Attractions / highlights
Ponta do Ouro
Ponta offers one of the best locations in the world for scuba diving. Divers can expect to encounter many species of marine life, including dolphins, manta rays and even the occasional shark. It is also the ultimate destination for travellers seeking a close encounter with dolphins.
The magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago in Cabo Delgado Province is a captivating chain of 32 coral islands. It is the ideal destination for those looking for complete privacy and exclusivity. For the truly romantic at heart, there are a few “private” islands in the archipelago.
The Bazaruto Archipelago features five idyllic tropical islands with no roads or stores; only pure, barefoot, postcard luxury in one of the world’s most beautiful beach locations. Picture magical sunsets, crystal-clear waters and palm-fringed sandy beaches. Bazaruto is paradise found.
The capital of Mozambique is a modern and bustling port city with beautiful Portuguese colonial architecture, flowering tree-lined streets, and unique historical and cultural attractions. The city’s Portuguese heritage is reflective in its cafe culture, vibrant street life and delicious Afro-Portuguese cuisine.
Gorongosa National Park
Gorongosa National Park has recently undergone a hugely ambitious and successful rehabilitation program and has been entirely rejuvenated. For travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-track escape with diverse game, rich birdlife and a real sense of untamed Africa, Gorongosa is the perfect destination.
Visas/ Passport requirements
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if you have travelled via a yellow fever area.
Malaria, including cerebral malaria, is common in northern Botswana, in the Okavango and Chobe areas, particularly during and immediately following the rainy season, from November to April. As the strains of malaria, and the drugs used to combat them, frequently change, and as certain strains can become drug resistant, it is best to seek medical advice before your departure and take any medication prescribed. Pregnant or very young children are not advised to travel to malarial areas. Other precautions are: to wear long sleeves, socks, closed shoes, and generally keep the body covered, to sleep with a mosquito net and to use mosquito coils and repellent.
Exposure to sun and heat
Always take preventive measures that include wearing a wide-brimmed sunhat and sunglasses, liberally applying sunscreen every three or four hours, regularly taking rehydration mixes, drinking plenty of water and fruit juices (at least three litres of liquid daily), avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and avoiding excessive amounts of alcohol, which causes dehydration.
It is advisable to stick to drinking bottled water. Tap water in Mozambique is safe to shower with and brush teeth.
Best time to visit
Mozambique has a warm tropical climate with the average temperature throughout the year being a balmy 28C (82F). The coastal areas tend to be sunny year-round. The best time to visit Mozambique is between June and October, when the weather is hot and relatively dry.
Winter is from April to October and is characterised by dry ‘beach’ weather with average daytime temperatures of 27C (80F).
Summers, from November to April, tend to be hot and humid, summer is the rainy season with short and brief downpours. Average daytime temperature is 32C (90F).
The cyclone season is in January and February.