Officially the Republic of Mozambique, this large country in Southern Africa is aligned along the Mozambique Channel, which lies between Mozambique and the island of Madagascar. Warm and tropical, Mozambique boasts a vast range of ecosystems and climates. Lakes and rivers crisscross the nation, creating a vibrant and fertile environment.
Once colonized by the Portuguese, Mozambique gained its independence in 1975, and it was able to make use of its vast, rich natural resources. However, the first years after independence were rocky, at best; the country torn by civil war for fifteen long years. However, today the country is flourishing, and the tourism industry has taken off, leading to more infrastructure for divers and tourists, alike.
Shop in the local markets and explore the old, colonial streets. There are excellent museums to discover, as well as many structures of historical significance. Be sure to take a day trip to go fishing or snorkeling on some of the many islands that dot Mozambique’s border.
Flying in to Mozambique is probably your best bet, if you are visiting from afar. Maputo International is the main hub for international flights. Beira, Pemba, Vilankulu and Inhambane Airports also receive international flights.
Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.