Matchedje Border Post Crossing
|Border Opening Times:||06:00 - 18:00 / 7 days a week|
|Location:||Ruvuma Region, Tanzania entering Mozambique, Niassa Province|
|GPS Coordinates:||-11.580043, 35.429490|
Tel: +258 27 120 446
Tel: +258 82 464 1600
Warning: This border is infamous for ruby smuggling
This border is in a very remote location with a narrow bridge crossing the Rovuma River into Mozambique. Although we highly recommend travellers choose to enter Mozambique through this border from Tanzania (as opposed to Namoto - Kilambo Ferry & Negomano / Mtambaswala / Unity Bridge borders) it is known as a "hotspot" for ruby smuggling.
Songea (Tanzania) is located 130km from the border, so we suggest you fill up with fuel and gather supplies there before embarking your journey to the border. Lichinga is the largest town closest to the border 232km south where you can draw money, purchase more supplies and fuel. Metangula is located 111km north-west of Lichinga on the N361 which is tarred however expect many potholes from heavy rainfalls which will reduce travelling speed dramatically.
Other travel suggestions from Tanzania into Mozambique
Do not travel through the Namoto - Kilambo Ferry & Negomano / Mtambaswala / Unity Bridge borders. Either cross this border or go through Malawi via the Songwe Border (link opens in a new window and to our Malawian website) into Mozambique.
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