Located outside the coast is the neighbouring island nation of Madagascar. Because of the close proximity to water and long coastlines, Mozambique enjoys an array of natural harbours. The white long beaches attract a growing number of tourists for a growing local industry, offering beautiful locations and warm crystal clear waters. Today, the population is at slightly below 30 million, with about a third living in one of the country’s cities. The country itself is a agricultural country, with more than 80% of the labour force does farming. Therefore, many people live outside the cities because they are farming. The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese and the most practiced religion is Christianity. There are also muslims and african traditional religious minorities in the country.
Bazaruto National Park
If you are looking for turquoise water and white long beaches, the archipelago of Mozambique is where you should go. The 1400 square km Bazaruto National Park contains five protected islands of the Bazaruto archipelago, with over 2000 different species of bird in addition to many other mammals and aquatic fauna.
In Maputo you will find the famous Chissano Gallery which showcases the beautiful sculptures made by the Mozambican sculptor Alberto Chissano. His work is made out of natural resources such as wood, iron and stone that are abundant in his native country.
One of Maputos most important buildings is the landmark train station. It was designed by an associate of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, who is famous for designing the parisian Eiffel Tower. Inside the Train Station you will find the Kulungwana Espaço Artístico, a small exhibition by the local and visiting artists. Here, visitors are able to buy sculptures and paintings, giving you the opportunity to bring a great local souvenir back from your travels.
Paquitequete has a friendly atmosphere and is a part of the historic district Pemba. Here, the local culture shines through and you will find a maritime village dominated by its fish market and a distinctive green and white Mosque. Sunsets or early mornings provide the perfect backdrop and time to visit the Paquitequete.
Gorongosa National Park
Gorongosa National Park is perhaps one of the finest safari parks in the world. Here you can see more than 650 elephants, bouncing bushbucks and wild lions. Learn about the park’s history, from being a private game reserve during the 1960’s, to the park it is today. Book your safari with the team working against poaching at the park and become more familiar with the surroundings.