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On it way to recovery from a brutal civil war that swept the nation in the mid 1990’s, Mozambique is a nation influenced by a mix of multiple cultures, from local tribes to Mediterranean, Portuguese, and Arab traders. It is situated in sub Sahara Africa on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Sheltered by Madagascar from the brunt of the cyclones in the Indian Ocean, the shores are relatively calm and waves lap gently onto the beautiful palm fringed beaches. Popular as a vacation destination for South Africans, you too will be able to swim or snorkel through coral reefs, or see the gentle grazing dugongs. The Bazaruto Archipelago is a must-see in particular for water lovers. The four secluded islands offer some of the top wreck diving locations in the world. Also be sure to stop at Mozambique Island once a Portuguese trading post and fortified city. It is known for its remarkable architectural unity, thanks to a consistent building style, and use of consistent building materials since the 16th century
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Where to go in Mozambique? 5 days total, short trip, piggy back after a business trip to Joburg. Ideas welcome. I like the unexpected, do not like crowds, enjoy ocean, local food and drinks, mixing with the locals best. looking to do explore on my own.
Hello,is there somebody who drove from Mauritanie to Mozambique? tell my and ou will be blesed
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Travel Tips from people who've been to Mozambique
If you are moving to Pemba, Mozambique, here are some tips on things to bring that you will not be able to find over there:
An electric water pitcher (the ones that boil water in less than a minute), a strainer (for noodles, etc.), silverware, solar shower, mosquito net(s), deodorant, a hand-held mirror, first-aid items, pens, paper, and any sources of protein that do not include meat (ie: peanut butter, protein bars, etc.). You can get many things in this city through two more "western" shops, although the prices are exorbitant due to import costs and the like; but by all means, if you have a need, bring enough money and buy what you need while there.

Don't, as "westerners", go walking outside past sunset unless you are in a LARGE group. The banditos (thieves/gang members) are very prominent in Pemba, and have a lot of control over the city. Violence towards tourists is not uncommon, so just be aware of your surroundings. Usually the natives are wonderful, hospitable people. Interact with them, try to learn some Portuguese, or Makua, Pemba Delgado's most widely spoken tribal language. The locals enjoy interacting with foreigners, and I think we enjoy our time spent with them as well, so make some effort to be kind and receive the kindness back two-fold. Don't be fooled by the Mozambicans' cunning way of manipulating though, and make sure to bargain when buying souvenirs & groceries, or it ruins the experience for the rest of the visitors coming, whom the natives will think are all then just as capable of paying the highest price they could possibly think to ask.

To women travelers:
Be careful, stay in groups while in public, hold tight to your purses/any valuables, and try not to look the male Mozambicans directly in the eye, they find it attractive and intriguing...unless you are looking to attract attention. 
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you can easily get there prom Maputo, take any bus (from Xiapamane) in a direction to Maxixe or Bilene. Lonely Planet travel book does not explain that very well, Bilene is 35km from the lagoon unlike what the guide book says. The bus (chapas is travelling in this direction more ferquently and it's only 200mz)will take you only to Bilene then you have to find something to Praia do Bilene. It's quite easy, you may also ask for help with this at the place you're staying. I recommend Praia do Sol - http://www.pdsol.co.za/ - they are bit aside from the main road but really great place, with fantastic food and atmposphere.
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One of the most surreal experiences one can have, go and sit at the Barlavento, enjoy the Deuce M beer and listen to the locals telling you about their history, a stop gap until most can get back into Zim was my conclusion
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