- MozambiqueHired car and travelled from Cape St Francis, SA to Tofo, Mozaqmbique, approximately 6500 kms return.
Tropical Republic of Mozambique is on the south east coast of Africa on Indian Ocean. Colonized by the Portugese in 1505, capital is Maputo and Posted by moray stasz in Gap Year 2012 to 2013 | Jun 28, 2013
- Mozambique Our first port on the mainland of Africa was Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. As in Madagascar, the people here are very very poor. Crumbling buildings and sidewalks, litter everywhere are evidence of the ineffectual leadership and Posted by HopeEakins in Sailing Around the World with TEDS | Apr 17, 2013
- MozambiqueWe’ve reached Africa! Maputo is a surprising city of contrasts (see photos below). We took a little open air hop-on/hop-off train, but the driver wouldn’t let us hop-off without him, because he said it wasn’t safe if we Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World with Bill and Hope | Apr 1, 2013
- Mozambique Island and Ibo in the Querimbas ArchipelagoWe take a minivan next morning to Mozambique island. The roads are substantially better, and the driver keeps to the speed limit!! After 3 and a half hours of comfy driving (we again have secured the front seats) Posted by bumble_bee in Africa trip | Oct 21, 2012
- Crossing to MozambiqueOur journey to the border town of Chiponde begins after breakfast on the riverside with a view of the hippos. We bid farewell to Pilar, and take bike taxis to the bus depot. E's driver struggles up the hill Posted by bumble_bee in Africa trip | Oct 21, 2012
- Arrival in Mozambique and Mozambique Island photosCrossing the border from Malawi to Mozambique, we then take this train for 10 hours
2nd class cabins
Mozambiq Posted by bumble_bee in Africa trip | Sep 13, 2012
- Cruise to MozambiqueAll the videos from this trip can be viewed on Youtube: [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE243CBF887A6BA14&feature=plcp|MSC Sinfonia Mozambique]]
On a humid day in Durban, South Africa, we arrive at Durban Harbour ready to board the MSC S Posted by Anja Fourie in Exploradoranja | Dec 28, 2011
- Lazing the Days Away After our somewhat epic journey here, Jack, Kate and I have enjoyed the past few days in Vilankulos, a sleepy fishing village on the coast. It’s very different from Tofo; Tofo feels more like a tourist village, but Vilankulos is Posted by meggiep in Where in the world is meg?! | Jul 6, 2012
- Long Way ThereHello everyone!
Yesterday, Jack, Kate, and I set out from Tofo to Vilanculos, a beach town around 250 km north of Tofo. Getting here was another adventure in Mozambique public transit!
Our journey began yesterday morning at 4:30 with a walk down Posted by meggiep in Where in the world is meg?! | Jul 2, 2012
- Beautiful TofoOla!!
I’ve spent the past four days at Praia do Tofo, a delicious slice of blue Indian Ocean bordered by an arc of white sand. Getting here was an adventure though!
We woke up early Wednesday to catch the chapa at 5am Posted by meggiep in Where in the world is meg?! | Jul 1, 2012
- Maputo MadnessOla everyone!
I've had a few hassle-filled days getting to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.
I left Zimbabwe yesterday. The Victoria Falls airport is 20km outside of town but in a very different world - on the way we were stopped by Posted by meggiep in Where in the world is meg?! | Jun 26, 2012
- The silence is so loudEvery day you learn something, if you allow yourself to. There are days when I am done learning, and all I want to do is sit, unthinking, with a cup of tea in my hand. And then there are days Posted by Goofy9 in May The Blog Be with You | Jun 23, 2012
- Tough travels makes a tough travelerMozambique for a week of work. Well-intentioned people told me all sort of stuff…
Don’t wear jewellery - well, the girl who told me that was wearing a big ring and pretty earrings and a necklace.
Don’t take your iPad or fancy Posted by Goofy9 in May The Blog Be with You | Mar 17, 2012
- Another long drive dayWe had already organised visas for Mozambique in Lilongwe and the plan now was to try and dive almost the entire length of the country in a day, I'm not sure why Oasis make no real stops in Mozambique but Posted by cd108 in No Job, No Home, No Worries | Feb 19, 2012
- Day 128 – Police, police, police“Can you feel that?” said Somers, speeding up my slow rise out of slumber. “What?” “The car is rocking.” I unzipped the tent and looked outside. Urchin #1 was cleaning the car. Blinking ‘eck. “Oi. Nada washee the Redvers. Nada Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Feb 15, 2012
- Day 127 – Black Hawk Down We rose like champions at four o’clock, before the crack of dawn; we had a slow motion rally to drive in order to get to the border.
We watched the sun rise between the vertical columns of granite that rose Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Feb 3, 2012
- Day 126 – Crowded Boats and Broken Tempers Our eyes opened as the stars disappeared into the first grey of morning light. We rose with forced energy driven by the fear of missing our boat.
Down at the harbour they were still readying the boat, the sun was Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Feb 3, 2012
- Day 125 – Lounging in theLodge We walked past the $300 per night Ibo Island Lodge on the way back to our camp site. We were goaded by the clear water of the infinity pool, the warm wood of the surrounding decking and its pleasant smell, Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Feb 3, 2012
- Day 124 - The Three Trials to Quirimba Amici arrived as planned at 8am and served as a translator as we spoke to the guys running the camp. The final statement on their part was ‘Maybe a dog ran off with it.’ Deary me.
With our kit packed Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Feb 3, 2012
- Day 122 -123 – Looking for the LighthouseWe woke up on an island in the Indian Ocean that we hadn’t actually seen yet. In our camp was a lone South African called Johan who was packing to leave. He was half-chatting-half-repelling a youth who appeared on familiar Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Feb 2, 2012
- Day 121 – Here we go to IboSomers had suggested we rise at sparrows and journey our way to the little village of Tandenhangue from where we could get a dhow (Arabian style wind powered boat) to Ihla d’Ibo. I suggested that every time we suggest such Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Feb 2, 2012
- Day 119 - 120 – PembaThere really isn’t much to do in Pemba. It has a beach which, though we’re told is ‘normally beautiful and spotlessly clean,’ was, at the time of writing, covered in litter ‘from the storm.’ I’ve heard of frogs, locusts, first Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Jan 29, 2012
- Day 118 – Pemba ‘Magic’Laura had a little moment while we were at Libelula and left the tent door open in a tropical thunderstorm. We slept the other way around so that only our feet were cooled by the damp and the next morning Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Jan 29, 2012
- Day 116 -117 – English VoicesNacala was another putrefying centre of overpopulated dirt trying desperately to evolve into a city. It might just do that one day but for the next ten years or so I’d recommend giving it a wide berth. Unless that is, Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Jan 29, 2012
- Day 114 - 115 Palacio de la GovernatoresWomen in Africa are baby machines. If you have functioning, sexually mature ovaries, you have either a baby in your arms or in your belly or you have both. In our previous experiences we had seen that mothers had been Posted by ibeamish in The Scramble for Africa | Jan 29, 2012