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Inhambane Airport is a 20km drive from Tofo. There are two flights a week from Maputo (Wed and Sun) with connections to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lisbon and many more.
You can drive to Tofo with any car. It is 500km (+/- 8 hrs) from Maputo, and 1000 km (+/- 15hrs) from Johannesburg or Durban
There is a regular shuttle service from Johannesburg and Pretoria to Tofo and onward to Vilanculos.
How do I get to Tofo?- via airplane: the nearest airports are Inhambane (20 mins drive), Vilanculos (4 hrs drive) and Maputo (7 hrs drive). At the moment LAM airlines has flights from Maputo to Inhambane every Wednesday and Sunday. The lodge can help you organise a shuttle from any of these airports to Tofo and back - via car: we are located 8hrs north of Maputo or 15hrs from Joburg or Durban. You can do the drive and get to the lodge in any car (no need for 4x4). or we can arrange a transfer from Maputo or other cities. - via shuttle bus: there are weekly transfers from Johannesburg with Tours2Moz and Cheetah Express and daily transfers from Maputo with Fatima's bus. There are also long distance busses Etrago from Maputo to Inhambane.
Do I need a visa to enter Mozambique?South Africans and other SADC passport holders receive an automatic and free visa for 30 days on arrival at the border Other passport holders need to apply for a visa from the Mozambique embassy or consulate in their country. Depending on your country of origin you can also apply for a visa on arrival in Mozamibique. The cost is 50 USD/850 ZAR
Is there malaria in Mozambique?Yes there is a risk of malaria when travelling in Mozambique. You can minimise the risk by taking antimalarial medication during your visit, by applying insect repellent from the late afternoon onwards, and by sleeping under a good quality mosquito net.
What are some tips for driving in Mozambique?- stick to the speed limits, remember that a lot of people and animals live along the main roads. The limit is 60 kmph in city or village centers and generally 100 kmph outside those - do not drive at night, many trucks and cars do not have lights and you may encounter pedestrians and animals on the roads - always take extra food, water and cash - be respectful, patient and friendly when you are stopped at a police checkpoint. If you have committed an offence, ask for a written ticket and pay the fine - estimate your travel time using an average speed of 60-70 kmph - some roads have potholes or other obstacles, reduce your speed accordingly when necessary
How can I go online and make calls in Mozambique?It is recommended to get a local sim card on arrival (you just need your passport to register) and to load some data and airtime on the local card. You can then make local calls and use your phone or tablet as a hotspot to go online when needed and connect other devices. The local rates for airtime and data are very affordable. The main networks are Vodacom and Movitel. You can also use the free wifi at the Kumba Lodge restaurant.