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Mozambique

Tropical Mozambique is rich in natural resources, is biologically and culturally diverse. Mozambique is most well known for its 2470km of white sandy beaches and its exotic islands. Lowlands dominate the southern provinces, narrowing to a mere coastal plain north of the cleft where the Zambezi River cuts through the country's midsection. The Zambezi valley is Mozambique's most dramatic geographic feature. Throughout the country, the land rises gently from east to west. In the centre and north, it slopes steadily into the high plains and ultimately to the mountainous regions on the North-west border with Malawi and Zambia. The combination of beach and bush is possible if you combine the Gorongosa National Park or the Niassa Reserve. The history of Mozambique is fascinating and troubled. It was once a coastline used for trading in gold, ivory and slaves, mainly from the Middle East, India and Africa, later a Portuguese Colony and more recently the victim of a 20-year civil war. Ilha de Mozambique's history goes back over 6 centuries.

Interesting Facts

The Mozambique coast features islands and coral reefs where over 1200 species of fish can be found.
You can dive with whale sharks, manta rays and mobula.
You can experience the Dugong (Sea Cow) up close and personal.
Gorongosa is one of the most "biodiverse" places on Earth.
The fabulous Quirimbas is a largely unexplored chain of 32 Indian Ocean islands along the northern Mozambique coast.