Thursday, 15 March 2012

Mozambique accommodation

Tiger fishing in Mozambique

Towards the end of last year my wife Cheryl and I were invited by our very good friends, Johan and Margie to go with them to Mozambique on a fishing safari. We travelled there by car and it is about 550km away from our home in Centurion, close to Pretoria. The trip itself turned out to be quite an adventure as the last 100km's or so was very slow going as the road was very muddy and wet from recent rains and I was not sure if my trusty Volvo Cross Country was going to make it at times...


                                  






Our sleeping quarters
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The good life


That is not a tiger fish that our gracious host, Xavier is holding


Cooling down in the Sabie river



This is a tiger fish...


Bang, the 'dog of Argentina'


Buffalo near our fishing spot


A 'Landy' pulling out the fishing boat


Fresh lion spoor


The camp we stayed in is run By McDonald Safaris and I must say that we were treated like royalty. Details about McDonald safaris can be found here at...http://mcdonaldhunt.com/mcdonalds/www.mcdonaldhunt.com/sabie_concession.htm

The tiger fishing was not great although we did catch a few but nothing of a size to write home about. We did have a lot of fun going fishing on the dam with the small boat that we brought all the way from South Africa. We saw some buffalo and even a python one night driving back to camp and the alpha males immediately jumped out and tried to catch it by its tail...I stayed behind in the the safety of the Land Rover....

Camp life as you can imagine was one luxurious experience with great food and drinks and the super friendly staff always ready to help....

It was quite humid at times, as to be expected at this time of the year and we had quite a few rainy and overcast days which was actually quite relief from the very hot sunshine days...

We fished right on the border of South Africa and we were repeatedly warned not to wander into the Kruger National Park which was but a few meters away from our fishing spot! On our last night we actually bumped into three buffalo that had wandered very close to were we were fishing but couldn't hear from the noise of the waterfalls and the river flowing by...

Even though we were relatively close to civilization we always felt that we were truly in the Southern African bush veld which is always a great experience...!

regards, Ivan...
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