Mozambique - paradise on the rise - African Classic Encounters.com

 

Known as one of the poorest countries in the world, Mozambique has a colossal challenge ahead to provide stability, food and prosperity to its people after a 17 year long crippling civil war.

 

The former Portuguese colony is still a beautiful country with some of the best beaches, coral reefs and turquoise waters in the whole of Africa, and although it is at this very moment still being redeveloped, tourism is starting to increase again.

 

Beach resorts spring up around the marvelous coastline and some islands like Bazaruto has very good (but expensive) lodges with postcard quality island surroundings of crystal clear waters, palm trees and secluded white beaches.

 

The country is still pretty much a travel destination for the independent seasoned traveler that wants to explore areas where very few Europeans have ever ventured or for those that can afford to fly between various resorts.

Mozambique is in Southern Africa and is bordered by Tanzania on the north, Malawi and Zambia in the north-west, Zimbabwe in the west and South Africa in the south. Along the east runs the warm Indian Ocean.

The country consists of relatively low-lying coastal plains covered with palm trees, rising to higher plateau's towards the western border covered in wood and grasslands and mountains. Off the coast are various small islands and coral reefs.

 


ISLANDS


Mozambique Islands

These fascinating islands are in Northern Mozambique, and are connected to the mainland with a long bridge. Rustic churches, palaces and mosques dating back from as far as the 17th century cover the island. It is difficult to get to this region by vehicle, but certainly should not be missed if you are in the vicinity.

Bazaruto

The Bazaruto Archipelago, lies a short distance away from the coast to the east of Vilanculos and consists of the islands Bazaruto, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Benguerra (Benguela).

One can visit these islands with a charter plane from Maputo or Johannesburg, or by dhow boat from Vilanculos and Inhassoro.

The islands cater for the up market tourist (although Benguerra has a camp site) and a few secluded lodges with good facilities will spoil you in this tropical paradise.

There is some animal life, but the most amazing is the tranquility and the riches of the ocean with a sea-floor covered with rainbow colored reefs that also act as breeding ground for turtles, dugongs and dolphins.

Sounds like paradise?  It is.

 

WHEN TO GO

The interior of the country is cooler due to the elevation, but the rainfall is higher too.

The hot summer period is from October to March, but heavy rains can fall during January and February often accompanied with cyclones.

April to September is the dry, warm winter season with cool evenings.

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WHAT TO SEE

Islands, beaches and more beaches

 WHERE TO STAY

Indigo Bay - Bazaruto Island

 Marlin Lodge

Quilalea

Benquerra Lodge

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