MOZAMBIQUE LOCATION FIXER
MOZAMBIQUE LOCATION FIXER AND SCOUT
Looking for a Mozambique location fixer and scout? we have you covered! Mozambique is an Africa location that is a beach and a bush heaven. Imagine mile after mile of idyllic palm lined white sandy beaches looking out over crystal blue seas. Unbelievable marine biodiversity with tropical fish in every colour you can imagine, giant manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins, nesting turtles, dugongs, the list is endless. Then when you’re finished shooting the idyllic beach scenes, a short drive takes you to the deep into the heart of the African bush, big 5 safaris in beautiful savannah and wilderness areas. And then there is the architecture.
From the Portuguese colonial architecture that Mozambique is renowned for, the bustle of Maputo with ageing reminders of a bygone era, to quaint, quiet fishing villages. Mozambique is a country of contrasts, but contrasts which complement each other perfectly to create a country location like no other for film production.
Primary access to Mozambique is via flights into Maputo, Vilankulo, Beira and other smaller airports – primarily from South Africa – and via road from South Africa and Zimbabwe to the West and South. The main roads are in average condition, getting worse once you leave Maputo, and you need to bear in mind the VAST distances that need to be travelled. It is not the safest country to travel by road – particularly as a foreigner – where you are subjected to ‘local law’ and attempted bribery, so it is always advisable to travel with a local person.
It is always advisable to use a 4×4 – or at least a vehicle with good clearance.
Mozambique is a contradiction – whilst the tourism industry has a US Dollar-based economy, which can become costly, most of Mozambique is a lot more affordable. And it is all subject to negotiation. We have a really good understanding of the Mozambique location challenges, and a good relationship with key decision-makers in the country.
Bazaruto Archipelago – a cluster of islands off the Mozambique coast within the Bazaruto National Park – some derelict and abandoned, some developed and thriving. All beautiful!
Inhambane and Vilankulo – Beach Central, for the best diving and surfing locations. This is Mozambique’s top tourism region, with tropical climate and inviting beaches.
Beira – home of the ship graveyard. Hard to get to, but that wilderness is appealing in itself. Beautiful beaches and islands off the coast complement this Mozambique location.
Maputo Elephant Reserve – lying just south of the capital of Mozambique, the Maputo Elephant Reserve is a large, unspoilt reserve of around 70 000 hectares just begging to be explored. Features a plethora of inland lakes, floodplains, mangrove swamps, woodlands and forested dunes sweeping down to unspoilt beaches.
Abandoned Islands – as locations go, the islands like Santa Carolina are very appealing with coral reefs, dugongs and endless white beaches – and abandoned hotels if you are lucky!