FIRST TIME TRAVELLER INFORMATION
Situated on the east coast of Africa, this tropical paradise has roughly 2500 kilometres of breath-taking coastline
With its peaceful beaches fringed with palm trees and crystal-clear waters flourishing with a variety of marine life. Mozambique is an ideal adventure holiday destination, with plenty of activities on offer such as snorkelling, sunset cruises, horse-riding, dolphin tours and world-renowned scuba diving. Mozambique’s major centres such as Maputo and Inhambane offer an exotic display of art, music and delicious local food as well as a vibrant nightlife scene. Embrace yourself in the uniquely local culture, and interacting with the friendly locals.
For those in search of a more isolated getaway can head to the secluded beaches of Benguerra Island or the outstanding wildlife of Gorongosa National Park. Be warned if you choose to spend your time in these scenic destinations you will leave with a heavy heart and a desire to return time and time again.
Herewith is a sample itinerary of what to experience and do in Mozambique!
The currency used in Mozambique is the Mozambique Metical (MZN)
You Can use this link to convert your local currency to the Mozambique Metical – EXCHANGE CONVERTER
TRAVEL, TRANSPORT AND GETTING AROUND
Public transport is not recommended within Mozambique and self-drive is not recommended either as the roads are generally not in good condition and not well maintained.
There are scheduled flights into Maputo and Vilankulos. Flights are generally routed via Johannesburg in South Africa. There are a variety of smaller airstrips for smaller Private Charter Flights (to the islands, etc). If you are travelling across Mozambique by road it is important to have a guide with you, especially for first time travellers’ and it allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery on route to your next destination.
FOOD, DRINK & CUISINE ADVICE
Mozambique has some of best cuisine in Africa with a strong blend of Portugese, Indian and African influences.
The country is well known for its seafood and local dishes mainly along the coastal areas have a certain taste, which makes them unique from the foods found in neighbouring countries. Travellers are however advised to boil the tap water before drinking it, alternatively would be to buy mineral water. Tap water can safely be used for basic bathroom necessities.
CLIMATE & WEATHER
The Mozambique coastline stretches for almost 2 500km and has a tropical ocean current all year long.
The whole country follows a Southern African weather pattern, with the rains falling largely between December and March. Humidity can be uncomfortably high during this period. Most of Mozambique’s rain arrives on moist southeast trade winds, but glance at a map to see that it
By around April and May the amount of rain decreases, the sun comes out and the humidity drops – better weather spreads gradually from the south to the north. June to October is the dry season, with often perfect tropical weather: clear skies, plenty of sun and almost no rain. This is the best time for most people to visit Mozambique. Although still tropical, June, July and August are Mozambique’s coolest months. November is a less predictable month of change as the country heads towards December. Sometimes the rains start, although many days remain sunny and hot. The rains generally start earlier in the north of the country.