Best African Beach & Safari Destination of 2019
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to many, is just a little-known place somewhere in Africa, but it used to be a
haven of beach activity, a vacation resort of note for the surrounding
territories of Zimbabwe and South Africa, the place to go for exquisite prawns
and other Portuguese fare.
this was prior to the turn of the century and to it becoming a war torn
political tug of war that saw the tourist industry petty much die for a period
of time. But Mozambique is back!
much so in fact, that preferred African safari and guided tour operators
are now including it amongst their favoured destinations and another
great offering for their international tourists. Now many believe that Mozambique is your best luxury beach
destination of 2019.
is really different to its neighbours, in that it has this cultural Portuguese
heritage which gives it an ambience that is different and very European in a
charming way. It is more of a sea, sand and sun experience than the safari
experiences of its neighbours, so the combination of a South African safari and
a beach extravaganza to Mozambique is popular.
some of the finest beaches, hotels and cuisine and is one of the richest melting
pots of cultures to be found anywhere on this vast colourful continent. There
are also beautiful islands, some very unspoiled - and the place is famous for
off the beaten track idyllic beaches and adventure spots, apart from the
excellent standard tourist offerings of palm-fringed sands, National Parks and
historic places of interest.
The Best Time To
Although Mozambique is
very much a year-round destination with warm coastal tropical climate areas (maximum
temperatures are only between 25 - 30°C), peak season would have to be July to
October (essentially the winter months) thanks to the more pleasant
temperatures than those experienced in May (which is very hot) and the rainy
period of Dec to March.
aforementioned, it is easily accessible from its internationally famous
neighbour South Africa and a visit to the Kruger Park in South Africa is just a
stone’s throw from Mozambique. A short flight from
Johannesburg or Kruger National Park will transport you to Vilanculos, a much-fancied small
beach town with coastal charm, beautiful beaches and great water sports!
This is also the
gateway to one of Mozambique’s highlights – the Bazaruto Archipelago, an amazing cluster of tropical islands and sandbar swirls,
preferred by some to the mainland.
What To See And Do
coastal resorts and hotels have everything that can be offered in line with a
lazy, luxurious beach vacation and adventurous water sports of every kind.
Apart from enjoying the beaches though, there is a wealth of ancient and recent
history that many find fascinating here.
Capital city Maputo is well worth a visit and is a vibrant centre of cultural
and business activity – a sort of gateway to the leisure resorts. Wonderful aromas
waft across from spice markets and sidewalk cafés and its
classic Mediterranean-style buildings on wide, palm-lined
streets that adorn its very colonial hotels, are in
contrast to its modern concrete apartment blocks.
The Maputo Central Train
Station is just one of the
many colonial style buildings that one should see - and also explore the
Fortress of Maputo and head towards Independence Square to see
the neo-classical City Hall, The Iron House and the Cathedral of Our Lady of
the Immaculate Conception.
It is the beauty and splendour of the aforementioned topical
islands though and the dazzling white sands and crystal-clear waters where one
can see and become one with abundant marine life that really brings the
tourists to this place.
Snorkelling and diving, between languishing on pristine
beaches eating, sleeping and sipping on a tropical cocktail, is the Mozambican
way, on the mainland or on the islands.
The Machangulo Peninsula is a favoured secluded
area of sand dune forests and unspoilt almost deserted golden beaches. This is
just an hour’s boat ride from Maputo.
So, mainland or islands – Which is better? Well it simply
depends on the level of seclusion you desire. Are you on a real romantic
getaway from it all or a ‘stay with the action’ and hope for a romantic
connection vacation? In this, the month of romance, we’ll let you make that
we at Jewel of Africa can
help with though is to create a great package designed for your pocket and
availability, your desires and preferences. For a honeymoon, fun family
holiday, adventurer, explorer or history buff vacation, contact
us and we’ll cater specifically for you and go out of our way
to really make sure that Mozambique is
your best luxury beach destination of 2019.