Mozambique: unspoilt islands and seas
With its marvellous coast bathed by the Indian Ocean and its little-explored interior, Mozambique is one of Africa’s most intriguing nations; it is bordered by Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
After struggling to gain independence in the 1970s, followed by a civil war that finally ended in the 1990s, the country was reconstructed and opened up to tourism, and has now become a very important ecotourism destination.
Mozambique’s real treasures are its islands. the Quirimbas Archipelago, close to the Tanzanian border, includes remote romantic islands with the most beautiful barrier reef of the entire Indian Ocean and some of the most exclusive lodges.
Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, the best-known islands of which are Benguerra and Bazaruto, is across from the town of Vilanculos, another growing tourist destination thanks to the wide choice of lodges, bars and restaurants it has to offer.
Ilha de Moçambique is a breath-taking little fortified island that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On all of these islands, snorkelling and diving are truly unforgettable experiences, where you can enjoy close encounters with sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and the astonishing number of tropical fish that live in these waters, while in the open sea you can observe humpback whales and whale sharks.
Mozambique is the perfect destination for those who love sea animals and unspoilt places.