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Fred Hoogervorst: Mozambique

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With an unbeaten atmosphere and 2500 km coastline it is a tourism destination to explore, with tropical private beaches, world class diving and unspoiled bush with native trees like the large baobab tree and coconut palms.

The climate in Mozambique is sub tropical and the temperatures range between 25 to 30 C and the water temperature three degrees less. The dry season last from April to December and the rainy season from January until March.

Mozambique has magical offshore islands like Bazaruto Archipelago and the Quirimbas.

As photographer I visited the area north of Nacala in the enchanting bay of ...

With an unbeaten atmosphere and 2500 km coastline it is a tourism destination to explore, with tropical private beaches, world class diving and unspoiled bush with native trees like the large baobab tree and coconut palms.

The climate in Mozambique is sub tropical and the temperatures range between 25 to 30 C and the water temperature three degrees less. The dry season last from April to December and the rainy season from January until March.

Mozambique has magical offshore islands like Bazaruto Archipelago and the Quirimbas.

As photographer I visited the area north of Nacala in the enchanting bay of Memba on the Baixo do Pinda Peninsula in Nampula province, close to Ilha de Mozambique, World Heritage site.

I was guest of Nuarro Eco Lodge, www.nuarro.com, they organized traditional wooden dhow trips, kayaking, snorkeling near ancient coral rocks, discovered the mangroves and the bush with an abundance of bird life, and tasted there excellent cuisine.

The bush walk in the early morning with a lot of birds gives also the chance to visit some small villages with friendly Macua people.

On the way back to Nampula I visited Ilha de Mozambique, World Heritage site, the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed here in 1498 on this small coral island, walked along colourful streets past stately colonial-era buildings and the large fort, photographed artisanal fishermen in their dug outs, small wooden boats, and tasted the wild native tiger prawns they catch in the early morning.

Fred Hoogervorst, Photographer
www.fredhoogervorst.com

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