Category Archives: Mozambique

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

Southern Mozambique – first impressions  

We stocked up with fuel and food in Manguzi, just north of Kosi Bay, after an early wake up and a slow, bumpy ride through deep sand to the town. The border crossing went smoothly, although it took the SARS representatives (SAPS) some time to work out how we should declare our outgoing electronic equipment. Finally, after brushing aside some aggressive hustling by the local 3rd party insurance salesmen to purchase their product, we were through. Our first border crossing went surprisingly smooth! Continue reading Southern Mozambique – first impressions  

Watch out for the deadly snakes and scorpions of southern Africa

To some scorpions and snakes are amongst the scariest creatures in the veld and very few people like the idea of encountering them. Whilst the majority of scorpions and snakes are harmless it is important to know how to prevent stings and bites and how to treat these, especially if they may be lethal.

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