Situated on the east coast of Southern Africa, Mozambique has a vibrant mix
of African, Portuguese and Arab cultures. Its coastline with the Indian Ocean
stretches for nearly 2,000 miles and the country covers an area of approximately
800 000 sq km.
Mozambique is a country of spectacular beauty consisting of wide coastal plains
that rise into mountains and plateaus. For riding enthusiasts in particular the
country is irresistible. You can ride more or less anywhere with few
restrictions. Most of the trails follow natural paths created over hundreds of
years by the local wildlife. As such, a trip to this enchanting country is a
unique experience for adventurous visitors.
The country was named Moçambique by the Portuguese after the Island of
Mozambique, derived from Musa Al Big or Mossa Al Bique or Mussa Ben Mbiki, an
Arab trader who first visited the island and later lived there. Mozambique is
one of Africa’s up-and-coming hot-spots, with stunning beaches offering miles
cantering, excellent diving and magical offshore islands. Mozambique is one of
Africa’s rising stars, with an upbeat atmosphere, overflowing markets and a
2500km coastline waiting to be discovered.
Mozambique is made up mainly of coastal lowlands, rising toward the west to a
plateau ranging from 500 to 2,000 ft above sea level and on the western border
to a higher plateau (6,000 to 8,000 ft), with mountains in the north reaching a
height of over 8,000 ft. The highest mountains are Namuli (7,936 ft), Binga
(7,992 ft) on the Zimbabwean border, and Serra Zuira (7,306 ft) in Sofala
The most important rivers are the Zambezi flowing southeast across the centre of
Mozambique into the Indian Ocean, the Limpopo in the south, the Save in the
middle and the Lugfenda in the north. The most important lake is the navigable
Lake Niassa. In the river valleys and deltas, the soil is rich and fertile, but
southern and central Mozambique have poor and sandy soil, and parts of the
interior are dry.
Explore the magic and beauty of Mozambique, the land of a thousand smiles - on our Mozambique Coastal Paradise Holiday !