Fly To Chimoio, Mozambique
Chimoio is the fifth largest city in Mozambique, and despite not being a major tourist destination, it’s a beautiful part of the world with many natural attractions to explore. There are plenty of good hotels and self-catering facilities in and around Chimoio, offering visitors the luxury of home in the exotic landscapes of Mozambique.
Chimoio Airport is very small, and finding convenient and affordable flights can be difficult. We know how frustrating it can be trying to arrange travel to uncommon destinations, so we’ve made your life easier with our simple-to-use search tool. Not only will you find every major airline flying to Chimoio, but we’ll find you the cheapest tickets for them all as well.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do not need a Visa to visit Chimoio, Mozambique. You will need to check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African High Commission to Mozambique is situated in Maputo. Avenida Eduardo Mondlane 41, Caixa Postal 1120, Maputo. Phone: + 258 21 243 000.
See and do
Chimoio’s most central attraction, and one that is best known among the locals, is the natural rock formation about 4km North East of the city centre. Shaped like the profile of an old man’s face, the Cabeça do Velho has overlooked Chimoio for as long as anyone can remember.
Lake Chicamba might be a little further out (around 50km from central Chimoio), but you’ll find some great accommodation here, so there’s always the option of spending a few days. The lake offers wonderful views, and canoe adventures – just watch out for the crocodiles that laze just below the surface.
When you head back into town, pay a visit to the Forças Armadas de Moçambique – an old military base that houses some out-of-commission tanks and military machines. They may not function any longer, but it’s still fun to clamber around them – it’s a favourite with kids, and some adults as well.
Public transport in Chimoio is almost non-existent, and machibombos (buses) and chapas (minibuses) are about all you’ll find. They’re not the most comfortable, or safe forms of transport, so most visitors prefer to rent a vehicle of their own. While you won’t need a 4x4, the roads aren’t in great condition, so watch out for potholes, and avoid driving at night.
Chimoio Airport – VPY
Food and beverage: Chimoio is a very small, basic airport, with little in the way of refreshment facilities.
Currency Exchange: There are no confirmed currency exchange offices at Chimoio Airport, so consider changing money before you arrive, or head to a bank in town.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the terminals to airport security at Chimoio Airport, who will direct you appropriately.