Mozambique is on the south-eastern coast of Africa, bordering Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia to the north; Zimbabwe to the west; South Africa and Swaziland to the south; and the Mozambique Channel to the east. The capital, Maputo, is in the south, near the coast.
It has grown into one of Africa’s most desired holiday destinations, owing to its outstanding snorkeling, delicious cuisine and pristine 2,500km coastline.
The coastline of Mozambique is blessed with long stretches of beach and isolated islands lining the warm Indian Ocean. These are the playgrounds of the adventurous and weary; seeking rejuvenation, water sport activities and seafood served under the stars.
From the coastal plains inland, the land changes abruptly from a narrow palm studded strip of beach along the coast to a broad belt of savannah and woodland then forested mountains. Forty percent of the territory has an altitude rising to 200 meters; Cabo Delgado, Nampula and the interior of Inhambane, are plateaus of 200 To 600 meters and further on between Manica and Sofala the land forms mountains with heights above 000 meters.
The highest points of the country are in the mountainous region located by the border, and most of the country’s rivers flow eastwards to the Indian Ocean.
Mozambique is also one of the world’s new sanctuaries. It is investing in the recovery of its wildlife, with a great variety of nature reserves, and it is likewise devoting resources to tourism, with high quality hunting safaris, but at the same time working to develop greater
awareness of the environment.
Experience Mozambique’s natural wealth, best displayed in its turquoise seas, glittering white fringed archipelagos, and numerous seaside and island resorts, the rich Portuguese-influenced traditions, and its mouth-watering cuisine and colourful culture.
It's is a land full of life and hidden beauty, stretching from the endless pristine beaches of Tungué Bay in the far north to the diving enthusiasts’ paradise at Ponta de Ouro in the south. In between there are the paradise islands of Cabo Delgado; Mozambique Island, a World Heritage Nature Reserve with its centuries of history and culture, nature’s gift of Inhambane, where migrating whales pass by without fail, and the beach at Xai Xai, where delicious fresh oysters whet the appetite for more.
In the towns and cities that seem so familiar to us, a great diversity of history and cultures is melded into the architecture, and the pulse of daily life can be felt, from the bustle of the markets to the striking handicrafts, from the museums to the bars and restaurants.