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    • Tofo Beach Drive to Vilankulos Jan 2017

      Mozambique Dec 15, 2016 at 4:13 PM

      Hi Everyone, I have been reading up on previous comments. What is the driving situation is now between Tofo Beach and Vilankulos? Safe? Road conditions? Does anybody know whether dive shops in Tofo Beach area might offer a private transfer for this distance? Thank you. Joyce

    • AK47 on the Mozambique flag

      Mozambique Oct 11, 2016 at 1:28 AM

      Dear all,
      Have any of you had any experiences with the Mozambique flag? In particular, the AK47 on it? I'm looking to hear of any light-hearted / humorous stories from you.

      I have written about unique cultural quirks about different countries including the naming convention in Iceland, night-hunting in Bhutan, Nature in Ecuador, 'tarof' in Iran, etc and am currently intrigued by Moz's flag which is the only country to feature an automatic weapon on it's flag. I do not intend this to be a political article, hence am looking for perspectives from travellers / tourists to Moz.


      1 Answer Oct 11, 2016 at 11:41 AM
    • One week to kill between Tofo and Maputo

      Mozambique Jul 15, 2016 at 2:36 AM

      Many thanks for such a wonderful site, with answers to all kinds of questions about Mozambique that I did not even know I had!

      My wife and I are winging it through Southern Africa. Right now we're finding ourselves in Tofo with one week till we catch a plane out of Maputo. While Tofo is nice, it would be pleasant to see somewhere else in Mozambique before we leave. Any suggstions would be very gratefully received!

      We thought of sending perhaps a night or two in Barra, if we can find affordable accommodation.

      Someone suggested Xai-Xai but from what I can gather, there is little to do there and the beach is a car-drive away: and we don't have a car.

      People in Tofo have warned us against spending much time in Maputo: they don't seem to like and figure we will end up with endless hassle from the police. Having had plenty of that in the Beira area already, we'd rather avoid it if possible. There is however a very convenient bus that'll whizz us from here to Maputo.

      Anyway, I hope the experts on this site might be able to give me a suggestion. How would you spend a few pleasant days in this part of the country?

    • plz i need some information about Mozambique

      Maputo Apr 24, 2016 at 2:56 AM

      Hi everyone, plz i need some information about Mozambique i read all this story and very happy but can someone tell me a city to live and work in Mozambique if possible..

      i want to come to mozambique but right now am so scared about the news i hear from other people about mozambique... but please which city is cool to live...

      2 Answers Apr 24, 2016 at 11:03 AM
    • Mozambique trip

      Mozambique Mar 9, 2016 at 11:26 AM

      I kindly ask for assistance with regards the trip I am planing in April. Its for 4 ladies and we would like to go to Maputo, Bilene from Johannesburg via the greyhound bus. I would like some advice on how to get there as it is our first time traveling outside and some safe tips. thank you!!!

      3 Answers May 11, 2016 at 11:48 PM
    • overstayed my visa

      Mozambique Dec 16, 2015 at 11:17 AM

      hello everyone please heeeelp what can i do ... i have overstayed my visa in mozambique for 3 weeks now iam applying for the permanent residency in Mozambique but the process took longer than i expected so im still waiting for the issuing of my permanent residence but i need to go back to my country urgently and i have over 1,250 usd penalty which i can't pay what should i do .. please can any one help me

      9 Answers Jan 31, 2016 at 8:25 AM
    • From Maputo Airport to Catembe

      Maputo Oct 30, 2015 at 5:56 AM

      Hello! I'm Ilaria and i'll need to go, next december, from Maputo Airport to Catembe City, and then to Ponta Do Ouro. I saw that there is a ferry to go across the river, but i don't understand where is the ferry station and how i can go from the airport to the ferry....somebody have some suggestion?

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2015 at 6:02 AM
    • by road to Harare

      Beira Mar 26, 2015 at 8:23 AM

      Is it difficult to go, by road, to Harare in Zimbabwe?

      1 Answer Mar 26, 2015 at 9:23 PM
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      Driving to Mueda

      Pemba Nov 20, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      Has anyone driven up to Mueda/surrounding area and if so could you tell me what the roads are like and whether you can get petrol etc. Would I need a 4x4 and how long would it take? Is there anything else one should know or be prepared for? Thanks so much for any advice!

    • What can I expect

      Mozambique Sep 17, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      Travelling from Maputo back to SA in January, would like to enter SA at KZN border as I intend to visit Tembe Elephant Park. Can anyone advise me of the best route and the road conditions between Maputo and KZN border will be in a 4x4

    • Visa information

      Inhaca Sep 17, 2014 at 2:58 AM

      We have booked to go on a cruise & our itinerary takes us for day trips to Inhaca & Portuguese Islands. Can we obtain
      visas at the port?

      2 Answers Sep 17, 2014 at 5:40 AM
    • Mozambique visa clarification

      Mozambique Sep 13, 2014 at 6:44 PM


      So most reports seem to say that Mozambique visas are no longer available on the border at arrival.

      Accordingly, does anyone have experience getting a Mozambique visa in Swaziland or Cape Town??


      2 Answers Sep 14, 2014 at 3:24 AM
    • How busy is Mozambique at Christmas?

      Mozambique Sep 8, 2014 at 3:25 AM

      I've just booked flights to Mozambique for Christmas and have now heard it gets very busy with holidaying south africans. My question is - how busy is busy? Will I need to book everything in advance? Are there any areas which might be quieter (would Inhassoro and Villanculo be better than Tofo and Inhambane for example?), or any areas best avoiding because they are too busy?

      Am hoping I'm not going to regret travelling when I am!

      2 Answers Sep 9, 2014 at 1:38 AM
    • renting a car

      Pemba Aug 17, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      anybody has rent a car from pemba to niassa reserve?

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2014 at 10:01 AM
    • Mandimba border(Malawi/Moz) post to Nacala

      Mozambique Aug 14, 2014 at 12:04 PM

      We would like to travel by road from Lake Malawi via the Mandimba Border post to Nacala in December 2014.
      Could anyone advise regarding the road conditions on this stretch as well as the latest security situation?
      We may also then drive up to Pemba. Any news there regarding road and safety?
      Would appreciate any answers.
      Thank you

      Bernd Röder

    • Drinking water

      Mozambique Aug 14, 2014 at 5:37 AM

      How much does drinking water cost in Mozambique in SA Rands if possible?

      2 Answers Aug 14, 2014 at 6:07 AM
    • Zambia to Mozambique

      Mozambique May 13, 2014 at 7:41 AM

      Hi! I am in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia and would like to travel to Vilanculos in Mozambique. Flights are incredibly expensive ($1000 +) and inconvenient so I would like to do it by other means... I have heard, by word of mouth, that I could take a bus to Chipata, then a bus to Katete, cross the boarder at Cassacatiza, take a bus to Tete and then I would be able to find a bus to Vilanculos...However I have not been able to find this information online. Can anyone advise? or suggest bus companies? Furthermore I need a visa for Mozambique so does anyone know if i can get this at the Cassacatiza boarder? Any advice is highly appreciated! Thanks!

      3 Answers May 13, 2014 at 10:31 AM
    • cost of bus trips north

      Maputo Apr 30, 2014 at 6:36 AM

      How much does it cost to take a bus from Maputo north to Mocuba on Nagi Nagi or another of the big bus companies?

      1 Answer Apr 30, 2014 at 11:28 PM
    • Medjumbe island in December

      Mozambique Apr 2, 2014 at 8:14 AM

      I am planning a honeymoon to Medjumbe island over December, is the humidty going to be to high to really enjoy the island or will it be bearable? We are coming from SA so are used to the heat.

    • is it safe to drive to xai xai

      Mozambique Mar 17, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      is it safe to drive to xai xai


      3 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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      Ferries to Xefina Island

      Ilha Xefina Grande Mar 5, 2014 at 5:38 AM

      Hi, I'm trying to organise a day trip or overnight trip to Xefina Island but according to this website ( there is no ferry there. Anyone know how much it costs to hire a boat to carry you out there?

    • Caz Bar on Vilanculos beach

      L. Vilanculos Jan 15, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      Any feedback on this spot ? Have heard it is special.

      3 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 10:58 AM
    • Itinerary/advice/tips Jogurg, Maputo, Tofo, further north, Gaborone, Joburg

      Mozambique Dec 31, 2013 at 2:23 AM

      Hi guys,
      Thanks in advance for any advice youve got for me :). Myself and husband want to hire a car on Jan 15th and drive up to Mozambique. Have always wanted to visit mozambique and am very excited. We need to be back with the car and to get our flight home on Jan 30th. We need to travel back via Gaborone (where we will need to stay for at least 3-4 days) before going back to Joburg.

      Can anyone suggest the best itinerary bearing in mind our time frames? Any worthwile places to stop on way from Joburg to Maputo? Stay time in Maputo- 3 days? Head up to Inhambane and Tofo? Worth going further up to the islands? We would have to come back via the same route to get back to Gabs? Any ideas on itinerary much appreciated

      Also any suggestions for best budget car hire company- type of car needed (im guessing we wont really need a 4x4 or am i underestimating the roads?) and the company which will allow us to go in to mozambique and bots and set us up with all the right equipment needed for road checks (if that exists).

      Also any advice on getting visas on british passports. Can we get them at the border?

      Thanks again!

      9 Answers Jan 3, 2014 at 11:26 AM
    • Weather february in Tofo

      Mozambique Dec 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      Hi, I'm planning to visit Tofo in early february, but I'm wondering about the weather, because of hurricane risk. What's the chance of bad weather? Is it still good for diving?

      3 Answers Dec 29, 2013 at 8:34 AM
    • Is it safe?

      L. Vilanculos Nov 18, 2013 at 5:21 AM

      We have a planned trip to go there in December and I just want to find out if its safe to go there in December or should we cancel our trip?

      4 Answers Nov 18, 2013 at 10:47 AM
    • Safe or not?

      Mozambique Nov 14, 2013 at 1:16 AM

      Would it be safe traveling as far North as Maxixe due to the war erupting in Northern Mozambique and the kidnapping in Maputo?

      2 Answers Nov 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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      Social Economy

      Maputo Nov 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM

      How is social life and are hotels quite of night walkers

      1 Answer Nov 13, 2013 at 7:31 AM
    • Safety in mozam

      Mozambique Nov 13, 2013 at 4:03 AM

      Hi there

      My fiancé and myself are travelling from Zimbabwe to inhambane in december would it be safe to travel in the car cause of all that I am hearing about the Renamo and government clashes?

      2 Answers Nov 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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      Travel to Pomene Mozambique by car in December 2013

      Mozambique Oct 30, 2013 at 5:39 AM

      We planned our holiday to go to Pomene in December 2013, we enter the border at Komatipoort go to Maputo, Xai Xai, Masinga and Pomene. Will this be safe?

      2 Answers Oct 30, 2013 at 7:30 AM
    • Travel by car in Moz during December 2013

      Mozambique Oct 28, 2013 at 12:16 AM

      Will it be safe to travel by car to Inhambane and Vilankulos over the December 2013, January 2014 holiday break? We are two cars and is planning to enter the country throw the Kruger Prak.

      4 Answers Oct 30, 2013 at 5:45 AM