Mozambique

Mozambique

Mozambique stretches for 2 470km along Africa's southeast coast. With this tropical coastline, round-the-year warm weather, fine-sand beaches fringed with coconut palms and fresh seafood, itís no surprise that this former Portuguese colony is a beach destination for sun, sand and sea lovers. Mozambique is popular among scuba divers, fishermen, sailors and beach lovers.

   CAPITAL Maputo
   DESTINATIONS Ponta d'Ouro, Inhambane, Bazaruto Archipelago, Ilha de Mozambique, Tofo Beach, Vilanculos
   AIRPORTS Maputo, Pemba
   AREA 801,590 sq km, slightly less than twice the size of Canada
  POPULATION 21.6 million
  LANGUAGES Portuguese is the official language, but is only spoken by 27% of the population as a second language. Indigenous languages account for most of the languages in Mozambique.

Not to be missed

  • Scuba diving
  • Nightlife in Maputo
  • Eating fresh seafood at an outdoor market
  • Sailing in a dhow
  • Ilha de Mozambique - a World Heritage Site