= Very important advice / information
Is there a petrol station in Chimoio?
Yes, there are a few petrol stations in Chimoio, including a BP, Shell and Engen. Keep in mind that its 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 Chimoio?
No, You can drive a normal Sedan Car to Chimoio. Road improvements went underway at the end of 2010, so there will be much less potholes than normal.
Is it okay to drive at night?
We advice you not to drive at night.
Are there Banks or ATMS in Chimoio?
Yes, All Major towns including Chimoio have Banks and ATMS. Some include a BIM (Banco Internacional de Mocambique), Standard Bank, Multi Rede ATM
Are there credit card facilities in Chimoio?
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 Chimoio?
Yes, there are markets and supermarkets in Chimoio that sell everything you need including a Shoprite.
Is Chimoio 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 whats recommended. Be prepared and take other Prophylactics like Insect Repellent sprays, Mosquito Coils, light long sleeve tops and bottoms to further prevent bites.