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Travel Blogs from Benguerra Island
Amazing beaches and reefs, nice temperatures, delicious seafood at every meal, a personal butler to attend to every wish, a minibar in the cabana with ICE, liquor, bottled water, beer, wine, coke, sprite and ceres juice (which is maybe the best thing ever)... Mozambique is truly paradise. We arrived via boat on Benguerra Island (part of the …
... versions of broken English directions, but eventually found the bus terminus a little distance off from the chapa rank. We were told to wait on the side of the road where no buses stood and so we waited. It was around midday so we took out our lunch supplies (fresh pau and the scrapings of our peanut butter jar). We had just finished lunch and decided to give the bus an hour and 20 minutes when what looked similar to a Greyhound ...
... was short after this.
We could see Bazaruto island clearly from the cliff. So close and yet so far. That night it started to rain or should I say pour. We could fill up a bucket with rain water in no time. No point in staying as we would not be able to go to Bazaruto anyways with all this rain. It continued and so we decided to pack up as soon as there was a break in the shower. It came; we packed up and continued on our ...
... else but we stopped her and just pointed to what
we wanted. She was brilliant with the change. Pretty little thing, I must
see if I can get a photo of her.
The camp owner pitched up in the dark
on our first night. We met him in the morning. His name is Willem
and he has his little 5yr old son with him. Today he is sorting
things out here. He has bought new tyres for his tractor. It always
got stuck in the sand pulling his boat in and out ...
... container of water up to my head, let alone carry it. In Mozambique we would occasionally see a wheel barrow being used, but in every other country the water would be carried by women in a jug, balanced on the head. In Namibia we would often see donkeys grazing on the highway but for some reason the donkeys never appeared to be used to transport water..... Just the women.