Mozambique offers the allure of a country undiscovered, a tropical paradise that beckons with exotic, palm-lined beaches and spectacular diving and fishing that is virtually unrivalled. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of an unspoilt island oasis, wander through local markets to collect souvenirs or explore a spectacular coastline that boasts over 1000 species of marine life.
Maputo, the capital city, is a feast for the senses with its vibrant street life and superb seafood. Along the coastline, crystal clear waters, with dazzling hard and soft corals and a bewildering array of fish, are mesmerizing in their beauty. Thirty kilometres offshore, the Bazaruto Archipelago offers some of the finest big game fishing, diving and snorkeling in the world. Further north lies the ancient port city of Pemba, with its natural harbour, the third deepest in the world. Offshore lies the remote Quirimbas Archipelago like a chain of sparkling jewels, its 27 islands virtually untouched and unexplored. Inland lies the vast Niassa Game Reserve, its stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife waiting to be discovered.
Due to its prime location on the East African coast, Mozambique became a significant trading post for gold, ivory and, later, slaves between the 16th and 19th centuries. Civil war followed the end of Portuguese rule in 1975, but since 1992 the Mozambican government has transformed the country into a modern economy. Now a stable democracy, Mozambique remains little explored and the country's spectacular natural treasures are one of the world's best-kept secrets.
Why Visit Mozambique?* Some of the world's most beautiful and pristine beaches.
* Calm, tropical waters, ensuring year round swimming, snorkeling, diving and fishing.
* Outstanding diving along a 2 500 km coastline with hundreds of coral reefs still unexplored.
* Rare and prolific marine species, including whales, dolphins, turtles and the rare dugong.
* A vibrant culture, with friendly people and fascinating local markets.