Day 224 – 226: Marracuene to Maputo

2017-10-01T21:00:08+02:00 September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

We woke up to a strong wind and quickly closed the tent as it looked like it could start to rain. Just as we finished making coffee Jared and Jen arrived with their coffee and we chatted for more than an hour. We only left at 11:30 after saying our final goodbyes. Back in Marracuene, [...]

Day 223: Chidenguele to Marracuene

2017-09-25T23:04:15+02:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

  We would have loved to stay longer, but they were expecting a big group and all 5 current campers had to leave. This place was thus by far the most popular campsite that we have stayed at. We were packed up before 08:00 and then went to the beach. We told Jared and Jen [...]

Day 222: Barra to Chidenguele

2017-09-25T23:03:38+02:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

After the owner helped us to plug the hole in the tyre we drove to his ‘workshop’ area which had a cement surface to change the wheels back again. We deflated the wheels a bit for the Sandy roads so when we got to Inhambane we wanted to inflate it again. We couldn’t find a [...]

Day 221: Tofo to Barra

2017-09-29T21:50:31+02:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

At 10:00 we left Turtle Cove and drove on some sandy tracks to check out Tofinho beach. We spotted some whales jumping out of the water showing their bellies and clapping their fins on the water. One came quite close to shore with their infant.    We then drove to the main Tofo beach past [...]

Day 220: Inhassoro to Tofo

2017-09-29T21:45:53+02:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

Initially, we wanted to also stay in Vilanculos, but since we spent four nights in Inhassoro we decided to head directly for Tofo. We left Goody Villas at 09:40. The road to Vilanculos was still pretty bad. We went to check out Vilanculos for future reference and did some shopping. We also had lunch at [...]

Day 216 – 219: Espungabera to Inhassoro

2017-09-25T22:24:15+02:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

Despite the long day ahead we only left camp at 9:30 and then drove 3km to the starting point for the hike to the big tree. We had a brisk walk through thick spider web covered forest for 1km. The big tree was indeed quite big and after trying various techniques to try and capture [...]

Day 208 – 209: Caia to Gorongosa

2017-09-13T17:46:56+02:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

Our alarm went off early, but we both wanted to sleep more so we only got up at 08:00. We didn’t feel like eating as we still didn’t feel 100% normal. We started packing up when Fernando arrived and starting chatting to us. He showed us his large vegetable and fruit gardens and livestock. He [...]

Day 207: Nampula to almost Caia

2017-09-13T17:39:13+02:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

We felt much better waking up this morning, but we both still had to visit the toilet. We drove to Nampula where we refuelled. The petrol station didn’t have air so we stopped next to the road where someone inflated the wheels by taking out the inside pin of the valve and just putting a [...]

Day 205 – 206: Ilha de Mozambique to Nampula

2017-09-13T17:34:18+02:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

Before checking out Caro went for a quick swim in the ocean for old time's sake as we were heading inland again for a week or two. We, unfortunately, had to drive the same long road back to Nampula, but at least we spent a good week here to make up for the long drive. [...]

Day 202 – 204: Chocas Mar to Ilha de Mozambique

2017-09-13T17:30:21+02:00 September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Trip Report|

After a French toast breakfast we set off for Ilha which is just 5km from us as the crow flies, but 65km on the road. On Rod and Pam's trip report, we saw they visited an old Governors house or palace that was overgrown with plants, but we couldn't find any Points of Interest on [...]