Travel Blogs from Vilanculos
... towns we have stayed in that does not seem to rely solely on tourism, despite its beautiful surroundings. Fishing is the main industry here and it means that not every second person is trying to sell you some brightly coloured pants or a beaded bracelet, but rather concentrating on getting the catch for the day.
The drive up from Inhambane was luxurious as we caught a lift in the Roberts bakkie, which was a nice change from the stuffed chapas. ...
Aldenado and have bought the most wonderful fish, King Mackerel, the
locals call it Sara. It is delicious and is the fish that we ate in
Inhassora at Karin's place, the place we were not allowed to take the
This morning we got
ourselves up and onto the beach early because the light is best then
for photography and we met Aldenado again. We had mentioned to him
the night before that ...
... before he's able to reach a vein. Turns out that hairy men are more evolved... who knew.
After two days of staying at Zombie Cucumber, we embarked on two day ocean safari. An ocean safari is pretty much what it sounds like, we drive around in the equivalent of an ocean jeep looking for ocean lions and ocean elephants. We woke up early, had a nice breakfast and waited for our pick up. They were a half an hour late because they forgot about us so by the time we got to ...
... airlines planes, in this case a british airlines turbo prop. The plane was barely a third full, mostly with middle age white folks probably heading to their Mozambique holiday homes. Other than us there were a few more younger couples heading for sun holidays. For most of the flight, the scenery was a normal semi arid plain which could have been nearly anywhere around the world, but that changed as we approached Vilanculous and the coastline. At first glimpse the ...
... top truck, were the driver immediately tried to charge twenty times the usually fair, of course I paid the local price, we headed to a backpackers called Zombie Cucumber. (The name has something to do with a famous Mozambique book, my first question).
After a quick turnaround we were on the hunt for a dinner fit for a king, we felt this was the least we deserved after enduring such a long and at times painful journey. We were successful and three dinners ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking