Because we clearly do not learn from our mistakes we fell for yet another very good sales pitch to visit an island – this time Bazaruto Island. Unlike the previous dhow we would be travelling via speedboat to the Island which was 45 minutes away. We were promised the best island experience second only to […]Read More Bazaruto Island
The first glimpse of the ocean we saw at Vilanculos was when we arrived at Baobab Backpackers. I honestly could not believe that we have managed to find a place more beautiful than where we have been thus far but at first glance Vilanculos instantly stole my heart. The problem with love at first sight […]Read More Vilanculos 10 – 12 September
After 8 days in Tofo we realized that if we did not leave now, we might get stuck there. After our Barra trip where Bertus proved to be quite the beach buggy, we decided to head to Pomene, a destination listed everywhere as only 4×4 due to the sand tracks. Marcia innocently posted a picture […]Read More Pomene & Morrungulo 4 – 10 September
During our short-cut stint driving into Tofo Matt heard a funny noise when he switch Woody over to 4×4. The sound came from somewhere below the car as he pulls away and only happens when it is in 4×4. For Marcia and myself this did not sound like a problem, for Matt and Clayton this […]Read More Tofo Mechanics
I woke up Sunday morning slightly confused about the pain in my hand. I tried to remember what happened but thinking was made very difficult due to headache that rendered my brain useless. As I laid in the tent, slowly regaining the power of thought, the pain began to spread to just about every section […]Read More Barra – 3 September
As all travelers sometimes do, we also fell for a clever sales pitch that promised the world or in this case a dhow trip to Pig Island, flamingo watching, snorkeling and climbing coconut trees. Seeing that we have not done much since arriving in Tofo it sounded like the perfect day trip especially because it […]Read More Pig Island Dhow Trip
The road to Tofo was uneventful and again slightly disappointing. Where were the bad roads that Mozambique was notorious for? In order to spice things up we were forced to take a short-cut to Tofo on a road listed as 4×4 only that Matt and Marcia found on Tracks 4 Africa but even that proved […]Read More Tofo – 27 August – ?
The plan for the day included a quick trip to the village in order to find a welder that can fix Woody’s leaking petrol tank, followed by a whole day boat cruise to see flamingos, whales, dolphins and turtles. It was a good, solid plan that was simple enough and unlikely to changed. The quick […]Read More Bilene – Montego. Also August… I think?
We woke up early, packed up camp in record time, did not shower for fear of catching some disease and hauled ass out of Fatima’s like we stole something. That place will never see me again. I, innocently enough, mentioned to Clayton that it is a good thing that Bertus did not have a breakdown […]Read More Mozambique: Bilene – also last week of August
When we initially told people about the trip and intended route the general consensus was that our trip only actually start in Mozambique. Excited to finally start our trip, we drove to Lomahasha to go through the Namaacha border post. I prepared myself for at least an hour or so of complete silence while Clayton […]Read More Maputo – last week of August