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10 overlooked eco-tourism destinations

By: Josh Lew on Oct. 30, 2012, 5:31 p.m.
Mozambique beach sunset

Photo: F H Mira/Flickr

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This nation, on Africa's Indian Ocean coastline, was off-limits for a long time because of a bloody civil war. The conflict is now in the past and this lusophone nation is a rising star in southern Africa's tourism scene. Miles and miles of pristine beaches are the headlining attraction for visitors. Aside from a few choice locations, resort scenes are nonexistent, so wherever you end up, the tropical idyll is not likely to be interrupted by tourist hordes. National parks offer access to the kind of African wilderness experiences that those who grew up with stories of faraway safaris dreamed about.