Our last stop in Mozambique was the mountain region of Penhalonga bordering Zimbabwe. We wanted to see more than only the beautiful beaches and jumped on the opportunity to rent a house in a small mountain village in Penhalonga for a weekend.
The first 1 1/2 hours ride in a mini bus I was squeezed in next to a tall African who constantly nipped from a flask of cheap whisky (it is 8 o’clock in the morning) and listened to music from a Samsung tablet computer which screen was scattered in pieces.
After switching transportation, waiting 1 hour to fill up the minivan, 1 hour on dirt road and 1 more hour hike we reached our destination: A beautiful house built by a European UN worker in a remote village, managed by a local family.
Here we spent a few wonderful days with beautiful sunrises and sunsets and hikes to waterfalls and an abandoned villa in the forest with a magical botanic garden.