Mozambique is located on the Indian Ocean coast of Southern Africa. It borders South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. With over 1000km of coastline, the country is a popular destination for scuba divers, fishermen, sailors and beach lovers. The climate is tropical, and even cold nights are rare to come by.
Around the Year 1500, the Portuguese began establishing forts and posts along the coast of Mozambique, to benefit their trade routes. As a result, the official language of Mozambique is still Portuguese. Other languages spoken, include English (spoken in the main city and tourist areas), and Swahili (spoken in the north, near the border with Tanzania).