Mozambique Quick Guide

Mozambique Travel Guide is the perfect travel guide to this African country that offers a unique travel experience. Mozambique was once known for its copper mining industry, but now it is famous for wildlife tourism and its beautiful beach resorts. Mozambique Travel Guide provides a detailed overview of all the major attractions in Mozambique and the surrounding area. If you are planning to visit Mozambique, it is advisable to get a copy of this book before travelling there.

You can start your journey in the capital of Mozambique, Maputo. Maputo is a beautiful city that offers a picturesque view of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the headquarters of International Tourism, which is one of the largest commercial organizations in the country. Traveling in Mozambique by air is the easiest way of getting around the country. You can fly to the 'coniao International Airport' in Antigua and then to Maputo by road. Alternatively, you may prefer to rent a car or a taxi to make your way around.

In Maputo, you will find many lodges, hotels and guesthouses. For the convenience of your hotel guests, most lodges are situated within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and other entertainment centers. A typical Mozambique travel guide lists all the lodges and hotels in Maputo. You can search for the type of lodge you wish to stay in, the location and the price of accommodations.

If you are traveling with children in Mozambique, it is wise to organize a trip to Inhambane, the capital city of Mozambique. Inhambane has a wide range of activities for children ranging from sightseeing to fun-based activities. Inhambane is also a popular place for traveling with the family as they can participate in many fun-based activities, including sightseeing. The museum and art gallery in Inhambane house a wide range of relics and memorabilia about Mozambique. The town is home to the world's tallest building, the Statue of Liberty and an important university.

Your Mozambique travel itinerary would not be complete without taking a trip to the coastal city of Fortunes, situated on the northern end of the Equator. At Fortunes, you can experience the best of both worlds; you can explore the authentic side of Mozambique while at the same time experiencing the luxurious comforts of an upscale resort. Most visitors to Fortunes visit the serene Fortunes bay and visit the popular beach, Tofo beach, which is considered to be the most famous beach in all of Mozambique.

From Fortunes, you can travel north up to the town of Maputo, which is Mozambique's second largest city. Maputo is home to many historic buildings and museums and also has a beautiful equatorial sea and a rich tropical green jungle. You can relax and enjoy your stay in Maputo by day exploring the city's numerous museums or just by staying in some comfortable lodges located near the sea.

Once you reach Maputo, you can head straight to the rural town of Bazaruto. A unique experience in itself, Bazaruto is Mozambique's "Inland Gate" an ancient gate built to safeguard the towns' entrance from the sea. Throughout most of the year, you will be able to view the magnificent sun setting over the waters of the majestic Atlantic Ocean. The most popular hotels in Bazaruto are located along the beach and are conveniently placed near the lodges, so you won't need to travel too far.

The most ideal time to visit Mozambique is from April to June when the rainy season is at its finest. At this time, you'll find that the lodges in Mozambique are extremely quiet and peaceful as they prepare for their season of rest. Most lodges offer visitors comfortable, well-furnished rooms with private bathrooms and showers. For those on a budget, there are many lodges and campsites which still provide basic amenities and are just a short drive away from the seacoast.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Mozambique are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

June to October is the dry season, with often perfect tropical weather: clear skies, plenty of sun and almost no rain. This is the best time for most people to visit Mozambique.

Do I need a Visa?

British nationals need a visa to enter Mozambique. If you're a tourist or travelling for work purposes from a country where there is a Mozambican diplomatic mission, you must get the appropriate visa before travelling. In summer 2017, Mozambique introduced the possibility for tourists to buy visas at border posts.

See which forms you may need for entry into Mozambique.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Mozambique is the Mozambique Metical (MZN). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Mozambique you can grab amazing Mozambique Metical deals via (GBP to MZN).

What about the wildlife?

Wildlife includes big game like lions, cheetahs, elephants, leopards and rhinos as well as smalleranimals like antelopes, zebras, hyenas and buffalo. Marine wildlife includes humpback whales, whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, dugongs, turtles and many fish.

What is the traditional food?

Portuguese food? Traditional Cuisine of the Mozambicans revolves around fresh seafood, corn porridge, millet, stews and mandioca (Cassava Pudding). It is common to find bifel streak and chicken served with beans, cassava chips, batata potatoes, coconut, and cashew nuts.

What Languages are spoken?

Portuguese is the official language, although this is generally only spoken by the more educated amongst Mozambique's population. Beside this, more than 60 different dialects of Bantu languages can be found in Mozambique. You can learn some basic Portuguese before you travel to Mozambique and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Mozambique is the Mozambique Metical (Tipping for service is standard practice in Mozambique and is usually 10% in restaurants and about £1 per item for hotel porters; cleaners and maids in hotels and Lodges usually get between £1 and £2 per day.).

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