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Mozambique

Mozambique offers all visitors an taste of true paradise, with a selection of activities to suit every visitor. From the untouched pristine beaches of Tungué Bay in the north to the diving haven at Ponta de Ouro in the South – each destination in this country will see you enjoying snorkeling, fishing, diving, fresh oysters and lazy days on white shores.

Mozambique is situated at the Indian Ocean. The country borders Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Swaziland. A savannah climate dominates the country with one rainy and one dry season. 80% of the rain falls in the rainy season.

MozambiqueImportant Travel Information for Mozambique

Climate
The climate is very hot and, in the coastal regions, subtropical. Inland it’s a little cooler. Most of the rain falls between January and March. The water temperature is between 22 °C and 24 °C in winter and 27 °C in summer.

Entry & Visa Requirements
To enter Zambia you will need a passport, which is still valid for 6 months after exiting the country and a visa which needs to be obtained before you are travelling.

Money
The Mozambiquan currency is the Metical. If you are travelling in the southern parts of the country, South African Rands, US Dollars, and Pounds Sterling are also accepted and can be used to pay for accommodation. Private exchange bureaus in Maputo usually offer better exchange rates than banks. Credit cards are usually accepted at more upmarket hotels, but apart from this, your credit card will be of little use.

Languages
The official language is Portuguese.

Electricity
230 volts. Plugs with three round pins are used and can be borrowed in most hotels.

Telecommunication
The mobile network is only working in Maputo and bigger cities in the south of the country.

Health
A yellow fever certificate is mandatory if you are travelling from an infected area within 6 days, even if you have visited a country only in transit. Malaria is present throughout Mozambique.