Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique, with its diverse history, is home to a fascinating blend of Arab traders, descendants of Portuguese colonialists and various African groups, including North African tribal peoples. Although there are as many as 17 ethnic languages spoken in this culturally rich destination, Portuguese is the official language of the country. Dip into the outstanding seafood on offer including the famous Mozambiquan prawns- they are usually served with peri-peri sauce and enjoyed with a local beer- and are addictive!

 

Most of the country’s attractions are located along the coastline or tucked away on islands such as those of the unique Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos. The snorkeling and diving experiences on offer in these unspoiled, beautiful waters, with their extensive coral reefs, are world-renowned. More than 1,200 species of fish have been identified in the coastal waters off of Mozambique. The subtropical to tropical climate of the country is caused by the warm Indian Ocean current flowing south from the Equator and the altitude of the Mozambiquan Plateau. The temperatures increase as you move further north up the coastline.

 

PREFERRED PARTNERS

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DUMATAU

Imagine an unspoiled island within a National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, swaying palms, sunny days and starry nights… and you have Azura Benguerra. Azura Benguerra is the area’s first luxury “eco” boutique retreat and was built entirely by hand by the local community and is operated in partnership with them. It has just 18 villas each with a Private Mozambican host service for the duration of the guests stay. The hand-built villas blend modern chic with all that is traditional in Mozambique. They offer discerning guests every comfort, with handcrafted king size beds, feature bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, daybeds, lounging decks and salas right on the beach. They were designed for the ultimate getaway in this magnificent beach paradise. Experience magnificent reefs for diving and snorkeling, and turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores.

 
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