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........
During the civil war in Mozambique almost all big game was killed, slowly this is improving and game is being reintroduced to many of the countries National Parks. Here are a few of the parks which you can visit in Mozambique.
Bazaruto Archipelago National Park
Probably the most well known of all National Parks in Mozambique is the Bazaruto Archipelago. Beautiful stretches of white sandy beaches offer a great spot for snorkeling and diving. There aren’t an awful lot of land animals yet but they are slowly being reintroduced to the game reserves.
Limpopo National Park
The Limpopo National Park is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a conservation area which stretches over the borders of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. During the war in Mozambique the wildlife numbers in the country diminished greatly, and the local reserves have been attempting to restore the number of animals in protected areas ever since the war can to an end. The Limpopo National Park is continually upgraded and improved with new fences and anti-poaching units.
Maputo Elephant Reserve
The Maputo Elephant Reserve is positioned 80km south of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. It is part another transnational reserve; the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area, which joins areas of Mozambique, South Africa, and the Kingdom of Swaziland.
The Maputo Elephant Reserve was also greatly affected during the Mozambican civil war. Pre war the reserve was well stocked with large numbers of elephant and rhino, however at the end of the war only 200 elephant and no rhino remained; as with all other Mozambique parks, the Maputo Elephant Reserve is slowly working on replenishing the population of these magnificent creatures.
Gorongosa Mountain and National Park
Gorongosa Mountain National Park is located near the border with Zimbabwe. The park spans over a million hectares of open plain, bush, swamp and waterways; two major rivers flow along either side of the park, the Pungwe and Urema Rivers. During the 1960s the Gorongosa Mountain National Park had more game than the Kruger National Park, and was renowned as one of the best game parks in Southern Africa.
Vast herds of buffalo, eland, kudu, wildebeest and lion prides were decimated during the war, being killed for food; the area was also badly bombed. Today, existing land mines are being cleared, and the park is being restored to regain visitors; although animal numbers are very low, birdlife and flora is wonderful. Over the next few years the park will continue working on restoration and the mammals that once roamed will be reintroduced.
Quirimba National Park
The Quirimba National Park is made up of eleven islands of the Quirimba Archipelago situated in Mozambique’s northern seas.
The park offers a diversity of areas, coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves, forests and mountains are all found here and they are home to many of the world's rarest species, including the dugong. Hammerhead sharks, sea turtles and dolphins can all be see in these rich waters, along with over 300 species of fish.