Mozambique, is a destination that is filled with the most incredible history, cultures, beaches, food and more. A destination that makes for the perfect honeymoon, family holiday or retreat alike. A destination that has so much to offer its guests. A destination we’d love for you to get to know more about, which is why we’re going to take you through 9 things we think you should know about Mozambique Holidays.
Mozambique is made up of several ethnic groups that give it its zest, soul and diversity that we have all grown to love. The main ethnic groups in Mozambique are Makhuwa, Tsonga, Makonde, Shangaan, Shone, Sena, Ndau and a few other indigenous groups.
Situated on the coast of Africa, Mozambique is a tropical destination that offers its guests a paradise-like experience of the most beautiful palm-fringed beaches, breathtaking scenery and summer climate for most of the year. That does not mean there is little to no rain. Mozambique is governed by a wet season from October through to March, but the remainder of the years’ weather is relatively warm and dry.
THE BEST PLACE TO TRAVEL WITH KIDS:
Being that it is situated on the coast of Africa, Mozambique makes the most incredible family holiday destination for both adults and kids alike. There are several wonderful resorts that are perfectly suited to a family holiday, ensuring there is plenty to do, plenty to eat and lots to see.
One resort in particular stands out to us and that is the beautiful Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort.
Escape from the busyness of the city and home life and enjoy the simple pleasures that Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort has to offer. If you and the family are the adventurous type you can enjoy activities such as Knee Boarding, Water Skiing, Kayaking, Dhow excursions, Snorkelling, Diving, Deep-Sea Fishing or Dolphin and Whale watching at its finest. If you’re really taking the world “relax” to another level then you can enjoy lazing in an ocean hammock, Horse Riding, Bird Watching, visiting the spa for a sneaky little indulgent treat or just relaxing by the pool and enjoying the beach view but you can rest assured there is plenty for the kids to do and see which will ensure they’re entertained throughout the day and sleeping well throughout the night!
THE BEST PLACE TO TRAVEL FOR HONEYMOON:
What a lot of people don’t realise about Mozambique, is how perfect it is as a Honeymoon destination. What more could you ask for really, beautiful palm-fringed beaches, cocktails by the pool, romantic turndowns and spa treatments, now those are a few of our favourite things and they’re the kind of things you can expect at most resorts in Mozambique if you’re planning your Honeymoon.
One resort in particular stands out to us for Honeymoons and that is the Sentidos Beach Retreat.
While the Land of Smiles certainly deserves every ounce of credit for all of these things, it remains a world away from the where many of us call home. So before your Thailand tour begins, we thought we’d mention a few things to keep in mind before you arrive to help avoid any unexpected surprises.
Since 2014, we’ve helped more than 50,000 people of all ages enjoy the best outdoor experience of their lives. Whether it’s for one day or a two-week vacation.
Located in the Inhambane province, Sentidos Beach Retreat – currently one of the world’s trendiest resorts and destinations – has all the bells and whistles when it comes to a Honeymoon Resort.
You’ll find yourself mesmerised by the view of the Indian Ocean and the almost unexplored coastline, alternating fishing villages, native hits and the sound of the waves against the shoreline. Enjoy sipping cocktails in this Mozambican paradise, take a stroll along the beach or simply laze around by the pool if that is all your heart desires. If you feel like being a little bit more adventurous there are so many options for you to choose. explore magical Reefs and Mangroves whilst Diving or Snorkelling; attempt to stand-up Paddle for a bit of a laugh; try out the relaxing Yoga classes or enjoy sailing in a Dhow during Sunset, the choice is yours and the opportunities are endless, all we know is that a world of adventure, luxury and relaxation awaits you at Sentidos Beach Retreat.
THE BEST ECO-FRIENDLY RESORTS:
Alongside the magnificent paradise-like resorts that offer the most incredibly luxurious experience, Mozambique also has a number of eco-friendly resorts that have so much to offer.
One of our favourites in this regard is none other than Azura Benguerra Island.
So in short, you will be hot, sweaty and sticky. Luckily, we planned accordingly here at BTT. Your transport and accommodation is all AC’d (aside from the night train, one night camping in Erawan National Park, and the floating bungalows in Khao Sok National Park).
Azura Benguerra gives you the opportunity to explore some of the worlds most undiscovered and pristine environments that are completely private and removed from the rest of the world. Azura Benguerra Island has a philanthropic goal of both protecting the environment and giving back to the local community. The entire resort was hand built by the community themselves and they’ve done an incredible job in creating and enchanting island escape for you to enjoy.
Activities in Mozambique are endless. Between the white sandy beaches, the local markets and tourist attractions and the crystal blue Indian Ocean, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do.
Mozambique has the perfect balance between relaxation and luxury; and adventure and adrenalin and does well to cater to people from all walks of life. Whether you want to relax by the pool sipping cocktails, go to the spa for some relaxing massage treatments or try your hand at Kite Surfing, Scuba-Diving, Deep-Sea Fishing or Horse Back Riding, Mozambique has it all.
Paradise-like beaches are what await you in Mozambique. It’s the tropical destination that some of us dream of visiting.
The beaches are to die for and offer up so much beauty, luxury and fun all in one.
There are many a secluded beach around Mozambique that give you that extra sense of luxury, allowing you to enjoy some much-needed down time whilst taking in the pure beauty of the country and all that it has to offer.
The Indian Ocean makes up most of your view when visiting Mozambique’s beaches and the crystal blue waters are warm and oh so inviting. You can enjoy many a water sport if you’re the adventurous type, exploring Coral Reefs, trying your hand at Kite Surfing or simply enjoying a Dhow Safari. If you like to keep your feet on land, the soft white sand is the perfect spot to enjoy some Beach Volley Ball, Dune Boarding or some sun tanning if that’s what you’re in to.
Food in Mozambique has been greatly influenced by the Portuguese and generally comes with a bit of a kick.
Mozambique has the most incredible markets that portray a huge variety of spices and condiments that the locals love to cook with, giving their food an amazingly unique flavour.
Seafood in Mozambique is a must, the seafood is fresh and loved by locals and tourists alike. Mozambican food is quite spicy due to the use of chilli peppers, garlic and lemons that are liberally used. Peri-Peri is the go to flavour of most things local and is one of the most characteristic flavours of the cuisine in Mozambique.
When it comes to language, Mozambique is a multi-lingual state with a number of Bantu languages, with Portuguese being the official language.
Most Mozambicans are fluent in more than 1 language and majority of the locals speak a mixture of Portuguese, English and their native Bantu languages which include Makhuwa, Sena, Ndau Tsonga and more.
It’s safe to say Mozambique is a destination of sun, sand, sea, flavour, zesty colours and uniqueness and a rich heritage that will have you wanting more. The locals are friendly and love welcoming new people to their country which is even more reason for you to make sure your next trip, whether it be for fun, family, friends or honeymoon, is to Mozambique.