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Africa has always been a magnet for travelers with adventurous spirit and for those eager of unique experiences. Over years some countries have gained the status of must-see tourist destinations (South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, etc.), while other remained shadowed by them. Fortunately, with the power of Internet and changes occurring in the other countries, other destinations can finally get their moment under the spotlight. One of those yet to be discovered gem is Mozambique, a country with a relatively well developed tourist infrastructure that offers great accommodation options, from affordable backpackers’ lodges to world class luxury resorts. If you are headed to Mozambique and worry about accommodation, do not be, here are some of the best options the country has to offer.


Hotels in Maputo

As lifeblood of Mozambique, Maputo should be inevitable on the Mozambique itinerary, and if you decide to stay there you will have many accommodation options available, so you will surely find some that fits your need. The Southern Sun Maputo, for instance, offers you a pleasant experience reasonably away from the city noise. The hotel building tells a story about the country’s history, mixing the charm of colonial style with African heritage. The lack of terraces in the room can be quite annoying, but it is compensated by the large and lush yard. If you are searching for a more luxurious feel, be sure to check in in 5 stars rated Polana Serena Hotel, with an indoor pool, outdoor pull, full service spa, fitness center, and a jetted tub in every room. The hotel is located in a vivid neighborhood, near the Museum of Natural History and Eduardo Mondlane University.


Suburban Rentals in Maputo

Sure, hotels have their perks, like getting everything you need on a plate, but if you prefer your privacy and truly experiencing the spirit of a city like a local, you can try renting a house or an apartment in some of Maputo’s suburbs. You can find a vast offer of such options on property websites such as Casamozambique. You can even have some of the comforts of a hotel, e.g. a swimming pool. Suburban rentals offer you the possibility to live like a citizen of Maputo, discover different restaurants nearby, that are more likely more affordable than the tourist hotspots in the center of the city, communicate with locals, and get to know some of the authentic African bars and pubs around.Mozambique cathedral

The Country Lodges

If you would rather escape the city into lush nature, with a cozy accommodation, you are in luck, since Mozambique is filled with such options, throughout the entire territory. Kara O’Mula Country Lodge is located in Mulanje, and most of the units feature a terrace view on the green vivid garden, while others will also not disappoint with mountain views. In Harare, you can find the Wild Geese Lodge, for those tourists who prefer a truly apartment-like accommodation. Here, the rooms have their own seating and dining areas, and kitchenette equipped with basic appliances.


Island Resorts

The two most famous tourist destinations in Mozambique are Bazaruto Archipelago and Quirimbas Archipelago. Both of them have various options for tourists, both the backpackers searching to save some bucks and regular tourists just keen on enjoying at the beach. One of the most fascinating island escapes is located within Bazaruto Archipelago. The Azura retreat is a true luxury hideaway, with sublime view of the Indian Ocean and no other hotel or tourist spot for miles/kilometers away. Across the country, Quirimbas Archipelago hides its smallest island, Medjumbe, with pristine powdery white beach and turquoise blue sea. The size of the island instantly gives it an aura of exclusivity, while the lodges, on the other side, are quite modest, but still comfy.

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Wherever you decide to stay, the “Terra de Boa Gente” as Vasco de Gama called Mozambique, will not disappoint you, but dazzle you with its genuine kindness, staggering beauty and true desire to make the guests’ desires a priority.


Two plane parts found in Mozambique almost certainly came from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the transport ministers of Australia and Malaysia say.

The two parts were found separately by members of the public and were flown to Australia for analysis.

Australia’s Darren Chester said the finds were “consistent with drift modeling” of ocean currents.

MH370 vanished in March 2014 with 239 people on board.

The plane went out of contact while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Satellite data suggests it likely went down in the southern Indian Ocean after veering off course for unknown reasons.MH370 debris Mozambique

The fate of the plane, its passengers and crew remains one of aviation’s biggest unsolved mysteries.

One of the parts retrieved in Mozambique was found on a sandbank by an amateur US investigator in late February. That find prompted a South African tourist to come forward with a piece he found in Mozambique in December.

Darren Chester said the investigation team had finished examining the debris and found both were “consistent with panels from a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft”, the same make as the missing plane.

“The analysis has concluded the debris is almost certainly from MH370,” he said in a statement, adding that it showed that the vast deep-sea search for the plane in the southern Indian Ocean, being led by Australia, was focusing on the right place.

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai later told a news conference that paint samples from the debris indicated they were parts of the missing plane.

“First, the two pieces of debris belong to Boeing 777 parts. Secondly, from the paint and the stencils of these two pieces, it is similar to MAS [Malaysian Airlines] airlines paint. We conclude it is most certain [it] belongs to MH370,” he said.

The Australia-led search is scanning the sea floor, much of it previously unmapped, in the hope of locating the wreckage.

Darren Chester said that would continue for now, with 10,000 sq miles of ocean still be to covered.

However, the three countries have said that barring significant new evidence, they will end the operation once the area has been fully searched.

The MH370 search is expected to be completed in the coming months.

Meanwhile, officials are arranging to collect and examine a fourth piece of debris, found at Mossel Bay in South Africa’s southern coast on March 21 by a local archaeologist.

The piece apparently bears a part of the logo of Rolls Royce, the British company which manufactures engines for aircraft including the Boeing 777.

Malaysia says it is awaiting permission from South Africa to conduct a search of its coast for more debris.