Savane Beach FAQ, Mozambique

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Savane Beach FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Savane Beach in Mozambique

  • Is there a petrol station in Savane Beach?

    No, but there are petrol stations close by in Beira (40km from Savane Beach), so make sure you fill your tank up there if you are not planning to go back to Beira

    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 Savane Beach?

    No, it's not essential in dry season, though it is recommended. If you are crossing the Savane river, then there is safe parking in Savane where you can keep your vehicle whilst you're on holiday

    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 Savane Beach?

    No, but you can Hire a 4x4 in Beira.

  • Are there Banks or ATMS in Savane Beach?

    No, but you can draw money in Beira which which is 40km South of Savane Beach.

    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 Savane Beach?

    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 Savane Beach?

    No, but there are supermarkets and grocery shops in Beira, 40km South of Savane Beach. Local fisherman on Savane beach do sell freshly caught fish and prawns.

    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 Savane Beach 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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