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Mwali Island, Comoros

Mwali is the smallest major island in the Comoros archipelago. The island is known for its unspoilt beaches and its friendly population. The mountainous interiors reveals the wonders of the equatorial tropics.

The Indian Ocean island of Mwali in Comoros is one of the few places in the world where the 'Dhow' is still built. The dhow is a kind of sail boat. The construction of the dhow is unique in its Arabic engineering design. The traveler observing the construction of the Arab sail boats would be amazed to discover that the same water vessel design helped the Arabs to leave their desert shores and reach different parts of Africa and Asia. Most of the dhow building activity is concentrated on Fomboni beach.

The Mwali Island in Comoros attracts the nature loving tourist. The interiors of Mwali is mountainous and hides many a picturesque waterfall. There is an excellent waterfall at Miringoni. Visitors interested to observe marine life may observe the Giant turtles in their natural environment at Niumashuwa Bay. The local people of Mwali presents a fascinating insight to human migration from the dawn of pre-history. People of many ethnicities-from the African tribes of Bantu to Arabs coexist peacefully on the island. Traces of Malay culture is also found on Mwali Island.

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