Road to Malawi – Part 3 (16 September)

It was already 14:30 when we arrived in Morrumbala and received the bad news: the ferry was not working and we will have to take the long way round, entering Malawi at Milanje. Since Morrumbala did not seem like a good place to stop for the night we decided to push on, hoping to find […]

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Road to Malawi: Part 2

It was the 14th of September, 1 day before our 5th wedding anniversary which we planned to celebrate by entering into a new country and spending the night in style. It should be easy enough as Malawi was only 180km away from our stop in Caia (which was 220km away) and 330km with the detour […]

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Road to Malawi: Part 1

We were toying with the idea of staying another day in the greater Vilanculos area in order to go to Santa Carolina Island (also known as Paradise Island). However Clayton and I had to remind ourselves that we are on a tight budget and that one amazing island day trip in Mozambique is better than […]

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Bazaruto Island

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 […]

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Vilanculos 10 – 12 September

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 […]

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Tofo Mechanics

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 […]

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Barra – 3 September

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 […]

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Pig Island Dhow Trip

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 […]

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Tofo – 27 August – ?

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 […]

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