​Getting There – Limpopo 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

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Travel Alert

For most international tourists, Maputo International Airport (MPM) is the entry point into Mozambique. It is about 3km/2mi from Maputo, the capital.

Limpopo is mainly a self-drive destination. Roads in the park mostly require a 4x4. You can hire a 4x4 in Maputo and drive to the park. The distance is about 400km/250mi and the drive takes about five hours.

Limpopo NP can also be visited as an extension to a Kruger NP tour or en route from Kruger to the Mozambican coast. There are a two border posts between Kruger and Limpopo. The main border post is in Giriyondo, about 40km/25mi from Letaba Camp in Kruger. The drive from the border point to Machampane Tented Camp, the main camp in Limpopo, takes about an hour. Pafuri border post is in the far north of the park, but this is a serious 4x4 route and should be done in convoy. Machampane Tented Camp can also organize a transfer from Letaba Camp.

There are no flights to anywhere near the park.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

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

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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