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The many bays and reefs surrounding Guinjata Bay provide one of the best diving and snorkelling sites in Mozambique!
Welcome Guinjata Bay – Just 23km from the historical town of Inhambane, Guinjata Bay is well known for its stunning beaches which extend for miles upon miles and where an abundance of tropical marine life awaits you in an underwater paradise known as the “Manta Coast”
Remote and secluded Guinjata Bay offers the holiday maker the best of both worlds, from action packed sports to a lazy relaxing getaway.
The warm waters off Guinjata Bay are home to one of the best Scuba Diving spots in the Inhambane area. There are a large variety diving sites which cater for all levels of experience with the shallow off-shore reefs offering snorkelers and novice divers a peek at the coastlines amazing reef life and the huge deep water coral reefs offering experienced divers amazing encounters with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks.
Guinjata Bay offers expert diving instructors and diving charters who will ensure an amazing and unforgettable experience. Popular dive sites consist of the Manta Reef, Paindane Express Reef, Coral Gardens, Lighthouse Reef, Kingfisher Reef, Jangamo Reef, and Green Tree Reef where you are almost guaranteed close encounters with Whale Sharks, Dolphins, Potato Bass and Manta Rays!
Experienced skippers are sure to provide deep sea fishing enthusiasts with a thrilling day out; they know the waters well and will take you to the best fishing spots. Boats can be chartered by arrangement, or you can bring your own; popular catches include Kingfish, Durado, Wahoo, and barracuda, Queenfish, Snoek, King Mackerel and Billfish.
Other popular fishing activities include spear fishing, kayak fishing, shore fishing and rock fishing and any of these will certainly reward you with the means to “hook up” a delicious meal for the evening braai.
For the less adventurous, long strolls along the shores of Guinjata Bay to other popular beaches nearby is a great way to catch a tan and visit some of the curio stalls which can be found on the beaches. The local folk make a living by using their talents to create some beautiful crafts such as bead work, jewellery, musical instruments, paintings and sculptures. Their talent doesn’t end there, and when it comes to fishing they excel! Their freshly caught fish and shellfish, especially the infamous Mozambique King and Queen Prawns, will ensure a delicious and memorable meal.
After your fun-filled day in the sun grab a bite to eat the one of the many local restaurants or enjoy a sun downer at one of the many local bars where local beer (including coconut beer!) is served. In the evening the popular beach bars come alive and they are a great place to meet and socialize.
With Inhambane just 23km away an outing to this historical and interesting town is certainly recommended. Some interesting landmarks include the Cathedral of Our Lady of Conception, The Governors Palace, The Railway Station, The Old Mosque and the Inhambane Museum. Inhambane also offers dhow trips to and from Maxixe which is another wonderful little town to explore. Other popular beaches to visit nearby include Barra and Tofo Bay which are both approximately 50km north.
Various studies have shown that the reefs of the Mozambique Channel are home to almost 400 species of coral making it one of the most diverse coral populations on the planet!
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