NM14 Day 08: Vilanculos

November 12, 2014 Comments Off on NM14 Day 08: Vilanculos
Andrew Walton
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Vilanculos, Mozambique

The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s leading tourist destination. It is a guarded area containing spectacular sea life, with snorkelling in the reefs being one of the finest ways to enjoy it. En route to Vilanculos we will make a stop at a local craft market to shop for souvenirs and curios. Once settled in we will be briefed with the following days activity. If you are looking for a good adventure, your guide could arrange one of the popular Dhow ferries to take you on a sail across the bay. For those wanting to remain behind, you could join the trip to Maxixe on the far end of the bay. We are reunited our vehicle and make our way to the town of Vilanculos.

Vilanculos is a coastal town located in Mozambique, situated in the Vilanculos District in the province of Inambane. Vilanculos was named after Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, a local tribal chief, and some of the suburbs (bairros) are named after his sons. The town has been developing rapidly over the past decade and has received large amounts of investment into its tourism infrastructure. It is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago and dhows (local boats) often journey between the town and the Archipelago. The town itself is only 5 kilometres in length and contains various market, shops and other conveniences.

Accommodation: Camp: Golden Sands
Facilities: Shared Ablutions (Group House) Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Inhambane to Vilanculos ±300 km
Included Highlight: Explore Inhambane on foot (self-guided walk), Traditional Dhow trip to Maxixe (Not Compulsory)

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