Soft, white, endless sandy beaches, lined with palm trees and tropical turquoise seas, are exactly what Mozambique is all about. The diving and snorkeling activities are the most popular, other than sunbathing and just ultimate relaxation. This is one of the perfect holiday destinations in Southern Africa.

Languages

Portuguese, Bantu languages like Makua-Lomwe, Sena-Nyanja, Tsonga, other native languages

Climate

The climate is tropical in the north and subtropical in the south. Mozambique sees a dry season from April to September and a wet season from October to March and with average temperatures hovering between 27°C and 31°C / 80°F and 88°F. The higher interior is always slightly cooler and receives more rain.

Visas/ Passport requirements

Visas are required by all nationals and are usually issued for one month, if you would be pre-purchasing your visa. You can however apply for your visa at the port of entry (arrival airport or major overland border posts) or at embassies of Mozambique. In order to obtain a visa, your passport must be valid for at least another 6 months.

Health

No immunization is required for visitors entering Mozambique, other than for those who have left and area infected by Yellow Fever. In such cases, visitors will need a valid International yellow-fever vaccination certificate. Mozambique is a malaria-risk area, and taking prophylaxis is most advisable.

Money

1 Metical (MZM) = 100 Centavos; Plural Meticais

1000 Meticais = 1 Conto

US Dollars and South African Rand are the best currencies to bring for exchange at banks and foreign exchange bureaus. In some cases, you can even pay with them directly. Traveler’s cheques are not widely accepted, and commissions can be high. Credit cards are also not widely used and cash advance on them can be expensive and slow.

Local Time

GMT +2

Electricity

Mozambique uses 220 V / 240 V / 50 Hz.

The plug is either a round pin attachment plug, a Schuko plug and receptacle with side grounding contacts or a South African plug.

System

Metric

Driving

on the left hand side of the road; but we will arrange all your transfers for you. Wouldn’t advise self-driving.