• Charles Odeny

Tropical Paradise: Mozambique


One of Africa’s underrated gems is Mozambique, boasting long stretches of exotic beaches, exceptional cuisine, and many other enchanting tourist attractions. With reliable flights to Mozambique constantly available, getting to the South-Eastern African nation is easy. The capital Maputo is charming and picturesque, streets lined with acacia and jacaranda. Activities include:

1. Wildlife & Beach Safari- The abundance of wildlife and proximity to the ocean allows visitors to experience both worlds with minimal cost. Quirimbas National Park,offers a rare mix of marine life like dolphins, humpback whales migrating and the endangered sea-cows in it islands as well as elephants, hippos, lions and many more on the mainland.

2. Hunting and Fishing Trips- Bird hunting as well as marlin fishing are popular activities. Most hotels in the area are flexible allowing their chef to prepare your catch after an expedition

3. Water Adventures & Sports- With a half of the nation bordering the Indian ocean best believe the water activities are in plenty from snorkeling, scuba-diving,swimming with whales and dolphins- to name a few

4. Historical Site visits- The beauty of Mozambique is that it’s not only a tropical paradise, the country also has a rich history reflected in its historical sites. Some of these date back to the 1500s and are ready to share riveting tales of the country’s past with you. From Maputo to Beira, Chimoio and Chokwe, beautiful monuments still stand today to tell many fascinating and bitter stories of the days of old.

5. Culinary Journeys -Lip-smacking seafood and fresh tropical fruit are combined to make one of the most flavourful cuisines in the world. Mozambique is an assortment of African, Arab, Indian, and Portuguese influences, and this reflects in the country’s cuisine. The first thing that comes to mind at the mention of Mozambican food is prawns – sizzling, spicy prawns that are the highlight of all the delicious food you’ll eat there. They are juicy and packed to the brim with flavour, as they are lathered in the country’s iconic peri-peri sauce. You can enjoy the prawns with chips or rice.

courtesy of Moza Moyo