5th October 2015
Different overlanders which we have met en route recommended various routes to cross back into South Africa, all contradicting each other. In the end we decided to cross via the Tete corridor straight into Zimbabwe. The Foreign Office were advising travellers not to use the more southerly route due to rebels operating there. Evidently in some places there were armed escorts in place. As we have been travelling much slower than everyone else and have stuck religiously to speed limits, we would never have kept up the pace of a convoy.
As it was, Mozambique has a fairly good infrastructure and we averaged almost 30 mph. The countryside is lovely but there is a lot of squalor and impoverishment, especially in the villages where homes were constructed from sticks. Campsites were non-existent so we had to ask to stay overnight on the car park of a motel and even these were few and far between.
[click] to continue our travels into Zimbabwe