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Chimoio is the capital of Manica Province in Central Mozambique. Its former name during colonial times was Vila Pery.
For many travelers Chimoio is a stopover on their way between destinations in the South and North of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. It is close to Gorongosa National Park.
Chimoio is a 3 hour/200km drive from Beira or there are flights from Maputo with LAM. The road from Beira to the EN1 has pot holes so care is needed. From the EN1 to Chimoio, it is in good condition.
The city is small enough to see by foot.
- Castelo Branco, Rua Sussundenga. Decent quality. Mt 3500 for a double room.
- Hotel Inter-Chimoio, Av. 25 Setembro, 18B (On the Chimoio Main avenue), ☏ +258 251 24200, firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. One of the Best and Only 4 Star Hotel in Chimoio. Mt 3600.
- 1 Pink Papaya Backpackers., Rua 3 de Fevereiro (From main bus station follow Rua de trabalhadores, turn at the 3rd street to the right. This is Rua 3 de Fevereiro), ☏ +258 822372980, email@example.com. The house has a pink wall in front and pink gates, and a large tree overhanging the wall. It's basically a private house renting rooms in the house as well as in the garden where they have a caravan. The German owner Anja and staff are helpful and sympathetic. Good place to meet other travelers. Mt 400 dorm, Mt 1200 double room.
- 2 Residencial Dabhad, Rua do Barué, 32, ☏ +258 25123264, firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: noon, check-out: 11AM. Has more than twenty rooms available with one double or two single beds. All the rooms are equipped with conditioned air, satellite TV, private bedroom and others. Mt 1350 double room.
English (and some Portuguese) language radio transmissions are available from BBC World Service on 99.0MHz.