Day Trips in Mozambique island

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Mozambique Day Trips are ideally suited for travelers who want to explore the vast wildlife and natural landmarks of Mozambique. Like many other African nations, Mozambique has a vast expanse of forest area maintained as wildlife reserves that are best explored during the daytime. This is the period when the chances of spotting animals in their natural habitat increases exponentially. Mozambique’s landscape also consists of some exotic, smaller islands that are worth visiting. A daytime itinerary in Mozambique can include any of the following:

Visiting Niassa Game Reserve

Located in the northern half of the island, this is among the most famous wildlife reserves in Africa. Spread over 42,000 sq km, this is the largest conservation areas in Mozambique and among the biggest in the world. Its real appeal lies in the natural, forest-like environment that has been maintained by limiting the commercial activities. The Niassa Reserve is best suited for folks who are adventurous and enjoy self-exploration. Even reaching Niassa is not easy. Visitors have to trek a bit and depend upon a very cumbersome four-wheel drive.

Niassa is among the remotest natural parks in Africa and has a large number of tuskers. Other animals that can be spotted include the wilder beast, waterbuck, kudu, impalas, hippos, antelopes and the kudu. The landscape too is amazingly sculpted, consisting of a large woodland spread and granite domes that are frequented by the native tribesmen, called the Mucua.

Booking a day-trip in Niassa isn’t difficult and there are many packaged deals in the form of safaris that are on offer, throughout the year. However, the period between April and September is regarded as the best. These are slightly drier months and the animals tend to surface more, in search of water and hence, spotting them is easier. A visit to Niassa can be combined with visiting the Lugenda Wilderness Camp that can be accessed by undertaking an elephant ride.

Location: the reserve is located within Niassa, Mozambique’s biggest province. Visitors need to reach Cuamba from where the safari operators arrange for rides headed towards the reserve.

Visiting Medjumbe Island

This is among the biggest and the most exotic-looking islands that make-up the Quirimbas Archipelago, near Mozambique’s northern borders. Medjumbe Island is popular for its white, sandy beaches and its uncorrupted, natural terrain. It is suited for travelers who are searching for an island getaway where privacy is understood. The view from the island is simply breathtaking, overlooking coral reefs and pristine, blue waters. Accommodation at this island can be slightly demanding but day-trips can be easily arranged. Visitors can click the sun setting in the backdrop of the Indian Ocean or just spend the day, swinging in a hammock. Medjumbe also offers world-class diving spots with the availability of rented diving gear and diving instructors.

Location: Medjumbe lies along the northern stretch of the popular Quirimbas Archipelago. It is accessible through a flight. Daily flights towards the island are arranged from the nearby, Pemba mainland.

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March 17, 2010 new by ak1980

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