Overview

  • Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.
  • Portuguese is the official language
  • Mozambique Island, situated off the north coast of Mozambique, is a World Heritage Site
  • Bazaruto Archipelago is the largest marine reserve in the Indian Ocean
  • Some of the richest coral reefs are in Mozambique
  • Country’s economy is based largely on agriculture, but industry, mainly food and beverages, chemical manufacturing, aluminium and petroleum production, is growing.
  • Since 2001, Mozambique’s annual average GDP growth has been among the world’s highest.
  • The country is drained by five principal rivers and several smaller ones with the largest and most important the Zambezi.
  • Mozambique is forecast to be one of the fastest growing countries in the next 10 years, helped by exports of coal and natural gas.
  • Mozambique is still a very poor country with half its people living on less than U$1 a day.
  • Some of the richest coral reefs are in Mozambique. There are over 1,200 species of fish that have been identified in the coastal waters of Mozambique.
  • Mozambique is smaller than twice the size of the state of California in the United States of America.
  • There are 147 airports in Mozambique, although only 22 have tar runways.
  • Maputo in Mozambique is known as the City of Acacias in reference to acacia trees commonly found along its avenues.
  • Some of the scenes from Blood Diamond starring Leonardo Di Caprio was shot in Maputo.
  • With over 2500km of un-spoilt beaches Mozambique is the ideal secluded beach destination.
  • The deep channels that flow off the coast of Mozambique offer some of the best Big Game Fishing for Marlin and Sail Fish in the world.
  • Beautiful tropical Islands. The Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos are some of the most romantic and secluded beach destinations in the world – ideal for a honeymoon.
  • Mozambique is also famous for the quality of its fresh seafood. The Portuguese influence is felt in dishes such as Peri-Peri (hot and spicy) Prawns and Peri-Peri Chicken.
  • The Gorongosa National Park is one of the wildest and unspoilt national parks in Africa where visitors can have a true wilderness experience.