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Quick Facts
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climate

The climate of Mozambique, influenced by the monsoons from the Indian Ocean and the hot current of the Mozambique Canal, is generally tropical and humid. 

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surface

801,590 km2(309,500 sq mi) with a population of 28,829,476, the national language is Portuguese although it is mostly spoken as a second language by about half the population.

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nature conservation

Protected areas of Mozambique include thirteen forest reserves, seven national parks, six nature reserves, three frontier conservation areas and three wildlife or game reserves.

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capital

Maputo

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currency

Mozambican Metical

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independence

25 June 1975

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archipelago

The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five idyllic islands: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue.

 

The Archipelago is truly one of the most beautiful destinations on the African continent. The area is now protected as a conservation area and national park, including the coral reefs surrounding the islands, making it the only official marine reserve in the country.

 

Here you will not come across big resorts but lodges that ooze with beauty and romance.

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Bazaruto Archipelago
Gorongosa National Park

gorongosa national park

This 4,000 square kilometer Park is located at the southern end of the Great East African Rift Valley. The park includes the valley floor and parts of surrounding plateaus. Rivers originating on nearby 1862-meter Mount Gorongosa water the plain.Its forests and savannas are home to lions, hippos and elephants.

After years of abandonment due to armed conflicts economic struggles of the country towards the end of the 20th century, conservation and responsible tourism have paved the way to Gorongosa being on of Africas greatest parks again. It is perhaps Africa's greatest wildlife restoration story !

The gem of Mozambique's national park system, Gorongosa is often referred to as the “Serengeti of the South” and it’s easy to see why. Its famous floodplains teem with majestic water-buck. Gorongosa's famous lions stalk the Savannah and woodlands. And huge groups of elephants splash around in its waterholes, quenching their thirst and enjoying a good bath! 

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