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Beach in Vilankulo

It’s been almost two weeks since my last entry in this blog. I have been in Vilankulo for about a week, but today I am flying to Nampula, which is about 600 miles north of here. Last week was another busy week. The days were often very long because I had to travel several miles to get to some of the surrounding villages. Vilankulo is a town of about 30,000 people and is right on the Indian Ocean. The beaches here are even more spectacular than in Maputo. The white sand dunes in this area are impressive. I never knew Africa had these kinds of beaches, but I guess that’s because the wildlife gets most of the fanfare.

 

And speaking of wildlife, this past weekend we visited the Gonarezhou and Malilangwe Wildlife Reserves in Zimbabwe.

This is a tourist bar on the beach in Vilankulo just down from where I stayed.
I was finally able to see the rhino in person! It was one of the last remaining animals that I hadn’t seen. It seemed they were almost as common as the elephants and zebra, and we never knew when they were going to run out in front of our vehicle. During the weekend we stayed at the Singita Pamushana Lodge, which is in the Malilangwe Reserve. This was another amazing place! I will definitely be doing a review on this lodge.

 

On Sunday we drove south into the Gonarezhou Park and visited the Chilojo Cliffs where many breathtaking views were to be found. Wildlife was not too abundant, though. It was very dry and dusty and many of the animals had migrated to other suitable places. The elephants in this area are sometimes hostile, so we never came too close to them.

 

Two weeks ago, before coming to Vilankulo, we spent a Sunday at Inhaca Island just a few miles off the coast from Maputo, and went scuba diving and snorkeling. I’ve had so many great adventures down here I feel like I’m in a whirlwind! Mozambique has gone above and beyond all my expectations.

I need to put away my computer in a few minutes, so guess I’ll have to finish this entry later from Nampula….

pearcetoyou says:
Shouldn't worry too much, clamdigger53. This is one of my favorite countries in Africa.
Posted on: Mar 23, 2013
clamdigger53 says:
Have had my concerns about Mozambique,but am a stubborn man.As i imagine it you have found a place well worth an extended stay.
Posted on: Feb 16, 2013
sybil says:
i am so envious. what a great time you must be having!!!
Posted on: Aug 13, 2008
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Beach in Vilankulo
Beach in Vilankulo
This is a tourist bar on the beach…
This is a tourist bar on the beac…
One of the local stores.
One of the local stores.
As I was setting up for a health p…
As I was setting up for a health …
A village near Vilankulo.
A village near Vilankulo.
Looking out toward the beach from …
Looking out toward the beach from…
Entrance into the Limpopo Reserve …
Entrance into the Limpopo Reserve…
The sand dunes in Vilankulo.
The sand dunes in Vilankulo.
I took this picture of my hotel wh…
I took this picture of my hotel w…
My morning view.
My morning view.
Vilankulo.
Vilankulo.
Selling fruit and vegetables.
Selling fruit and vegetables.
Flying into Vilankulo.
Flying into Vilankulo.
A collection of signs in Vilankulo.
A collection of signs in Vilankulo.
Vilankulo beach.
Vilankulo beach.
Vilankulo
photo by: pearcetoyou