Mozambique has its capital in the city of Maputo. It is a wonderful holiday destination because of its warm tropical climate. The dry season of May to November is the peak travel time and also best time to see Mozambique, as the temperature is cooler, there’s a lower chance of rain and perfect time for game viewing. The climate season which is the wet season is usually when you would expect brief showers of rain, which would then transcends to heavy downpours. Mozambique has a rich blend of unique culture, delicious cuisines and diverse ethnic groups. It's main ethnic groups in Mozambique are Makhuwa, Tsonga, Makonde, Shangaan, Shona, Sena, Ndau, and other indigenous groups. The people are split into predominantly Christians, a smaller population of Muslims and Indigenous Africans. Popular foods eaten here include prawns, peri peri chicken, bread rolls, maize porridge and seafood and peanut stew. The official language spoken in Mozambique is Portuguese while English is sometimes often spoken by the locals in the major cities.
The fastest and most convenient way of getting around the country is by air, there are several domestic flights available. For getting around the cities, you can use the buses, chapas, taxis and trains. Generally, the Mozambican people are extremely warm and friendly but petty crimes like muggings and robberies do occur.
Mozambique is a vibrant country from its bustling cities to the fishing villages. It is rich in amazing African wildlife reserves and beautiful natural landmarks. While you can take in the street life or enjoy quality time at one of its pristine beaches, another great way to explore the country like a local is to attend one of its many exciting festivals and cultural events. Whenever, you are in its thriving capital city of Maputo, you should attend the AZGO Festival, Kinani International Festival Of Contemporary Dance, Wine Festival and Marrabenta Festival. In the coastal village of Ponta Malongane, you can try the FORR-FEST, Mozamboogy, and the STRAB Festival featuring Rock and roll, blues and fusions of both by over 20 live bands. In the town of Quissico, there is also the Chopi Music Festival.
There are lots of fascinating attractions to see while in Mozambique, from historical attractions to breathtaking natural wonders. Some amazing places of interest you can explore in Mozambique include:
Niassa Reserve, a nature reserve which consists of the Miombo forest, savannah and wetlands. The reserve is home to the African wild dog which is an endangered species. On a tour of the reserve, you will also find the elephant, sable antelope, buffalo, wildebeest and zebra. There is also a variety birds species and the Meculas Mountain.
The Quirimbas National Park is a great place to see African leopards, elephant herds, and crocs, as well as schools of multi-coloured fish from the tropics.
There are over 10,000 hotels and apartments to stay in Mozambique, so you will be spoiled for choice especially when in Maputo.