Mozambique Luxury Holidays
Formally known as a place of political unrest, Mozambique is now the most up-and-coming luxury holiday destination in Africa, and arguably, the world. With an upbeat atmosphere, overflowing markets and a 2500km coastline waiting to be discovered, it’s no wonder that this is Africa’s hot-spot. Mozambique is located on southeast Africa, nearby to Madagascar and with the Mozambique Channel drifting along the coastline.
Culturally, Mozambique provides an interesting contrast to other countries in southern and east Africa, with strong European, Arabian and Latin influences. Maputo, the vibrant capital feels more Latin American than African, and in its heyday it was considered to be as beautiful as Cape Town or Rio. Reggae, calypso, marrabenta, fado, samba, bossa nova, and maxixe are the sorts of sounds you can expect the local people to be bopping to. The local fare is cooked with spices and flavours such as bay leaves, garlic, fresh coriander, paprika, chili peppers, red sweet peppers and wine that was introduced by the Portuguese. Popular dishes include Prego (steak roll), rissóis (battered shrimp) and the popular inteiro com piripiri (whole chicken in piri-piri sauce) are all Portuguese dishes commonly eaten in present-day Mozambique.
The Mozambique Resorts
Picture this: sailing on a dhow through mangrove channels or lazing under the palms before braving the ocean waters yourself for a leisurely swim. The magnificent transparent waters are an irresistible invitation to go swimming, snorkelling and diving and admire the extraordinarily beautiful coral reef and the underwater marine life. Because of its climate, warm waters and vast beach area Mozambique is rich in many marine species. Holiday travellers to Mozambique are attracted to its spectacular beaches and offshore island archipelagos. Two of these have attracted a small number of exclusive beach lodges, such as The Azura Retreat in the Bazaruto Archipelago and the Vamizi Island Lodge in the Quirimbas Archipelago - offering spectacular barefoot luxury amidst the sandy beaches and coral lagoons.