Mozambique is an excellent tourist destination. The country’s natural beauty, wildlife, and historic heritage provide excellent opportunities for beach, cultural, and eco-tourism. Offering an unique historical and cultural heritage, tropical beaches, coral reefs, spectacular landscapes, intriguingly rich architecture and small desolated islands close to the coast, Mozambique is one of the most enticing tourist destinations in Southern Africa. The pristine coast is one of the few unexplored pleasures of the Indian Ocean and host a dazzling display of marine life. The world renowned Bazaruto Archipelago is part of the pristine coast line. Mozambique’s distinct local style consists of a vibrant blend of African, Arab and Portuguese influences and provides a refreshing contrast to the other countries in the Southern Africa region. The passion for life can be seen on every corner of this diverse country, from Maputo’s modern, bustling city streets and pulsating night life to the colorful markets and small fishing villages which dot the coast. Northern Mozambique holds unforgettable experiences and sights for those travellers yearning to escape the beaten path. Exotic destinations in the Northern region include the mysterious and majestic mountains of Namúli and Unango, historical settlements of Angoche, Ile de Mozambique, and Ibo and the magnificent harbour of Pemba. Of the cultural traditions imbued in colonial times, the remnants of a Mediterranean charm lives on. Food is in the Afro-Potuquese style and contrasts favorably with the British culinary tradition prevalent in the other countries in the region.
Mozambique is one of the larger countries in the world with a coastline of 2500 km and is divided into ten provinces and one capital city with provincial status.