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...more
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...more
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.more
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)more
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,...more
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.
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.
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...more
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...more