African travel tips when visiting Mozambique

Mozambique is mainly known for its beaches and shrimp, and Mozambique also offers visitors world heritage sites, colonial architecture and colorful local culture. The bustling markets sell exquisite sculptures and pots with wood and ivory sculptures of Macondi, recognized as one of the most sophisticated forms of art in Africa.

Mozambique also produced talented painters such as Malangatana, and rural murals decorate many walls, especially in Maputo. Traditional music in the form of Marrabenta music as well as the Marimba and calabash orchestra. In keeping with the rhythm of Africa, Nhao's dances and mapico embarking can be a scary sight. Popular activities for travelers include diving, snorkeling, bird watching and fishing in Marlin, catfish or catfish.

capital:

Maputo

climate:

Sub-tropical despite drought and low rainfall is common. The rainy season is October to April and the dry season is April to September.

Accuracy:

1 Mozambique metallic = 100 cents. Checks are recommended for USD or GBP. Change funds in accredited institutions. Credit cards are not widely accepted. A large number of traders prefer the USD. Import and export of local currency is prohibited.

Electricity:

220V, 50Hz. Plugs are 2 and 3 round pin.

the health:

Yellow fever vaccination is required from travelers over the age of one year from infected areas. Visitors are advised to take pre-arrival precautions against malaria (year-round risk throughout the country), hepatitis A, polio, typhoid and meningitis depending on the area visited and time of year. Other health concerns are primary medical facilities, unavailable medications, cholera (strictly maintaining food and water health) and influenza (risks extend throughout the year).

language:

The official language is Portuguese, but Japanese and Macawa are also spoken. English is not widely spoken but can be understood.

Public Holidays:

New Years 'Day (1 January); Heroes' Day (3 February); Women's Day (7 April); Labor Day (1 May); Independence Day (25 June); Victory Day (7 September) ; Armed Forces Day (25 September); Lost Day (2 November); Christmas Day (25 December); Boxing Day (26 December)

the shopping:

Baskets. Reed mats. Wooden carvings; masks; Printed cloth Leather goods Prawns; wine.

Social traditions:

Religion is mainly Roman Catholic, but other beliefs include Islamic, Hindu and traditional beliefs. Shaking hands is the usual form of greeting. Portuguese customs apply, for example, methods (Senhor / Senhora). The dress is informal and formal dress is rarely required. Safari suits for businessmen are acceptable in hot weather, while lightweight suits are recommended for the rest of the year.

Time difference:

GMT +2

TIPPING:

Ten percent of the usual, but frustrating in hotels. Taxi drivers expect 10 percent.

Top ten attractive description:

Maputo:

The capital has extensive roads lined with red acacia and flowering jacaranda trees. It offers many historic, cultural and scenic sites such as the Cathedral; City Council Rooms; Tandoro Gardens Train Station; Castle Museum and Natural History; Beaches include Praia da Macaneta. Punta do Ouro and Punta Malongan.

Khai-Khai:

224 km from Maputo; the nearby beach is a popular tourist destination where huge coral reefs protect the beaches from strong waves in high tides; In the area, you can also visit Praia do Chongoene, Bilene and Banhine National Park, with its rich diversity of wildlife.

Mozambique Island:

Around two-thirds of the island's World Heritage Site has been declared by UNESCO because of the buildings being built from coral; important places include the Palace of St. Paul, the Museum of Sacred Art and Fort of Sebastian; the nearby beaches are Praia de Fernão Veloso and Praia das Chocas; The main, in the city of Nampula, see the cathedral and museum.

Pera:

The second country town, Pera spread along the coast. See Largo do Municipio, Casa Portugal, Casa Infante de Sagres, Casa dos Bicos and Cathedral; the best beaches are found between Clube Nautico and the lighthouse. Nearby 'Six Miles' is an indoor resort with an artificial lake with islands where you can swim or rent pedal boats; view the game in the county in the famous Gorongosa National Park and the Buffalo Maromo Reserve.

Bazaruto:

The archipelago is a very popular tourist area consisting of the Bazaruto, Benguera, Magaroc and Santa Carolina islands off the mainland with high-quality hotels;

Pemba:

The city is characterized by its unspoilt natural beauty. Visit the Old Town, where you can visit many traditional markets and the beaches of Praia do Wimbe and Praia do Farol; nearby Ibo Island is part of the ideal Quirimbas archipelago.

Lake Niassa & Niassa Reserve:

Niassa County offers stunning views and landscapes. The Lake Niassa can be reached in only 4 × 4 and gives you a "real Africa" ​​experience, with fishing villages where you can buy fresh fish and coconut milk;

Inhaca Island:

34 km from Maputo in the bay, accessible by boat or aircraft; tours can be made in Ponta de Santa Maria and the Portuguese island.

Maputo Elephant Reserve:

79 km south of Maputo, the reserve is famous for elephant herds. Flamingos can also be seen on large inland lakes near the sea.

Old man's face:

In the city of Chimoio, 'Cabeça do Velho' is an amazing natural stone formation resembling the face of an old man.