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Yes, there are 2 fuel stations in Montepuez
Fuel is cheaper in their local currency (meticais) compared to rands (or dollars). We suggest you fill-up before entering Mozambique's borders and fuel is more expensive the further north you travel!
No, You can drive a normal sedan car to Montepuez. Road improvements went underway at the end of 2010, so there will be much less potholes than normal.
We always recommend you enter Mozambique in a 4x4 because you won't be limited to where you can travel as well as the possibility of getting stuck. Note: Some borders require a 4x4 to cross. Read more about the border you are travelling through here: Mozambique Borders & Times.
For soft / loose sand driving, we recommend you deflate your tire pressures to about 1.4 bar.
We advise you not to drive at night.
Yes, there is a Bus Station in Montepuez where you can book a bus ticket to Pemba
There is a Millennium BIM, Though make sure you have meticais on you for petrol as the nearest town with more efficient ATM's and Banks are in Pemba (approx. 205km from Montepuez).
Be prepared and withdraw a sufficient amount of money in the country you are travelling from to avoid inconveniences. Keep your money in a safe / discreet place.
Yes there is a supermarket and local markets that sell fresh produce and fruit.
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. Check with the lodge if they sell ice or if they have a freezer to store your meat during your stay.
Yes, Mozambique as a whole is a malaria risk area / country. We recommend you take precautions and visit your nearest doctor (you need a prescription for anti-malaria medication) to prescribe you with what's recommended before you leave for Mozambique.
It is strongly advised that you take other prophylactics like insect repellent sprays, mosquito coils, light long sleeve tops and bottoms to further prevent bites (especially during late afternoons, evenings and mornings).Read More
Many cultural activities can be experienced in Montepuez, such as learning the art of traditional pottery, cooking recipies, herbal medicine initiations out in the bush, hair braiding, a 'mussiro mask' (beauty mask made from tree bark) and learning the art of Makonde.
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