Three young guys, first time in Mozambique

michaelpr created the topic: Three young guys, first time in Mozambique

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Hi Mike,

Thank you for your informative website.

I will be visiting Mozambique for a week in September for the first time, with two friends, all in our twenties. I saw your website mentioned in an old Weg Mosambiek magazine and thought I'd check it out.

I have been spending a good few months reading op on Mozambique and checking all the DriveMoz files. However I still find it hard to find out what a good trip for a week would look like. We're three young guys, with 4x4 (non-camping) who get enough nightlife where we are from, and aren't the type of people to lie on the beach for a whole day. We're more interested in nature and history.

Are there any nature reserves apart from the Maputo Elephant park in southern Mozambique that can be visited? Are there any historic towns to be seen, apart from Maputo? Are there any active activities besides snorkeling/diving to do, for example walks or horse riding?

I don't expect a long detailed reply and I definitely don't expect you to make a whole itenerary for us, just maybe one or two tips for three guys who have too much energy to lie on the beach for a whole week.

Thanks!

Michael

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mozman replied the topic: Three young guys, first time in Mozambique

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Hi Michael

I apologize for the delayed reply.

I would go to Tofo and also to the Banhine National Park.

4 nights in Tofo and 2 nights in Zinave.

In Tofo stay at Turtle Cove, learn to surf and do some yoga. You can also dive with Liquid Dive Adventures - check out there accommodation too.

Once in Tofo go and have a chat with Natalie at Dino's beach bar, she will keep you updated regarding live music and other cultural events.

Banhine is off the beaten track so make sure your 4x4 is in good condition and has a full tank. Go via Homoine and Funhalouro and Chigubo. The HQ near Chai village has fixed tents with beds and linen and cooking facilities but bring own food.

A nice easy drive but sandy in places so make sure 4x4 is engauged.

Search on this forum for Banhine for more info.

Great trip so enjoy.

Mike

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mozman replied the topic: Three young guys, first time in Mozambique

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also look up www.facebook.com/periperi.divers/ as they have some fantastic programmes that you perhaps could assist with for a day or two.

Mike

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mozman replied the topic: Three young guys, first time in Mozambique

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Forgot to mention that Inhambane city is a really interesting town so ask around in Tofo for a guided tour of Inhambane - Dinos should be able to help.

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michaelpr replied the topic: Three young guys, first time in Mozambique

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Thank you Mike,

I think you have caused us to change our plans. Tofo/Inhambane sounds like a good idea.

Google seems to say Banhine and Zinave are two different parks. Chai village seems to be in Banhine, so I think that's the park you mean? I would definitely want to go there, now to get the others to agree!

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mozman replied the topic: Three young guys, first time in Mozambique

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Hi there

apologies, yes I do mean Banhine. I firstly wrote up Zinave directions, but then changed my mind. Although Zinave would be a great trip too.

Mike

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