A Week in
The ocean awaits you
Located in Southeastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania at 18 15 S, 35 00 E, you’ll find beautiful Mozambique and its capital, Maputo.
Living here you’ll find the Mozambicans. With a population of 24,692,144, these people are made up of 99.66% Africans, 0.06% Europeans , 0.2% Euro-Africans, and 0.08% Indians. Religions include, 28.4% Roman Catholic, 17.9% Muslim, 15.5% Zionist Christian, 12.2% Protestant (includes 10.9% Pentecostal and 1.3% Anglican), 6.7% other, 18.7% none, and 0.7% unspecified, as of 2007 est. The official language is Portuguese.
The inviting tropical to subtropical climate beckons you to the unique terrain, where lowlands meet uplands and high plateaus in the northwest, and mountains in the west. Mozambique’s lowest point is the Indian ocean located at 0 m. You can almost touch the skies at Monte Binga, Mozambique’s highest point found at 2,436 m. The natural resources include coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, and graphite. Hazards include severe droughts, and devastating cyclones in central and southern provinces. Taking up a total area of 799,380 sq km, Mozambique is slightly less than twice the size of California! Prepare your watch, and don’t get jet lag! Mozambique is 7 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during standard time.
Mozambique declared it’s independence 25, June 1975 from Portugal. Mozambique was a colony of Portugal until in 1975 an 11 year war of independence ended and the Marxist government was created.
Thegovernment type is republican. About 12.25 million (as of 2014) people work steady jobs in Mozambique. The main agricultural products include cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava (manioc, tapioca), corn, coconuts, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits, potatoes, sunflowers; beef, poultry. Some of the main industries are aluminum, petroleum products, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), textiles, cement, glass, asbestos, tobacco, food, and beverages.
RECIPES YOU CAN MAKE!
There’s lots to do in Mozambique, a very common flight cost is around $3,000.
Arrive in Maputo and check in and stay at the beautiful Polana Serena hotel. Go to the town of Ponta de Ouro and spend a relaxing day at the beautiful beach, or stay right in Maputo and go shopping
Go to Gorongosa National Park and take a hike with all of wildlife that lives there
Go to the Local fair and have a great time eating fresh seafood, while learning about the colorful culture
Check out and explore Mozambique Island, the town of which the history of Mozambique is held
Go to Bazaruto Archipelago and go scuba diving in turquoise waters with hundreds of fish
Go to lake Niassa and explore the land around the beaten track
Go to the town of Inhambane and explore Mozambique’s history and cool culture
Depart from Mozambique