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    Hi guys!

    i'm planning a light saltwater trip to Mabibi in December. Has anyone got some experience with the place?
    More concerning to me is the drive to the rest camp. I've heard you need a staunch 4x4 to make it there. I've got a difflock Ranger that has seen me good in Mozambique, but would prefer a bit of inside info before digging myself out.

    Also, how is the fishing there?

    Regards,
    doublehaul

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    The fishing has its moments and certainly the spearmen did quite well when we were there a couple of years ago.

    As for the drive, I reckon you'll be fine in a diff-locked vehicle if you deflate your tyres to 1.0 bar. I made it in a toyota corolla with deflated tyres with only one rescue, but clowns in fancy 4x4's who didn't deflate and clearly didn't know how to drive on thick sand got stuck regularly. Don't be windgat and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublehaul View Post
    Hi guys!

    i'm planning a light saltwater trip to Mabibi in December. Has anyone got some experience with the place?
    More concerning to me is the drive to the rest camp. I've heard you need a staunch 4x4 to make it there. I've got a difflock Ranger that has seen me good in Mozambique, but would prefer a bit of inside info before digging myself out.

    Also, how is the fishing there?

    Regards,
    doublehaul
    Hi.

    I visit Mabibi on a regular basis. Your difflock Ranger should be fine, you just need to enter on the gravel road at the Coastal Forest Reserve board about +- 30km from Mbazwana.

    I will also be at Mabibi from the 23rd of December till the 1st of Jan.

    Send me a PM if you require any more info.

    Regards,
    Quintin

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    thanks for the info Quintin!

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    Err... my bad.

    i meant circus

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    Wink

    I'm not infront of my laptop,but will attach a map for you later!

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    Hi.

    I've attached a map to Mabibi. You need to enter on the gravel road as indicated on the map. The 25-30km is hard and easy to drive. You will only start getting soft sand after you turned right to Mabibi. (its about 5km before the camp)

    Hope it helps.

    Q
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    ah,. awesome!

    thanks quintin

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    any tips on what flies to use?

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    Salty buggers, clousers and sin profiles have worked well for me. Early mornings in the bay is always good with the odd king or 2 smashing some baitfish around. The trick is just finding the school of baitfish when they around and then keep a close eye on them. As soon as the kings arrive, you will know it!!

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