Vila Do Paraiso Vilankulo Mozambique 24
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My friend MzansiGirl will represent the #MeetMeInVilankulo campaign at the Indaba this week and in celebration of this, I’m sharing the various destinations and ample reasons why the Bazaruto Archipelago is a must-visit destination. The small fishing town of Vilankulo is the gateway to the Archipelago with a wealth of lodges and activities to draw […]

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Sailfish Competition Big Blue Vilankulo
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I’m Taking part in the BIG BLUE VILANKULO SAILFISH COMPETITION WITH MY FRIENDS, with sponsorship from BaHIA MAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL and VILA DO PARAISO. WE’re RAISING AWARENESS and FUNDS for oUR COMMUNITY PROJECT – BONGUILI- SUPPORTING PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION here in vilankulo. DONATE TOWARDS OUR CAMPAIGN HERE. Big Blue Vilankulo – one of the companies that fall under […]

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Bazaruto Archipelago, Fishing, Photographic Safari, Mozambique, Vilankulo, Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel, Darell Dee Lourens
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‘The Ocean’s Vow’ is a collection of 30, 297 x 420 mm (A3 sized) photographs by photographer Daréll Lourens. These images show the lives of the subsistence fishermen in Vilankulo, Mozambique. The exhibition was hosted by Bahia Mar Boutique hotel and 60% of the (ongoing) profits are donated to the Bonguili Project, which addresses the lack of kindergartens in […]

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#meetmeinvilankulo
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The first place I ever fell in love with was Mozambique.  I never really moved on. We kept having a string of affairs on beaches, islands, boats … Today, nearly a decade later, we’ve decided to give the idea of ‘us’ a decent chance and move in together. (I’m very aware of my commitment issues, but […]

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#366DaysOfMakingSpace 164/366 We were off to the high seas at first light. I'll sharing the story of how @mzansigirl and I caught our first fish each on the blog soon. Here are some pictures of our adventures with @raffi.arnold and @morgan.okennedy from @bbvilankulo to set the scene. It is quite the scene to set, don't […]

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Anantara Bazaruto - © Daréll Lourens-36
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#366DaysOfMakingSpace 105/366 I love this little guy almost as much as I love it here ⛵️ A photo posted by The Good Holiday (@thegoodholiday) on Jun 13, 2016 at 9:00pm PDT The bay of Vilankulo, in the Inhambane province of Mozambique, looks out onto three of the five (some actually claim there are six) islands within […]

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Beto Batik Artist of Maputo Drying Wax Print
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My friends Malcolm and Kristina (from the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and Nkwichi Lodge) met Beto in a small studio in Albazine on the outskirts of Maputo, Mozambique. The story they had to share was so beautiful, I just had to ask them to share it with us here … An Artisan’s Art The wind causes the […]

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It has been a busy year. I collected quite a few new stamps in my passport and discovered some amazing new destinations. As this year comes to a close, I’m doing my annual review and planning 2016. Here, in no particular order, are my personal top 10 experiences shared on the blog this year. (Links […]

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Machangulu Beach Lodge
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I visited MACHANGULO BEACH LODGE,  an hour’s speedboat from Mozambique’s capital city Maputo.  With summer holidays around the corner in the southern hemisphere and my personal holiday planning in full swing, I thought I need to share this place with you. I remember exactly how I felt when I got up on the last morning to […]

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Fuel Efficient Stoves Manufactured by the MWAP Farm
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Located a gentle 20 minute walk from Nkwichi Lodge along stunning Lake Niassa, the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project (MWAP) is a key component of the Manda Wilderness Community Trust’s vision of improving the lives of the 16 communities living in the remote Niassa Province of Northern Mozambique. While at first glance, the MWAP facility appears […]

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Restaurant 3
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I have spent the past week trying to conjure up a single suitable word that can describe Nuarro Lodge. Nuarro is such an unusual place that it needs its own word, from a tourism perspective, it’s probably unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Unique, Nuarro certainly is. Before I wax lyrical about Nuarro Lodge, […]

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From the smallest amoeba to the greatest of galaxies, we define ourselves by our borders, our boundaries: I am me, therefore I am not you. We feel safe within our own territories. It is only when we leave our territories that we realise that beyond our perimeters lie all the disclosed secrets and wise wildernesses […]

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