Mozambique is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east and Tanzania to the north, South Africa to the south west and Zimbabwe to the west. Mozambique is famous for its 2 500 kilometres of unspoilt beaches and its incredible diving opportunities. The reefs of the Bazaruto Archipelago are home to over 1200 species of marine creatures including the rare Dugong. Big Game Fishing is also a tourist attraction in Mozambique.
My dollies from Mozambique
Five fun facts about Mozambique
- The Vumba Rock Paintings are thought to be around 8,000 years old. They depict hunters and other human figures and animals.
- Mozambique is famous for its traditional music, especially its marimba bands.
- The northern regions of Mozambique are famous for their crafts, including sculptures produced by the Makondo people.
- The language officially spoken is Portuguese though Sena, Swahili and Makhuwa are spoken commonly.
- The Mozambique Island is one of the world heritage sites. The Bazarut Archipelago is the largest marine reserve in the Indian Ocean.
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A Mozambique myth
In Mozambique, the Ronga people tell the legend of a mother who left her child with Mother Hippo for safekeeping as the child’s life was threatened by an envious rival. Every night, Mother Hippo would emerge with the child so that it could suckle from its mother.
You can read more about African myths here: http://listverse.com/2013/07/18/ten-african-myths-and-legends-2/
Mozambique marimba music
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