Hi all, I've been reading up on the Mozambican visa issue here and there seem to be conflicting reports, since many of the comments are from people who travelled before August 2014 when changes to the visa were allegedly made.
I'm an American living in South Africa who will be traveling to Mozambique with another American who lives in a third country. We're going overland from South Africa, as things stand now can we travel across the border and purchase a visa at a border post? How much will…
Just returned from a trip to Mozambique and South Africa. I didn't find anyone else who posted on this, but I think this is important to know:
If you've got some leftover 1000 Meticais notes on your way out of Mozambique, it's best to either spend it or change it back to Rand or whatever before crossing the border back into South Africa, since none of the South African exchange bureaus I encountered would accept the 1,000 meticais note(and yet the 1000 Mts. is the most commonly…
Do anyone know how the inland roads that goes north-south in south western Mozambique is to cycle on in the beginning of the rainy season (like now)? (I dont want to follow the paved coastal road) Is it better to follow Limpopo river and then turn off at the western side of Parque Nacional de Banhine , or turn off earlier and cycle on the parks eastern side? The area I want information about lies between the Limpopo and Save Rivers.
I love the bush and wildlife and hate plantations...
I've read a lot of posts on the difficulties of getting a visa at any Mozambiquean border. So I went to the Mozambique consulate in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The guy over there tried to scam me for $110.. Luckily I read on LP that no one ever paid more than $80, so I asked him about this. He then needed 'to discuss this with his boss'. Probably after visiting the toitlet, the guy came back and sold me the visa for only $50 (which is the lowest I've ever heard from I think). I left my…
I will leave Mutare for Chimoio, Mozambique soon. As the blogs etc. on the internet state that public transport in Mozambique can be named horrendous at least, I have decided to have my first experience with hiking the hitch! Mozambique seems to be a pretty nice and safe country for it, but I would love some first hand experiences or tips (how are the people, how much traffic on the EN1 etc.). So if you have any, please let me know!
Also, I want to go back from Tofo to Chimoio in one…
Have been unable to confirm if the train from Nampula to Cuamba is a daily train or if it only runs on certain days,
if anyone has information would be greatly appreciated
I am trying to understand the the transportation option getting to and from Mozambique Island from Nampula. I have read there is an early am bus each way, but would love to know if
-are other options, i.e. minibuses?
-can one arrange a car (and how much)?
Trying to figure out it is possible to not be locked into early am buses being only means of transportation for planning purposes
Some things I wish I had known before I went on a recent (September – October) trip from Ilha Mozambique across to Swakopmund by public transport and hitching through Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia on my alternative Cape to Cairo (Coast to Coast – I don’t get that much holiday!) visiting castles and sites of colonial importance (I am a geek).
I got the visa in advance from the Mozambique Embassy in the UK, they were really efficient (I posted the passport and form about a week…
I'm looking for some advice on getting from Zimbabwe to Mozambique Island and then moving on to Malawi.
My initial idealized plan at the moment looks like this:
Day 1: arrive Harare midday
Day 2: Harare to Tete crossing the ZWE/MOZ border at Nyamapanda, fly Tete to Nampula on LAM in the evening
Day 3: morning chapa from Nampula to Mozambique Island
Day 4/5: Mozambique Island
Day 6: early morning chapa to Nampula
Day 7: early morning train to Cuamba (if running...)
Day 8: from Cuamba to…
We rented a car in Johannesburg South Africa. At the rental car counter they charged us an extra 750 rand for a letter granting us permission to take the car into Mozambique (we also took the car into Swaziland, but did not tell the rental agency as they would have charged us more for that country also). We drove to Hlane National Park in Swaziland without any issues. The border crossing was easy and painless. When we entered Mozambique, we had to show the letter from the rental company…