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Mozambique sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

A country with unique nature and one of the oldest countries in the world, Mozambique only starts drawing the attention of tourists. The prolonged postwar crisis had a negative impact on the development of different spheres of economy, and tourism is no exception. Despite many sad events in its history, one of the oldest countries in the world managed to retain its unique culture and traditions. Modern travelers visit it to see amazing natural landmarks.
Mozambique is a country with rich culture. More and more foreign guests discover this beautiful place, but it is early to call Mozambique a mainstream …
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Bushmen tribes were the first settlers in the territory of modern Mozambique. Already in the 5th century, Bantu people started appearing here. In the 8th century, Arabs had big impact on the culture of indigenous people – the area not far from the coast was an important trading area for Arabs. They founded dozens of factories (trading posts) here. For centuries, the coast of the Indian Ocean was a popular place to trade ivory, gold, and animal skins. During the Middle Ages, the Kingdom of Mutapa was located in the territory of modern Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Later, the kingdom stopped existing due to actions of Portuguese colonizers.
Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama is considered the first European who discovered Mozambique. He reached the shore of the country in 1498. Colonizers started building a system of forts at the coast already at the beginning of the 16th century. Gold and silver mines attracted European colonizers. Mozambique got its current name in the middle of the 18th century when it yet was an official colony of Portugal. The republic obtained its independence only in 1975 after a long civil war and political unrest. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Nowadays, the capital of the country, Maputo, is the most visited tourist destination in Mozambique. At the end of the 18th century, a Portuguese fort was located on the site of the modern city. Tourists can still see a part of that construction. If you visit the capital, don’t forget to take a stroll along old walls of the fort, explore the surviving buildings and old cannons. Once you finish, check the exhibition of the local Museum of Natural History and the railway station, the project of which was developed by Gustave Eiffel himself.
The port city of Beira is a wonderful destination for all tourists who like excursions and picturesque areas. The city square, Praca, is considered the liveliest place in the city. It is surrounded by interesting markets, shops, restaurants, and cafes. There is also an old cathedral in the port city, and the shrine almost hasn’t changed over the last century. The cathedral keeps many interesting religious artifacts.
Mozambique cuisine is a combination of the cooking traditions of the Bantu people, Indians, Arabians, and Portuguese. Meat, fish, vegetables, …
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In order to find luxurious hotels and excellent beaches, consider visiting the city of Pemba that is located in the northern part of Mozambique. This is a true paradise for all fans of beachside recreation and scuba diving. The resort is famous not only for its new and well-maintained beaches but also for coral reefs not far from the coast. Some of them are located so close to the coastline that it is very easy to swim to them. Pemba is a young and actively developing resort where tourists can always find attractive hotels, water sports centers, various sports grounds, and entertainment venues.
Mozambique is home to one of the most interesting natural landmarks in Africa – the Bazaruto Archipelago. This nature reserve consists of the coastline and six small islands covered with lush tropical flora. The national park is suitable not only for admiring nature and bird watching but also for recreation. To the service of visitors, there are beautiful beaches with white sand. Divers can look at old coral reefs. There are even fishing areas in the park.
Mozambique is located in southern Africa. The country borders with Tanzania in the north, Zambia in the northwest, Zimbabwe in the west, and South …
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An excursion to the Island of Mozambique will certainly leave many pleasant memories. When the country was a Portuguese colony, its capital was located on this island. There are still some landmarks on the island, such as gorgeous palaces and an 18th-century chapel. This is also the location of the legendary Fort Sao Sebastiao. Finally, tourists can see an important architectural landmark here – the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte that is considered the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere.
Maputo has direct airplane connection with Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland. Many travelers prefer to reach the country from Johannesburg’s airport that, in its turn, has regular air connection with many countries of the world. Several years ago, a modern international airport appeared in Pemba, so such companies as Linhas Aereas de Moçambique and South African Airways now have flights to it.
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Famous and uniques places in Mozambique from our review series

Zambezi River

From the series “The Most Dangerous River Rapids for Rafting”
In Zambia there is also a suitable resort for rafting fans. Zambezi River has the numerous waterways and waterfalls, with the world famous waterfall Viktoria. The river is incredibly rushing and hides many dangers, including the huge stones and trenches hidden under the swirling waves. Rafting on the Zambezi River is considered one of the most extreme entertainments in the world. Every year, some 50,000 people travel along the river.

More than 50% thresholds belong to the fifth complexity class. The threshold with the promising name 'the suicide, also referred to as the Threshold №9, is considered to be the most complicated threshold on the river, officially it is impassable, even the experienced athletes prefer to overcome this threshold on land. The world-famous sportsman Steve … Read all
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IHG Brings its Voco Hotel Brand to The Hague

The hotel is open in a former bank building that dates back to 1923. To make the building suitable for a luxury hotel, the former bank underwent a complete transformation. The hotel has 204 rooms with elegant design, which are located on the 7 floors of the building. It is very simple to reach the new hotel in The Hague from the Central Station – the tram ride lasts only ten minutes. A ride to the seaside lasts only a bit longer – nearly 15 minutes. Read this

01.08.2021

Sightseeing in popular cities of Mozambique

Maputo
In 1544, the governor of East Africa sent naval explorer Lourenço Marques to explore the region occupied by the Portuguese that was a part of the governor’s property. The explorer built a fort and trading posts in the area. The new settlement got its name after him later and was called accordingly – Lourenço Marques. The first town was completely destroyed, however, a new town was built later. This event took place in 1850. Over the years, Lourenço Marques became the capital of … Read more

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