"Mozambique to Get Away From It All" Top 5 Page for this destination L. Vilanculos by Waxbag
L. Vilanculos Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 56 photos
Little known Mozambique was pullling itself out of a 20 year civil war when i was there in 1999. European and South African companies were involved in removing landminds and repairing the roads and communications. I travelled through the Tete region from Malawi's Blantyre and headed down to Vilanculos, a sleepy fishing village waiting to be discovered. The Bazaruto Archepeligo is right off shore with unbelievable snorkelling and diving opportunities. There is very little motor traffic and the only sailing vessels are the old arabic sailing dowls. The tides here are very dramatic and the water is constantly changing colors due to changing water depth and the light as the day passes. This place is one of my favorite beach spots because the ambiance is truly amazing. There were no classy resorts or any upscale restaurants or eateries. I pitched my tent on a sand dune in the back of a locals yard. Brillant!
Life here has not changed in 100 years, except for the new market opened by some enterprising indians. For the traveller this simple fishing villages offers a no-hastle, relaxing atmosphere which requires very little effort to enjoy and appreciate.
- Pros:Pristine Beach with Incredible Ambiance
- Cons:Sure to Become Over-run with Tourists Soon
There is not much here in the way of facilities, however, the ambiance makes up for it and much much more. There are two... more travel advice
It is possible to hire a boat from Vilanculos to the Bazaruto islands. You can stay on the islands which has very little... more travel advice
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