The first people to inhabit Mozambique were the Bushmen. Between 200 and 300 AD, the Bantu migrated from the Great Lake to the north and pushed the local people into the poorer areas in the south.

The Portuguese reached Mozambique in the fifteenth century. From 1502 up until the middle of the eighteenth century, Portuguese interests in Mozambique were controlled by the Portuguese India administration. Just as had happened with the other Portuguese colonies, Mozambique also rose up against Portuguese colonial rule. Civil war broke out, between FRELIMO (The Mozambique Liberation Front ) and RENAMO (National Resistance Party of Mozambique) and lasted for 15 years, until 1992, when a peace accord was finally signed by both parties.

Mozambique today is a democratic country holding its own elections as foreseen in the Constitution.
The country boasts many beautiful, pristine beaches offering expanses of white sand and warm Indian Ocean waters along its 2,700 km coastline, with excellent diving and magical offshore islands. Mozambique has some of the best whale- and dolphin watching, and game fishing in the world, including marlin, shark, rays and barracuda.

The Bay of Maputo, together with the rivers Incomati and Maputo define the limits of the capital. With its Mediterranean-style architecture, flame-tree-lined avenues, sidewalk cafés and waterside setting, Maputo is easily one of Africa’s most attractive capitals.
Mozambique is one of Africa’s rising stars, with an upbeat atmosphere and overflowing markets.
Typical Mozambique cuisine is delicious, basically consisting of traditional Portuguese dishes added to Arabic influences and Indian spices.

The best Island destinations in Mozambique are clustered in two widely separate areas: the Bazaruto Archipelago in the south and the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north.
The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of a string of idyllic islands. The islands of Bazaruto and Benguerra are undoubtedly paradise with their wildlife, turquoise waters and idyllic beaches. Pristine and untouched, the Bazaruto Archipelago offers an idyllic island castaway experience like none other.
On the north coast of Mozambique, is the town of Pemba, the gateway to the magnificent Quirimbas Islands. The Quirimbas is among the most undiscovered islands in the world. Privileged with gorgeous, pristine, soft white sand beaches and clear tropical waters.

Discover southern Mozambique, where roads and transport links are good and accommodation options abound. For more adventure, head across the Zambezi into the wilds of northern Mozambique, one of Africa’s last frontiers.

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