Situated on the east coast of southern Africa, Mozambique is bordered by Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland. Tourism is still in its infancy in Mozambique even though the 17-year civil war ended in the early 1990’s. Travel here is an adventure, requiring patience, time and a willingness to rough it. Infrastructure in the south is considerably better than the north but even so, tourist facilities are much less developed than some of its neighbours. Despite this, the rewards are well worthwhile as the country offers beautiful beaches, an extremely long coastline of warm tropical water with a reef stretching its entire length, vibrant cultures, strong musical traditions and a healthy artistic element.