Visual diary: 2013 June/July holidays with family and friends to Mozambique through the Kruger National Park. We spent a little over a week in Mozambique and about a week in the Kruger as well. Here are a few camera highlights, the story will follow in a few weeks. Enjoy!
Well! Good morning to you too! Something to keep in mind when driving with your own vehicle in a reserve: there’s a drive slowly sign for a reason! Other than the fact that you might hit an animal crossing the road, if you scare this big fella and for some reason are unable to get away quick enough… The reserve won’t cover your costs.
Not going to say what everyone else says with a photo of zebras crossing! Instead, I’ll call this Transition. I just love the contrast of green life on the one side and the black burnt bushes on the other. Maybe the greener side wasn’t better?
Walking-exploring like I do around camp. Obviously not too far and not alone. As much as I love wandering off, a person always have to remember that animals don’t actually talk the way they do in Disney movies… Or that they understand you like the lions whisperer, Kevin Richardson =)
Also at the market, the most colourful fish to braai for dinner. You can find a big variety of ‘fish of the day’ stacked on the tables (not always with ice). Know your fish colour codes (green, yellow and red) before buying.
Take a walk in the town of Inhambane and explore a little. There is a museum that tells historic tales like your grandaddy does. The old architecture and European influences are astounding but can be heartbreaking as well, seeing that so many of them are in ruins.
Inhassoro. Beach camp. Islands only a few km’s away. Take me back! Everyday we had locals on the beach dragging a net of fresh fish out on the beach. Imagine not having to go look for a place to buy lobster, crabs, prawns, clownfish… They just come to you. Yes please.
Just outside Paindane, but really across Mozambique in the rural areas, you’ll see these scattered villages. Coconut palms everywhere! I love the simple life, so I find this lifestyle much better than that of the city!
Came across this group of kidos playing on an old roller. Wonder how often they roll those sand roads… We got stuck. Like, bad. And then we had to push. And then my dad couldn’t stop for us to get back in as it was a hill he needed to drive up. And it was a long, sandy way up…
Same place. We passed a couple of women doing laundry but there’s no village in sight. A classic and beautiful memory: just a day out doing a little laundry with the girls. You know, taking in the paradise landscape and warm African sun. Just another laundry day.
These are only a few memories of our fun we had in Mozambique. Check in again in a few weeks to read the story, insider tips and secret locations!