Spending this Christmas and New Year in Mozambique

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It’s coming up to Christmas and New Year for 2009 – the “festive season” as its now known in South Africa and various other parts of the word – and its coming up faster than you think… For those of us who celebrate Christmas (and for those who don’t) – it’s a popular time of the year to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, your job and life in general, and take time out to just relax; and have some fun while you’re at it.

And what better way to do it than at one of the many luxury hotels and resorts along the sun-kissed beaches of Mozambique.

A bit of background to Mozambique and their locally celebrated holidays –just so you know what you are letting yourself in for…

Mozambique lies along the South Eastern Coast of Africa and has the unique attraction of having over 2500km’s of pristine coastline which includes coral reefs, rock pools and warm Indian ocean currents.

The capital city is Maputo and the official language is Portuguese, as Mozambique was formerly a Portuguese colony although English is widely spoken at many of the luxury hotels and resorts.

Each Mozambique holiday resort has various different attractions and activities on offer from private beachfront chalets where you can enjoy sunset cocktails while watching dolphins playing in the waves, to water sports, boat trips, game fishing and local sight-seeing.

Important Local Mozambique Holidays and Events

The locally celebrated Mozambican holidays often draw a lot of foreign interest due to the festivities and zest of the local residents. The countryside is often adorned with vibrant colours and scintillating lights as part of the celebrations.

The important festivals and events celebrated in Mozambique include Independence Day, International Labor Day, Christmas and New Years Day.

Christmas day and New Years day are both national holidays in Mozambique where all academic and national institutions as well as most businesses remain closed. Christmas is celebrated by both Christian and non-Christian Mozambican residents alike.

Finding Accommodation in Mozambique at this late stage of the game…

The good news?
Accommodation is plentiful in the many hotels and luxury resorts along the coast of Mozambique and areas from which to choose include Southern Mozambique, Bazaruto Archipelago and Vilanculous areas, as well as the Quirimbas Archipelago and Pemba areas – all of equal serene magic and beauty.

The bad news?
Availability is fast becoming scarce so it is advisable to get your bookings made as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. This is where we, at Mozambique GSA, can help. We negotiate with the various hotels and resorts and with our buying power are able to secure great specials and discounted packages ideally suited for your individual requirements.

For more information about the various resort specials and any unique packages Mozambique GSA can put together for you click here >>

For direct bookings and accommodation enquires click here >>