My virtual journey across Africa now brings me to the South East part of the continent. India shares a common ocean with the countries on this part of Africa – the Indian Ocean – and this has led to centuries of trade between India and this part of the world.
Mozambique – This country of close to 30 million people has some interesting sights that I was, frankly, unaware of before I began to research them. I would begin at the extreme south of the long country with the capital city of Maputo with its colonial era architecture. Moving northwards, I would halt at Bazaruta Archipelago. The next halt would be at the UNESCO World Heritage listed Island of Mozambique. I would end my journey through this country at the city of Pemba and Quirimbas National Park.
Malawi – The city of Blantyre would be where I would start my exploration of this country. From Blantyre, I would head to Mulanje Mountain. I would then make my way north to Lake Malawi National Park and conclude my visit at the island of Likoma.
Madagascar – The name itself evokes images of the truly exotic. The fourth largest island in the world would rank very high in my list of places to visit for nature and wildlife (alongside Papua New Guinea and the Amazon). The capital city of Antananarivo with its French colonial heritage is most probably where I would start my visit. I would visit Ifaty and Nosy Be to get my beach fix. Among the numerous places to spot wildlife, I might pick Ranomafana and Isalo National Parks. Finally, I would try and visit the Avenue of the Baobabs.