Photograph by James L. Stanfield
For too long, thanks to a remorseless civil war, the treasures of this paradisiacal land remained beyond the reach of all but the most venturesome visitor. • Now, however, its unspoiled beaches, its magical islands, and its undefiled jungle frontier in the north all await free and friendly exploration. • Bob Dylan once famously proclaimed that it’s “nice to stay a week” in Mozambique. • This inviting former Portuguese colony, east of Zimbabwe and north of South Africa, offers a wealth of attractions to beguile a visitor for much longer.
Biologist E. O. Wilson takes a close look at a famed park in Mozambique. Recovering from civil war, it faces a new challenge: Settlers are deforesting its sacred mountain.
On fields throughout Africa, plastic bags, old clothes, and shredded tires transform into magic orbs—soccer balls.
Beyond the game drive, here are new ways to experience the classic trip.
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