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Eco Travel Guide to Mozambique : Southern Africa

 
Mozambique Travel Guide
Travel Writer: EcoTravel Africa  
 

Situated on the East Coast of Africa, Mozambique is one of the most enticing tourist destinations in Southern Africa - offering an unique historical and cultural heritage, pristine tropical beaches, endless coral reefs, spectacular landscapes, intriguingly rich architecture and small desolated islands close to the coast. The pristine coast is one of the few unexplored pleasures of the Indian Ocean and hosts a dazzling display of marine life. The world renowned Bazaruto Archipelago is part of Mozambique's 2500km coastline and is a mecca for scuba and snorkel divers, sun worshippers and adventures explorers.

 
 
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Mozambique has persevered, despite the brutal civil war and the dramatic floods which ravaged this poor country. After almost a decade of peace and international effort to restore the flood ravaged country Mozambique is returning to its rightful place as one of the jewels of Africa and as a very popular tourist destination.

Mozambique's sandy palm-fringed beaches and coral reefs still qualify as some of the most beautiful places in Africa. The Bazaruto Archipelago, Inhaca, Imhambane and Pemba are places that make Mozambique holidays the stuff of legend.

Mozambique 's capital Maputo boasts interesting colonial architecture and is the best place to enjoy Mozambique 's famous LM prawns! Sunny skies, endless beaches and clear waters teeming with marine life make Mozambique the perfect beach holiday destination. Experience the magic of Mozambique on an island holiday on one of the many jewel-like islands, or combine Mozambique with a safari in the Kruger Park or Sabi Sands.

A population of 18 million people residing in the coastal areas and fertile valleys. The warmth, liveliness and exuberance of Mozambicans is well-known. As a visitor, you will be welcomed with open arms.

Mozambique's distinct local style consists of a vibrant blend of African, Arab and Portuguese influences and provides a refreshing contrast to the other countries in the Southern Africa region. The passion for life can be seen on every corner of this diverse country, from Maputo's modern, bustling city streets and pulsating night life to the colourful markets and small fishing villages which dot the coast.

Northern Mozambique holds unforgettable experiences and sights for those travellers yearning to escape the beaten path. Exotic destinations in the Northern region include the mysterious and majestic mountains of Namúli and Unango, historical settlements of Angoche, Ile de Mozambique, and Ibo and the magnificent harbour of Pemba.

Of the cultural traditions imbued from colonial times are the remnants of a Mediterranean charm. Food is distinctly Afro-Potuquese in style.

Tourist Transport Options

Regular scheduled flights from Johannesburg are offered to the Mozambique's capital, Maputo, as well as to Inhambane, Beira and Vilanculos. Transfers by Road (mainland lodge) or by air and boat to the island lodges is available from all the major airports.

Adventure Activities:

Mozambique offers a multitude of sport and eco adventure experiences. These include diving, snorkelling, sailing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing, parasailing, horseriding on the pristine beaches, dhow cruises at sunset, 4x4 trips on the islands...

Accommodation:

Most of Mozambique's resorts are located on coastal mainland areas as well as on the beautiful tropical islands.

 

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