Mozambique Island (Ilha de Moçambique in Portuguese) is located off northern Mozambique, between Mozambique Channel and Mossuril Bay. The island has a permanent population of around 14,000 people.
- Mozambique Island is part of Nampula Province. Up to 1898, it was the capital of colonial Portuguese East Africa. The Island of Mozambique has rich history and sandy beaches. It is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Mozambique, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island is served by Lumbo Airport on Nampula mainland.
- Apart from its ancient fortifications, half of the island is stone-built. The hospital is a neo-classical building constructed by the Portuguese in 1877, with a garden decorated with fountains and ponds. It was repainted white following the Mozambican Civil War and for many years was the largest hospital south of Sahara.
- With the opening of Suez Canal, island's fortunes faded away. The capital was moved to Lourenco Marques (today Maputo) on mainland in 1898. By the middle of 20th century, Nacala harbour took most of the business that had remained.
- Notable buildings on Mozambique Island also include the Palace and Chapel of Sao Paulo, constructed as a Jesuit College in 1610 and later used as Governor's Residence, today a museum; Museum of Sacred Art, that is housed in the Church of Misericordia run by House of Mercy; Church of Santo Antonio; the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte. Mozambique Island is also home to a Hindu temple and several mosques. A 3 km bridge was built in the 1960s to link the island to the mainland.
- Mozambique Island is not very large, about 3 km long and 200-500 metres wide. Most of the historical buildings are located at the northern end. The majority of residents occupy reed houses in Makuti at the island's southern end.
Highlights: Fort of Sao Sebastiao
Mozambique Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Mozambique Island dock (anchor) at Lumbo - a port town on the northeast Indian Ocean coast of Mozambique.
The Mozambique Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Mozambique Island.
If you lose the Mozambique Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Mozambique Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Mozambique Island. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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21 March, 2017