Mozambique Accommodation – Accommodation in Mozambique
Places to stay, things to see and do in Mozambique
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Mozambique is one of South Africa’s neighbour countries and lies to the north of it on the eastern side of the continent, flanked by the Indian ocean in the east bringing wonderful warm water from the tropics. In the west it is bordered by Swaziland at its most southern tip, above that the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and the Kruger National Park in the Limpopo Province, and north of that, Zimababwe. The southern tip shares a border with KwaZulu Natal, and north of Mozambique lies Angola.
Best time to travel to Mozambique
It is best to travel in the dry, cooler season between May and October or you may find yourself in the middle of a cyclone, a heat wave, or very heavy rain (usually between and April). Mosquitos carying Malaria are also more prevalent during this time, so take precaution.
Beach, Interior, or both
Most people go to Mozambique for an idyllic beach holiday and water-sport vacations that includes e.g. scuba diving, sailing, or surfing, fishing, surf-skiing, and para-sailing. Remember the interior also needs exploring and has as many attractions, especially if you like four-wheel-drive excursions, have adventure in your blood, or are looking for the road less traveled.
Food in Mozambique
Freshly fire-roasted cashew nuts are a real treat. We couldn’t get enough of it. If you’re near the coast and love fish and seafood, try some new culinary delights at one of the local restaurants, or have a fish braai. Absolutely delectable! Curried prawns are to die for. You will also find freshly baked Pow buns and bread at the local markets or from vendors selling their wares along the road. Try some. The little Portuguese milktarts, called natas, are oh so yummy. I don’t eat chicken, but my friends raved about the peri-peri chicken. Remember to use your discretion. Hygiene may not be big in some of these places. If the vendor has a high turnover, you are probably safe, especially if the locals support him/her.
I don’t like beer much, but enjoyed the Mozambican beer. Watch out for the local rum, Tipo Tinto, as you could end up with a throbbing babelaas (hangover) the next day.
Main attractions in Mozambique
Some of the highlights in Mozambique with wonderfully exotic names that roll off the tongue are Vilankulo, Inhambane, Pafuri, Pemba, Beira, Dondo, Chokwe, Chibuto, Giriyondo, Mapinhane, Mapai, Praia de Bilene, Xai-Xai and the numerous National Parks; Banhine-, Zinave-, Gorongosa-, Ghonarezou-, and so on. The islands are also well worth exploring. If you’re into adventure sports, white water rafting on the wildest river of Mozambique, the Lugenda, may be up your alley.
The capital of Mozambique
The capital of Mozambique is Maputo. The CBD is a mish-mash of hotels, art deco architecture, flats and buildings that have seen better days. When we were there, there was a lot of rubbish on the streets, but it may be that they were on strike. The fish-markets with their variety and selection of fish, is a seafood-lover’s paradise.
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