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The best time to visit Mozambique is between May and November, when rainfall and temperatures are at its lowest. It is also good to travel during the early part of the warm, rainy season from November to January, but be prepared for sweltering temperatures, especially during January.
Mozambique is located in southeastern Africa and is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. Mozambique is 801,590 square kilometres in size and is the 36th largest country in the world. It is comparable in size to Turkey.
Credit Card and Currency
The Mozambique currency is the Metical. Most large hotels, restaurants and retail establishments in the country’s main cities and towns accept Visa and/or MasterCard. American Express and Diners Club cards may be accepted by some establishments but it would be a mistake to rely on them exclusively.
Always keep left hand side of the road. All foreigners and visitors are required to carry an international driver’s licence.
Mozambique electricity supply: 220/230 volts AC 50 Hz.
The official language in Mozambique is Portuguese
Tourist can help reduce the risk of malaria by using personal protection measures (mosquito net at night, long sleeves and long trousers at night, apply mosquito repellents to skin and clothing…) and prophylactics.
Mozambique is a peaceful country but always exercise precautions like any other countries. Don’t walk around with things you can’t do without, like your passport or airline tickets. Carry minimum amounts of cash
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Tipping is common practice in Mozambique for a range of services. In restaurants the accepted standard is around 10% of the bill.
All visitors must be in possession of a valid passport in order to enter the country. Some Foreign Nationals require entry visas, which are available at point of entry but other Foreign Nationals don’t need Visa.
Important Note: This is a guide only – please check with your nearest Mozambique consulate, embassy or Mozambique diplomatic mission for up to date information.
Rainy season dominates from December to March, leaving little sunshine. Temperatures climb up to 29°C to 30°C (84-86°F) during the day with quite cold nights throughout the year. Overall temperatures are slightly cooler in the middle of the year, which, along with sparse rainfall, make things quite pleasant.
Cholera vaccination will be required if visitors are coming from an infected zone. Yellow Fever vaccination is required if visitors have been in an infected zone a week prior to their arrival in Mozambique Vaccinations tetanus are advised.
In general, shops are open from 08.00 until 17.00 and closed on Saturday afternoons and Sundays