Mozambique Things to Do

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    Winter in Maputo
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    The Municipal Market
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  • The Municipal Market
    The Municipal Market
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Mozambique Things to Do

  • Scuba Diving in Ponta do Ouro

    There are a number of different scuba diving centres in Ponta. I chose to dive with Blowing Bubbles which is perhaps one of the smaller outfits in Ponta. The main factor in choosing this dive centre is the high level of personalised service that I received throughout my time diving with Blowing Bubbles. Mike, the owner, took time to find out what...

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  • Catholic Cathedral in Beira

    Centrally located, this is one of the few historic buildings in Beira to emerge from the civil war in reasonable repair. The cathedral was built in the early part of the 20th Century with stones that once formed part of San Caetano fort across the bay in Sofala. There is a children's playground in the gardens of the cathedral.

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  • Scuba Diving in Vilanculos

    I wanted to dive in Vilanculos because I specifically wanted to dive on Two Mile Reef off Bazaruto. My choice of dive centre was Odyssea Divers who are based at Casa Babi. It was very convenient for me as I was staying at Casa Babi anyway but from the outset I was really pleased with the way in which my queries were answered promptly and...

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  • Scuba Diving in Pemba 2

    Having spent some time diving in Pemba off Wimbe Beach I decided to venture further afield and dive the opposite side of the bay. I dived with Pemba Arti Lodge that is owned and run by Arnaud and Martinez Borchard. Arnaud took the time to talk to me and find out what my diving interests were and then pick the dive sites accordingly. The dives were...

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  • Scuba Diving in Pemba

    I dived with CI Divers because it was recommended by Rudi at Pemba Dive Centre and Bush Camp. CI Divers is owned and run by Pieter Jacobs. The centre is just off Wimbe Beach and offers diving for all levels of ability. It is quite a small set up but Pieter took time to talk to me, find out my diving interests and then select the most appropriate...

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  • Scuba Diving in Tofo

    There are a number of dive centres in Tofo and the one that I chose to dive with was Tofo Scuba. My initial reasons for choosing this dive centre was the free nitrox and the location of the centre. Once there, I found everyone working at the centre to be incredibly professional and very well organised. All equipment was extremely well maintained,...

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  • BARRA, Mozambique Beach Camping

    Camping at Barra Beach is really lots of fun. Aside from having a very wide Beach facing the Indian Ocean, the area is completey filled with coconut plantation which serve as shelter and provide conducive temperature. When we were there spent one night stay. The beach was very silent and clean. There were no dried branches or dried leaves stranded...

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  • A BIT OF BRITISH HISTORY - MAPUTO

    Standing in absolute contrast to the Communist Themed avenues and statues to great Mozambique leaders is the Louis Tregardt Trek memorial garden. A commemorative plaque in memory of the Voortrekker leader Louis Tregardt was unveiled on 12 October 1968 when South African Navy ships SAS Simon van der Stel, Kimberley and Mosselbaai visited Lourenço...

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  • SCALA - CULTURE IN MAPUTO

    Scala is an art house cinema/arts centre that is named after the Teatro alla Scala (Scala Theatre) built in Milan under the auspices of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in 1776. The actuality does not live up to the grandeur of its namesake, but it is an art cinema in the true sense of the name. The day I visited my guide told me it was closed...

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  • Turtles

    Take an evening trip to the beach WITH A GUIDE, and help turtle hatchlings reach the sea before the hermit crabs eat them.

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  • Snorkeling in Magaruque island

    Beautiful trip to the Magaruque island of the Bazaruto archipel where you can spend most of the day snorkeling on the coral reefs, lay on the sun and have a magnificent seafood meal, cooked on the boat just for you!

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  • Fortaleza

    The old fort was built by the Portuguese in the mid - 19th century near the site of an earlier fort.Inside is a garden and a small museum with remnanats from the era of early Portuguese forys to the era.

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  • Paintings & Sculptures

    Casa e Museu Malangatana;It's possible to visit the house and studio of Malangatana, Moz's most renowned painter.It is filled with dozens of his own paintings as well as several sculptures of Alberto Chissano. Call ahead to arrange an appointment.

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  • MAPUTO - MERCADO MUNICIPAL

    This massive market has it all. Outside the entrance you can find men selling watches and sunglasses. Unfortunately you can also find your pocket picked by the many thieves that stare at you as you walk by. Inside is an explosion of colourful fruits and vegetables (mostly from South Africa). As you walk towards the interior you find the fish and...

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  • DRIVING TO 'MOZ'

    Want to go to Mozambique from South Africa? The High Commission in Nelspruit is the closest Consulate Moz has to the border. If you come from a Portuguese speaking country, you may not need a visa. Every other nationality is welcome – as long as you pay. They do it in about 1 hour. The office is now at 32 Bell Street - upstairs. Most guidebooks and...

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  • FRENCH/MOZAMBIQUE CULTURE - MAPUTO

    The French-Mozambican Cultural Centre is housed in a large, mostly wrought iron, building across from the Cathedral of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. The large structure was a colonial hotel built in 1896. It was opened at the Cultural Centre on 13 July 1995. You can wonder in for free and see various art works and dsipalys. There is also a large...

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  • THE PORTUGUESE FORT – MAPUTO

    Maputo's most evocative landmark is the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceiao (Our Lady of Conception). This Portuguese fort (or Fortaleza) was built in the mid-18th century on top of earlier fortifications. Its striking architecture, battlements and cannons have a dominant position over the main harbour area. Inside are several striking reliefs...

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  • THE GRAND TRAIN STATION - MAPUTO

    The Grand Train Station is dominated by a large dome designed by Gustave Eiffel (Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty). Eiffel lived in Portugal in the 1870’s and designed several buildings for the Portuguese Colony of Mozambique. Just to add to the sense of history and grandeur, several old steam trains still sit on the tracks. There are daily trains...

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  • THE HOT BOX - MAPUTO

    The Iron House (Casa do Ferro) was designed by Gustave Eiffel in the late 1800’s as a house for the Portuguese Governor of Mozambique. The building itself answers the question – did Eiffel ever go to Africa? He designed the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and Maputo’s grand Train Station. This is not his finest design in terms of form or...

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  • Look for the monkeys

    Sometimes, when you are taking your breakfast or evening tea at the outside area of your chalet this beduins will come over just to try the chance of getting some delicacies (better not get used to) ;)

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  • Flying over Quirimbas Archipelago

    You will have great views upon the air. Intense colours and a magnificent 30 minutes flight over Quirimbas Archipelago.

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  • Bedroom -> breakfast -> beach...

    Ok and there is a pool as well, but I could not think of how to start "Pool" or "swim" with a "b" to fit in with my title.

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  • Horse ride on the beach

    The horses were (quite) well behaved, and the humans extremely well behaved! It is such a wonderful experience having a beach ride at dusk and coming across a turtle crawling up onto the beach to lay her eggs. We felt like nature's guests.

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  • EARLY MORING FISH WITH THE LOCALS

    Fancy an early morning fish breakfast? Have a fish along costal areas with some of the local men. They get up early and will probably let you join them for a small gift. The guys are out early to provide a good daily meal for their families and socialise at the same time. They are happy to have company, as this is a fun morning out as well.There...

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  • BUY SOME EGGS

    OK. I did not. And I still feel bad about it every time I look at these pictures. Some 'Highways' can suddenly become non-existent in ‘Moz’. This poor kid was trying to sell some eggs to feed his family. And I did not stop. I am not a bad person, I just did not need the eggs. On the bright side there was (surprisingly!) a lot of traffic and he was...

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  • swimming in the wild with dolphins and...

    Of course these dolphins live in the wild, so you can not always expect to see them when going on sea, but... there is really a very good chance and you can just jump from the boat with a snorkle when you spot them and then almost touch them... and no... they don't seem to mind at all, on the contrary, they are as curious as we are... And it's...

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  • Tofu Bay snorkling with Whale Sharks

    At Tofu Bay we arranged a snorkling-trip. Although the Sea was rough, we were able to swim with Mantas. And not one but some 20. It was great to experience. A little time later at the Whale Shark Channel, we saw 3 Whale Sharks. After a little time of hesitation we jumped into the water and swim with them. Really amazing. 8 meters long and...

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  • Laurentina beer

    Laurentina is a popular light Mozambican beer. Once in Mozambique, one should try it. :)I've read somewhere (?) that Laurentina started being export to South Africa in 2004 and, in early 2006, to the United Kingdom as well.

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  • toilets in mozambique

    yeah, pretty nasty, eh? and it smelled about as bad as it looks. even i didn't have the courage to lift the lid to see what it looked like on the inside!

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  • From Inhaca visit Portugeuse Island

    From Inhaca you can visit the portugeuse island, no ppl live there, at low tide you can swim over...

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  • Roadside Stalls and Markets

    Many roadside stalls and markets sell all sorts of goods, fresh fruit, vegtables, Potery,basketry, cane furniture, curios, masks, drums, mats,paintings, furniture

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  • Buy and cook Crayfish, shellfish and...

    If you have cooking facility then buy huge crayfish from locals, shell fish and fish, its very cheap and locals walk on beaches selling it, included a pic of shellfish on shore

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  • Beautiful Plant life and trees

    really amazing thousands of palms in Inhambane and massive big trees...........I include some pictures we took

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  • WATER SPORT

    Available on many parts of the coast, but the ones I have here are at Inhambane Barra lodge, Ocean Safari, Scuba diving, Snorkel, Sunset cruises...etc

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  • Turtle nesting

    Between October/November up to March, loggerhead and leartherback female turtles come to the beaches at Ponta Mamoli and around, to lay their eggs. At dusk, and throughout the night, they laboriously crawl up the beach, dig a hole, and lay up to 300 eggs (if I remember correctly). Be careful not to disturb them. Once they start laying their eggs,...

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  • Dolphin delight

    What a wonderful experience! They aren't furry or cuddly, but humans are still drawn to them. Even the sea sickness did not detract from the experience.

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  • You have to have Shrimp !!!

    .Once in Mozambique one has to have Shrimp !!! Shrimp pisciculture is one of the main industries that drives the country's economy. Once in Maputo it wouldn't be difficult to find a nice restaurant with shrimp in its menu.

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  • A hidden Treasure Island

    Mozambique Island is a wonder and the only UNESCO monument in the country. The island was the Portuguese capital during their Empire in Asia. There lived Portuguese heroes, such as Luis de Camoes (who has a monument in front of the sea), or the Spanish Jesuit Francisco Javier.I saw a castle from the XVI century (destroyed two centuries later by the...

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  • Enjoy the open space (during off season)

    If you go between May and August, you will have as much space and serenity as you could possibly want.

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  • Watch the locals fishing

    It is an amazing expereience to go out to the tide pools during low tide and watch the days activities.

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  • Gardens at the Polana Hotel

    On one of our walking excursions a beer became necessary. The Polana was close by. What a beautiful place. The gardens are exquisite. Have a beer in the very nice bar and take a walk through the gardens.

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  • The beach from the Holiday Inn

    I found the sea at Maputo had a grey/ brown colour. Gary said it could have been because it rained quite heavily in the north the week before. But the beaches are not that clean either. We walked on the beach (with shoes) and it is a beautiful view over the ocean. Luckily the Holiday Inn had a great pool and you had an excellent view from the pool....

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  • Walk

    Going to the Mall for the first time we took the taxi. R100 later we realised it is not even an hour's walk. We walked again the next day taking a different road. On these roads I found all the nice pic's (see off the beaten path tips) of exciting building styles.You get a feel of the people when you walk. The sidewalks are a bit congested. There...

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  • Smelly Market

    The entrance area is bad. I had the same experience in Mauritius. All the food and especially the fish is in the front part of the market. The fish is very fresh and very well priced but that smell. We looked quickly and moved on. Luckily I had Sagers(see restaurant tip) to cook the calamari. There is a lot of junk shops with typical western...

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  • Relax, swim,play frisbee, drink and...

    Played a lot frisbee with SergioSwam under some big braking wavesSnorkeled with the whale sharksDrink a lot of free boozerested in the hammocksran on da beach till i though i would diedrank a lot of liquidsspoke a little portugueseplayed some groovy tunes in the main hutdozed under the stars

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