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Pristine white beaches that almost blind the eye, warm blue seas, gently swaying palms, excellent seafood, old colonial architecture and a relaxed, friendly culture is what beckons travellers to Mozambique.
Mozambique is an African country spanning the Tropic of Capricorn and situated in the south west corner of the continent. The country’s eastern coastline lies along the warm Indian Ocean and the strip of sea separating Mozambique with the island of Madagascar is known as the Mozambique Channel. Also bordering Mozambique is Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
The country’s currency is the Mozambique Metical (MZN), its value roughly one third of the South African Rand.
Mozambique’s official language is Portuguese due to its colonial legacy, however, English is spoken at most hotels and resorts.
The climate is tropical, averaging 28° in summer with high humidity. The rainy season occurs during summer and the dryer winter months remain pleasantly warm.
Experience peaceful everyday life in one of the many typical Mozambican coastal towns where the men alight from their dhows and mend their nets, the women trade and keep house and the children run free on the arresting beaches.
Things to do
Immerse yourself in paradise by snorkeling Inhaca Island’s wrecks and coral reefs to appreciate the endless and colourful shoals of fish. The island’s protected forest is also worth a visit. Accessible by ferry from Maputo.
Ibo Island is a great stopover to visit the mangrove forests, wander through the crumbling – but still beautiful – colonial buildings and to buy hand-crafted filigree silver jewellery.
The peaceful Ponta do Ouro (Place of Gold), accessible only by 4x4 vehicle, is a kitesurfing and diving hotspot.
Travel to Vilanculos and the 4 exquisite islands that make up the Bazaruto Archipelago; the 33km wide Bazaruto main island with lighthouse, the 8km wide Benguerra and two uninhabited islands – Santa Isobel and... Show more
Self Catering places can be found from rural to urban areas and can vary in what they offer. They allow plenty freedom and is a great inexpensive way to spend your holiday. They have been widely classified as a “Home away from home”. This is a good option for guests who don’t mind cooking their own food, and are looking for a more independent and flexible form of accommodation. For budget and large families, we would recommend self-catering for a more personalised experience.