Mozambiqueafrican beauty

Mozambique, warm country, with beautiful places and exotic beaches, with miles of fine white sand undiscovered. Its archipelagos contain stories and legends that are still respected from generation to generation. But its charm comes not only from its exotic places or landscapes or environment of their cities, but a contrast in the land and the people who are born and live with passion and intensity.

Mozambique is also one of the world's new sanctuaries. It is investing in the recovery of its wildlife, with a great variety of nature reserves, and it is likewise devoting resources to tourism, with high quality hunting safaris, but at the same time wor-king to develop greater awareness of the environment.

In the towns and cities that seem so familiar to us, a great diversity of history and cultures is melded into the architecture, and the pulse of daily life can be felt, from the bustle of the markets to the striking handicrafts, from the museums to the bars and restaurants.

The Province of Nampula, or more correctly the “Ilha de Moçambique” was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in recognition of its unique cultural and architectural heritage and can be considered the birthplace of the Mozambique Nation.

There are a number of ideas as to the original name of this small coral island. Some say it is Muipiti, others say that the name Mozambique which came into use in the XVI century, originated from Mussa-Bin-Biki, the name of the son of the Sultan Bin-Biki, once lord of the island. Many different races from distant lands passed through, but in particular the Arabs used it as a commercial settlement to trade with the interior and the entire Mozambique coastline.

In 1498, Portuguese navigators landed there, took over the island and expelled all those who had interests on the island. They made it into a strategic point from where they could venture into the rest of the country. For this purpose the fort of São Sebastião was built and also a“feitoria” (trading post).

Nampula is a Province rich in landscapes, history and is very well positioned strategically, as can be seen in the cities of Nampula, Ilha de Moçambique, Angoche and Nacala, one of the best natural ports in Africa.

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