Ilha de Mozambique
Lying just off the spectacular northern coast of Mozambique, Ilha de Mozambique is an island which falls within the Nampula Province. Ilha de Mozambique is a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site and was the original capital of Portuguese East Africa. Also called 'Mozambique Island', the island features historical buildings, sandy beaches, and a rich cultural heritage. This tiny narrow island stretches for only 3 kilometres in length and is connected to the mainland via a 3-kilometre bridge. The majority of the island's inhabitants live in traditional reed houses, mostly in Makuti town. Although considered a cultural destination Mozambique Island also offers activities such as scuba diving and fishing trips.