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Wed, 03 Apr 2019 18:13 - Updated Wed, 03 Apr 2019 18:13

Cruise ship docks at Namibe Port

Moçâmedes - A US cruise ship, with 230 tourists aboard from various nationalities, docked this Wednesday morning at the commercial port of Namibe, for a few hours visit to the province.

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Cruise ship dock on Angolan ports (file)

Photo: Gaspar dos Santos

In Moçâmedes, American, Australian, Chinese, South African, German, Puerto Rican, Spanish and English tourists, divided into three teams, traveled to the Namib Desert, one of the tourist places where the world's rare plant is found "Weliwítschia mirabilis", and the Arco Lake, which is 60 kilometers off Moçamedes city.

The tourists also visited Sao Fernandes fortress, the Church of Santo Adrião, the enclosure of the Festas do Mar and the old part of the city of Moçâmedes, where they received details from tourist guides of the province on the existence and its architectonic structure of these places.

Speaking to Angop, some tourists, who have visited Namibe for the second time, say they have great interest in knowing the history of the first people who lived in this desert land and with many marine resources.

The tourists also visited the Arco lagoon, in the municipality of Tômbwa, 60 kilometers away from Moçâmedes, Namibe province, a tourist area that annually receives more than five hundred tourists from Namibia, South Africa, Russia, Portugal and Cuba.

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