Mozambique- the land of smiles!

For almost two decades, much of the country’s splendid attractions were remote and inaccessible due to the extended guerrilla war. Those days have long passed and Mozambique is now one of Africa’s tourist hotspots with capital city- Maputo,  home to stunning beaches, excellent diving and magical offshore islands.

If you are travelling the south of Maputo, you will enjoy the splendid beaches, which are the best locations for scuba diving in the world and its waters are alive with many species of marine life, such as dolphins, Manta ray and the occasional shark, also, The shoals of tropical fish fill the coral reefs with an ever-changing spectrum of colour.

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If you are travelling the south of Maputo, you will enjoy the splendid beaches, which are the best locations for scuba diving in the world and its waters are alive with many species of marine life, such as dolphins, Manta ray and the occasional shark, also, The shoals of tropical fish fill the coral reefs with an ever-changing spectrum of colour.
To the North of Maputo, there are well equipped self catering resorts and catered accommodation, which offer you a choice of water sports, fishing and relaxation in the luxurious setting that will entice you to stay longer and return time and time again.
There are also secluded beaches, some of which are accessible only by four wheel drive vehicle. If you visit the Gorongosa Park, you will be able to see wildlife.
There are many activities available in Mozambique; Scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, Fly Fishing, Sunset Cruises, sailing, Dolphin Tours and Island Trips.
Sight-seeing
The Railway Station on Praca dos Trabalhadores, which was designed by Gustave Eiffel (after his fall from grace in the Panama Canal scandal), and bears the mark of his genius.
The National Art Museum shows of a good collection of Mozambican art.
The Jardim Tunduru, is a very nice botanical garden, enjoy a nice lunch in nature.
The Mercado Central in the Baixa district has fresh fish, crabs, calamari, fruits and vegetables; you can make your own Mozambique cuisine.
Walk up Avenida Julius Nyerere, the streets are lined with quaint boutiques, restaurants, curio vendors, video stores, etc. perfect for souvenirs.
Accommodation
The city provides a range of accommodation, from many-star hotels, such as the Polana, Cardoso and Southern Sun to comfortable backpackers’ hostels and many other options, like guest houses and self catering lodges.
So, whether you want an adventure holiday or just prefer to relax and get away from it all, it’s all waiting for you in Mozambique, you will have plenty to be smiling about.
Nadia Khan
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