After over a year living in Mozambique, you would think that I would have been to Bilene a few times already. Only a couple of hours away (140 km northeast of Maputo), with lots of lodges and campsites to choose from, Bilene and its so-called lagoon could be the best destination ever when the only … More Bilene, a pleasant surprise
Ilha de Moçambique is where everything started. The name of the country itself comes from Ali Musa Mbiki who was an Arab trader doing business on the island in the 15th century. The territory at the time was controlled by the arabs and Vasco da Gama had to pretend to be Muslim then in order to gain audience … More Beautiful Ilha
I might be writing a travel blog but it doesn’t make me a geography expert. Far from it. There are many places on Earth that I have never heard of, let alone know how to locate them on a map. Swaziland is, or rather was, one of them. Luckily, to make up for my overall … More Swaziland, the Switzerland of Africa. Kind of.
When you have a look at the map of Maputo, you immediately notice that the central area of the city corresponds to a planned structure made of square blocks and wide avenues. This part of the city was the former Cidade de Cimento, that is to say the part of town that was made of concrete, … More Mafalala
Put the fishing net in the water. Wait. Pull out of the sea. Count the fish. Share. Repeat.
Another holiday (Xmas this time… I know, I’m dragging behind), another destination. It’s a challenge but the aim in Mozambique is to see the whole country with a few additional neighbouring countries too. When we lived in Turkey, we explored that vast and rich country as often as we could and still failed by 2 places … More Vilankulo
A lot of people from the French community in Maputo had spoken highly of Dunes de Dovela when we arrived in the country, and with me being very curious by nature, it was only natural to book a 4-day stay there as quickly as we could. And what an amazing idea it was. Dunes de Dovela is … More Eat, read & chill at Dunes de Dovela
I should start this post by humbly apologising for the long weeks it took me to actually find/take the time to write again here. Life and its little annoying sides and hassles (& quite a few very long, sad and depressing days after the attacks in Paris) sometimes get the best of you and you end … More Praia do Tofo
A few posts ago, I wrote about Macaneta: We got lost on our way to Marracuene (I know…), finally found the right direction, parked our car, hopped on a rowing boat to cross the Incomati River and then got picked up and driven to our lodge in their pick-up truck. When we were there, we … More A boat ride away: Ponta Macaneta
Some of you won’t like it and I totally get it. It is indeed a strange thing to do and participating, in a way, is condoning. But it is not so bad… Let me explain: When we were in South Africa to go to Kruger Park, we went to the beautiful elephant sanctuary in Hazyview … More The elephant in the room