Mozambique is famous mainly for its beaches and shrimps, Mozambique also offers visitors World Heritage sites, colonial architecture and a colorful local culture. Bustling markets sell exquisite carvings and basketry with Makonde wood and ivory sculptures, recognized as one of Africa’s most sophisticated art forms.
Mozambique has also produced talented painters like Malangatana and the country’s murals adorn many walls, especially in Maputo. Traditional music is in the form of Marrabenta music, as well as marimba and calabash orchestras. Following the rhythm of Africa, the Nhau and Mapico ritual initiation dances can be a terrifying spectacle. Popular activities for travelers include scuba diving, snorkeling, bird watching, and fishing for marlin, sailfish, or kingfish.
Subtropical, although droughts and low rainfall are common. The rainy season is from October to April and the dry season from April to September.
1 Mozambican metical = 100 cents. Travelers checks in dollars or sterling are recommended. Change money in authorized institutions. Credit cards are not widely accepted. A large number of traders prefer USD. The import and export of local currency is prohibited.
220 volts, 50 Hz. The plugs are round with 2 and 3 pins.
Yellow fever vaccination is required for travelers over 1 year of age from infected areas. Visitors are advised to take pre-arrival precautions against malaria (the risk exists year-round throughout the country), hepatitis A, polio, typhoid and meningitis, depending on the area visited and the time of day. year. Other health problems are rudimentary medical facilities, unavailable medicines, cholera (maintain strict food and water hygiene), and influenza (risk extends throughout the year).
The official language is Portuguese, but Makua and Tsonga are also spoken. English is not widely spoken, but it can be understood.
New Year’s Day (January 1); Heroes’ Day (February 3); Women’s Day (April 7); Labor Day (May 1); Independence Day (June 25); Victory Day (September 7); Armed Forces Day (September 25); Day of the deceased (November 2); Christmas Day (December 25); Boxing Day (December 26)
basketball; reed mats; wood carvings; More expensive; printed cloth; Leather articles; prawns; came.
The religion is primarily Roman Catholic, but other religions include Muslim, Hindu, and traditional beliefs. The handshake is the usual form of greeting. Portuguese customs apply, eg, modes of address (Senhor/Senhora). Dress is casual and formal wear is rarely required. For business, safari suits are acceptable in hot weather, while lightweight suits are recommended for the rest of the year.
Ten percent is customary, but is discouraged in hotels. Taxi drivers expect 10 percent.
DESCRIPTION OF THE TEN BEST ATTRACTIONS:
The capital city has wide avenues lined with flowering red acacia and lilac jacaranda trees; it offers many historical, cultural and landscape places, for example, the Cathedral; Chambers of the City Council; Tunduro Gardens; Train station; the Fortress and the Natural History Museum; the beaches include Praia da Macaneta; Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane.
224 km from Maputo; the nearby beach is a popular tourist destination with its huge reef that protects the shores from strong waves at high tide; at low tide, locals collect shellfish to sell to tourists; in the area also visit Praia do Chongoene, Bilene and the Banhine National Park, with its rich variety of wildlife.
Approximately two thirds of the island were declared a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO due to the fact that the buildings were built with coral; places of interest include the Palace of San Pablo, the Museum of Sacred Art and the Fortress of San Sebastián; the nearby beaches are Praia de Fernão Veloso and Praia das Chocas; on the mainland, in the city of Nampula, see the Cathedral and Museum.
The second city of the country, Beira stretches along the coast; see the Largo do Municipio, Casa Portugal, Casa Infante de Sagres, Casa dos Bicos and the Cathedral; the best beaches are between the Clube Nautico and the lighthouse; near ‘Six Miles’ there is an indoor complex with an artificial lagoon with islands where you can swim or rent pedal boats; The observation of wild animals in the province is carried out in the famous Gorongosa National Park and the Marromeu Buffalo Reserve.
Archipelago Very popular tourist zone formed by the islands of Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque and Santa Carolina facing the mainland with high quality hotels; In Inhambane on the mainland, see the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception; conservation areas include Zinave National Park and Bazaruto National Park.
The city has unspoiled natural beauty; visit the old town, where you can visit several traditional markets, the beaches of Praia do Wimbe and Praia do Farol; the nearby island of Ibo is part of the idyllic archipelago of the Quirimbas.
Niassa Lake and Niassa Reserve:
The Niassa province offers impressive views and landscapes; The untouched Lake Niassa is accessible only by 4×4 and gives you a ‘real Africa’ experience, with fishing villages where you can buy fresh fish and coconut milk; The Niassa reserve is famous for its large number of elephants.
34 km from Maputo in the bay, accessible by boat or plane; Tours of Ponta de Santa Maria and the Portuguese island are possible.
Maputo Elephant Reserve:
79 km south of Maputo, the reserve is famous for its herds of elephants; Flamingos can also be seen in the large inland lakes near the sea.
Face of the Old Man:
In the city of Chimoio, ‘Cabeça do Velho’ is a spectacular natural stone formation that resembles the face of an old man.