Sights in Mozambique

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Mozambique sights range from historical attractions to natural wonders that will take your breath away. The beautiful clear blue ocean is the perfect setting for a range of water sports. The coastline stretches for 2500 km, providing an abundance of unspoiled beaches to explore. Mozambique is a vibrant country--from the bustling cities to the fishing villages. The African wildlife at the reserves is amazing and provides great photographic opportunities.

Gorongosa National Park

At Gorongosa National Park you can see a variety of animal species and vegetation. Visitors can watch the majestic elephants roam across the landscape and if you are lucky, you can even see lion. The park is also home to buffalo, zebra and buck. Near water sources there are hippos and crocodiles. This is a bird watcher's paradise with over 400 species of birds. Visiting this park is a way of traveling responsibly and giving back to the local community as it aids in conservation programs. Chitengo Safari Camp is open most of the year and it provides accommodations including swimming pools and a restaurant. Photographic safaris can also be arranged.

Niassa Reserve


Niassa Reserve is a nature reserve with an area of 42,000 square km. The vegetation consists of Miombo forest, savannah and wetlands. The reserve is home to the African wild dog which is an endangered species. Elephant, sable antelope, buffalo, wildebeest and zebra can also be found in the reserve. There is a variety of species of birds. Located on the reserve is the Meculas Mountain which has a height of 1,441 meters.

Pemba

Pemba is a popular tourist destination. It is a port city founded in 1904. Nestled in the heart of Pemba is a local market where you can buy handmade crafts and souvenirs. There is also colorful art sold at this market. Pemba is a good site for water sports and the nearby coral reef means that it is a good diving spot.

The Grand Train Station


The Grand Train Station is a functional train station and inside is a bar. A noteworthy feature of the train station is a dome that is the work of Gustave Eiffel. Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty as well as buildings in Mozambique.

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