Mozambique 2017-03-06T19:49:49+00:00



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The former land of Gold & Ivory

Mozambique is the land of pristine beaches, ocean adventure combined with a rich & diverse culture.

With 2,500km of Indian Ocean in the south-east of Africa, diving and ocean activities, getaway island adventures, are just some of what people travel here for.  Known in times past  for its fine gold and ivory, and for having been active in the slave trade, Mozambique is a safe travel destination and despite its regained popularity, this warm-hearted country remains for the most part un-commercialized, and gives an open-armed welcome to those willing to explore its treasures.


In the north is the Cabo Delgado province and the Quirimbas Archipelago. The National Park (Cabo Delgado Biodiversity Project) offers visitors diverse environments to explore. With world class fishing, diving and bird watching this is a remote paradise, perfect for those wanting to combine solitude with an experience of a lifetime.

Travel further south to Ilha de Mozambique and you will be transported back in time. This part of the coastline has been declared a World Heritage Site and is an architect’s dream, with buildings made of coral dating back to the 16th century. The Bazaruto Archipelago is one of the best known beach destinations in Mozambique.

Many may not think of Mozambique as a wildlife destination, however Limpopo National Park is a transfrontier park connected to Kruger National Park of South Africa and Gonarezhou of Zimababwe offering a remote and wilderness safari experience with great wildlife diversity along the Limpopo River, which can for months on end, remain a dry river bed.  Gorongosa National Park and Niassa National Reserve are also first class wildlife destinations with recently established good standard accommodation available.  These are lesser known destinations, and gems indeed, and certainly ideal destinations depending on what your ‘ideal’ safari scenario looks like, we will help you establish this.

Regular flights from various South African airports to Vilanculos, Maputo and Pemba make Mozambique a convenient and accessible destination.

What to visit and explore in Mozambique

The following features are found in this bountiful region:

  • Maputo


Maputo, known also as Lourenço Marques, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. It is known as the City of Acacias, trees commonly found along its avenues. Famous for the inscription ‘This is Portugal’ on the walkway of its municipal building. Today it is a port city on the Indian Ocean, with its economy centered around the harbour. Coal, cotton, sugar, chromite, sisal, copra, and hardwood are the chief exports. The city manufactures cement, pottery, furniture, shoes, and rubber.

  • Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island

With a population of about 6,000 people subsisting on fishing and agriculture, where at low tides women harvest crabs, oysters and fish while at high tide fishing boats leave the island for deeper sea fishing. Inhaca island is a popular winter destination of South African tourists, with it’s sun-drenched sandy beaches, this idyllic tropical island is the destination where you can look out at fun loving Dolphins, local fishing boats navigating their way through pristine and warm blue waters, Ilha da Inhaca (Inhaca Island in Portuguese) is where time can stop. A great place to start your Mozambique adventure.

  • Dugong at Quirimbus National Park

Quirimbus National Park

The Quirimbas National Park, stretching along the northeast coast of Mozambique, protects 750,639 hectares of coastal forest and mangroves, rich coral reefs and abundant marine life, including sea turtles, dugongs and hundreds of fish species. The park was established in 2002 to protect the region’s natural resources.

  • Lions Feasting on Zebra at Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park

The greater Gorongosa region is ecologically unique, situated at the southern most end of the Great African Rift Valley; as a result it is a region with high species diversity and environmental features found nowhere else in the sub-continent. Gorongosa National Park includes the valley floor and parts of surrounding plateaus. Rivers originating on nearby 1863-meter Mount Gorongosa water the plain. Seasonal flooding and waterlogging of the valley, which is composed of a mosaic of different soil types, creates a variety of distinct ecosystems. Grasslands are dotted with patches of acacia trees, savannah, dry forest on sands and seasonally rain-filled [...]

  • Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of six islands in Mozambique, near the mainland city of Vilankulo. The archipelago comprises of the islands of Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Banque, Santa Carolina (also known as Paradise Island) and Shell. The group belongs to Vilankulo District of Inhambane Province. The islands were formed from sand deposited by the Save River, which has since shifted its course. Santa Carolina is a true rock island with deep channels and is just 3 km by 0.5 km in size. It has three beautiful beaches with coral reefs close to the shore. The island, also known as [...]

  • Sailing through Lake Malawi National Park

Lake Malawi National Park

Lake Malawi National Park is located at the southern end of Lake Malawi. It is the only national park in Malawi that was created to protect fish and aquatic habitats. Lake Malawi National Park does include a fair amount of land, including several small islands of which two are seen in this image here, and is home to other animals such as baboons. A baobab tree over 800 years old, said to be a favourite of Dr. David Livingstone as a place where he could give sermons and speak with other missionaries can be found. The graves of five early [...]

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Information about Mozambique

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  • Capital: Maputo
  • Official languages: Portuguese
  • Currency: Mozambican metical (MZN)
  • Time zone: Central Africa Time (UTC+2)
  • Drives on the: left
  • Calling code: +258
  • Motto: “Pátria Amada” – “Beloved Homeland”
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