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About Bazaruto

Bazaruto is situated in Mozambique. Bazaruto is the ideal tropical paradise destination for budget travelers to explore clear waters, endless white beaches and an abundance of marine life.

Airports

Bazaruto airports include the following:
•Bazaruto Island Airport

Birdlife

As one of Mozambique's diverse islands, Bazaruto birds are abundant and diverse. Bazaruto is home to some 125 different species of birds, which can be found in a number of habitats from wetlands to coastal and woodlands. The island is an important wintering ground for migratory waders from the Palearctic, and the number of waterbirds in the summer often reaches a massive 20,000.

Conservation

Bazaruto conservation plays a key role in protecting the diversity of marine, wildlife and bird species within the island and surrounding Bazaruto Archipelago. As a national park, the entire island area is protected, and many critically endangered species such as the dugong, with about 230 species to be found - making it one of the largest populations of dugongs in East Africa.

Plants

Bazaruto plants are rich, lush and varied - with beautiful leafy vegetation lining the island. Vegetation areas include coastal dunes, open grasslands and fresh water lakes. Bazaruto plant life includes a large number of cashew nut trees, Mlala palms, wild orange trees and sisal plants, as well as vibrant bougainvillea and other brightly coloured flowering plants.

Safety Tips


•Only qualified scuba divers may dive around the islands - there are dive schools situated in the area who offer courses
•Crime is very low in the area but to be safe keep valuables out of sight
•It is generally safe to walk around at night, although women should try not to walk alone to be on the safe side
•Be careful of swimming near sand banks as the water may be get deep without warning
•Keep a respectful distance to animals and marine life

Travel Books

Bazaruto recommended travel books include:
•Mozambique Lonely Planet Guide by Mary Fitzpatrick
•Mozambique: The Bradt Travel Guide by Philip Briggs and Mark Whittington
•Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sites by Jack Jackson
•Mozambique in Pictures (Visual Geography. Second Series) by Thomas Streissguth
•Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Second Edition by William F. Perrin, J. G.M. Thewissen and Bernd Wursig

Wildlife

Bazaruto wildlife does not have the large predators and big game that can be found in many other African countries; however the island supports an abundance of interesting wildlife and marine life including colourful endemic butterflies and red duiker antelope as well as freshwater crocodiles and samango monkeys. The reefs are home to dolphin, dugong, gamefish, giant lobster and several species of marine turtle.

 

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