The beautiful Mozambique is one of those places that’s still free from tourist suffocation. It’s inspiring to see how the Mozambicans are putting their shattering past behind them and rebuilding their country at quite a remarkable pace. There is loads to see, such as stunning beaches and islands, a World Heritage site, colourful local cultures, and charming colonial architecture. Mozambique is renown for its coast line and beautiful islands such as Vilanculos, Ebo, Bazaruto, Benguerra, Pemba & Quirimbas Archipelago. If you are looking to simply relax on the beach or dive into the clear warm Indian Ocean then Mozambique is the place to visit.
Mozambique has a population of 17 million people with the official languages being Portuguese. The capital of Mozambique is Maputo. The average temperature ranges from 20-29 degrees Celcius all year round. Mozambique's main attraction are the beaches and islands that dot the coastline. Full name: Republic of Mozambique Capital city: Maputo Area: 801,600 sq km; 309,498 sq miles Population: 19,000,000 Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 2 () Languages: Portuguese (official) Religion: Indigenous beliefs (30%); Christian (40%); Muslim (30%) Electricity: 220V; 50HzHz Electric Plug Details: European plug: 2 circular metal pins South African/Indian-style plug: 2 circular metal pins above large circular grounding pin Plug configuration Country Dialling Code: 258 Visa Details: Click Here Money matters Currency: Metical (Mtn) Medical matters: HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Schistosomiasis (bilharzia), Hepatitis, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Meningococcal meningitis Recent history of Mozambique Political progress in Mozambique has been interrupted by natural disasters, including severe flooding in 2000 and 2001. Prominent businessman and long-time Frelimo insider Armando Guebuza was elected as president in December 2004. Frelimo dominated the headlines with scandals of banking and corruption for a long time, and is now cleaning up its image. Meanwhile, Renamo is still trying to prove that it’s a viable political party. But Mozambique has a remarkable ability to bounce back in the face of adversity. Tourism is taking off, the economy is slowly but surely growing, and its widely believed that Mozambique is one of Africa's rising stars.
- Sail on a traditional white-sailed dhow
- Snorkel in the colourful tropical reefs
- Walk along the beach
- Relax in a hammock beneath a palm tree
- Collect pansy shells from the shore at low tide
- Watch the sun rise over the Indian Ocean
- Swim with dolphins
- Spot a whale shark
- Deep sea game fishing