Mozambique is situated in Southeast Africa and the coastline is peppered with popular beaches.
If you’re planning a beachside escape to this beautiful country, the 10 following must-do travel experiences are absolutely imperative.
With a coastline boasting some of the most intact reef ecosystems in the world, Mozambique’s Pemba, Tofo, Pomene, and Quirumbas Islands offer spectacular diving opportunities.
Expect to see whale sharks, manta rays, many endangered species of turtle, and perhaps even the rare dugong.
Mozambique is known for its world-class seafood and the speciality dish is most-certainly its peri-peri prawns.
One of the best things you can do while visiting this coastal nation is to sample as much local cuisine as possible, which is often seafood-centred and very spicy!
The Polana Hotel Cocktails
In the hotel’s heyday, it was the place to be seen where the rich and famous would holiday. Built in 1922, the Polana is the grand old dame of African hotels and has been fully-restored in recent years.
If you cannot afford a night at this exquisite hotel, be sure to visit and enjoy a few cocktails.
Sailing in a Dhow
Dhows, which are traditional sailboats, have been one of the major forms of transportation around the African coast for centuries.
Take a trip on a dhow to the mesmerising islands off the coast and go snorkelling to discover the beauty of the Mozambican coast’s coral reefs.
Big Game Fishing
The waters off the coast of Mozambique offer some of the greatest abundance and variety of big game fish and while most of the fishing is tag and release, you can still enjoy the thrill of catching tuna, marlin, and wahoo.
If fishing doesn’t sound appealing, you can always retire to your room to enjoy some sports betting NZ while your travel companions try to catch a big one.
Swimming with Wild Dolphins
If you’ve ever dreamed of swimming alongside wild dolphins, then your dreams are about to come true in the Indian Ocean.
Excursions depart from Ponta do Ouro in southern Mozambique and you are accompanied by researchers who have been studying these playful and intelligent mammals for years.
Gorongosa National Park
Gorongosa is frequently referred to as one of Africa’s “Lost Eden’s” and even though the park suffered through heavy poaching during the years of civil war, it has been undergoing a restoration project over the last decade and is flourishing once more.
Expect to see antelope, predators, and diverse birdlife.
Maputo Central Market
If you’re interested in the local culture of Mozambique then the Maputo Central Market is the best place to experience the melting pot of cultures which have influenced the country.
The market itself is massive at approximately the length of 6 football pitches and everything can be found here from fresh seafood, vegetables, and spices to appliances and carpets.
Horse Riding on the Beach
If you’re looking for a romantic adventure while visiting Mozambique then you can’t go wrong a sunset horse ride along the seemingly endless sandy white beaches.
The horses are well-trained so even novice riders will be able to participate and there are plenty of spots along the coast from which you start your journey.
Ilha de Mozambique
Ilha de Mozambique was for many centuries a major trading port and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Even though the island isn’t very big, there are many historic sites to visit such as the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte which was erected in 1522 and is thought to be the oldest European building in the Southern Hemisphere.