​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.

Travel Alert

Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Mozambique due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.

Travel Alert

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 the park. From Maputo you can take a scheduled flight to Beira or Chimoio. Beira is 200km/124mi from Gorongosa, and the drive takes about three hours. The drive from Chimoio takes about two 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.

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 and other entry requirements.

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