Set amidst 1,500 miles of coastline, Mozambique is blessed with truly rich marine biodiversity. Those exploring this magical underwater world are in for a treat as they will encounter fascinating denizens of the deep.
Arctic Humpback Whales
Seeing these gentle giants of the ocean swimming wild and free is a truly unforgettable sight and can be enjoyed on excursions organised by the likes of Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort. Arctic humpback whales can be spotted in the waters around Medjumbe Island especially during the migration period from July to October.
Oceanic Manta Rays
When it comes to underwater adventures, one of the best places to visit in Mozambique is Tofo; here you have the chance of taking in the amazing sight of giant oceanic manta rays, some of which have a wingspan that is seven metres long!
Dolphins and Whale Sharks
Dolphins can be found around the waters of Mozambique almost the whole year-round at places like Medjumbe Island. Some excursions give you the chance to not only swim with dolphins but whale sharks too; don’t worry, they are harmless to humans!
Other Marine Life
Marine turtles can also be seen during some underwater exploration, while the Quirimbas Archipelago beaches give you the chance to witness turtle nesting or hatching from October to April. Other marine species including mobula rays and various sharks, not forgetting colourful coral can be seen at places like the Two Mile Reef.
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