Mozambique's last half century has not been easy for its people or its land. The war of independence from Portuguese rule, which began in the early 1960s and ended in 1975, was followed by a 17-year-long civil war. Twenty years after its end in 1992, peace is firmly established but this mostly rural country is still developing. Mozambique is in southeastern Africa. Though it has few pockets of infrastructure, it does access almost 2,500 kilometres of Indian Ocean coastline. People are cheerful and friendly despite their deprivation.
This gallery's photos are from a road trip that began at the start of the dry season (April) in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (Mozambique's side of South Africa's Kruger Park). Other stops were at Massingir Dam, Tofo and Vilanculos.
© Elizabeth Willoughby 2012