Driving out of Angoche to the Nantapa Lighthouse

Nantapa Lighthouse Travel Blog

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a typical hut outside of Angoche
As we drove north along the coast we saw more evidence of the natural beauty everyone hopes will attract tourists. The small dunes near Angoche grow to immense size the further away you get, dwarfing the palms beneath them. An odd sight is the freshwater swamp between the road and the dunes that goes against all reason when on the left side of the road there is a brackish mangrove swamp... the two very different vegetation types make for diverse bird habitats and interesting scenery.

There also remains indications of the stunning poverty of what once was a wealthy string of communities, buoyed on the back of the cashew industry.  Huts are tiny and threadbare.

The northern edge of the new park is the mouth of a large river, the source of the brackish water feeding the mangrove swamp. The land climbs as you near the river, creating a headland with sweeping vistas. An old defunct lighthouse graces the point, with the hand cast glass lamp still intact within the tower. This point has been targeted for future tourism development, and we can only hope that whoever is granted the concession will preserve it for the future.







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a typical hut outside of Angoche
a typical hut outside of Angoche
Another view of the Dunes
Another view of the Dunes
Villagers in the Sugar Cane fields…
Villagers in the Sugar Cane field…
the inland view from the lighthous…
the inland view from the lighthou…
view of the village and dunes from…
view of the village and dunes fro…
Nantapa Lighthouse
photo by: Indredi