​Getting There – Gorongosa NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Mozambique.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.

Maputo International Airport (MPM) will most likely be your entry point into the country. It is about 3km/2mi from the capital, Maputo.

There are no flights to Gorongosa National Park. From Maputo you can take a scheduled flight to Beira or Chimoio. Beira is 200km/124mi from Gorongosa, and the drive takes about 3 hours*. The drive from Chimoio takes about 2 hours*. Chitengo, the lodge in the park, can organize transfers from either airport or you can rent a car at Beira airport. However, self-drive within the park is not currently allowed due to security concerns.

You can fly from Johannesburg in South Africa to Maputo or directly to Beira.

There is also an airstrip in the park for chartered flights.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Maputo International Airport (MPM), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Your tour operator will arrange and book all domestic and charter flights as part of your package. The following carriers have scheduled domestic flights:

  • LAM (Flies from Maputo to Beira and Chimoio, and from Johannesburg to Beira)
  • SA Airlink (Flies from Johannesburg to Maputo and Beira)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Mozambique page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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