Discover Mozambique and put a bit of maningue nice into your next holiday and head to the warm waters, white sands and delicious fresh seafood in Mozambique. Here are our top picks for you to experience all the Afro-Latino flavours that this fascinating destination has to offer…
Maputo is easily one of Africa’s most attractive capitals. Think Mediterranean-style architecture set along wide avenues lined with palm trees and jacarandas. This bustling capital city is also one of the most developed areas in the country with a wide selection of hotels and restaurants, shady sidewalk cafes and a lively cultural scene. Discovering Maputo by foot gives travellers a chance to drink coffee in street-side cafes, watch the sunset and explore the inner city. One stop that definitely should be on your list is the newly reopened Jardim Tunduru Botanical Gardens. Designed by Englishman Thomas Honney in the late 19th Century, Jardim provides travellers with shade and enchanting serenity amidst beautiful sub-tropical surroundings. Other attractions on offer in Maputo include the Casa do Ferro (Iron House), Natural History Museum and Craft Fair near the Polana Hotel.
Gorongosa National Park
Often referred to as ‘the place where Noah parked his Ark’, Gorongosa National Park was once a playground for the rich and famous who were lured by the abundance of wildlife in the area. Unfortunately, a decades-long civil war and animal poaching forced Gorongosa to close down. Today, Gorongosa National Park is again the treasure of Mozambique thanks to various conservation projects and plans that were put in place to redevelop and preserve wildlife in the area. Gorongosa offers astounding biodiversity, with 398 bird, 122 mammals, 34 species of reptile and 43 amphibian species that have been documented. There are traversable roads to the park from both Beira and Maputo, and comfortable lodge accommodation is available. Park fees and hours vary according to visitor age and time of day respectively. Gorongosa is closed between mid-December and mid-April.
The Mozambican side of Lake Niassa acts as the border between Malawi and Mozambique and travellers seeking a rustic and relaxing stay will delight in the fact that it is almost completely undeveloped. The top area to explore is the coast between Metangula and Cóbuè, with a succession of narrow beaches backed by mountains and steep hills. Nkwichi Lodge sits on the shores of Lake Niassa (Lake Malawi) and has 8 secluded beaches that embrace the coastline. Nkwichi Lodge is the perfect setting to discover a lost world; a fresh-water oasis and an Africa untouched.
Bazaruto is paradise found, perfectly perched off the Mozambican coast with Vilanculos as your launching point. This barefoot luxury escape is home to reef sharks, dolphins, manta rays and even turtles. Humpback whales can be found between August and October, and whale sharks between April and July. Tourist facilities, upmarket lodges and exclusive resorts offer a mix of luxury and affordable accommodation and if you’re seeking a beach break without a care in the world, this one’s definitely for you.
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