After surviving Maputo’s overwhelming hustle and a hectic journey up the coast to Nampula, Tracks4Africa traveller Lizette Swart enjoyed a restful two days on Ilha de Mozambique before tackling the journey north to Ibo Island. On the second leg of her enthralling journey, she discovered a glorious sunset at Wimbi Beach and a beautiful white beach north of Xai-Xai.
After three weeks on the road, Mozambique still enthrals around every bustling corner. Although traversing this remarkable country with its long white beaches and rich history may pose some challenges, a self-drive trip will not disappoint. By Lizette Swart
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