Africa travel tips to Mozambique

Mozambique is famous for its beaches and shrimps, and Mozambique also offers visitors world heritage, colonial architecture and colorful local culture. The bustling markets sell exquisite carvings and basket utensils, as well as Marcond wood and ivory sculptures considered to be one of Africa's most complex art forms.

Mozambique has also trained talented painters like Malangatana, and rural murals have decorated many walls, especially in Maputo. Traditional music comes in the form of Marrabenta music, Marimba and gourd orchestra. At African rhythms, the ritual introductory dance of Nhau and mapico can be frightening. Popular activities for travelers include diving, snorkeling, bird watching and fishing for marlin, sailfish or kingfish.

Capital:

Maputo

Climate:

Subtropics are common, although there is little drought and rainfall. The rainy season is from October to April, and the dry season is from April to September.

Currency:

1 Mozambique Metical = 100 points. Traveler's checks in US dollars or British pounds are recommended. Exchange currency at an authorized institution. Credit cards are not widely accepted. Many business people like dollars. Import and export of local currency is prohibited.

Electricity:

220 volts, 50 Hz. The plugs are 2-pin and 3-pin round.

Health:

Travelers over 1 year of age from infected areas need yellow fever vaccination. Tourists are advised to take precautions against malaria [risks throughout the country throughout the year], hepatitis A, polio, typhoid and meningitis, depending on the area visited and the time of year. Other health issues include basic medical facilities, unavailable medicines, cholera [to maintain strict food and water sanitation], and influenza [risks throughout the year].

Language:

The official language is Portuguese, but Makua and Tsonga are also used. English is not widely used but understandable.

Public vacation:

New Year's Day [January 1]; Heroic Day [February 3]; Women's Day [April 7]; Labor Day [May 1]; Independence Day [June 25]; Victory Day [9 March 7]; Armed Forces Day [September 25]; Day of Invalidation [November 2]; Christmas Day [December 25]; Boxing Day [December 26]

Shopping:

Basket weed mats; wood carving; mask printed leather products; prawns; wine.

Social customs:

Religion is mainly Roman Catholic, but other beliefs include Muslim, Hindu and traditional beliefs. Handshake is a customary form of greeting. Portuguese customs, such as address patterns [Senhor / Senhora] apply. Dress casually and rarely wear formal attire. Business travel suits are acceptable in hot weather, and lighter clothing is recommended for the rest of the year.

time difference:

GMT +2

Tip:

Ten percent is customary, but it is not recommended in hotels. Taxi drivers expect ten percent.

Introduction of the top ten attractions:

Maputo:

The capital has a wide boulevard, lined by red acacia trees and lilac blue flowers. It offers many historical, cultural and scenic attractions, such as the cathedral; the city council conference hall; the Tunduro Gardens; the railway station; the fortress and the Natural History Museum; the beaches include Praia da Macaneta; Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane.

ai:

224 km from Maputo; the nearby beach is a popular tourist destination, and its large reefs protect the coast from strong waves at high tide; locals collect shellfish for sale to tourists at low tide; it is also possible to Visit the Praia do Chongoene, Bilene and Banhine National Parks, which are rich in wildlife.

Mozambique Island:

About two-thirds of the island was declared a "World Heritage". Decided by UNESCO because these buildings were built with coral; places of interest include the Palace of São Paulo, the Museum of Sacred Art and the fortress of San Sebastian. Nearby beaches are Praia de Fernão Veloso and Praia das Chocas; on the mainland of Nampula, you can visit the cathedral and museum.

Bella:

Beira, the country's second largest city, is located along the coast. Visit Largo do Municipio, House of Portugal, House of Sagres, House of Bicos and Cathedral; the best beaches can be found between Clube Nautico and the lighthouse; six miles away is an inland resort with an artificial lagoon, There are islands on the island where you can swim or rent a pedal boat; the games to watch in the province are the famous Gorongosa National Park and Marromeu Buffalo Reserve.

Bazaruto:

The archipelago is a very popular tourist area, including the Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque and Santa Carolina islands near the mainland, as well as quality hotels; in Inhambane on the mainland, you can visit the Church of Our Lady. Protected areas include Zinave National Park and Bazaruto National Park.

Pemba:

The city has unspoilt natural beauty; visit the old town, where you can visit several traditional markets, Playa do Umbe beach and Playa do Faro beach; nearby Ibo Island It is part of the idyllic Quirimbas Islands.

Lake Nyasa and Lake Nyasa Reserve:

Niassa Province has stunning views and landscapes; the unspoiled Lake Niassa is only accessible via 4×4 and offers you a "True Africa" ​​seasoned fishing village where you can buy fresh fish and coconut milk ; Niassa Nature Reserve is famous for its large number of elephants.

Inhaca:

34 km from the Gulf of Maputo, which can be reached by boat or plane; you can visit Punta Santa Maria and the Portuguese island.

Maputo Elephant Sanctuary:

The reserve is 79 kilometers south of Maputo and is famous for its elephant herds. Flamingos can also be seen on inland lakes close to the sea.

Old man's face:

In the city of Chimoio, Cabeçado Velho's is a spectacular natural stone structure that resembles an old man's face.