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Offline Karambisi

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traveling through Mozambique
« on: September 04, 2015, 11:01:20 am »
Hi Dogs...
Have bought myself a bike in Pretoria (via this forum, with thanks to you all!) I am going to travel north next month to Tanzania via Mozambique, along the coast. Any issues I should be aware of or tips about travel in Mozambique would be much appreciated. Also any updated info on the ferry crossing into Tz rather than the long trek inland to the Freedom bridge?
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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 11:29:59 am »
Only tip I have- take it slow and adhere to speeds limits at all times. Tedious yes, but they have AK47's.

Enjoy the road and take it all in. Short distances per day and stay over wherever and whenever you can. Enjoy it thoroughly - don't blast through Mozambique. So much to see and do and enjoy.

Wife and I will also be taking our trippie to Barra next week. 😎
 

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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 05:13:26 pm »
Thanks for that DraadWerk...Have seen on another site the ferry does still work at high tide. Have a good trip and yes will take it slow about a month in Moz.
 

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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 11:18:06 am »
Do yourself a favour and go to the unity bridge.. you will not be sorry.

1st , the freey runs when it feels like it, 2nd the ride to the unity bridge is stunning, tracks through the forest. It is well well worth the ride in my opinion.

when you get to the unity bridge there is a camp / backpackers/ shebeen on the other side which is primarily there to house part time workers and illegal loggers, but they are friendly, chow is good, its safe and cheap, stay there overnight and treck on the next morning, on the Moz side there is nothing besides a guard hut and an oke who will look at your passport, its a good idea to get your passport stamped at a port on your way up and tell them you are exiting via the unity bridge. if I remember we used the port in Pemba.
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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 11:27:55 am »
by the way, you can make it from the bridge to Mikindani in Tanzania in one day.. I would recommend staying there.
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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2015, 12:50:23 pm »
Sounds like that may be the plan, thanks for the tip, I've worked on the Tz side upstream of the bridge which is wonderful country.
 

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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2015, 12:59:43 pm »
go to about page 10.. I have my report on the bridge and northern moz there.. you making me lus to go back.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=61231.0

just remember when you are riding to the bridge.. don't go for a bos kak, they only clear 1.5m from the road, there are still PLENTY mines there.
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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2015, 01:26:48 pm »
Great read thanks a lot!
 

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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2015, 01:39:23 pm »
Where in Tanz are u going?
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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2015, 10:51:03 pm »
In Moz you should fill with fuel when and where you can as fuel can be hard to come by with dry pumps not being uncommon.
Don't ride at night and distances will be less than you expect.
Enjoy.
Are you heading through Beira?
 

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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 06:49:32 am »
Be careful in the Gondola area. Our trucks run up to Beira and there was some shooting happening there on Saturday. 7 Drivers were killed, fortunately none of ours.
Hook up with a military convoy to escort you through the area.  :deal:
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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2017, 02:48:22 pm »
Hallo , other than id , passport and registration paper of bike - is there any other requirement with a motorcycle to travel into Mozambique? ie. stickers etc ? Any requirements like for a car?
 

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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2017, 02:52:24 pm »
Hallo , other than id , passport and registration paper of bike - is there any other requirement with a motorcycle to travel into Mozambique? ie. stickers etc ? Any requirements like for a car?
Not sure about stickers but you'd need to have the NATIS paper, if the vehicle is registered in the bank's name you need a letter stating that you have permission to take the vehicles over the border.
You also need 3rd party insurance, get this from an AA shop before hand.
Also, get certified copies of all your documents.
 
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Re: traveling through Mozambique
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 03:37:29 pm »
thanks will do that - appreciate