Mozambique is often regarded as one of Africa’s up and coming hot-spots and rightly so. It is a country with a fascinating blend of cultures, beautiful scenery and welcoming locals. Though Mozambique shares borders with six other African nations its largest neighbour is the Indian Ocean.
Mozambique’s game reserves are undergoing somewhat of a re-invigoration. Mr Carr, an American philanthropist, has ploughed huge sums of money into the sustainable development of Gorongosa National Park which has contributed to the restocking of animals amongst other initiatives. The park now ought to be regarded as one of the best managed in Africa. Fortunately it still remains undiscovered and for those wanting to experience the true African bush, away from the hordes of gawking crowds, Parque Nacional de Gorongosa is the place. Featured in National Geographic’s ‘Africa’s Lost Eden’, it is an intriguing lateral diversion and should give you an insight into the real Africa.
Further South, closer to the South African border, is the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. There are some world class beach hideaways here namely Marlin Bay, Zura and Benguerra.
Thirty years ago Mozambique attracted more tourists than South Africa and Zimbabwe combined; now it remains a relatively unexplored region of Africa, unspoilt by mass tourism. But who knows for how long, with its beautiful sea and sand described by the FT as ‘the best in the world’. In addition, its fine food and fascinating history and culture ought to be the icing on any trip to Mozambique.