Travel between Vilanculos and Gorongosa

Brittany created the topic: Travel between Vilanculos and Gorongosa

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Hello! We are planning to fly into Vilanculos from Johannesburg, for our honeymoon. We'd really like to see Tofo (I think we've figured out that the most reasonable way to get there is to fly, or take a long bus?), and Gorongosa. Getting to Gorongosa seems much more complicated.The Montebelo Gorongosa offers transfers from Beira, but we gather that getting to Beira from Vilanculos is not much easier. Would it be any easier to get there from Tofo? We are flexible with the order of things. What do you suggest? Any help with this would be much appreciated.

Additionally, we are aware that the park may not be open at the beginning of April as a result of rain and flooding, but is it likely to be open? Has this season been particularly wet?

Thank you so much!

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mozman replied the topic: Travel between Vilanculos and Gorongosa

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Greetings and welcome to Mozguide. There has been an average amount of rain in the Gorongosa area, and the rainy season is not yet over. I have great friends there who keep me updated as to when the road network will reopen. Long distance transport in Mozambique is usually crowded and risky. There are daily buses from Vilanculos mercado Municipal to Maxixe from where you take a ferry to Inhambane and a chapa minibus to Tofo. Gorongosa from Vilanculos will not be easy. Much of the road is broken tarmac and/or bad potholes.

When will you be in Vilanculos? If between 29 March and 9 April I may be able to take you two to Tofo and perhaps to Gorongosa. Depends on your budget and at least two nights at each place to make it worthwhile.

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Mike and

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