Category Archives: Mozambique

From the Zambezi to the north of Mozambique

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

Mozambique – from the coast to the forest

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

A surprise stop-over en-route to Zavora

A half moon shed its soft light over the dark stillness of the lake in front of us, with the occasional drifting clouds dimming its rays. The night was almost dead quiet! Just the faint lapping sounds of water caressing the shore at our feet and the odd splash of hungry kingfish prowling the waters in search of prey. Stars shone in abundance with just one red manmade light, a radio mast, visible far away across the shores. We both sat there in awe of the peace and beauty, reflecting on our luck to find such a spot. Continue reading A surprise stop-over en-route to Zavora