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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 …
... 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.
Vilankulo marks the top end of the common southern tourist trail in Mozambique. It's main attraction is the Bazaruto Archipelago which lies just offshore. Unfortunately I was still nursing pneumonia and had already done three archipelago's in a row starting with Zanzibar. It also didn't give me that relaxed beach vibe which you hope for in a beach town. As such, there wasn't much in Vilankulo to keep ...
... reading the news and finally finishing my book, The Last King of Scotland (which I am unsure about), I headed down to the beach for a swim in the Indian Ocean. The sea had a surprisingly strong current, which immediately floated me 500metres down the coast. If you swam against the current you stayed in virtually the same position.
Offshore from Vilankulo sits the Bazaruto Archipelago, so the ocean is funnelled ...