Roads in Northern Mozambique

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I am planning a trip from South Africa to Tanzania through Mozambique in January and need information on the condition of the roads, especially in northern Mozambique. Specifically, the best route (from a scenic point of view but have limited time) and whether the ferry over the Rovuma is operating.

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mozman replied the topic: Roads in Northern Mozambique

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Hi Andie

January could be the very worst time to do this trip. Lots of info on this forum if you search with words such as Rovuma ferry, Negomano, Namoto, Kilambo, Palma, Mocimboa da Praia, Pemba, Pangane, Macomia etc.

The Rovuma ferry is presently not operational - last I saw it was busy sinking into the sand (low tide) on the Rovuma between Namoto and Kilambo.

Mike

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simult replied the topic: Re: Roads in Northern Mozambique

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Hello Mike,

I am getting ready for my trip to Mozambique next August. I have a question for you: do you happen to know whether the coastal road (road 247) between Mucojo (Pangane) and Mocimboa da Praia is passable or whether it is necessary to use road 243, which means driving many more kilometers.

Specifically, I am not sure that there is a bridge over the Messalo river on the 247 road.

Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide.

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mozman replied the topic: Re: Roads in Northern Mozambique

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Hi
unless things have changed, no bridge over the Messalo River. Mike

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mozman replied the topic: Re: Roads in Northern Mozambique

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Hi
unless things have changed, no bridge over the Messalo River. Mike

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simult replied the topic: Re: Roads in Northern Mozambique

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Thank you, Mike, for your prompt reply.
I thought as much. However, it is interesting that all the roadmaps I have seen indicate that the coastal road (247) is continuous from Mucojo to Mocimboa!

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