Malaria is a concern and a prophylactic such as Deltaprim is a good option but a personal choice. It is very important to finish your course of Malaria tablets once you have left the malaria area. We do supply mosquito nets in the bedrooms but recommend you bring an anti-mosquito spray and ensure that you wear long pants and/or a light, long sleeve shirt at night to protect your arms and legs, as a pre-cautionary measure.
There are banks with ATM’s in town for drawing cash. Please note that the banks will not accept any soiled US Dollar notes. The local supermarket and most restaurants do accept credit cards. Meticais is the currency used in Vilankulo.
When purchasing a pre-paid sim card, we recommend buying a Vodacom “Pay-as-you-go” card as the signal is better.
Please ensure that you bring an international plug, as the wall plugs at the lodge are square. There are hair-dryers available.
There are strict driving laws and it is not uncommon to be stopped by police. We recommend drivers ensure that all driving laws are adhered to. Check your vehicles before you leave, make sure all lights are working and ensure you wear seatbelts throughout your journey.
If you would like to eat out at night, there are two restaurants in the immediate area and many more wonderful restaurants with great Mozambiquean cuisine.
Vilankulo town has two supermarkets. Most groceries are available although nothing is guaranteed. The local markets always have potatoes, tomatoes, onions, cabbage and fruit of the season. There is a very limited range of meat and chicken but it is available. Fresh fish, prawns and crabs can be arranged through the locals.
Fuel is available in town.