Mozambique Transportation

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Mozambique Transportation

  • Driving in Mozambique

    Driving is on the left in Mozambique. You need to make sure that you are carrying ID, your drivers licence, the car registration papers and your insurance details. It is also obligatory to carry a warning triangle and I would also recommend a high viz vest. The wearing of seat belts is compulsory.The roads are generally not in good repair. Many of...

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  • Linhas Aereas de Mocambique

    I thought long and hard about whether to book my flight from Johannesburg using LAM. Searching online I could find very few reviews and the majority seemed to be critical. In the end I decided to give LAM a try and I was not disappointed.I flew a total of four flights with LAM, one international and three internal. In every instance check-in was...

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  • From Zimbabwe to Mozambique by land...

    Maybe the most comfortable you can go every wednesday from Bulawayo to Maputo by train. It leaves wednesday 12.15 midday, you change train the next day at the border and arrive sometime on friday. I had the train Victoria Falls to Bulawayo, about the same distance as each part of Bulawayo Maputo, quite old cars but better then some cars in the...

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  • UNLEADED FUEL IS WIDELY AVAILABLE

    Although it can be up to 50 miles between petrol garages in ‘Moz’, unleaded petrol is available at all of them. Fuel is roughly the same price as it is in South Africa. The major company is Galp, but you will also find BP stations along the way to.

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  • Air Corridor - air carrier

    Cities served by Air Corridor:Beira - Sofala, MozambiqueBelém - Brazil.Chingodzi - Tete, Mozambique.Guarulhos - São Paulo, Brazil.Lichinga - Niassa, Mozambique.Maputo - Maputo, Mozambique.Miami - Florida, USA.Nampula - Nampula, Mozambique.New York - New York, USA.Pemba - Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.Quelimane - Zambézia, Mozambique.São Luís - Maranhão,...

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  • BRINGING IN A CAR FROM SOUTH AFRICA

    Bringing a car into Mozambique form South Africa can be a bit of a hassle. You need the following:* A rental company that will allow you to drive into Mozambique/insure you* The written authority from the company * Authority from the Mozambique authorities(The best place is in Nelspruit )* A fee at the High Commission of Mozambique* Another fee...

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  • DRIVING A CAR

    You do not need a 4-wheel drive vehicle in ‘Moz’, but it could help. I rented a small car (see pictures) in South Africa and drove over. The roads/highways vary between brand new and in good shape to dirt only. Often the road end without warning. I have listed some issues you will encounter:• Toll RoadsThe attendants are thieves. Ask for a receipt...

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  • TAKE THE TRAIN

    WHY NOT LET THE TRAIN TAKE THE STRAIN?There are 2 ways to get to/from Maputo by train from South Africa/Johannesburg. The Shongololo Express originates in South Africa and Mozambique has the rail company CFMCFM website. So if you do not want to drive you can avoid all the dangers of the roads in Moz. The Mozambique side is slower, but you can...

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  • Flight to Mozambique

    From Europe to Mozambique, the only direct flight to Maputo is from Portugal - Lisboa International Airport - with the national carrier - TAP Portugal. Otherwise you may go from Frankfurt to South Africa (Johannesburg) and from there to Maputo International Airport.

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  • 4x4 on sand "roads"

    Many resorts in Southern Mozambique will fetch you from the SA/Mozambique border post, with prior arrangement. To travel on these roads, you need a 4x4. It is not difficult driving - deflate your tyres and go slowly. 25km/hour is the max we could go. If you get stuck, stop, take a photo, deflate your tyres a little more, and dig the sand away from...

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  • The drive from South Africa

    The road from the South Africa border, all the way up to Barra beach was newly paved. There were a few bad areas (and we heard nightmares about the roads), but overall, the road was great. It took us 2 days of driving from Johannesburg with hardly any hold-ups. We rented a cheap little VW golf. If there were giant pot-holes, we would have fallen...

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  • Airport Pick-up for Inahca island lodge

    Inhaca island lodge uses this airport pick up, Make sure you arrange with where you book for an airport collection...definitely no taxi here...

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  • Inhaca Island Airport

    A small plane fly from Maputu to Inhaca island, on the island is a very small airport......actully just a office.........and a basic landing strip, There is no public transport, the Inhaca island lodge has a tractor( see my next tip, ) thats collects their guests, so arrange with them for transport or ask where you have booked, thats if you...

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  • licenses!

    if you are driving your own vehicle be SURE to follow all road signs and all road traffic laws! there are traffic police in areas you wouldn't expect that will pull you over for the smallest issue and you may end up driving for 100s of kilometers to the nearest police station to sort it out! Also ensure that you have all the required licenses and...

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  • Fly SAA or LAM

    SAA as well as LAM (mozambique's airline) fly from South Africa to Maputo. There are flights daily.SAA was fully booked so we had to experience LAM. The flight to Maputo was in a little prop number. I don't think it took more than 20 passengers. It was a different experience for the kids. They are only used to the big aircrafts of SAA. It's less...

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  • Taxi's

    I found the taxi's to be a bit expensive.The Holiday Inn is on the beach so we had no idea how far the shops and mall was. We took the taxi once and then decided to walk most of the time. It is necessary exercise after the Holiday Inn breakfast.If I took the taxi back to the hotel I wouldn't have seen this opportunity for a photo of the Holiday Inn...

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  • Ferry to Inhaca

    To get to Inhaca you can take the ferry. There is one each day. Over weekends there are more than one. You can book at the Holiday Inn in Maputo.It is $30 per person.(weekends) Leaves around 08:00 and returns at 17:00. Stops at Portugese Island before continuing to Inhaca.There is secure parking at the port. Holiday Inn has a courtesy bus for their...

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  • Bordercrossing Tanzania - Mozambique

    A large river marks the border between Mozambique and Tanzania . There aren't any bridges between the two countries (one is planned, but it could take a while). Border-crossing is possible at some place by dug-out cannoo. At one place it's possible to cross the border with a vehicle. A small ferry takes you across near the coast. When the ferry...

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  • Driving in Maputo

    Nothing compares to driving in Maputo! Pedestrians cross the streetswhenever they feel like it and you have to stop or slow down - not that youcan drive fast anyway. Vehicles change lanes without indicators on or stopinfront of you all of the sudden. One needs to be very sober and very alertwhen driving there. Finding your way is also complicated...

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  • Potholes the size of cars!!

    Be prepared for some large potholes along the way!! I would highly advise you to have a spare tire as getting a flat is a very real possibility in this country. I have never seen so many potholes in my life on one single road. Also people are EVERYWHERE!! They use the edges of roads all the time so be very cautious of pedestrians.

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  • Internal buses

    I found travelling by public transportation to be a nightmare in Mozambique. Next time I'm hiring a car in Johannesburg and driving.Believe your Lonely Planet when it says that most buses leave at 4 AM. What's worse, there are essentially no taxi services within towns, so I was constantly getting up at 3 and hiking out to the bus station to try to...

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  • Ferry service across Rovuma river

    If you come to Mozambique from Tanzania you can cross the border in Kilambo. From there, after a few kilometers drive you reach the Rovuma river where there is a ferry service that runs at full tide twice a day. In August the first run is at about 5.30 a.m. and since the closest place where you can find an accomodation is in Mtwara it may be...

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  • The busses will break down...

    The busses will break down while you are on them. And if you are as lucky as me, they will have a pump and a spare tire. If you are unlucky like I was, the pump will not work and you will have to sit around for a couple of hours until you think of a bright idea- like hitching. I recommend trying the bus - if you have to. Otherwise hitch or share...

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  • From South Africa, through the...

    From South Africa, through the border point north of Sodwana (I forget its name)...you can get there by car, but after the border post you absolutely need a 4x4. Of course, this only applies to Ponto d'Ouro and Malangane, other places in Mozambique, through other border posts, have actual roads and stuff.4x4 only.

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