Mozambique Off The Beaten Path

  • Solidarity Farm stand
    Solidarity Farm stand
    by luisalaranjo
  • View from the top of Bazaruto dune
    View from the top of Bazaruto dune
    by CEP1863
  • Patterns in the sand
    Patterns in the sand
    by CEP1863

Mozambique Off The Beaten Path

  • Interesting style.

    A church that looks a bit different. I still don't know exactly what this is. You have to be very careful in Mozambique when you take photos. They don't like you to take photos of especially their president's residence or any government buildings. I assumed it is a church...

  • Visit the Bazaruto Archipelago

    The Bazaruto Archipelago is perfect not just for diving but also for snorkeling. It is A beautiful National Park. The archipelago is made up of five dune islands which are all relatively untouched and idyllic. We first went to Benguerra Island for a short period of time. The snorkel brief was done here and then we headed out by boat. Snorkelling is...

  • is a great source of information about MozambiqueMike Slater, the mozman, is in charge of it.This website has also a Forum to discuss issues about Mozambique.Direct URL for the Forum:"Ask Mike" about Mozambique, and the mozman will happily answer your questions

  • Spaza shop

    On the way back to the airport I took this photo. It was raining and it was taken out of the window. It is quite a way out of town and there are many squatter camps in the area. I saw a few of these shops next to the road.Here you can buy anything from a colourful bucket to bananas. In SA there are many of these Spaza shops. Mainly in the township...

  • More architecture

    Another amazing place. I don't know that much about building styles but this looks Moorish/ Spanish to me. In any case I wouldn't mind a house like this.

  • Unexpected architecture in Maputo

    A lot of buidlings in Maputo is run down and is in desperate need of repairing. But there are also beautiful places. Buildings from previous eras in between the rest.We walked the streets of Maputo as we believe this is the only way to see.

  • Off the beaten path from off the beaten...

    if you meet people in the know, they will take you to places you can't phathom existing. I'm still mystified how a place that requires 4WD and a boat ride to get to from a place as secluded as Beira exists. Maybe the prestine, empty beach has something to do with it.

  • Nhamatanda is off the Beaten Path-

    I know- everything seems to be off the beaten path- even Nhamatanda itself. Well, it is. Mozambique is off the beaten path as well, although there were a good number of tourists going through Maputo and up to Vilankulos, but no further.If you have a chance, and can't get to Lord Jim's pad in Nhamatanda, Lord Jim may be gracious enough to take you...

  • Maputo Game Reserve

    when ?i've forgotten, but who flew, it was Jose, a friend who later moved to France, then suddenly passed away - RIP - mon ami !It was Jose who piloted a single engined Cessna or ???we flew over Lourenco Marques, across the bay over Inhaca Island, then the thrill to see the hundreds of elephants moving slowly between the huge trees of typically...

  • COELOCANTH - a living fossil

    A COELOCANTH about 1.5 m (5 feet) lon and weighing 57 kg (126 lbs). was caught by fishermen on the vessel Nerine trawling off the mouth of the Chalumna River in 1938 off the COMORES in the Mocambique Channel. Latimeria chalumnae the living fossil a.k.a. the COELOCANTH first appeared in the fossil record about 360 million years ago, was thought to...

  • In the road between Maputo and...

    In the road between Maputo and Inhambane (near to Xai-Xai) we found a funny hut on the road. There were an inscription on it wall, painted in red : 'BON JOVI'.In the middle of nothing we found that!!!Very curious.

  • If you want to eat some good...

    If you want to eat some good crawfishes, find a fisherman who can sell you his catch for a good price (generally very cheap) and cook at home (with a little help of a local person)this delicious shellfish.try it if you can make it.It´s cheapier than a restaurant.

  • Inhaca Island is just 10...

    Inhaca Island is just 10 minutes flight from Maputo. Nice place to stay and enjoy a little village near PESTANA resort.Beaches are wild.Take a boat and go the Island of Portuguese (Ilha dos Portugueses). Here you'll find beautiful Santo Amaro Beach.

  • One of the largest man-made...

    One of the largest man-made lakes in Africa where ECO TRAVEL in a solid man made boat without industrial aid is possible.CAHORA BASSA ( is apparently derived from the Chewa term 'Kebrabassa' ), which means 'the end of work'. If you enlarge map below, the Man made dam wall is @ SONGA gives one an inetresting...

  • Most of Mozambique is well off...

    Most of Mozambique is well off the beaten paths, but there's a province everybody will talk about as the remotest, far away, abandoned, isolated: the place where nobody would like to go, not even Mozambicans public servants. That is Niassa, and Lichinga is its administrative capital; the place where I have been based for three years, while the...

  • Jay's Camp 50km north of...

    Jay's Camp 50km north of Maputo on the road to Xai-Xai. At the delapidated town of Maracuena you take a ferry accross the Inkomati River and follow the signs to Jay's Camp. Jay's has excellent chalets if you want to spend the night, but you can take a day drive there as well (not in a sedan). They offer excellent meals served under thatched...

  • Ponta do Ouro beach scene with...

    Ponta do Ouro beach scene with Motel do Mar in the background. Visit the Ponta do Ouro website at See 'the road to Ponta' travelogue for more pictures.

  • I still want to travel way up...

    I still want to travel way up north in Mozambique, especially now with the recent implementation of a ferry service accross the Rovuma River into Tanzania, but up to now I have only travelled in the southern region. One of my best trips was down to Ponta do Ouro, visiting Ponta Mamoli and Ponta Malongane on the way. Camping sites and chalets are...


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