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Cultural experiences in Mozambique
Cultural experiences in Mozambique
Cultural experiences in Mozambique
Cultural experiences in Mozambique
Cultural experiences in Mozambique
Cultural experiences in Mozambique
Cultural experiences in Mozambique

Cultural experiences in Mozambique

Incredible cultural experiences in Mozambique

Mozambique can offer really unique African cultural experiences - which have their roots in its Bantu and Swahili history, overlaid with Portuguese colonial rule and more recently its struggles for independence. All this has left a lively arts culture including exotic cuisine, and music and dancing with a vibrant Latin edge.

For those interested in history, we'd single out the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilha de Mozambique as a fascinating destination - worthy of a visit even if you don't choose to stay here. This fortified city was once a Portuguese strong hold, and the stone town boasts amazing architecture, including churches, a museum and several colonial buildings.

Many lodges in Mozambique place emphasis on sustainable tourism and community involvement. This, in turn, offers the chance to visit communities and villages where you'll experience a warm welcome, learn about the culture and lifestyle, and be able to meet and interact with local people.

Best camps & lodges for Cultural experiences in Mozambique


Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge offers a fascinating cultural and historical experience of Ibo Island. Once a Portuguese stronghold, a great deal history still remains, and the lodge can organise guided walks to local villages and to historical sites highlighting the colonial architecture.


97% (7 reviews)
Ibo Dhow Safari

Ibo Dhow Safari

Visiting the traditional fishing villages in the Quirimbas isn't staged; it's a friendly way to experience a real slice of African island life. Fishermen build dhows on the beach, silversmiths make jewellery using ancient techniques, and curious children call out greetings.


100% (2 reviews)
Terraco das Quitandas

Terraco das Quitandas

A boutique hotel in the heart of Ilha de Moçambique’s stone town, Terraço das Quitandas offers an authentic stay in a historical and culture rich area. It's suited to the more independent traveller who is willing to explore and discover the island for themselves.


100% (1 review)
Nkwichi Lodge

Nkwichi Lodge

Nkwichi is a key part of the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and its levels of community involvement are absolutely superb. You can visit a local village, or the interesting demonstration farm, where you will undoubtedly be met with a warm, genuine welcome.


100% (5 reviews)

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