L. Vilanculos Travel Guide

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L. Vilanculos Things to Do

  • Make a daytrip to the Bazaruto...

    The daytrip i took was sold bya italian lady going arround the resorts, 2000 mtc. going to Magaruque island, lunch included. You can walk arround the island, on the southside there where some Flamingos and snorkeling was quite good. We where lucky and a Dugong (seacow) came very close to the boat. There is also a quite nice looking hotel on the...

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  • Town Centre

    Vilanculos is a sleepy little town that only recently returned on the vacation map of many visitors. Development North of Maputo is not as fast; hence you will find few tarred roads and generally a more rural environment.

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  • Bazaruto Island

    The largest island in the group is Bazaruto island, filled with fresh water lakes inhabited by crocodiles and many species of birds. The island itself is home to some 125 different species of birds. Bazaruto offers a multitude of delights for the avid fisherman, for both big game and surf fishing. The Bazaruto Lodge's continuing interest in...

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  • Walk along the pristine beaches!

    Vilanculos is set in one of the most picturesque areas in Mozambique, with spectacular views of pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.The warm Indian Ocean offers safe bathing all year round. The wide open, squeaky clean beaches offered Anne and I endless hours of strolling pleasure.

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  • Climb a palm tree & grab a free coconut!

    All along the beaches around Vilanculos you will see plenty of plam trees. If you are not feeling energetic enough to climb one of these trees and obtain a free coconut, there are always several eager local lads who will climb the tree, retrieve a cocont and prepare it for you to eat! This will cost you 2,000 Meticais though! (around US10 cents)

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  • Dhow safari.

    It is from Vilanculos that you will set out on your dhow safari to the Bazaruto Archipelago. If you plan to visit one destination in Mozambique this string of islands should be it. The main ones are Santa Carolina, Bazaruto, Benguerra and Magaruque. They offer a quintessential tropical holiday with isolated palm and casuarinas tree shaded beaches,...

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L. Vilanculos Restaurants

  • Cheap local food

    If you are tired of your resort food, this is a nice place to sit around have some beer and something to eat. The way they put the chairs to the table when nobody is sitting on them makes the place look like beeing clsed, its usualy not! Fish

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  • Food

    The bar at the campsite sells beer but no food. Smugglers is a pub which does food. Food is of the burgers and chicken type and be prepared for a long wait, this is african service at its best...it took us about 2 hours to get our food.

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L. Vilanculos Transportation

  • Getting to Vilanculos

    Most long distance buses don´t go into Vilanculos but stop on the mainroad about 18 km out of town. you will find there a covered pickup, leaving when full, last stop near Bank Austral, the tourist information and the municipal market

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  • Flights to Vilanculos

    The best way to get to Vilanculos is certainly by air since it is almost 600 km north of Maputo. LAM operates flights 4 times a week on the route from Maputo to Vilanculos as well as 4 times a week on the route between Vilanculos to Beira.

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L. Vilanculos Local Customs

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    The local natives

    by MikeAtSea Written Oct 10, 2005

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    According to early Portuguese accounts, the Tsonga people were already living in the central and southern areas of Mozambique, between the Indian Ocean and the Lebombo Mountains, during the early 16th century. Being fairly isolated, they lived a peaceful life in dispersed settlements, having some customs in common, but lacking a common political identity.

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L. Vilanculos Warnings and Dangers

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    by Waxbag Updated Oct 21, 2004

    Every so often, Mozambique gets unbelievable rains in December through March. It is possible to get stranded on beach locations and especially the Bazaruto Islands. There was severe flooding in 1998 and 2000.

    There is only one main road that runs North and South. If the road is out you are pretty much stuck.

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L. Vilanculos Favorites

  • Visa for Mozambique

    All nationalities with the exception of South African citizens visiting Mozambique require a visa. The visa can be obtained at arrival at the airport or at any border post. The process takes about 10 minutes and one has to fill in two forms hand the fee around USD 20 and then gets the visa issued on the spot. However bear in mind that during peak...

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  • Eating at Vilanculo and Just Being

    There is really little in the way of facilities in this fishing village. There are some restaurants. There are some really expensive resorts about 2 kms north of the village if you really need luxary. But my favorite thing to do here was to buy some firewood, potatoes, onions, cheese, and spices. The market is close-by and although limited has...

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