Maputo to Malawi

nowandy created the topic: Maputo to Malawi

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Hi there,

We are flying into Jo'berg and out of Nairobi and have 5 weeks to play with in between so we were thinking of travelling through Mozambique from Maputo up to Malawi. We have limited funds so probably cannot replace buses with planes or 4WD!!

Do you have any suggestions of a route we should take and any places we should visit on the way? Which route would be best for the buses from Maputo to Malawi? Where should we cross into Malawi?

Many thanks,
Andy

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mozman replied the topic: Maputo to Malawi

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Hi

Money not really an issue as there are no flights from anywhere in Moz to anywhere in Malawi so let's look at buses.

Maputo to Inchope only one road and I would stop off at Tofo (Turtle Cove or Bamboozi or Fatimas) and then Vilankulo (Zombie Cucumber).

The more adventurous route after Inchope is straight north up to Caia then to Quelimane and then Mocuba where you turn left to Milange / Mulanje and into Malawi.

Easier route after Inchope is turn west towards Zim and overnight Chimoio at Pink Papaya then Nova Vanduzi - Changara - Tete - Blantyre which is possible in one day if you get onto the right bus in Chimoio.

Lot's of other info on the 'Take mozguide with you' link to the PDF downloads on mozguide front page.

Mike

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jamacod replied the topic: Maputo to Malawi

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Hi

I'm also going from Moz to Malawi (up to Lilongwe actually). Why is the way through Caia/Quelimane more adventurous? Longer? Bumpier roads? Less safe?

Cheers


JC

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mozman replied the topic: Maputo to Malawi

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A little longer, good road as far as Mocuba where you turn left to Milange / Mulanje and then it's gravel and could need 4x4 in rain. Still plenty of public transport but not as many buses and more stops than via Chimoio Tete. Oh and then there's the ferry crossing over the Zambezi which has become somewhat routine but can cause delays. Inchope - Caia - Mocuba - Mulanje is more scenic but will take longer to get you to Blantyre.

Mike

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