The wet season, from November to March, has a monthly average temperature of between 26.6°C and 29.4°C with cooler temperatures in the interior uplands. The dry season lasts from April to October and has June and July temperatures averaging 18.4° to 20°C. The average annual rainfall is greatest (about 1422.4mm) over the western hills and the central areas, and lowest in the Zambezi lowlands averaging 406.4 to 812.8mm. The Bazaruto Archipelago seldom gets cold, but on some evenings during the winter months of June and July, a light jacket or pullover will be necessary.
Passports & visas
You need a current passport with 6 months validity from the date you return and two blank pages, a return air ticket and a tourist visa. Visas are available on arrival for USD50 per person.
Consult your GP or a travel doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel. You may be required or recommended to get vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Hepatitis A & B, among others. Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever is required for those entering Mozambique from the following countries: Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and South America. You will be denied entry into Mozambique if you do not have proof of vaccination so please carry your certificate with you and present to immigration. Malaria is present in Mozambique so malaria prophylactics are recommended.
Mozambique has two international airports, Maputo and Vilanculos.There are domestic airports and airfields that connect major towns and safari destinations.
Most of our itineraries involve light aircraft flights and road transfers with a private guide and 4×4 vehicles to get from place to place. Keep in mind road conditions can slow you down.
Currency & language
The local currency is the Mozambican Metical and US dollars and South African Rand are also accepted in some regions. Visa may be accepted in larger hotels. Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique, but this is spoken only by approximately a quarter of the population. Approximately 60 other languages and dialects are spoken in Mozambique. All are of Bantu origin, and can be roughly categorised by geography. English is spoken in the tourism sector.
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