Chidenguele FAQ, Mozambique

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Chidenguele FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Chidenguele in Mozambique

  • Is there a petrol station in Chidenguele?

    No, so make sure you fill up with Petrol on-route in Xai Xai (70km South of Chidenguele).

    Keep in mind that it's best to pay for petrol in local currency (Meticais) as it is more expensive to pay for petrol in Rands or Dollars. Petrol is more expensive the further north you travel!

  • Do I need a 4x4 to get to Chidenguele?

    No, You can drive a normal sedan car to Chidenguele. Road improvements went underway at the end of 2010, so there will be much less potholes than normal.

    We always recommend that you do take a 4x4, because you won't be limited to exploration and you will be able to get around much easier without the possibility of getting stuck.

    Tyres should be deflated to -800 bar to be able to drive on the soft sand.

  • Is it okay to drive at night?

    We advise you not to drive at night.

  • Can I hire a 4x4 in Chidenguele?

    No, but you can Hire a 4x4 in Maputo. Contact Euro Rent / Imperial or Expresso Rent a Car for more information.

  • Are there Banks or ATMS in Chidenguele?

    No, only Major towns in Mozambique have Banks and ATMS. The closest town on-route to Xai Xai to draw money (local currency) is in Xai Xai. Xai Xai does have a bank.

    Be prepared and draw more than enough money in South Africa to avoid inconveniences. Keep the money in a safe / discreet place.

  • Are there credit card facilities in Chidenguele?

    You will have to check with the lodge that you are staying at if they have credit card facilities.

    Best to check first to avoid dissapointment.

  • Is there a shopping mall or can I buy groceries in Chidenguele?

    Yes, there are markets in the Chidenguele that sell fresh produce and fruit. There is also a Bakery in Chidenguele. Though we also recommend you freeze and vacuum pack some meat from South Africa if you are going to be self catering.

    We also advise that you buy and take your own vacuum packed meat from South Africa for the first night or 2 (if you are going to be self catering) in a cooler box with ice so that you can ground and get to know the area. Check with the Lodge if they sell ice or if they have a freezer to store your meat during your stay.

  • Is Chidenguele a Malaria area? Do I need to take Malaria Tablets?

    Yes, Mozambique as a whole is a Malaria risk Area / Country. We recommend you take precautions and visit your nearest Doctor (you now need a prescription for Malaria Tablets) to prescribe you with what's recommended.

    Be prepared and take other Prophylactics like Insect Repellent sprays, Mosquito Coils, light long sleeve tops and bottoms to further prevent bites.

Tip:

Mozambicans love clothes and if you have spare clothes (especially board shorts), then remember to take some with you, to trade with!

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