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Mozambique

Mozambique

Mozambique with its enchanting people, full of welcoming kindness and consideration, is bathed by the Indian Ocean. It is a land full of life and hidden beauty, with untouched nature stretching from the endless pristine beaches of Tungué Bay in the far north to the diving enthusiasts' paradise at Ponta de Ouro in the south. And in between there are the paradise islands of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique Island, with its centuries of history and culture, truly a World Heritage site, the treasures of the Bazaruto Archipelago Nature Reserve, nature's gift of Inhambane, where migrating whales pass by without fail, and the beach at Xai Xai, where delicious fresh oysters whet the appetite for more.

Mozambique is also one of the world's new sanctuaries. It is investing in the recovery of its wildlife, with a great variety of nature reserves, and it is likewise devoting resources to tourism, with high quality hunting safaris, but at the same time working to develop greater awareness of the environment. In the towns and cities that seem so familiar to us, a great diversity of history and cultures is melded into the architecture, and the pulse of daily life can be felt, from the bustle of the markets to the striking handicrafts, from the museums to the bars and restaurants.

         

The   Mozambique coast faces the Indian Ocean and because of its climate, warm   waters and vast beach area is rich in many marine species, some of which are   unfortunately in danger of extinction. In the North the beaches are mainly rocky, where as in the Centre, situated   near the river mouths, we find what can be described as dry riverbed beaches   bordered by extensive mangroves. The sandy beaches are to be found in the South, with high dunes covered with   low rough vegetation. Parallel to the coast, are isolated or groups of islands, some of which   provide the tourist with good conditions in terms of lodging and the   opportunity to observe the very varied vegetation and fascinating wildlife. Historic monuments are also to be found on these islands, a testimony to the   Arabs and Europeans who settled there.
  
  The magnificient transparent waters are an irresistible invitation to go   swimming, snorkelling and diving and admire the extraordinarily beautiful   coral reef and the underwater marine life. The best known beaches along the coast noted for their visitor orientated   infra-structures are: Pemba, Ilha de Moçambique, Fernão Veloso, Chocas,   Vilanculos, Tofo, Morrungulo, Inhassoro, Inhambane, Bazaruto, Zongoene,   Xai-Xai, Bilene, Marracuene, Inhaca, Ponta de Ouro and Ponta de Malongane.


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