coral island city floating in the Indian Ocean -
an exotic mix of Swahili Arab Indian Persian and Portuguese influences.
For centuries Ilha was pivotal to the East Africa-India trade route. The wealth of gold, silver, ivory, glass beads and slaves that has set sail from its shores is eye watering. The island is divided into Stone Town with its maze of narrow lanes and crumbling grandeur, and bustling Makuti Town, the lifeblood of the island. A visit to Mozambique is not complete without time spent exploring this remote, former colonial capital.
Bazaruto Archipelago has five islands, two of which are uninhabited. It boasts iconic megafauna: whales, sharks, sailfish, manta rays, dolphins, marlin and nesting marine turtles, plus the region’s last viable population of dugongs.
The sheer beauty of this seascape, along with the diversity of wildlife, has made Bazaruto a globally sought-after tourism destination. Blue Zissou is currently working with National Park to create specialist offerings for expedition ships.
Maputo - the nation's Capital city
Maputo City has wide avenues lined by jacaranda and acacia trees. The city is known for its distinct, eclectic architecture, with Portuguese colonial, Neoclassical and Manueline styles alongside
Art deco, Bauhaus, Tropical Modernism and Brutalist buildings.
The port is in the historic Baixa district where there's a vibrant cultural scene, with many restaurants, music and performance venues.