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    Default Road trip from Majete WR to Tete

    Hi folks, I want to visit Majete Wildlife Reserve to the west/southwest of Blantyre. I'm happy with the routing into Majete from Blantyre, but I would appreciate some advice on possible routing out of Majete WR to Tete, Mozambique. Do I have to route via Blantyre? Thank you.
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    Default Re: Road trip from Majete WR to Tete

    There's no other route, AFAIK. Zobue is the closest border post.
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    Default Re: Road trip from Majete WR to Tete

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    There's no other route, AFAIK. Zobue is the closest border post.
    Thanks Tony. I was hoping to travel out northwest on one of the district roads and join near Mwanza, but I'll chat to the reserve staff once there.
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    Default Re: Road trip from Majete WR to Tete

    Andy

    When are you heading that way
    Planning a similar trip in July
    Please let us know what the feedback was - I assume dry season will be different.
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    Default Re: Road trip from Majete WR to Tete

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy'nNJ View Post
    Thanks Tony. I was hoping to travel out northwest on one of the district roads and join near Mwanza, but I'll chat to the reserve staff once there.
    Ah, sorry I misunderstood - yes, there is a minor road from Majete that takes you to just before Mwanza/Zobue, you'll have to ask locally about its condition.
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    Default Re: Road trip from Majete WR to Tete

    Here is some old, but maybe relevant info (2015) from a trip we did from Majete WR to Moatize via Mwanza Border (Zobue in Mozambique) to Moatize, Tete and onwards.

    On Majete in General:
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...71#post2630371

    On the road between Majete and Mwanza:
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...59#post2635259

    (PS we had a weird experience at this border post, its very remote and very busy too- but I don't make much of it).

    We had to leave the Shire valley and travel up the escarpment and drive around Blantyre side to reach Mwanza this way. I think weather is a big factor here, and the Shire valley does not have good all weather roads.
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    Default Re: Road trip from Majete WR to Tete

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    There's no other route, AFAIK. Zobue is the closest border post.
    Hi Tony, are there other possible routes from Liwonde to Gorongosa NP - or should we do Mwanza-Tete? We are towing.

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    Default Re: Road trip from Majete WR to Tete

    In case of interest to any others wishing to go between Mwanza border and Majete Park, there is a north gate from the park which is about 1 hour from Mwanza.

    This gate saves a huge amount of time compared to going via Blantyre but definitely needs a 4x4. However I did it this weekend towing a trailer with no major issues.

    You need to request permission in advance from the park authorities to use this gate as it is not a manned gate.

    The red track below shows the route. Message me if you want the track.
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