Travel By Numbers: Mozambique
Saturday 09 October 2010
The year Mozambique's civil war ended. Since then tourism has been the fastest-growing sector in the country's economy. TAP Portugal flies from London via Lisbon to Maputo, for £641 return in November ( flytap.com). Other operators include South African Airways via Johannesburg and Kenya Airways via Nairobi.
The percentage of the country's surface designated as conservation areas. The largest is the Niassa Game Reserve, which covers an area the size of Wales. Sun Safaris, a South African tour operator, offers safaris to the reserve from £300 per night. sunsafaris.com
The amount of rain in inches that typically falls during the rainy season from December to March. Outside this period, Abercrombie & Kent provides tailor-made holidays, with itineraries including safaris in Ngorongosa and explorations of the colonial ruins on Ibo Island. Week-long holidays start from £3,215 per person, including flights. abercrombiekent.co.uk
The length in miles of Tofo beach in the south of Mozambique. Tofo's azure waters offer ideal conditions for divers. Whale sharks visit the area throughout the year; mid-June signals the arrival of humpbacks, usually present until mid-October. Tofhino beach is Tofo's quieter sibling and is perfect for surf enthusiasts, with plenty of decent breaks. Diving Tofo runs dives daily including equipment rental from £35. divingtofo.com
The price in US dollars of a night's stay in a traditional thatched beach chalet at Marlin Lodge on Benguerra Island. Located in the Bazaruto archipelago off Mozambique's south coast, Benguerra is an idyllic spot for game fishing. The lodge provides guests with a skipper, boat and fishing equipment for $65 an hour. marlinlodge.co.za
The length of Mozambique in miles. South Africa Travel Plan offers an 18-day 4x4 beach and bush adventure for £1,433 per person. Starting in neighbouring South Africa, the trip includes two days in Kruger National Park, then moves on to areas including Mozambique's beautiful Bilene Lagoon, before ending in Swaziland. southafricatravelplan.com
The approximate population of Maputo. The fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao is a major tourist site. For £525 per person, excluding flights, Acacia Adventure holidays offers four-day visits in the city, including a trip to the nearby Inhaca Island, home to Mozambique's Marine Biology Museum and The Inhaca lighthouse. acacia-africa.com
The number of islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago. Designated a World Heritage Site by Unesco, the southern islands are home to the Quirimba National Park, an area made up of coastal forest and mangroves, rich coral reefs and abundant marine life, including endangered dugongs. The islands are accessed from the city of Pemba, in northern Mozambique. Ibo Island Lodge has doubles starting from US$335 per person. iboisland.com
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
Top 10 cheapest cities to visit, according to TripAdvisor
United Airlines pens least sincere apology letter of all time
Ryanair has turned on the 'charm offensive' but can we learn to love the cut-price carrier again?
Where not to visit if you love animals
Mystery as 'lake' appears in middle of Tunisian desert and becomes overnight tourist attraction
- 1 Israel-Gaza conflict: 'When Genocide is Permissible' article removed from The Times of Israel website
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
- < Previous
- Next >
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Working with an exciting ...
£23,000: Sauce Recruitment: A global leader in sports and entertainment is now...
£40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare : Deerfoot IT Resources Limite...
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package: Harrington Starr: VB.NET a...