MOZAMBIQUE - a country with magnificent natural assets - is on a fast track to resuming its place as one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations in the world.
With a 2 500 km long tropical coastline of palm-fringed beaches and azure sea, coral reefs and languid islands, Mozambique is a paradise of exceptional beauty, where the traveler can be assured of a leisurely rest in glorious surroundings.
Devastated by two decades of civil war, the country has made remarkable progress in rehabilitating its tourist infrastructure - gracious colonial hotels in the capital, Maputo, have been restored to their former glory, while exclusive lodges have re-opened on the islands.
Mozambique is a land of infinite charm and the lifestyle is relaxed and friendly - a place of fishing dhows and fishermen hauling in their treasure of giant prawns, clams and a wealth of other seafood for which the country is renowned.
The traveler can enjoy these delicacies at pavement cafes, where the traditional dish of peri-peri prawns is washed down with Portuguese beer. With peri-peri cashew nuts also a hot favorite, the influence on Mozambican cuisine of former Arab and Portuguese traders and colonists is everywhere.
On the islands of Bazaruto and Inhaca, the pace is relaxed and easy, the sun warm and the crystal clear waters beckon the visitor to explore coral reefs in the company of tropical fish, turtles, dolphins and harmless whale sharks.
At the end of a Southern African safari, these islands provide the traveler with the perfect place to relax and unwind from the rigors of bush life.
Access to Mozambique and her magnificent islands is easy for the traveler. Scheduled flights connect the capital of Maputo with Johannesburg, Durban and Harare.
Vilankulos, on the mainland near Bazaruto Island is connected by scheduled air charter to Nelspruit in the wildlife area of South Africa, and to destinations in Zimbabwe. (These flights have been temporarily suspended due to recent flooding in central Mozambique).
Mozambique is paradise waiting to be rediscovered. Take time out to explore and enjoy this unspoiled Eden on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean.
MOZAMBIQUE TRAVEL: FACTS & FIGURES
Full Name: Republic of Mozambique
Area: 801,600 sq km (309,498 sq miles)
Language: Portuguese (official). English spoken in all all main resorts and destinations.
Best Travel Currencies: USD, Euro
Travel Seasons: May to November is best, when temperature and rainfall is relatively low. November to January is hot with some rain. Rainy Season: February to April.
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