Barra...Blue Skies, White Beaches, Turquoise Sea, Palm Trees swaying in the breeze...What more can you ask for?
Mozambique is an affordable tropical hideaway. Here are many excellent lodges and campsites along the pristine coastline of the Indian ocean.
It is also a paradise for divers and fishermen. The seafood is out of this world.
Personally, I prefer to visit Mozambique during the winter months as the weather is cooler.
The small town of Barra is nestled at the mouth of Inhambane Bay. The setting is idyllic. Once you have walked along these beautiful beaches you will never want to leave!
Enjoy the pictures...
|Self catering chalets at Areia Branca. These chalets are built in the traditional manner using local building material. We would love to stay here again.|
|Wide sandy beaches are typical along this coastline. The beaches stretches for miles on end...|
|Sunrise over the Indian Ocean with a few dhows at sea. Inhambane is the most southern point along the African coast with an active dhow fleet in operation.|
|In the town of Inhambane you will find the Bistro Cafe. GPS coordinates:S 23°51'57.1" E035°23'08.0"|
|This house was converted into The Bistro Cafe. Good value for money, offering good food and drink. Just the place to while away a couple of hours...|
|Two dhows at sea off the mouth of the bay...It is sometimes difficult for them to enter the mouth of Inhambane bay depending on the wind direction and then they have to tack back and forth for hours on end waiting for the tide and the right wind...|
|Some more dhows fighting the wind...|
|Late afternoon...a dhow sailing peacefully down the channel towards the open sea...|
|Mozambique offers excellent scuba diving and snorkeling. Here we are getting ready to dive...|
|Some final instructions and checking of gear before we dive. Barra Reef Divers Resort has excellent facilities and offers a wide range of services and diving instruction courses to experienced divers as well as novices.|
|And down we go...|
|How about a horseback ride on the beach? Major treat for my wife and daughter! Barra lodge which offers luxury accommodation has stables and horses.|
|Picture of my wife returning from the out ride...|
|Picture taken at low tide....|
|You can walk for miles on the exposed sandbanks at low tide...|
|Another view of the bay taken from Areia Branca where we stayed.|
|Young mangrove trees growing in the shallows....In the distance you can see the thatch roofs of Flamingo Bay Resort which is built on the water. If you are looking for a place to stay on an African Safari Honeymoon, remember Flamingo bay...|
|The Dive Deck and restaurant at Barra Reef Divers Resort....|
|Here we are enjoying a cup of tea at the restaurant...|
|A picture of the chalets at the resort. We really enjoyed the week that we stayed here. The personal service of the owners and staff is excellent. Highly recommended!|
|Sandy tracks is usual in this part of the world. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is recommended if you are planning to explore a bit. Just remember that unless you are launching a boat, no driving is allowed on the beaches.|
|Sunset in paradise...a perfect end to another day on a Magical Southern African Safari|