Mozambique is Africa’s undiscovered jewel – and its new rising star – proudly boasting 1500 miles of exquisite undeveloped coastline and some of the best diving in the world. It is a melting pot of cultures and exotic influences, from early North African and Arab traders to Portuguese colonists, all of whom have left their mark.
Mozambique’s tropical climate varies with altitude and latitude, the north-east coastal regions generally being hotter and more humid than the south. The cooler dry season from April – September is considered the best time to visit when water visibility is good and the weather ideal.
The cooler dry season from April to October is considered the best time to visit with clear skies, plenty of sun and almost no rain. November is a less predictable month of transition – sometimes the rains start, although many days remain hot and sunny. The rainy season generally arrives in December and lasts through until March (humidity can be high during this period too). Note that Mozambique’s location in the rain shadow of Madagascar means that it usually experiences a relatively low annual rainfall. Cyclones can occur in February.
Please consult your doctor for advice on medical precautions against malaria. Precautions against Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Cholera and Bilharzia are recommended but please seek current travel advice from your GP at least 4 – 6 weeks prior to travel. If entering Mozambique from a yellow fever zone, possession of a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate is essential.
Visa issued on arrival for British passport holders. Current cost is US$25, payable in cash – valid for 30 days. A validity of at least 6 months remaining on your passport following your trip is required.