Rovuma to Palma

heinz created the topic: Rovuma to Palma

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Mike please advise, we want to come down from Dar es Salaam with motorbikes end of April 2011 any idea of the road condition between Rovuma and Palma

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janputte replied the topic: Rovuma to Palma

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Although it was 2007, look at www.absolutemagic.co.za/rasta , and menu item ROVUMA.
A year later (September 2008) there was a berm built across the swampy stretches, but most vehicles got stuck in the mud at some time or other.
Bikes should be OK, as you can get locals to carry if need be.

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mozman replied the topic: Rovuma to Palma

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Agree with Jan. Problem is that there are heavy rains presently in northern Mozambique and sections of the Rovuma - Palma road get eroded and swamped and no roadworks are done until the rainy season ends (at the soonest, May perhaps).

But with motorbikes, time, a will and plenty of cigarettes and some cash for the locals, who will build a road for you if they have to, you will get through.

And then brag about it - on this forum please!

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heinz replied the topic: Rovuma to Palma

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Somebody once said "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safetly in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadsides, loudly proclaiming WOW, What a RIDE!"

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