Mozambique {part two} – Our lodge

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I am a bit of a pampered pooch. No, really. if I was a dog, I would probably be a French Poodle in a Beverly Hills house, so camping isn’t really my forte, but living it up is, so we decided to go camping in Mozambique. This was also partly motivated by the fact that we decided too late to go away for the holiday and thus had no choice, as all the places with roofs were already fully booked.

You know when you see a place on the internet, it is an entirely different picture to what you expected and it sets certain expectations. When we arrived at our home for the next ten days, well let’s just say that we were surprised. But the longer we stayed, the more we saw the charm, got to know the great hosts, which included Mark, his wife Helene, their one-and-a-half-year-old baby Maiya, the barman Carlitos and the other awesome guests. Gamboozini Lodge really stole my heart.

Adding to the love in my heart for this place was the awesome cats, called Tito and I forget the other cat’s name now, but I remember that it was something to do with stars. A random stray dog also made himself a guest of the lodge while we were there.


The picture above, that was our toilets! Hahaha, I was really surprised with this one. But inside it was so clean and it always had fresh flowers and soap. What more do you need from an ‘outhouse’?

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Thinking back, I realise that I didn’t snap a lot of great moments, that would have made some beautiful memories, such as the wholesome prepared dinners {that was really cheap, at about R70 pp}, the wonderfully laid tables, with fresh flowers and candles. Flip and I always got our own table, and it was terribly romantic!

On one particular evening, the power went out and didn’t come back for another few hours. Carlitos surprised everyone at the lodge with a fireshow. On New Years Eve, we found him on the beach and he gave us another fireshow. The group of people we were partying with, ironically people I knew from Potchefstroom, and all the other people that recognised him called his name and cheered him on. An extra special moment.

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ExMi said...

looks like you had an amazing time!

The Fiance and I are really keen to go to Mozam, but I don't know if we could do camping....

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

One word... Brave!

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