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With its warm, tropical coastline Mozambique offers visitors a veritable paradise of sandy white beaches and varied and abundant marine life, including the chance to observe an abundance of whale shark and mantra rays.
Dazzling coral reefs and a plethora of small islands make it the perfect exotic destination with its pristine reefs being rated alongside those of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and offering visitors some of the best snorkelling and diving experiences along the east coast of Southern Africa.
Maputo, Mozambique’s capital is a popular tourist destination and with its Portuguese influenced colonial architecture; 18th Century Catholic Cathedral, fascinating museums and buzzing craft and central market it is a place that truly encompasses the culture and real spirit of Africa. Other destinations in Maputo worthy of a visit include the Botanic Gardens and the National Art Museum with a fine collection of Mozambique’s best contemporary artists.
Pemba, a sleepy and intriguing coastal town at the edge of a huge bay, again boasts a wealth of interesting buildings, especially in Baixa - the old town. Most visitors make this their destination for its outstanding sandy beaches - particularly Wimbi Beach and the coral reefs. Pemba offers an outstanding and wide range of water based activities and is particularly renowned for its excellent diving, snorkelling, boating and fishing.
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