Mozambique Birding Tours
The Republic of Mozambique, more commonly called Mozambique, is perhaps best known for its idyllic tropical beaches (look no further than the awe-inspiring Bazaruto Archipelago) and fantastic offshore diving (it is one of the best places to see Whale Sharks), but what many do not realize is that this southern African country has vast tourism potential and uniquely offers many range-restricted and sought after bird species that are very difficult to find elsewhere in their southern African range.
Located in southern Africa, Mozambique hugs the east coast of Africa, with the Indian Ocean forming its entire eastern border and South Africa, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania all bordering the rest of the country. Its capital city is Maputo, located in the very south of the country. Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique, although English is widely spoken in the developed communities.
Mozambique has an unfortunate history, beset with a brutal civil war that ultimately left the country one of the poorest in the world. However, two decades of stability brought about a much needed boost to its economy and allowed for the start of the initial development of some of its tourism potential, with a prime example being the reestablishment of the Gorongosa National Park and transforming it into one of Africa’s great game parks once more. The mid-2010s saw the country facing a low-intensity insurgency, which put a halt to all of its gains, but with a new peace agreement signed in 2019 tourism is on the rise, and the country as a whole is looking up.