How to reach your eco lodge in Mozambique?
Located between Bazaruto and Kruger national parks, “Dunes de Dovela” is on a doorstep of Inhambane, closed to Zavora, between Maputo and Vilanculos in Mozambique. Our ecolodge is the perfect place to feel the energy emerging from the beauties of the Mozambican coast offering at the same time a whole immersion into the Nature and the Chope Culture.
Whatever your transport mean, the arrival before dusk is compulsory.
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- From Maputo, estimate about 6 hours drive (420 km). At 20 km North of Inharrime (and more or less 10 km after Zavora’s crossroad), you will find on the left of the road national 1 a road sign « Dunes de Dovela » indicating on your right the beginning of the sandy track.
- From Inhambane and/or Maxixe, estimate 1h30mn drive to the South. Around 5 kms after Inhacoongo, you will find on the right of the road national 1 a road sign « Dunes de Dovela » indicating the beginning of the sandy track on your left.
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√ The track is 12,5 kms and take about 40 minutes. Follow the bush baby footprint..
Attention : SUV, 4X2, Duster, CRV, Rav4 and other light 4X4 are not able to make the last 4 km.
Once on the track, take the road on the right inside in front of the coconut factory (option for a secure car park in the garden of a family we work with) and follow the bush baby footprints white painted on the small wooden road signs. Please, trust those signs and not your GPS!
- Your car is high clearance (like SUV), you can drive the 8 first kilometers up to the lack. We come to pick you up there and you can park your car in the garden of a family we work with.
- Your car is low clearance (like sedan), we come to pick you up at the crossroad for the last 12.5 kms. You will park your car in the garden of a family we work with. This service costs 10 USD (return) per person and is not available for a one night stay in the tents.
You may contact Paolo Ernesto (http://lagoonsunsettransfers.com). who will come and pick you up wherever your accommodation is: firstname.lastname@example.org or + 258 84 603 2667.
All the public transports can drop you at the crossroad of our sandy track. It is marked with a roadsign "Dunes de Dovela".
As a matter of example, the bus company "Etrago" (http://etrago.co.mz/) runs daily between Maputo and Inhambane (do not forget to ask for an early stop!!). Yçou need to buy a ticket the day before.
We take care of the transfer for the 12,5 km trail. This service costs 10 USD (return) per person and is not available for a one night stay in the tents. Contact us to organise it.
Inhambane airport is situated at 80 km from the Dunes (1h30 drive). It is served by the Mozambican company "LAM" (www.lam.co.mz) from Maputo and Vilanculos.
Vilanculos airport is situated at 250 km from the Dunes (4 h drive). It is served by the Mozambican company "LAM" (www.lam.co.mz) from Maputo and Johannesburg or by Airlink (www.flyairlink.com) from Johannesburg and Nelspruit.