Who lives there in Mozambique?
More than 70 tribes live in Mozambique, most of them Bantu people. About 40 percent belong to the Makua, more than 20 percent are Tsunga, 12 percent Malawi and 11 percent Shoa. In colonial times it was occupied by the Portuguese. Portuguese is still the official language of the country, and more than 40 languages are spoken here.
Tips, sights and highlights of Mozambique
- Sea Safari in the Quirimbas Archipelago
The beautiful archipelago is located in northern Mozambique, an archipelago of 32 islands. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to many rare animals and is known for beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear, turquoise water. A little paradise! And also underwater a true tropical treasure chest awaits you, through which whale sharks and dolphins roam. One of the islands is the Ilha de Mocambique. In this picturesque place, many buildings have stood the test of time and tell of days gone by. Like the old Portuguese fortress of San Sebastian, whose stones were shipped across the ocean from Portugal.
- Big game in Gorongosa National Park
The park is one of the country’s largest national parks and a revelation for bird lovers: more than 500 species of birds live here, almost all birds found in southern Africa. Not only that, the park is also home to numerous large game animals such as elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and more. This park used to be one of the most biodiverse parks in all of Africa before large parts of it were destroyed during the civil war and much of the population fell victim to poaching. The park has been protected from poaching since 1994 and the population has slowly recovered.
- The special elephants of the Maputo Elephant Park
The name already gives it away: Elephants live here, and very special elephants at that. They are larger and have excellent memories that are passed down through generations. During the war years, some herds left the country and miraculously returned to their former homeland after the war. How did they do it and how did they know the war was over? Only the elephants know that. In addition, leopards, crocodiles, jackals, flamingos and many other wild animals live here.
- Great Limpopo Transfrontier National Park
It is the most famous national park, stretching across five countries. In this way, the animals can follow their ancient routes regardless of national borders.
- Whale Shark Safari in Praia de Tofo
From Praia de Tofo you can book a whale shark safari, a deeply moving and awe-inspiring experience. You can also experience a fantastic beach holiday here, listening to the sound of the waves, surrounded by mangrove forests and palm groves.
- Paradisiacal beaches in Praia do Xai Xai
One of the most beautiful beaches in Mozambique is here, in Praia do Xai Xai. Palm trees line the white sandy beach, coral reefs delight divers and snorkelers.