Welcome to paradise!
Saloma, olá, hello! Welcome to the beautiful country Mozambique! As this amazing South African country joins our Socialbnb family, we want to take the chance and introduce you to its features.
Since Mozambique has a long coastline along the Indian Ocean, it is no wonder that this country has magnificent, white sandy beaches. Beautiful, crystal clear, and lovingly warm water invites you for relaxing days at the beach. What is missing in order for it to be just like paradise? Indeed, palm trees that are offering their pleasing shade. Be aware of falling coconuts though! The most beautiful beaches are supposed to be Bilene, Barra Beach Club, and Tofo. Pack your sunscreen and off you go!
Talking of coconuts, other food you should give a try is Matapa. Matapa is a typical creamy main dish made out of peanuts, cassaca tree leaves and coconuts. Usually its side dish is Chima, a sort of corn porridge. Something else you should try are some of Mozambiques wild fruits with funny names such as: Malamba, Mavungua, Mambimi, or Tintsiva, just to name a few. Ask a local person for guidence just to be on the safe side. Of course you shouldn’t just randomly eat fruits that you don’t know.
Maputo, Mozambique’s capital, is located in the south. It is a pretty modern city, with a huge variety of architecture. Within Maputo you will find the Feima Market, which is a great place for purchasing handmade arts and crafts. As so many other African countries, Mozambique was colonized once. You can learn all about it in its pretty history museums. A must-see is Fort Maputo. It was built by the Portoguese back in the mid-19th century, hence it is one of the oldest buildings within Maputo. From there you have a great view over the market, harbour, and the ocean.
Dive into the Mozambiquan world and experience this great country by yourself! Even though a vast part of Mozambique has been horribly flooded in march 2019, the South and the region around our NGO has not been affected. They still offer you a lovely place to stay and welcome you whole heartedly! They can really use your support right now. So feel free to book via Socialbnb!
Written by: Sophie Fritzen
Edited by: Robert Beahr