Cruises from Mozambique Island
The Island of Mozambique lies on the coast of Mozambique, near Africa’s closest point to Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The Island is joined to the African mainland of Mozambique by a 3.4 km bridge. It is a thin crescent of an island, only 3 km long, with an interesting history as an Arab port well before Vasco da Gama visited in 1498. Until 1898 it was the capital of Portuguese East Africa.
Spend time inside its historic buildings to see how Portuguese colonial life was lived over four centuries. Artefacts reflect the trade that passed through this port between India and Europe before the Suez Canal opened.