​Getting There – Niassa SR

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.

Niassa Special Reserve is in the north of the country and very remote. Presently, there is no formal accommodation in or around the reserve. Visiting Niassa is mostly for adventurous travelers who are totally self-sufficient and have use of a sturdy 4x4.

If flying to Mozambique, Maputo International Airport (MPM) will likely be your entry point into the country. It is very close to the capital, Maputo (3km/2mi away).

For people with the time and endeavor, Niassa can be visited on a road trip. You can hire a 4x4 in Maputo and start your overland trip from there.

If you would like to travel in northern Mozambique, you can fly to Pemba from Maputo and rent a 4x4 there.

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 as part of your package. Scheduled domestic flights to Pemba can be booked with the following carriers:

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

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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