Mozambique, a South African country, offers sublime relaxation and thrilling escapades in equal measure and here’s a quick guide to help you plan your vacation.
When it comes to accommodation in Mozambique, staying on a remote island where you can look forward to seclusion and luxurious comfort will be truly unforgettable. Ideal options include properties such as Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort in destinations such as the Bazaruto Archipelago, a protected marine reserve and national park; you can enjoy the comforts of a beach villa with pool, while private dining, spa bliss and captivating excursions are also offered.
Active travelers have plenty of exciting things to do; Mozambique offers exciting snorkeling and diving at the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos, as well as magical sunset dhow cruises. Don’t miss the opportunity to spot dolphins, while you can see whale sharks from April to July and also spot humpback whales from August to October. You can also look forward to horse riding, bird watching and sunset dune boarding!
In addition to inspiring natural beauty, Mozambique also has a rich history with several important sites and monuments you can visit in destinations such as Maputo, the country’s capital; one such attraction here is the Museum of the Revolution in Maputo, which provides an insight into the country’s struggle for independence against Portuguese colonial rulers. Also of interest are the ruins of Sofala, Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in Beira and Mozambique Island.
A great way to experience some local culture is to visit the lively markets that take place all over the country, where you can also buy all kinds of products. One of the most popular is the Central Market in Maputo, where vendors offer everything from vegetables, fruits, spices, and seafood to various souvenirs that make for great keepsakes. More interesting experiences await at the Vilanculos Market and Mercado Mbanguia in Pemba.