Located on the Indian Ocean coast of Southern Africa, Mozambique offers travellers a Robinson-Crusoe style beach getaway with more than 1,000kms of gorgeous coastline just waiting to be explored.
The beautiful clear ocean here is a haven for watersports lovers including kitesurfers, sailors, snorkellers, divers, and fishermen. There are also a number of private islands dotted off Mozambique's coastline which are well worth a visit.
Mozambique also has a rich cultural heritage, offering visitors an eclectic mix of art, music, food, and historical sites.
Inland, you will discover some amazing untouched wildlife reserves, including Gorongosa National Park and Niassa.
Getting to Mozambique
Most international flights to Mozambique are routed via South Africa although limited direct international flights can be found. Several flights daily service the areas of Maputo, Vilanculos, and Pemba. Smaller flights also go to the towns of Tete, Inhambane, Nampula, Beira.
It is also possible to travel to Mozambique from South Africa by car although a 4x4 is strongly recommended for navigating the dirt roads in the country. Visitors travelling by car are also required to have a number of additional documents when driving in the country.
Passport, visa, and other entry requirements to Mozambique
Only visitors from South Africa, Tanzania, Swaziland, Botswana, Mauritius, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia do not need a visa to visit Mozambique. All other nationalities can get a visa on arrival in the country although it is advised to arrange this prior to travelling. These visas are valid for travel in the country for 30 days and cannot be extended.
The best time to visit MozambiqueMozambique has a warm tropical climate and the weather here seldom gets cold, spare a night or two in the winter months which run from June to August. Rainfall isn't too high which can make the summer months between November and February unbearably hot at times, particularly in the north of the country. Thus, the best time to visit is between June and October when the conditions are dry but not stifling hot.
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