Mozambique – Where Sanity Found Me
Mozambique is a southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks.
In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins.
It’s also a diving and snorkeling destination, as is Bazaruto Archipelago farther south, with reefs protecting rare marine life including dugongs.
The only official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, which is spoken mostly as a second language by about half of the population.
Common native languages include Makhuwa, Sena, and Swahili.
The country’s population of around 24 million is composed overwhelmingly of Bantu people.
The largest religion in Mozambique is Christianity, with significant minorities following Islam and African traditional religions.