Quissico FAQ, Mozambique

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Quissico FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Quissico in Mozambique

  • Is there a petrol station in Quissico?

    Fuel can be purchased except for unleaded fuel ... so if you are driving a vehicle that takes unleaded fuel be sure to stock up at Xai Xai or Inhambane. Although local accommodation Lodges can organise Unleaded petrol for you if you request in advance.

    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 Quissico?

    No, You can drive a normal sedan car to Quissico. 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.

  • Are there Banks or ATMS in Quissico?

    Yes, There are two ATM's in Quissico. Though we recommend you draw money from Xai Xai which is on-route to Quissico.

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

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

    You can find Basic supplies in Quissico at a local shop including milk, sugar, tea, coffee, tinned fish and viennas, cooldrinks, fresh produce, small bites like biscuits and ships and a few other items. The Local Market, sells a lot of Fresh Produce, some including, fruits, cashew nuts, tomatoes, fish and the popular Pau portugese rolls. All of this can be bought for quite cheap although be aware that locals do sometimes try take advantage of tourists and up their prices.

    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 Quissico 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.


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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