Mozambique - the fastest growing tourist destination in Africa!
Welcome to the Republic of Mozambique, or in Portuguese, “Moçambique or República de Moçambique,” named after the sultan, “Muça Alebique.”
If you are travelling in Mozambique, there are certain document you will require
All visitors, except South Africans and Malawians, require visas to travel
During the civil war in Mozambique almost all big game was killed........
Vasco da Gama first came across the country that would later be called Mozambique in 1498, but by that time there was already a strong Arab presence with commerce and slave trade practices well established along the coast. The Arabs had been on the coast for several hundred years before the Portuguese arrived, and before the Arabs arrived there were the Bantu peoples who had moved down from the north and the west, more than a thousand years before.
Mozambique history tells of ports and forts established by the Portuguese became important points along the new route to the east and soon there were traders and prospectors exploring the interior in search of gold and slaves. Portuguese power increased through individual settlers and officials who had been granted extensive autonomy by the Portuguese government.
By the early 1900’s Portugal had put the administration of Mozambique’s affairs largely in the control of large private companies, who naturally instituted policies which would be profitable to their interests, which usually meant the building of wealth amongst Portuguese immigrants and those operating from Portugal itself. Subsequently there was a void created where national governments usually craft policies intended to foster national integration, infrastructural development, skill development and local economic growth.
Colonial rule ended in 1975, but drought and a drawn out civil war would see the country being brought to its knees before peace could be found. Marxist policies were abandoned by the ruling Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO) party in 1989 and with a new constitution multiparty elections were held. Peace was only established in 1992, however, with a peace agreement being negotiated by the UN. The rebel Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO) forces and FRELIMO were finally able to come to peaceful agreement after many years of destructive civil war.
Luckily for tourists, the Mozambique people and their government have put their war torn past behind them and are focused on rebuilding their country.
Mozambique tourism offers beautiful beaches, islands, a World Heritage site, colonial architecture and warm welcoming people and culture, making for a great place to visit.