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Mozambique

Mozambique is a country of nearly 20 million inhabitants and is situated on the eastern coast of Africa directly opposite the Indian Ocean island state of Madagascar. Mozambique is bordered by Tanzania in the north, and going anticlockwise by Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland. The country has an extremely long coastline of warm tropical water, and with a reef stretching along the entire coast is a mecca for scuba divers.

Two important rivers flow through Mozambique, the Limpopo and the Zambesi, upon which is the vast Caborra Bassa dam and hydroelectric scheme. In the north of the country there are several hundred miles of coast on Lake Malawi. There are mountains rising to 8000-feet in the west and north of the country. Most of the country is comprised of a wide coastal plain.

Mozambique was for a long time a colony of Portugal, whose explorers first visited the country in 1498 AD. At that time there were a few Arabic trading settlements dotted along the coast, and from 1500 AD Portugal had established a chain of trading posts and forts, calling points for its ships sailing to the East. Mozambique was granted its independence in 1975 following a military coup in Portugal that overturned its government. A brutal civil war followed Independence, and it was not until 1992 that a democratic government was in place for the first time. By 1995 the 1.7 million Mozambicans who had sought refuge from the civil war in neighbouring countries had mostly returned to their places of origin.

Apart from the year 2000 when there were devastating floods, economic growth has been sustained at high levels since democracy, though nearly 90% of the country's arable land is still uncultivated. Most of the populations are subsistence farmers, and there is still much work to be done to build up commercial networks and infrastructure. Many smaller state-owned businesses have been privatized, but there is still much to be done to improve the trade balance. Mozambique is divided into ten provinces and the capital, Maputo, which has provincial status.

Mozambique has risen from a bankrupt country in the late 1970s to become one of Africa's new successes. The country produces ample food for itself, and has plenty left over for exports. The main exports are coal and energy (electric power is exported to South Africa), agricultural products, aluminium, asbestos, textiles, cement, glass and tobacco. Since 1994 there has been major investment in the country by South Africa. The main imports are mining equipment, pharmaceuticals, raw materials, spare parts, chemical products, consumer goods and crude oil.

It is essential to be aware of the several potential health hazards of Mozambique and to take precautions where necessary. Malaria is widespread, but don't rely on Chloroquine or Paludrine as these drugs are now ineffective against resistant strains of the disease. See your doctor before you travel. Avoid tap water if you can - bottled water is cheap and plentiful in the cities and resorts. If you're going to places where bottled water is scarce, take a good water purification kit. HIV is common here, so avoid unprotected sex. If you are concerned about the hygiene of a restaurant, avoid it. Be sure to get all of your vaccine shots before you travel to Mozambique.

Apart from the highway to Johannesburg, which is good, and the road to Swaziland, which is in reasonable condition, other internal roads of Mozambique are in poor condition and travel by 4 x 4 is recommended. There are railway links with Johannesburg, Malawi and Zimbabwe, and several airlines serve Mozambique from neighbouring countries as well as to and from Kenya and Portugal.

Maputo Province
The Inhambane, Gaza and Maputo Region, comprising three provinces, occupies the southern portion of Mozambique roughly from the Save River southwards. Because of its closeness to South Africa, this region of Mozambique has been the first to be redeveloped for tourism, and resort hotels are comfortable and inexpensive.

At the southern end of this region lies the capital of Mozambique, Maputo, which has provincial status. This province lies adjacent to South Africa and Swaziland, and while the main highway to the former has been kept in good condition, the visitor can expect a second rate road surface to the latter. Maputo Province, overlooking Delagoa Bay, offers a variety of good hotels in the city, and offers a view of some of the Old Portuguese colonial architecture.

Bordering Maputo Prince to the north is Gaza Province, which is known as the granary of Mozambique. The fertile valleys of the Limpopo and its tributary, the Changane, were among the first to be resettled in the 1990s after peace returned to Mozambique following its civil war. There is widespread grain farming in the region. The capital of Gaza Province is Xai Xai, some two hundred kilometers from Maputo. Xai Xai is a popular destination harbouring several good hotels and restaurants, though many visitors prefer the nearby beach resort of Praia do Xai Xai.

Much of the coast of East Africa has a coral reef that runs parallel to the beach. The beaches are pristine white made up of tiny particles of coral that have been weathered by the Indian Ocean rollers. The waters inside the reef are normally shallow and clear and offer some fine snorkeling. Tourists can often purchase shellfish gathered by the locals from the reef at low tide. Inland from Xai Xai is the Banhine National Park, which is bordered north and south by the Changane and Limpopo rivers respectively. Moves are under way to link up this reserve to South Africa?s Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe?s Gonarezhou National Park. This protected area is rich with wild life.

A little further north, and bordered on its northern side by the Save River, is Inhambane Province. Inhambane harbours what is arguably the most popular of Mozambique destinations, the Bazaruto Archipelago. The archipelago comprises four islands, Bazaruto, Magaruque, Benguera, and Santa Carolina, and each island has excellent hotels. Like Gaza Province to the south, Inhambane sports pristine white coral sands and an extensive barrier reef. The beaches are lined with coconut palms and Cashew trees, both of which are harvested by the locals. The archipelago was declared a National Park in 1977, and its crystal-clear waters support hundreds of tropical fish species. Other marine life that can be seen here include the humpback whale as well as humpback and bottlenose dolphins. Barracuda and marlin abound off the reef, as well as the endangered dugong.

To the north of Inhambane and bordered by the Save River is the Zinave National Park. It is planned that this park will one day join other parks in South Africa and Zimbabwe to form the Great Limpopo Trans-frontier National Park. If traveling to this region of Mozambique, it is essential to be aware of the several potential health hazards of the country and to take the necessary precautions. Malaria is widespread, but don?t rely on Chloroquine or Paludrine as these drugs are now ineffective against resistant strains of the disease. See your doctor before you travel. Avoid tap water if you can ? bottled water is cheap and plentiful in the cities and resorts. If you?re going to places where bottled water is scarce, take a good water purification kit. HIV is common in Mozambique, so avoid unprotected sex. If you are concerned about the hygene of a restaurant, avoid it. Be sure to get all of your vaccine shots before you travel to Mozambique.

Inhambane
The Inhambane, Gaza and Maputo Region, comprising three provinces, occupies the southern portion of Mozambique roughly from the Save River southwards. Because of its closeness to South Africa, this region of Mozambique has been the first to be redeveloped for tourism, and resort hotels are comfortable and inexpensive.

At the southern end of this region lies the capital of Mozambique, Maputo, which has provincial status. This province lies adjacent to South Africa and Swaziland, and while the main highway to the former has been kept in good condition, the visitor can expect a second rate road surface to the latter. Maputo Province, overlooking Delagoa Bay, offers a variety of good hotels in the city, and offers a view of some of the Old Portuguese colonial architecture.

Bordering Maputo Prince to the north is Gaza Province, which is known as the granary of Mozambique. The fertile valleys of the Limpopo and its tributary, the Changane, were among the first to be resettled in the 1990s after peace returned to Mozambique following its civil war. There is widespread grain farming in the region. The capital of Gaza Province is Xai Xai, some two hundred kilometers from Maputo. Xai Xai is a popular destination harbouring several good hotels and restaurants, though many visitors prefer the nearby beach resort of Praia do Xai Xai.

Much of the coast of East Africa has a coral reef that runs parallel to the beach. The beaches are pristine white made up of tiny particles of coral that have been weathered by the Indian Ocean rollers. The waters inside the reef are normally shallow and clear and offer some fine snorkeling. Tourists can often purchase shellfish gathered by the locals from the reef at low tide. Inland from Xai Xai is the Banhine National Park, which is bordered north and south by the Changane and Limpopo rivers respectively. Moves are under way to link up this reserve to South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park. This protected area is rich with wild life.

A little further north, and bordered on its northern side by the Save River, is Inhambane Province. Inhambane harbours what is arguably the most popular of Mozambique destinations, the Bazaruto Archipelago. The archipelago comprises four islands, Bazaruto, Magaruque, Benguera, and Santa Carolina, and each island has excellent hotels. Like Gaza Province to the south, Inhambane sports pristine white coral sands and an extensive barrier reef. The beaches are lined with coconut palms and Cashew trees, both of which are harvested by the locals. The archipelago was declared a National Park in 1977, and its crystal-clear waters support hundreds of tropical fish species. Other marine life that can be seen here include the humpback whale as well as humpback and bottlenose dolphins. Barracuda and marlin abound off the reef, as well as the endangered dugong.

To the north of Inhambane and bordered by the Save River is the Zinave National Park. It is planned that this park will one day join other parks in South Africa and Zimbabwe to form the Great Limpopo Trans-frontier National Park. If traveling to this region of Mozambique, it is essential to be aware of the several potential health hazards of the country and to take the necessary precautions. Malaria is widespread, but don’t rely on Chloroquine or Paludrine as these drugs are now ineffective against resistant strains of the disease. See your doctor before you travel. Avoid tap water if you can – bottled water is cheap and plentiful in the cities and resorts. If you’re going to places where bottled water is scarce, take a good water purification kit. HIV is common in Mozambique, so avoid unprotected sex. If you are concerned about the hygene of a restaurant, avoid it. Be sure to get all of your vaccine shots before you travel to Mozambique.

Gaza
The Inhambane, Gaza and Maputo Region, comprising three provinces, occupies the southern portion of Mozambique roughly from the Save River southwards. Because of its closeness to South Africa, this region of Mozambique has been the first to be redeveloped for tourism, and resort hotels are comfortable and inexpensive.

At the southern end of this region lies the capital of Mozambique, Maputo, which has provincial status. This province lies adjacent to South Africa and Swaziland, and while the main highway to the former has been kept in good condition, the visitor can expect a second rate road surface to the latter. Maputo Province, overlooking Delagoa Bay, offers a variety of good hotels in the city, and offers a view of some of the Old Portuguese colonial architecture.

Bordering Maputo Prince to the north is Gaza Province, which is known as the granary of Mozambique. The fertile valleys of the Limpopo and its tributary, the Changane, were among the first to be resettled in the 1990s after peace returned to Mozambique following its civil war. There is widespread grain farming in the region. The capital of Gaza Province is Xai Xai, some two hundred kilometers from Maputo. Xai Xai is a popular destination harbouring several good hotels and restaurants, though many visitors prefer the nearby beach resort of Praia do Xai Xai.

Much of the coast of East Africa has a coral reef that runs parallel to the beach. The beaches are pristine white made up of tiny particles of coral that have been weathered by the Indian Ocean rollers. The waters inside the reef are normally shallow and clear and offer some fine snorkeling. Tourists can often purchase shellfish gathered by the locals from the reef at low tide. Inland from Xai Xai is the Banhine National Park, which is bordered north and south by the Changane and Limpopo rivers respectively. Moves are under way to link up this reserve to South Africa?s Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe?s Gonarezhou National Park. This protected area is rich with wild life.

A little further north, and bordered on its northern side by the Save River, is Inhambane Province. Inhambane harbours what is arguably the most popular of Mozambique destinations, the Bazaruto Archipelago. The archipelago comprises four islands, Bazaruto, Magaruque, Benguera, and Santa Carolina, and each island has excellent hotels. Like Gaza Province to the south, Inhambane sports pristine white coral sands and an extensive barrier reef. The beaches are lined with coconut palms and Cashew trees, both of which are harvested by the locals. The archipelago was declared a National Park in 1977, and its crystal-clear waters support hundreds of tropical fish species. Other marine life that can be seen here include the humpback whale as well as humpback and bottlenose dolphins. Barracuda and marlin abound off the reef, as well as the endangered dugong.

To the north of Inhambane and bordered by the Save River is the Zinave National Park. It is planned that this park will one day join other parks in South Africa and Zimbabwe to form the Great Limpopo Trans-frontier National Park. If traveling to this region of Mozambique, it is essential to be aware of the several potential health hazards of the country and to take the necessary precautions. Malaria is widespread, but don?t rely on Chloroquine or Paludrine as these drugs are now ineffective against resistant strains of the disease. See your doctor before you travel. Avoid tap water if you can ? bottled water is cheap and plentiful in the cities and resorts. If you?re going to places where bottled water is scarce, take a good water purification kit. HIV is common in Mozambique, so avoid unprotected sex. If you are concerned about the hygene of a restaurant, avoid it. Be sure to get all of your vaccine shots before you travel to Mozambique.

 

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Casa John

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tofo Beach

Casa John is located on the pristine coastline of Tofinho and includes 3 x 3 bedroomed houses (each sleeps6 & 1 x 4 bedroomed house (sleeps 12). All fully equipped and comfortably appointed.

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Palmeiras Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Maputo

Palmeiras Guesthouse in Maputo is an ideal place to relax and recharge, whether you’re here on business or visiting Maputo for leisure. After the day’s business meetings, or taking in the sights of Maputo City, returning to Palmeiras is like coming home.

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Dream Beach Self Catering Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ponta Do Ouro

Dream Beach Self Catering Lodge offers luxury holiday resort comprising of houses and chalets set in a tranquil dune forest between Ponta D'Ora and Ponta Malongane in southern Mozambique. With easy access to a secluded beach, the houses all have sea view

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Casa 32 Lighthouse Reef Resort

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paindane Bay

In the heart of Paindane, Inhambane, Mozambique, Casa 32 Lighthouse Reef welcomes guests to a luxury tropical sanctuary, where greetings of warm smiles and gentle breezes fill each day.

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Casa Surf Lodge- Tofo/Tofinho

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tofo Beach

Mi Casa Su Casa is a 4 bedroom thatched holiday home situated just a short walk from Tofo Beach. The house offers comfortable accommodation, consisting of 2 downstairs bedrooms with en-suites bathrooms.

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Cova de Tubarau

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Macaneta

Cova de Tubarao (The resting place of sharks) is situated on Africa's East Coast on the beautiful Island of Macanetta.These fully equipped log houses along with sun kissed golden beaches only a couple of meters away...

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Bay View Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Barra

The owners of Bay View Lodge have gone to great lengths to ensure that the Lodge is as comfortable as possible. Lovely ground covers and grasses have been planted to help stabilize the sand dunes thereby reducing the amount of sea sand that blows

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Aloha Beach Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ponta Mamoli

This newly built house is located in Ponta Mamoli on a secure beach housing estate. The house is situated on one of the beach front stands. One of the best shore snorkling spots are situated only a 7 minute walk along the beach from this house. If you

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Ligogo No 5

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Jangamo

Our fully furnished/serviced and equipped self catering house is situated on the beach front with a 180 degree breaker view. There are FOUR en suite bedrooms which sleep 2 persons per room.

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Barra Beach Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Inhambane

The luxurious Barra Beach Villa offers one of the finest self-catering experiences in Mozambique. This fully air-conditioned, well-appointed villa allows you to enjoy a home from home vacation.

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Aloha 16

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ponta Mamoli

Our holiday home, 16 Aloha Estate is located in Ponta Mamoli, a one hour drive from the Khosi border. It is set on a pristine beach, where you can sometimes walk for kilometres without seeing anyone. Aloha 16 can sleep 20 people, with a configuration tha

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Blue Moon Beach Holiday Resort

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Inhambane

The "Blue Moon" Beach - Holiday Resort offers to relax in comfort right on the magnificent beach and beautiful surroundings of Indian Ocean. Come share our paradise... a special slice of Africa with breathtaking views of ocean, ...

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Esperanza Beach Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paindane Bay

The Esperanza Lodge is offering luxury accommodation opposite the unique Paindane bay and reef. This Bay ensures a constant breeze from the ocean and is a virtually mosquito-free environment.

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Barra Palms Beach Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Barra

The chalets are built at the base of the main primary dune under a shady haven of palm trees with the beach about 60 meters away.

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Sleeps: 112 in 56 units/rooms
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Paraiso do Ouro

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Ponta Do Ouro

Some say our standard Suites offer the comfort and elements of design that allows the mind and body to escape the pressures of today's world, we did this so that you would come back and visit more often. Not even the picture on your high definition Fl

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Shady Summers

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ponta Do Ouro

Shady Summers has two bedrooms, a double bed in the main bedroom and two single beds in the second bedroom. Ceiling fans are in the bedrooms, lounge and kitchen

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Family house Yuba

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Maputo

The number of bedrooms is three. A lounge area with catering table is available for the guests. There is satelite tv (English orientation with bvn for Dutch guests and many South Africa channels).

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Somebique

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ponta Do Ouro

Somebique Resort is set in the heart of the beautiful village of Ponta do Ouro. We currently have Six, Six sleeper Units , each comprising of a master bedroom with a double bed, and an open plan room, with two bunk beds (four single sleepers)

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Duna da Praia

Caravan or Camping Accommodation in Macaneta

Duna da Praia Resort is a real bush camp and is situated in the tropical east coast of Africa on a beautiful island called Macaneta, in the district of Maracuenne, 35 kilometers north of Maputo.

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Kritz Cabin

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Xai Xai

Kritz Cabin is situated in the newly developed Paradise View holiday resort, on a stretch of unique, unspoiled, and unpopulated white Mozambican coast, +/- 35 km north of Xai Xai.

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