Mozambique is a country that is included in the southeastern part of Africa. It is bordered by South Africa and Swaziland to the southwest, Zimbabwe to the west, Zambia and Malawi to the northwest, Tanzania to the north and Indian Ocean to the east. Maputo is the capital city of Mozambique and this city is previously called as Lourenco Marques. In 1948, the area was discovered by Vasco da Gama and Portuguese colonized it in 1505.
In 1975, Mozambique became independent and it also became the People’s Republic of Mozambique later on. It was the outlook of a strong civil war that last from 1977 to 1992. Gifted with extensive and rich natural resources, the current day of the country’s economy is considered one of the big potential. In addition, the economy of Mozambique is based mostly on agriculture, but with its industry, which is largely petroleum production, aluminum, chemical manufacturing, foods and beverages, it growing so fast.
As for other countries in Africa, Mozambique has also Natural Wonders that the country was very proud of. It includes Bazaruto, Mount Mabu and Inhaca Island.
It is a place intact by the uniformity of urban life, has crystal blue seas, the smell of salt in the air and swaying palm leaves. Bazaruto is indeed a peaceful coastal haven that you can found in Mozambique. It is also blessed with plentiful underwater life that is very ideal for scuba diving. You can see a lot of underwater life in this place like colorful corals, stunning star fish and anemones. The sea world in this place is surely full of wonders of the nature.
Mount Mabu is also both a mountain and its connected virgin rainforest suited in northern part of Mozambique. It covers almost 7,000 hectares, while the mountain itself is about 1,700 meters in height. Although this mountain was recognized locally, the forest and its very diverse wildlife were unidentified to animal and plant scientists until 2005. This place was explored by Kew scientists during a search in Google Earth for an appropriate location for a conservation project above 1,600 meters, where higher rainfall will probable to head to the establishment of forests. There are also a lot of species that were explored in the forest of Mount Mabu.
It is a subtropical island of Mozambique off the coast of East Africa. It separates Maputo Bay to the Indian Ocean off its shores in eastern part. The irregular coastline of this island approaches mainland Machangulo Peninsula at Ponta Torres. It is a great place for you and your family or friends that want to enjoy the tranquil rhythms of a semitropical and small Indian Ocean Island. It has magnificent coral reefs, beaches and exotic underwater world. It is also a regular destination for ecological and Eco-tourists researchers. There are also three untouched flanks of coral reefs in the western perimeter of the island, all of which are in the protection of marine reserves. Also, mangroves cover huge parts of the southern Saco Bay and northern shores.
Mozambique is truly one of the new forthcoming destinations for scuba diving in East Africa with a lot of activities under the sea. With its 1,500 miles coastline, stuffed with beautiful beaches, extending upon the Indian Ocean, and its peaceful, lightly islands, this country has came out from administration of Portugal and civil war to become one of the rising stars of Africa for the past 20 years.
There is such prosperity of magnificence and natural attractions in every place in Mozambique which also provide their wonder to all tourists like you as your travel in this country.