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5 Great Reasons to Visit Mozambique – A Hidden Paradise

Mozambique may not be as popular as Tanzania or South Africa, but the place is just as gorgeous. A hidden gem, the nation boasts azure blue seas framing white sand beaches and an array of marine life to discover. Want to know more? Here are 5 great reasons to visit Mozambique!

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Look Forward to Island Hopping on Bazaruto Archipelago

The Bazaruto Archipelago, located just off the town of Vilanculos, is made up of six islands. The place is likened to the splendours of Seychelles and the Maldives and boasts pretty white sand beaches framed by exotic habitats where unique varieties of wildlife thrive. The place is a protected Marine National Park and is a favourite hot spot for spotting humpback whales, dolphins, turtles, and manta rays; hence, snorkelling and scuba diving is a top attraction there. The islands are home to local fisher communities. A dhow (traditional boat) ride is how you explore the islands.

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The Seafood is Amazing in Mozambique

Mozambique's traditional dishes are heavily influenced by the many years the nation spent as a Portuguese colony. This factor has blessed the country with a unique cuisine famous the world over. While the blend of spices is adopted from traditional Portuguese cooking, the ingredients being mainly seafood is unique to this nation. For instance, Mozambique's shellfish is said to be some of the best in the world. Plus, there is an abundance of seafood, which makes it less expensive. One of the most popular dishes there is the peri-peri prawn dish. Matata is a type of seafood stew there; it's an iconic dish and one you must try as it's not influenced by Portuguese roots. Mozambique holiday resorts are the ideal venues for savouring some of these local favourites and those which are part of chains like Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas are more than happy to treat you to local flavours.

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The Beaches are Stunners

If you are a sun worshipper, Mozambique must be on your bucket list. A place of stunning beaches, this nation can boast miles and miles of pristine sandy oases, lapped at by the azure blue Indian Ocean. Easy to reach from your resort in Mozambique is the town of Inhambane. This place is home to some of the best beaches in Mozambique. Plus, the area is home to one of the nation's oldest coastal settlements, which is a treat to explore. If you want to surf and dive, explore Tofo and Barra beaches. The Barra Peninsula is recommended for honeymooners seeking quieter beaches.

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You Get to Experience a Fascinating Culture

While the official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, the nation is a melting pot of culture, which is home to many ethnic groups and over 40 dialects! Thus, each ethnicity proudly holds on to its heritage. Traditional culture is well-preserved in Mozambique. As such, tourists are treated to traditional dances, songs, and ways of life, which have been passed down over generations.

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Add a Tour of Kruger National Park While Touring Mozambique

Mozambique is close to the Kruger National Park, which is Africa's largest game reserve. This park is a staggering 2 million hectares in size. It is also a top safari destination for viewing some of Africa's exotic game including leopard, lion, cheetah, rhinoceros, zebra, hippo, buffalo, and more.