Afrotourism.comMozambique – a paradise for the unsuspecting tourist and a wondrous destination for the avid traveler. Her beaches are plentiful, her waters warm. The coconut palms hang overhead, providing both shade and something to eat, but this isn’t all she has to offer. Her cities, those cultural hubs bustling with languages, trade and an abundance of activities and attractions for the adventurous soul are a must visit to appreciate the beauty of this former Portuguese colony.
Also see elephants, marine life or colourful markets in this southeastern African gem.
Mozambique is located in southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.
Presidential System, Republic
26,554,683 on 784,089 km²
Other major languages
Swahili, Zulu, Makhuwa, Sena
Mozambican New Metical (MZN)
Foreign currencies accepted
GBP (£), EUR (€), USD ($)
Visas for Mozambique should be obtained in advance in your country of origin. Most nationalities can buy a 30- day single entry visa at the border or airport, with considerable delay. but we dont recommend this option. Those nationals who do not have Mozambican consular representation in their country of origin should be able to buy visas at entry points and one should expect to pay between $85 and $125 for a single entry visa. If you obtain your visa at the border, it will cost $82. Make sure you have change. Notes issused before 2006 and notes with markings are not accpted.(For more information, visit - www.inatur.org.mz).
What to know
Best time to visit: April to September.
Malaria prophylaxis should be taken if visiting Mozambique. If you have visited a yellow fever infected area, be sure to bring your yellow card as proof of having had vaccine.