​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.

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

Limpopo National Park is mainly a self-drive destination, and roads in the park typically require a 4x4 vehicle. You can hire a 4x4 in Maputo and drive to the park. The distance from Maputo to the main gate, near the small town of Massingir, is about 350km/220mi. The drive takes at least 6 hours*.

Limpopo NP can also be visited as an extension to a Kruger National Park tour or en route from Kruger to the Mozambican coast. There are two border posts between Kruger and Limpopo. The main border post is Giriyondo, about 40km/25mi from Kruger’s Letaba Rest Camp and 75km/45mi from Massingir. The second border post is Pafuri, in the far north of the park. It lies on a serious 4x4 vehicle route that is best done in convoy.

There are no flights to anywhere near the park.

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

Airlines & Ticket Prices

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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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