Information on Moçambique
Written by Joseph
Tuesday, 28 April 2009 02:43
Moçambique is perhaps best known and loved for its stunning 2700 km coastline. Warm nutrient rich waters brought south by the powerful Argyles current make Moçambique marine ecosystems some of the richest in the world. Extensive coral reefs (some stretching over 700 km) teaming with exotic marine life pepper the clear azure ocean from Ponto de Ouro in the south to the Quirimba Archipelago in the far north. Incredible game fishing and unadulterated marine game viewing are synonymous with the Moçambique Indian Ocean. If your thrill is to dive alongside a majestic whale shark or observing the migratory beach landing of the massive Leatherback Turtle then you've come to the right place.
Yet Moçambique is not all oceans, in fact it has an incredibly diverse terrestrial environment and a complex and fascinating culture. Massive wetlands offer a diversity of bird life rich enough to catch any ornithologist's keen eye. Experience the timeless flow of two of Africa's most famous rivers, the Zambeze and the Limpopo. Sit back and soak in the wilderness and let your mind wander over centuries of rich and tumultuous history. Let the never ending winding dusty roads take you on a voyage of discovery, of massive coconut palm forests and savannah plains, of exotic lagoons and the unexpected surprise of discovering yourself arriving to the sight of the azure Indian Ocean flashing at you between the trunks of soaring coconut palms. Feel the pristine beach sand beneath your bare feet, sand that stretches seemingly to the horizon. Capture the innocence of children laughing on their way to school or playing with old car tyres on dusty back streets. Perhaps the sight of women returning from the fields (machamba), with seemingly impossible burdens balanced with natural ease upon their heads. Wander through the colourful markets or sit down to a cafe on the esplanade and watch Moçambique pass by.