It was another bright day and in the evening, Hans, my new found Swiss friend in Mozambique and I were walking towards the ferry. I wanted to take a few shots of the city across the sea at night.As I was shooting away at the scenery by the sea, I saw a trawler approach and I took a photo of it. A black man standing on it seemed excited and he thought that I was trying to photograph him. He ran down towards me and showered me with vicious abuses or so I thought since the language was not familiar to me.
Considered one of the prettiest towns in Mozambique, Inhambane houses several historic buildings that make it a wonderful town to stroll through. A stones throw from some of the most popular places in all of Mozambique, Inhambane manages to hold its own -- located on a peninsula overlooking a bay.
This island forms part of the Zanzibar Archipelago. It is on the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is also known as 'The Green Island' .
While there is hardly anything spectacular to see in Vilankulos, the feel of the entire place encapsulates everything there is to love about Mozambique: lazy beaches, plenty of sun, and an atmosphere cut off from the chaos of city life. We especially love to beach hop here, soaking in gorgeous sunsets with a beer in hand to wash down our spicy African meals.
It might be slightly touristy, but its difficult to deny the charms of the eight-kilometere stretch of pristine white sand. Tofo beach is fast becoming a pull for tourists all over the world, offering the entire range of activities from scuba diving to surfing to horse riding (!). The good news for the backpacker, of course, is that this translates to plenty of budget stay options, including semi-permanent cottages on the beach itself. Perfect place to just push back and unwind.
Mozambique's capital under Portuguese rule, this island steeped in history is now a UNESCO world heritage site. Only 3 km in length, this fascinating town is packed to the brim with a heady mix of Portuguese and Swahili architecture. Ride a bicycle along the coast, or take a kayaking trip to explore the island. Make sure to see the fort that sits on one of the tips, providing great photo-ops.
Praia do Bilene
It is a great place to get a good feel of Mozambique's night-life whilst also having the option to retire at one of the quieter beaches.