Really looking forward to enjoying the beautiful far northern part of Mozambique, we were disappointed to find it rather inhospitable, offering little in the way of tourist infrastructure.
The landscape is lush, with some virgin forest around the Quirimbas National Park, and there is a real charm in the uniformity of the square red or gray clay houses with thatched roofs. (It appears that the cell phone companies haven’t donated gallons of paint to the community as we saw in the south.) Continue reading Northern Mozambique – beautiful but inhospitable
At the outset of our trip we decided not to take Malaria prophylactics but chatting to someone who had lost 15kg in a recent three week bout in Mozambique got us re-thinking. When we learned that some of Pete’s Zimbabwean family routinely take Deltaprim, we decided to do likewise as a bad bout of malaria would completely derail the trip. It’s a once weekly dose, very inexpensive and apparently effective against a high percentage of malarial attacks. Continue reading From the Zambezi to the north of Mozambique
Heading north from Zavora involved us in a long and rather frustrating day. At first we decided to head for Inhassoro and possibly get across to the Bazaruto Island group, but as we travelled we decided instead to head for Vilanculos which was closer and where, from the GPS, there appeared to be adequate, secure camping facilities. This was particularly important as we had conflicting reports about the town, some praising its uniqueness and others referring to it as Villain-culos, because of thievery. Continue reading Mozambique – from the coast to the forest