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Mozambique Travel and Tourism

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Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique , is a country in southeastern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. It was explored by Vasco da Gama in 1498 and colonized by Portugal in 1505. By 1510, the Portuguese had virtual control of all of the former Swahili sultanates on the east African coast. From about 1500, Portuguese trading posts and forts became regular ports of call on the new route to the east. Mozambique became independent in 1975, to which it became the People's Republic of Mozambique shortly after, and was the scene of an intense civil war from 1977 to 1992. The country is a member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries and the Commonwealth of Nations and an observer of the Francophonie. Mozambique was named by the Portuguese after Msumbiji, the Swahili name of Mozambique Island and port-town. Mozambique's life expectancy and infant mortality rates are both among the worst ranked in the world. Its Human Development Index is one of the lowest on earth.

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Mozambique becomes official Chinese Tourist Destination - Maputo
Mozambique becomes official Chinese Tourist Destination The Chinese government has declared Mozambique as an official tourist destination for it's citizens. This follows an agreement signed in Maputo between Mozambican Tourism Minister and Chinese Ambassador to Mozambique. Every year, China elects a number of countries as official tourist destination, and these countries must meet a number of requirements such as good infrastructures, political and socio-economic stability. Mozambique has a huge natural tourism potential and a unique geographic location. In the near future Mozambique will turn into one of the major tourist destinations in the world.

Mozambique receives assistance for conservation and tourism - Maputo
Mozambique receives assistance for conservation and tourism The World Bank Board of Directors has approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of US$20 million to support the conservation of biodiversity and natural ecosystems as well as promote economic growth and development based on the sustainable use of natural resources by local communities in Mozambique . The project for which the Board approved the credit will also be financed by a US$10 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in accordance with the work program approved by the GEF Council in October 2005 as well as a US$3.7 million grant from the Japanese Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) Fund The Trans-frontier Conservation Area and Tourism Development Project, as th...

Inhambane, Southern Mozambique - Inhambane
Inhambane, Southern Mozambique Inhambane, southern Mozambique, getting there and away by bus. There is a daily service back to Maputo. at 11 am, a bus from the north heads back to the capital. The bus arrives in Maputo at approximately 6 pm. I thought this would be a good thing to know if you don't want to get up too early to catch a bus back.Tip: Be there on time because the buses depart surprisingly on time. And you can choose a better place on the bus. Maybe it is also good to know that when you miss a bus, you can get a lift to the 'junta' terminal. That is the first stop every bus makes no matter where it's going. There you probably can get on the bus you missed. I could get a ride on an empty bus heading for junta. Maybe I was lucky, maybe...

Mozambique Northern Eco Tourism - Maluane
Mozambique Northern Eco Tourism Maluane is a large conservation area and will comprise five lodges built on three islands and the mainland. Vamizi Island Lodge, which is already open, has 12 luxury beach villas; the nine-room luxury lodge on Rongui Island will be completed at the end of this year, as will the 12-room lodge on Macaloe Island. In 2006, work will begin on Paqueve Lodge, a 12-room safari beach lodge, and the 24-bed Lake Macungue luxury lakeshore safari lodge. Activities will centre on adventure and eco-tourism and include wildlife viewing, game drives and water-based activities such as fishing and scuba-diving. As the development has a strong conservation and community focus, all lodge activities will in some way benefit the area ...