Mozambique is an up-and-coming African hot spots, beautiful beaches, excellent diving and magical islands. Go diving around the Bazaruto Archipelago, sail on a dhow through mangrove channels or relax under the palms in the Quirimbas Archipelago, taking an off-beat safari in the wilds of Gorongosa National Park, walking the cobblestone streets past stately colonial buildings on Ilha de Mozambique, a coffee bar in one of the lively outdoor cafes in Maputo (or perhaps a caipirinha in one of the jazz bars), see the silversmiths at work at Ibo Island or dance to country music brand marrabenta.

For nearly two decades, many of these attractions were inaccessible because of a prolonged guerrilla war. Now are dark times in the past, and Mozambique is one of the rising stars of Africa, with an upbeat atmosphere, markets full of 2,500 kilometers and a coastline waiting to be discovered. If you are willing to something tamer, stick to the south of Mozambique, where roads and communication routes (especially with neighboring South Africa) are good and plentiful housing options. For more adventure, head across the Zambezi River in the jungles of northern Mozambique, one of the last frontiers of Africa. Getting around here a while, but the paradisiacal coastal panoramas and sense of space, pure adventure and travel – for those with a healthy budget – some of the lodges on the mainland of the island paradise to make the trip licas well worth it.


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