Climate and temperature
The temperature range between day and
night is not extreme.
Summer can be very hot although not too humid due to a generally low
Winter is very pleasant and a light jersey may be required in the evenings.
The winter days are also a lot shorter. Sea temperatures vary between 22
degrees centigrade in winter to 29 in summer.
tropical climate has two seasons – dry and wet. The wet season is from
October to March and the dry season lasts from April to November. More than
80% of the entire years rain falls during the wet season. Most areas receive
between 120 – 200 cm of rainfall. The average annual rainfall is greatest
over the western hills and the central areas, and lowest in the southwest.
Drought is frequent, especially in the south. Temperatures range from 20 c
in July to 29 c in January.
half of the land is covered with forests, scrub and woodland. The wet
regions support thick forests and the drier interior supports only a thin
savanna vegetation. Mangroves and coconut palms are common along the coast.
Mozambique offers a truly unique experience and the diversity of the
country's ecology makes for interesting travelling and exploring of this
largely un-explored region.
Malaria Medication Advice For Divers in
Some strains of malaria
resistant to Chloroquin.
your doctor for advice on which drug treatment programme will best suit you
and your travel companions.
also homeopathic alternatives available on the market.
Mephloquin prophylaxis have always been a topical issue when it comes to
scuba diving while on this particular medication.
Please be advised that although we do not wish to offer prescribed medical
advice it is advisable to find an alternative to these medications mentioned
above if one wishes to enjoy a diving holiday in Mozambique.
Click here to download our Mozambique brochure and diving/snorkeling info:
Moçambique English - web.pdf
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The Republic of Mozambique
stretches for 2 504 kilometres along the southeastern coast of Africa,
facing the Indian Ocean and occupies 799 384 square kilometres.
The country's northern
border is the Rovuma River, which separates Mozambique from Tanzania. The
other countries bordering Mozambique are Zambia Zimbabwe South Africa and
Nearly half of all the land in
Mozambique is low lying.and as many as sixty rivers crisscross the country
as they head for the Indian Ocean Amongst these rivers are the mighty
Zambezi which effectively divides the country in half, forming a natural
barrier to travel between southern and northern Mozambique.
The currency used in
Be cautious when changing money at the
border post or anywhere other than at banks
SA Rand, US$, GBP and Euro are usually
Also accepted are Master and Visa credit cards.
We do not accept Amex or Diners Club cards or
Note: Travellers cheques are difficult to
exchange in Mozambique.
Passports and visa
are required for all visitors to Mozambique.
African passport holders do not need visa’s.
nationalities need to apply for visa's.
advisable to obtain visa's before travelling to Mozambique as this can often
prove difficult at the various points of entry including airports and border
control posts. It is possible that last minute visa's may not be issued at
all at these entry points.
Fly-In Guests need to pay a US$ 30
departure tax when leaving Inhambane airport.
•Do not carry firearms as
no firearms may be carried across the border and neither can firearms be
handed into any police station in South Africa, due to the changes in
legislation in this regard.
•No animals whatsoever are
permitted to be carried across the border
•Travellers who have
visited, or come from, countries affected by Yellow Fever are advised to
have a Yellow Fever vaccination for entry into both South Africa and
that there are many individuals working on both sides of the border who are
passing themselves off as government officials and who offer to complete
documentation on behalf of travellers for a fee. These individuals are
fraudsters and should be avoided at all costs. Please also note that no fees
are payable on either side of the border for the completion of documents.
•Please also do not use the
runners at the border post who offer to jump the immigration queues for a
fee. This makes you party to fraud and corruption and undermines the efforts
of the relevant government departments to stamp out corruption and provide
an effective service.
•South African travellers
to Mozambique are required to complete a DA341 for their vehicle. Please
ensure that information provided on that document is accurate, as there are
serious legal implications should this information be found to be
•Third party insurance for
South African vehicles crossing the border is compulsory and can be obtained
from various outlets at the border and at Komatipoort, agents at the Lebombo
Border Dry Port, as well as the Sasol garage near the N4. These service
providers will also assist with necessary documentation for your trip across
•Night time travellers
should beware of pedestrians and stray animals on the road. Avoid travelling
at night if at all possible.
Maputo and surround
The most important landmark in
Maputo is the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Concecião, the heart of the original
settlement over a century ago. The palatial Central Railway Station with its
copper dome is also well worth a visit.
Maputo (the name was changed in 1975) has long been famous
for its seafood, especially its spicy peri-peri prawns, which can be found
at many of the local restaurants. Pop down to the Central Municipal Market
to buy fresh cashews, which are grown in the rural areas.
For nightlife, visit one of the many bars and clubs on
Feira Popular, where you can dance all night to the Afro/Latino beat.
A regular ferry service takes visitors from the harbour to
Inhaca Island to see the maritime museum and the old lighthouse, and to
Inhaca’s close neighbour, Portuguese Island, with pristine sandy shores.
An excursion just south of Maputo will take you into the
swamplands of the 236.000 hectare Maputo Elephant Reserve. The Reserve
stretches from the southern tip of Inhaca Island to the South African
border, covering a wide range of habitats, from rolling grass plains to
untouched coastline. Around 180 to 200 elephant roam the Reserve.