Summer bliss in Mozambique

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Head to Mozambique this summer. There is so much to do there. This is the prime African destination for relaxation. Beaches, clear blue seas, coconut groves, sunny days and fresh seafood. We can offer you some of the best all-inclusive packages to ensure that your Mozambique holiday is unforgettable. Why Mozambique, then, for your next summer holiday?

Horse riding
Scuba diving
Dhow Sailing

 

  1. Activities

There is so much to do in Mozambique. Every day is like summer. Every evening offers the starriest skies ever. This is indeed paradise. If you love the great outdoors, take a look at the amazing activities that Mozambique has to offer you:

  • Canoeing, kayaking into serene and pristine mangrove swamps
  • Sailing – on a traditional dhow or on a luxury catamaran yacht,
  • Surfing – there are plenty of hotspots where big waves come and go, and it is always warm
  • Quad biking – follow tracks into coconut groves and idle slowly past the local villages
  • Sand boarding – climb the high sand dunes of the BazarutoArchipegalo and enjoy the ride down
  • Horse riding – allow your horse to kick up the sand as you canter up white, unpopulated beaches

Aaaaahhhh this IS the life. Relax afterwards with a cold beer and a swim in a sparkling swimming pool in your luxury accommodation.

  1. Blissful island escapes

Mozambique is one of the best island destinations in east Africa. The Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos offer remote and idyllic island destinations where relaxation and romance are the keywords.

  • Bazaruto Archielago – find the home of the rare dugong, sea horses, manta rays and whale sharks in the warm Indian Ocean waters around Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Magaruque Island and Santa Carolina (or Paradise) Island. Accessible via Vilankulo port and town, these idyllic islands promise holidays full of fun, sea and sun – visitors can dive to their heart’s content, fish, walk, swim, snorkel and try a range of exciting water sports. Stay in luxury villas and lodges on the shores where smiling staff and professional service enhance your island holiday.
  • Quirimbas Archipelago – these remote islands, off the coast of northern Mozambique close to Pemba, are still relatively untouched and the Indian Ocean around them a diver’s paradise. Book a special island package to Ibo, Azura Quilalea, Matemo or Medjumbe Islands and be surprised by the wondrous settings, white beaches and sparkling clear blue seas! Stay in fantastic Mozambique holiday accommodation where luxury beach lodges and villas take your breath away.

 

  1. Spa treatments for relaxation
  • Anantara Spa – The Sanctuary Spa is rated as one of the “best 101 spas of the world”. Rejuvenate your soul and spirit using a large range of treatments and specialist hydro facilities. The spa offers guests five treatment rooms as well as an ice pool, wet room, hydrotherapy pool, Rhassoul Chamber, health bar and relaxation areas. Ask your masseuse about the latest Sunset Treatment: you enjoy a glass of chilled champagne and a soothing foot ritual, followed by a private Rhassoul treatment and a delicious picnic thereafter. Reconnect with your inner self.
  • Ibo Island Spa – Ibo’s treatments have been culturally inspired and can include traditional body scrubs prepared using Ibo coarse sea salt and zesty lemon grass grown locally as part of the lodges’ garden project. The characteristic Ibo Island Musiro ‘white face mask’ is also popular. Traditionally made from the bark of a tree and painted onto the face using a coconut husk brush, the gentle paste ensures skin is protected from the sun and when removed leaves skin silky soft.  The Mussiro mask is typically traditional to northern Mozambique and is the exotic and beautiful mask that many of the Ibo women wear daily.
  • Azura Boutique Retreats Quilalea – Recently voted one of the world’s Top 10 Spas, the AzuraQuilalea spa is actually quite simple. Situated higher than the lodge and its romantic villas, the spa looks out over the Indian Ocean from a small cliff. Therapists only use natural African ingredients and every treatment starts with a scented foot bath, while your therapist discusses what you need.
  • Maputo’s Polana Serena Hotel – Our stunning new ‘Maisha’ Mind Body and Spirit Spa facility offers an ultra-modern gym, aerobics studio, indoor pool area, and separate spa areas for men and women. The facilities include:
  • An 18m landscaped pool set amid extensive tropical gardens
  • A state-of-the-art gymnasium and cardio studio
  • An aerobic studio offering workouts to include; cardiovascular, kick boxing, dance, yoga, Tai chi and ‘stretch and sculpture’
  • Steam, sauna, lap pool, sun-deck and juice bar
  • A full range of holistic massage, de-tox and aromatherapy treatments
  • A unisex hair and beauty salon
  1. Fine food

Have you ever sampled the staple food of Mozambique? This is ncima, a thick porridge made from maize (corn) flour. Most Mozambicans also love cassava and rice as their staple carbohydrates. Dine on these with delicious sauces of vegetables, meat, beans or fish.

Another favourite is chicken, preferably peri-peri chicken,  not for the faint-hearted. Mozambicans drink beer with their meals and you too can sample their local brews (pombe). These are made from maize, sugar cane, mangos, cassavas and cashew fruits. Palm wine (sura) is also popular in southern areas. A must-try sauce is matapa, made from cassava leaves or other greens, ground peanuts or coconut, and sometimes shrimps.

Visitors to Mozambique love the fresh seafood served straight off the boats – prawns, especially peri-peri and rich garlic prawns. What about easy-eating prego rolls, soft white Portuguese rolls (paõ) and of course fresh tropical fruits and nuts, including the regal coconut.

  1. Meeting friendly local people

Once upon a time, Arab traders arrived on the shores of Mozambique. They landed, socialised with the local African people and created a hybrid culture. They all spoke Swahili and today, there is evidence of the Arab culture wherever you go in Mozambique. It is interesting to note that in the south, cultural groups such as the Thonga trace their families through the male line (patrilineal). Groups in the north are matrilineal, tracing their ancestry back through their mothers!

In Mozambique the people are friendly! You will find the Shangaan, Chokwe, Manyoka, Sena and Makua tribes, all coexisting peacefully. Add to the mix your Europeans, Euro-Africans and Indians and you have a fascinating melting pot of culture and tradition. Mozambicans love soccer, their favourite sport.

Book your package to Mozambique today. We guarantee you the holiday of a lifetime!