Fly To Lichinga, Mozambique
Lichinga is a lush, high-altitude city with a cooler climate than Mozambique’s lower-lying settlements. Situated just 60km away from famous Lake Niassa, the 9th largest fresh water lake in the world, Lichinga is a popular stopover on Mozambique tours.
With a small, local airport serving the city directly, you can fly into Lichinga with little difficulty. For the most affordable flights, use the online flight search tool above. The best deals on air tickets to Mozambique are just waiting to be snapped up.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do not need a Visa to visit Lichinga, Mozambique. You will need to check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 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
Lichinga’s main attraction tends to be Lake Niassa (also known as Lake Malawi), just 60km away. The lake boasts more species of fish than any other body of fresh water in the world, and is an important food source for the area. Its beaches and islands offer various water sports, including snorkelling, diving, boating, and water skiing.
In Lichinga itself you’ll find some quainter attractions, including a wobbly old water tower, an old star-shaped plane wreck, and a local market. The market is a great place to grab fresh fruit and breads to take on a picnic to outlying spots. You’ll also find some local crafts, possibly including Makonde carvings, which are one of Mozambique’s most popular souvenirs.
There are a few places to grab a bite to eat if the market isn’t to your taste, including sit down meals, takeaways, and bakeries for some sweet treats. You’ll also find some small but decent supermarkets for other essentials, so don’t worry too much if you’ve forgotten your toothbrush.
Getting around town is quite easy to do on foot, but to head out to Lake Niassa you’ll definitely need a car. A 4x4 isn’t necessary on the major routes, but if you plan on exploring it’s probably worth your while. Don’t forget to deflate your tyres for driving on soft sand – there’s plenty of that around these parts of Mozambique.
Lichinga Airport – VXC
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, who will direct you appropriately.
Airport Hotels: None on site. Nearby: Girassol Lichinga Hotel.
Car Hire: None on site. Arrange transport via your hotel or guesthouse if you are flying to Lichinga Airport.