Mozambique Is situated in South-East Africa. Its neighbouring countries are Eswatini, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The country’s capital is Maputo with the local currency being the Metical (MZN)
Fun Fact! Mozambique it the only one-worded country to have all 5 vowels in the name!
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So, let’s break this country up into PARTS.
The main ethnic groups in the country are Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lome and Sena. The country also has European and Asians who make up the country’s demographic.
Portuguese is the official language but local languages such as Emakhuwa, Xichangana, Cinyanja, Cisena and Elomwe.
The Island of Mozambique; an island used by the Portuguese colonials is not a UNESECO World Heritage Site. This small island holds so much of the country’s history.
Gorongosa National park home to some amazing wildlife including aardvarks, hippos, buggaloes and lions.
Monte Binga why not climb up the highest mountain in the country. Located on the border between Mozambique and Zimbabwe. I’m sure the view will be more than worth it.
Enjoy the beach! Mozambique has some of the best beaches in Africa! With amazing coral reefs and its waters are no strangers to whales, sharks, and dolphins. For all those divers and sunbathers why not head over to Ponto do Ouro (Southern side of Mozambique) or Pemba (eastern side of Maputo) beach.
Rituals and Culture
The majority of the population are Roman Catholics with Islam being the second biggest religion. Like many Africans, Mozambicans love to dance. Marrabenta a traditional Mozambican dance with folk music. Whew all this dancing must work up an appetite. Some of the country’s staple foods include rice and cassava. With some local delicacies being: Peri Peri Chicken, Matapa (cassava leaves and peanut stew with seafood) and maize porridge.
Learn the language. It may be useful to learn a Portuguese as English is not commonly spoken in smaller cities.