Tofo, a beach paradise-at least thats what they say-it is worth all the effort (5am buses to get there) but couldn't ahve stayed there longer than I did-there's only so much lying on a beach you can do.
My dream for MOzambique was to swim with whale sharks-and so that's just what me, Angela, Jermini and Alex (girls I had met on my trips) did the second day we there. We booked ourselves onto an ocean safari with Liquidity Scuba the dive schop handily located at our hostel-Bamboozi. We set off on our rib for 2 hours of bliss. Unfortunately it took us almost an hour to find the sharks-but it was worht the wait. Although they were only juvenilles, they were at least 5 metres long-just cruising in the ocean, while we all pelted along trying to keep up with them to get some good snaps. They were so majestic and graceful-beautiful creatues, and I am so happy I got the chance to snorkel with them.
The day after (which was also the night after our full moon party-not too much to drink for me please, I'm diving the next day :0() I did a dive which was not quite as spectacular, but worth the while of me getting up so early.
On our last night we headed off to the market in search of fresh prawns and crayfish-seafood is Mozambiques specilaity. We got quite a catch, and dutifully ate like kings for very little moeny-this is why I came to Africa. With a full belly, and good friends to see me off, I wasn't to sad about saying goodbye to Tofo, and getting back to Maputu, even if it did mean getting up at 3am to catch the bus back!