Mozambique Description

Mozambique Description

Tours to Mozambique is a trip to the Pearl of Africa, located on the coast of the Indian Ocean. The Bazaruto archipelago and the stylish, ultra-modern city of Maputo, Inyaca Island with a unique marine reserve, coastal landscapes and luxurious beaches of Moma, Langoshe, Tofu and Cape Barra – holidays in Mozambique are always bright, original and colorful, like the whole wonderful country.

This small state is famous for its exciting safaris, hunting and fishing. For lovers of hunting marvelous game and animals, the Mozambique tour operator recommends booking individual tours from March to the end of November, and fishing is distinguished by successful catches throughout the year.

Can centuries-old sights and modern shopping centers successfully coexist? Of course they can if it’s Mozambique! A huge number of prestigious hotels and restaurants are concentrated here, reserves and national natural parks that are unique in their content, and the sights of Maputo and Beira will be able to charm all tourists without exception. A country of deserts and stone plateaus, flat beaches on the ocean coast and rocky mountains, a huge number of small markets and restaurants with unusual local cuisine – Mozambique will forever captivate tourists from Moscow and other regions with its color and brightness of emotions.

Area – 799,380 sq. km. The state stretches for 2,500 km along the Mozambique Strait of the Indian Ocean and borders Tanzania in the north, South Africa and Swaziland in the south and southwest, and Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi in the west.

Air flight. The most frequently used option is from Johannesburg to Maputo, Pemba, Vilanculos, Inhamban, from Nelspruit (South Africa) to Vilanculos or from Dar Es Salaam to Pemba. In addition, it is very easy to get to the southern part of Mozambique from South Africa from the Kruger Park area (on a good road about an hour and a half to the capital) or Kwa Zulu Natala (Cozy Bay, Santa Lucia).

Great Limpopo Transnational Park

The Ministry of Tourism attaches great importance to the restoration of national parks destroyed during the civil war. So, the Gorongoza National Park, 150 km from Beira, has been restored. Elephants are brought here from Botswana to increase their population. In April 2002, the Limpopo Transnational Park was opened, uniting the Kruger National Park (South Africa), the Gonareju (Zimbabwe) and Limpopo (Mozambique) parks – the world’s largest national park.

How to get there. The park is located on the border of three countries, the easiest way to get here is either from Nelspruit (South Africa), or from Maputo or Beira by land transfer.

North of Mozambique

city ​​island Mozambique,included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List since 1991, was the capital and Portuguese outpost on the way to India for gold, ivory and slave traders. The old part of the island is rich in historical and architectural sights. There are many buildings built of coral that date back to the 16th century. Many areas are sustained in the same architectural style, which is explained by the consistent, from century to century, the use of the same construction methods, building materials (makuchi stone) and facade decoration techniques. Kilometers of white sand and clear light blue waters of the Praia das Chocas beach on the mainland near the island of Mozambique made it very popular, as did the beaches of Praia de Fernao Veloso and Relanzapo at 80 km north of the island.

How to get there. Flight from Maputo.

Lake Niassa, located in the north-west of the country, as well as in neighboring Malawi and Tanzania, is one of the African Great Lakes (the third largest). It attracts with its crystal clear clear fresh water, as well as a unique underwater world. It has over 1,000 fish species, of which 600 are endemic. Here you can go diving, fishing, snorkeling and other water activities. It is very interesting to visit the island of Likoma. The reserved area around Niassa Reserve Lake (45,000 sq. km) is known for its large population of elephants and other animals. There are many ancient rock paintings in the mountains. On the eastern shore of the lake is a new nature reserve, a project of the Manda community (Manda), opened with the active participation of local residents. Here, on a 1000 sq. km inhabited by elephants,

How to get there: by flight from Maputo or Pemba, by charter from Pemba.

Pemba (Pemba). This picturesque city is located in the north of the country on the ocean. In its old part there are several traditional markets, where ancient silver is not uncommon among souvenirs. The palm-fringed Praia do Wimbe beach is famous for its “white” sand. From here, visitors can take a walk to the lighthouse and the nearby area of ​​Praia to Farol (Praia do Farol), home to the Makonde people (in addition to northern Mozambique, they also live in southern Tanzania and Malawi) – the best wood carvers in Africa. Here you can get acquainted with many of their curious traditional ceremonies and customs. Part of the area north of Pemba is included in the Kirimbas National Park, on its continental part you can meet elephants, leopards, lions, buffaloes, wild dogs, and many amazing birds.

How to get there. Twice weekly flights from Johannesburg and Dar Es Salaam, as well as flights from Maputo.

Quirimbas Archipelago National Park, consisting of 32 coral islands, including the beautiful island of Ibo (Ibo) – a former Portuguese trading post of the 18th century, stretches from Pemba to the Rovuma River (Rovuma) on the border with Tanzania for almost 200 km and covers both coastal and mainland areas. The area is gradually developing into a fashionable tourist resort with excellent recreational opportunities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, sailing and bird watching. Much of the south of the archipelago has recently received the status of Quirimbas National Park. Here you can meet many amazing birds, and the marine fauna consists of sharks, sea turtles, humpback whales, rare dugongs and about fifty varieties of corals. The amazingly beautiful island of Ibo can only be reached by boat.

How to get there. By boat from Pemba.

Visa to Mozambique

Russian citizens need a visa to enter Mozambique. You can get it both upon arrival in the country and in advance at the Moscow embassy. When applying for a visa at the border, you will need to fill out a questionnaire and pay 50 USD per person. To apply for a visa in Moscow, you will need to provide an application form, a passport with a validity of at least 6 months, confirmation of placement on official letterhead, confirmation of booking air tickets, 2 color photographs, a certificate of employment indicating wages and an extract from a bank account (for the last 3 months).

Mozambique Description