Mozambique, the land of smiles! The country’s natural beauty, wildlife, and historic heritage provide excellent opportunities for beach, cultural, and eco-tourism. Mozambique is situated in the southeastern region of Africa. The face of the country is full of uplands, lowlands and several tablelands spread all over. A big part of the country is covered by the coastal areas. The western region of the country is primarily mountainous. You will also find grasslands and sea beaches along with sand dunes spread throughout the country. The river Zambezi is a great source of power in Mozambique. It flows from the western region towards the eastern over the country. For this the country is divided in two halves that are the northern and the southern parts of the country.
Travelers to the South will enjoy the splendid beaches of Ponta do Ouro. This area is one of the best locations for scuba diving in the world and its waters are alive with many species of marine life including dolphins, Manta ray and the occasional shark for the more adventurous. The shoals of tropical fish fill the coral reefs with an ever-changing spectrum of colour. To the North of Maputo, in the province of Gaza, are the famous beaches of Bilene and Xai-Xai. Their well equipped self catering resorts and catered accommodation offer you a choice of water sports, fishing and relaxation in the luxurious setting that will entice you to stay longer and return time and time again.
Further on up the Coast, around the city of Inhambane, are Tofoand many other secluded beaches, some of which are accessible only by four wheel drive vehicle. Gorongosa Park is on the way up North were you will be able to see wildlfe. Travelers to Vilanculos will be tempted to Linger a while at the self-contained luxury resorts of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Many of these resorts can arrange boat hire for those who enjoy a spot of deep-sea fishing. Out of range of most travelers by road are unexplored to the North of Beira, Quelimane and Nampula. On the way you will find the historic town of Angache, which bears the influences of the Arab and Swahili peoples who have trade along this coast for centuries.
The Ilha of Mozambique is a fascinating place to visit with much to offer tourists interested in learning about the history and culture of Mozambique. Last, but not least, are the sandy beaches of Pemba and the remote Quirimbas Archipelago. The many small Islands in this area are true treasures isle, with their wealth of marine life and unspoilt beaches. There are a few stunning new resorts in this Arquipelago where you will find the PERFECT beach.. Dotted along the shoreline are the silhouettes of the dhows, which have been fishing along this coast for centuries. This peaceful way of life creates an atmosphere of calm relaxation for the weary traveler. So, whether you’d like an adventure holiday or just prefer to relax and get away from it all, it’s all waiting here for you in Mozambique-the land of smiles
Mozambique crosses the tropic of Capricorn giving the country of Mozambique a tropical climate with plenty of sunshine all through the year it rarely gets cold. The average temperature is around 28°C, and the weather along the coast is sunny and warm even in midwinter. The Mozambique weather is characterized by seasonal rains at a specific time of the year. The rainy season is from November to April and the temperatures can get very hot and humid, particularly between December and February. A few spells of rain occur during the months of April to May and rain is very unusual between June and November. Mozambique enjoys an average of 8 to 9 hours of sunshine daily throughout the year.
Climate varies according to area. Inland is cooler than the coast and rainfall higher as the land rises, with most rain between January and March. Temperatures and rainfall patterns vary greatly between the regions of the country. The areas along Mozambique’s north-eastern coast are the hottest and most humid in the country, while the high-altitude regions in the Nampula and Niassa provinces are the coolest. Conditions along the coast can be oppressively hot and humid, while inland the cooler nights relieve the heat of the day.