The Top Five Reasons To Visit Mozambique
There are not many countries in the world with a 2500 kilometre coastline. Mozambique is one of them, and it gets better: its coast stretches along the tropical Indian Ocean. And yet, it is one of the lesser-known beach destinations in Africa. The country has left a rather tumultuous past behind and is now looking forward to becoming one of the eco-tourism hotspots in Southern Africa. The coast is truly untouched: this is a place where you can go for walks for hours without seeing another soul, where you can buy fresh seafood from the local fishermen on the beach, where you can watch the sunset and feel like Crusoe. Yes, there are beautiful 5-star resorts, but there is always the charm of remote, rural Africa too. You will find this blend of culture and beauty in few beach destinations around the world. And that’s not all. The coastline is dotted with some of the most beautiful and untouched archipelagos in the Indian Ocean. These protected areas are a must-do on every scuba-diver’s bucket list and every nature’s lover. If you want to combine a beach holiday with a safari, there are wonderful packages for a safari in the nearby Kruger National Park in South Africa and a beach holiday in Mozambique.
Make the year 2020 a year of mindfulness, a year of wellbeing for the body and the soul. A destination that is not overrun by tourism and boasts untouched, protected nature and invigorating culture is ideal for a conscious journey. Enjoy the barefoot luxury of this Indian Ocean paradise without leaving an ecological footprint.
Here are the top five reasons to visit Mozambique:
1. Miraculous Beauty & A Conservation Superstar
You don’t have to travel all the way to the Whitsunday Islands in Australia or Fiji to experience a tropical paradise at its best. The picture speaks for itself: white sandy beaches; shallow, turquoise waters; and small private islands, somewhere lost in the Indian Ocean. Large areas like the Bazaruto Archipelago as shown in the image are under protection and are home to some of the rarest and most exquisite species like the dugong. Other beautiful animals include whale sharks, dolphins or turtles. In partnership with the National Administration of Conservaton Areas (ANAC) Bazaruto is the first marine reserve that falls under African Park’s management.
2. Scuba Diving & Other Activities
All the beautiful marine animals and the largely intact coral reefs make Mozambique a scuba diving hotspot. Explore the depths of the Indian Ocean with experienced guides and experience untouched underwater beauty as you have never seen it before. Should you prefer shallow waters, the archipelagos are also ideal for snorkeling and less adventurous activities. Stand-up paddling, sailing and deep sea fishing (with a strict catch & release policy, of course) are just as popular. Otherwise, simply stroll along the beach for hours and take in the stunning beauty of nature.
3. The Antidote to Overtourism
You might find yourself alone on these long walks on the beach. Mozambique is truly an antidote to overtourism. You won’t have to fight for your spot under the palms trees or a table in the restaurant or stress about whether there is still space on the next activity. Just take the day as it comes and lean into your mood, simply do whatever you feel like. Now this is being mindful, this is what it means to reconnect with yourself and with nature.
4. A Romantic Holiday Redefined
What better way to enjoy this remoteness and privacy than with your better half? Whether you are on your actual honeymoon or just a romantic trip to reconnect and rejuvenate together, Mozambique is the place to go. Get ready for a perfect blend of adventures during the day out on or in the water and intimate moments on the beach when the sun is setting.
5. Beautiful Eco-Lodges & Crusoe Feels
Have you always dreamt of staying in a beach hut right by the ocean, where the sun wakes you up early in the morning and the crashing of the waves calls for a siesta out on the deck? While you won’t find one resort next to each like in other Indian Ocean destinations, Mozambique is home to a number of 5-star beach lodges that perfectly combine the casual Crusoe remoteness with conscious luxury and comfort. Find out more from our travel designers!
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