Sunday, 4 July 2010

Northern Mozambique – East Africa’s best kept secret

Earlier this year I was invited by the High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique on a whistle stop tour of the country to learn how, following the end of the civil war in 1992, Mozambique is slowly but surely rising from the ashes.

With sustainable tourism being key to the growth of the country's economy as a whole, a series of projects are underway on both a national and local scale to help boost the tourism industry and ultimately benefit local communities.

Mozambique is a land of astounding diversity, with a distinct local style consisting of a blend of African, Arab and Portuguese influences, 2500 kilometres of long unspoilt coastline and 12 marine and land national parks.

To begin with, read here for my
review in Style Bible of three stunning eco-lodges I visited in the northern region - Guludo, Ibo Island Lodge and Nuarro.

And here is my contribution to a destination feature on Mozambique that appeared in the
Guardian's travel pages last weekend (Saturday, 19 September). A very proud moment for me indeed.