Mozambique

Mozambique is a southern African nation with a long Indian Ocean coastline. The nation is rich in natural resources and has a lot of biodiversity with a tropical climate. 

Capital City

Maputo

Currency

Metical

Total population:

15.3 million (2020)

Languages spoken:

Portuguese, Makhuwa, Nyanja, Ndau

Cultural dos:

Greet everyone you pass, even if you don’t know them.

Cultural don’t:s

Don’t engage in too much PDA

Continent:

Africa, West Southern Africa specifically.

Top three foods the country is known for:

  • Mucapata (starch made with mung beans, coconut milk and rice smashed together), 
  • Grilled prawns
  • Galina Asada ( flame grilled chicken typically marinaded in peri-peri sauce)  

Bonus

  • Matapa (stewed cassava leaves cooked with onions, garlic, ground peanuts and coconut milk)

What the country is known for :

  • Liberation war hero Samora Machel
  • Gorgeous secluded beaches
  • Fine artisan artwork – crafts and sculptures
  • Gold, ivory and pirates

 

 

More About Mozambique​

I made my first visit to Mozambique in 2017. As a former Portuguese colony, Mozambique carries a unique blend of vintage Portuguese culture and Mozambique’s own indigenous flavour. A young country liberated in 1975, Mozambique’s subtropical climate and lovely beaches make for a fantastic getaway. The  breathtaking islands of Inhaca, Benguerra, Vilanculos and Medjumbe are local and international tourist favourites.

Seafood is a staple in Mozambique, so the fish market in Maputo is a must on your to-do list. You handpick whichever seafood you like, and they will cook it all for you. Some meats you might be familiar with (hake, oysters, prawns), but some you’ll have to take a risk and hope for the best. The trouble usually pays off, so not to worry.

English

Portuguese

Hello

Ola

Goodbye

Adeus

Please

Por favor

Thank you

Obrigado/Obrigada

How much?

Quantos

Do you speak English?

Voce fala Ingles?

Where is the toilet?

Onde e o banheiro

May I please have some water?

Posso por favor ter um pouco de agua?

I would like some food please

Eu gostaria de um pouco de comida por favor

Where can I get a taxi?

Onde posso pegar um taxi?

Places visited

Destination Gallery

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