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With a pristine coastal line and thriving palms adorning most places, it is hard to resist the charming vibe of this wonderful country. Although many travellers are not aware of Mozambique as a travel destination it is slowly becoming a popular place to travel, especially for a colourful getaway. So travel here if you want to satisfy your thirst for adventure in this land filled with abundant attractions and lively ambiance!
Pemba is your destination where you should begin your journey. It has one of the world’s largest natural harbours known for its endless white sandy beaches and its peaceful ambiance. Next, travel to the metropolitan city of Nampula, where its glorious white cathedral and flame trees are the main attractions here, apart from the inselbergs. Journey onwards, to Angoche where you will find remnants of the old 15th century trading centre. Next, travel to Pebane, which was previously a fishing port. Today, it stands as a quaint and faded town near the coastal area. Quelimane is next on your itinerary, where the bustling environment attracts locals and visitors from around the world easily. Your next destination is Tete. Although dry and dusty, most of the time, it has one of the most charming towns here. With a perfect mix of arid brown landscapes with dotted baobab trees near the river Zambezi, the atmosphere here is truly unique. Chimoio is your next destination, wherein the Chimanimani mountains make for a perfect exploration. Travel onwards to Beira where you can experience the famed seafood and nightlife here. Travel onto Inhambane where you can experience the peaceful waterside along with the tree lined streets and the colonial style architectural buildings. Finally, travel onto the capital city of Maputo, where you can experience the true beauty of the country. Here, you can experience the blends of different historical influences which has thrived till today.
With splendid natural and manmade attractions to offer to its visitors, it comes as no surprise that this country will provide you with several mesmerizing memories to take back home. Out of the natural attractions, a must visit is the Island of Mozambique. Apart from being a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is one of the best beaches known for its rich history and sandy beaches. If you are looking for several marine adventures, the Bazaruto Archipelago is the best place for you. It is home to several marine flora and fauna apart from its coral reefs and sandy beaches. If the beaches are not appealing enough for you, do visit Lake Malawi, which is home to several marine species. Once you travel here, you cannot miss visiting the Gorongosa National Park. Apart from incorporating a large variety of landscapes it also includes various but distinctive ecosystems.
With a strong influence from the Portuguese culture, there is a distinctive blend in the local cuisines of Mozambique. In the coastal area, you will find a lot of seafood. The matapa stew is the local favorite that is mostly consumed with rice. Camarao national is also another delight, mostly made with piri piri and various other spices. Additionally, the Kakana is also consumed, but you will have to develop a taste for this bitter vegetable. Don’t forget to have the Paozinho which is normally served with meat in the centre. You can wash down you meal with locally brewed Cervejas de Mocambique or the Cashu.
With a variety of coast areas to choose from, one can easily indulge in several water adventures. You can go swimming, deep sea diving, or snorkeling. The dive sites here are perfect to view the coral reefs or the local flora and fauna in their natural habit. If you want to soak up the sun on the waters here, you can easily go boating or yachting. If these water activities are not for you, you can always go hiking or trailing on the various landscapes here.
While these adventures will leave you with long lasting memories, in various occasions, unexpected disasters and calamities might hamper your security. At times like this, a well planned safety net will keep you safe. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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