Empty beaches, world-class diving and unrivalled deep-sea fishing makes Mozambique an incredible alternative Indian Ocean holiday destination.
With its sparkling coastline, powder-white sands and azure blue seas it is also off the beaten track, a little bit remote and adventurous.
Mozambique is a former Portuguese colony and the area was first explored by Vasco da Gama in 1498. Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1975 and subsequently suffered civil war lasting from 1977 to 1992. Since then, the country has become more stable and is flourishing as an up-and-coming holiday destination.
A visit to the waterside capital – Maputo – and snorkelling around the tropical paradise that is the Bazaruto Archipelago are some of Mozambique’s many highlights.
Mozambique Essential Information:
Time Zone: GMT +2
Language: The official language is Portuguese and vernacular languages of Swahili, Makhuwa and Sena are also spoken.
Currency: Mozambican metical (MZN). For up-to-date exchange rates see: www.xe.com/ucc.
International dialling code: +258
British Embassy: visit the website for more information