The Quirimbas Archipelago is one of Mozambique’s up and coming hot spots, although Pioneer have been visiting this area since 2006 when it was little known. The reason for its increasing popularity is its stunning beaches, great diving and snorkelling opportunities and a myriad of deserted offshore islands. Pioneer Expeditions are in the process of researching other stunning and little visited destinations in Mozambique so watch this space.
Mozambique covers an area of 800,000km square and has nearly 2,500kms of coastline. It borders Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The capital of Mozambique is Maputo.
The population of Madagascar is around 20 million.
Politics & Security
The political situation in Mozambique has been relatively stable since 2000. It has been a multi-party democracy since 1994. It is relatively safe and ordinary common sense precautions should be taken ie. Avoid carrying valuables obviously, do not carry too much cash, watch out for pickpockets (in busy areas – airports/markets), avoid walking around city centres at night.
Mozambique is a multi-lingual company with Portugese being the official language in Mozambique.
Nearly 60% of the population are Christian, approx. 20% are Muslim and the rest of the population practice traditional religions.