​Getting There – Maputo 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 National Park is located in the south of the country and can easily be reached from Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, or South Africa. Maputo International Airport (MPM) is about 3km/2mi from the city.

The park is very popular with self-drive visitors and 4x4 enthusiasts. Maputo National Park is 160km/100mi from Maputo and the drive takes about 3 to 4 hours*. Anvil Bay, a luxury lodge in the park, can organize a transfer from Maputo or the South African border for you.

Anvil Bay also offers helicopter transfers from Maputo International Airport directly to the lodge. Alternatively, they will organize a charter flight to Machangulo Airstrip, about an hour’s drive from the lodge.

*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

All domestic and charter flights are usually booked by your tour operator. Scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Maputo can be booked with the following carriers:

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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