Mozambique Travel and Backpacking Guide (2022)

Looking for important travel information while backpacking in Mozambique? Here you will find information on working in Mozambique, entry visas, Mozambique hostels, and much more.

Table of Contents

  • Facts About Mozambique
  • Things to do in Mozambique
  • Entry Visa Requirements Mozambique
  • Foreigner Work Permits and Backpacker Jobs in Mozambique
  • Mozambique Hostels

Facts About Mozambique

Mozambique is one of the most popular choices on the east African traveller route. Its stunning beaches, outstanding scuba diving and temperate climate all offer a good explanation for why it is so popular. Yet it is still far enough off the beaten track to give more adventurous travellers a challenge.

There is a fusion of African, Arabic, Indian and Portuguese influences across the country, and you will be able to find evidence of this in its history and architecture, as well as from the inhabitants. After a dramatic Civil War during the 20th century and flooding at the beginning of the 21st, the country has stabilised and turned itself into an up-and-coming tourist destination, so you will find many of your needs catered for.

Currency– Metical Nova Familia (Mtc)
Time– GMT +2
Language – Portuguese, as well as various African languages
Area Code– 258

Climate in Mozambique

Mozambique has an outstanding climate for most of the year, boasting clear, blue skies that bask the coastline in sunshine, with temperatures ranging from around 24 to 27 degrees Celsius.

However, there is a wet season which lasts from around December/January to April when heavy downpours can often turn the roads into rivers. This is also a very humid time, with temperatures often not falling below 30 degrees Celsius, so it may be advisable not to travel during this period.

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The best time to visit Mozambique would be during the cooler, dry season which lasts between May/June to November.

Things to do in Mozambique

Maputo

Maputo is the country’s capital and is located along the coast, making it a beautiful as well as a bustling city. Its architecture has a great Mediterranean influence and the rest of the city is awash in colour, from the city dwellers to its stalls.

The Praca de Independencia has many sights to see, including the Cathedral, City Hall, the Botanical Gardens and the Iron House. All of these are well worth a visit and tell you something about the history of the city.The National Art Museumhas a spectacular collection of sculptures and paintings from some of Mozambique’s current top artists.

If you are an art enthusiast you can visit the house and studio of Malangatana (Mozambique’s most renowned painter), which is filled with many of his paintings, although you have to call ahead to book an appointment (21-465286, 21-465681).

Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island is about 40km east of Maputo; this a marine research centre is a popular place to visit for locals and tourists alike. Its coral reefs are among the best in the world, making it an exceptional place to dive and snorkel, and the surrounding waters are protected and so are teaming with wildlife. The cheapest place to stay on the island is the Marine Biology Research Station (Tel: 21-492176) but you will have to book rooms long in advance.

Ponta D’Ouro

Southern Mozambique is lined with exceptional beaches, with Ponta D’Ouro often being the first port of call for many travellers heading this way. This beautiful, large beach pulls many visitors during the summer months, who also come to see the wildlife residing in its waters.

For this reason, Ponta D’Ouro is one of the most popular places to dive in the country, and you will often have the chance to see dolphins and sharks. Camping is available at the Tandje Beach Resort which is near the southern end of town. If you want a slightly slower pace of life head 5km up the coast to Ponta Malongane, whose coastline is fringed by vegetated dunes.

Beira

Beira is Mozambique’s second largest city as well as being its busiest port, so is a must for all seafood lovers. There are no major sights in the city, instead just wander around to get a feel for Mozambique life and to take in the sights and sounds of a working port.

Ilha de Mocambique

Ilha de Mocambique (Mozambique Island) is located 3km off the northern coast and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Colonial buildings line the cobbled streets, and there are dozens of museums to keep you busy. The island has a diverse history, which is reflected in the history of its inhabitants and the different religious sites you will find around the island.

Tofo Beach

Tofo Beach is sometimes called the “next Goa” and is a popular choice with travellers. Located on the eastern coast, its laid back vibe, small yet busy nightlife, great beach and snorkelling and diving opportunities have made it the traveller’s Mecca of Mozambique. There are many dive shops here where you can hire equipment or take courses, or you can simply lie back and soak up the sun.

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How to Travel Around Mozambique

Most international flights have to stopover in South Africa first, although there are a few flights that enter the country from Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Kenya, Tanzania and Portugal. A tax is charged for all who enter the country; for international flights the tax is 500Mts and for internal flights it is 200MTs, both to be paid in cash. This needs to be paid after you check in from your departure destination, and make sure you get a tax stamp put on your boarding card otherwise you will not be able to board the flight.

The only way to enter Mozambique by train is through Malawi. However, for the reasons stated below you may not wish to choose this method of travel.

The roads that enter from Swaziland and South Africa are decent, but make sure you have all car registration documents and if you are not the owner of the car you will need to have a letter of permission to drive it from the owner. Border checks are vigilant; you will need to have passports and necessary visas.

Bus routes come into the country from Malawi, Swaziland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. The roads are generally good and this is a very cheap method of travel. Some require you to swap buses at the border, so make sure you know how long you will have to wait between connections. It is also not advisable to travel by bus during the rainy season as the roads are prone to flooding.

Currently, there is no way to travel into Mozambique via charter boat, although you may be able to hire one from Tanzania and travel across the coast but this may prove quite costly.

Mozambique is vast, thus travelling between destinations can often take days rather than just hours. This means that you want to choose a method of transport that is efficient and comfortable, as well as being affordable.

Bus Travel in Mozambique

Buses and minibuses (chapas) leave early (4am is pretty normal) to get to their destination. They are cheap but are prone to breakdowns and roads are often not in the best conditions.

Train Travel in Mozambique

There is only one train line that travels in the north of the country, connecting Nampula and Cuamba. The trains are often packed and the tracks are in need of servicing, although they are reasonably efficient.

Air travel in Mozambique

Air travel is the best way to get around the country, if you can afford it. Domestic flights are not incredibly pricey but are a more expensive way to travel.Linhas Aereas de Mozambique flies between all major cities.

If you’re flying to Mozambique or plan to take short flights within the country, we recommend using a few different flight comparison search engines. Kiwi is a new favourite among travellers. On average, we have found the cheapest flights to Mozambique with them compared to the other websites out there.

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Of course, it is always worth checking Skyscanner to guarantee you’re getting the best deal. Both websites offer great flexible search options, allowing you to search the whole country of Mozambiqze to find the cheapest airport to fly into, and also see prices for a full month if you’re flexible on travel dates.

Backpacking Tours in Mozambique

Though part of the fun of backpacking Mozambique is exploring on your own, there are situations, especially when venturing off the tourist trail, when it does make sense to go with a guide or a small group. For these times, a popular option among backpackers is G Adventures. They hand-select local guides to ensure authenticity and quality. This is especially a good option for those travelling Mozambique alone who would like to meet up with like-minded travellers. Their most popular trips that include Mozambique is their 13-day Mozambique, Kruger & Swazi Discoverer tour.

Health and Safety in Mozambique

As with travel to all other countries abroad, it is vital that you get travel insurance before you leave.Malaria is rife in Mozambique and, as in other East African countries, many malaria tablets have become ineffective. Make sure you see your doctor before you travel to find out which protection will work.

Medicines are not impossible to get hold of, but it is worth carrying a well-stocked first aid kit and you may wish to bring clean needles if you are going to be travelling off the beaten track, as the HIV risk is high. For this reason, also, do not have unprotected sex. Only drink bottled water, or you may wish to bring water purifying tablets if you are going to remote places as you may not be able to buy bottled water here.

In Maputo the two best health clinics are Clinica 222 (Cnr Avenida 24 de Julho and Rua Augusto Cardoso, Tel: 82-000 2220, 21-312222, 21-313000) and Clinica de Commerschield (52 Rua Pereira do Lago, Tel: 82-305 6240, 21-493924/6) which has a lab and a doctor on call. Advance payment will be required.

Entry visa requirements for Mozambique

Virtually all nationalities need a visa in order to enter the country. Sometimes you will be able to get this at the border, but this is not always guaranteed, so make sure you obtain a visa before you leave for Mozambique. They will cost between Mtc40 and Mtc60 and are valid for 30 days.

Single entry visas can last for up to 60 days, although you may be able to get this extended to 90 days. Multiple visit visas are also available, which are valid for up to six months and cost between Mtc70 and Mtc110. Visas can be obtained fromThe Mozambique High Commission.

You will also need to have a passport that is valid for over six months after you leave the country. It is also obligatory to carry identification at all times in Mozambique; you may be stopped and asked to present your passport whilst in the country.

Foreigner work permits and backpacker jobs in Mozambique

You will need a work permit if you wish to work in Mozambique, and these need to be applied for when you are in the country itself. Listed below are top sites for employment opportunities in Mozambique:

Mozambique Hostels and Budget Accommodation

We have had good experiences finding hostels in Mozambique on HostelWorld. They have the largest inventory of hostels worldwide, and with over 10 million reviews and ratings from other travellers, you know exactly what to expect.

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Another good way to find accommodation in Mozambique is by checking hotels.com and booking.com. With both sites, you’ll not only find hotels, but also homestays, hostels, and other unique accommodation. We have discovered some great finds and have appreciated the ability to book ahead. You can use their advanced filtering to narrow your results by budget, location score, overall review score, and amenities. Many of the places on booking.com also offer free cancellation, which takes the pressure off the planning phase of your trip.

Maputo

Maputo Backpackers (Quarta Avenida, Bairro Triunfo, Tel: 21-451213) has cheap dorms and slightly more expensive private rooms. The place is clean yet cosy andchapasto and from town stop nearby.

Beira

There are a few camping grounds located just outside the city, including Rio Savane (Tel: 23-323555, 82-385 7660) which is around 35km away, near the estuary. Biques (Makuti beach, Tel: 23-313051) is not the most up-to-date camping ground, but its sunset views still make it very popular.

If you do not want to camp the Hotel Miramar (Rua Vilas Boas Truao, Tel: 23-322283) offers cheap rooms, either with or without a private bathroom, but it is slightly out of town. A more expensive choice is Pensao Moderna (Rua Alferes da Silva, Tel: 23-329901) but this is located much more centrally.

Ilha de Mocambique

Casuarina Camping ([emailprotected]) is a two-minute walk from the bridge and has camping on the beach, bungalow-style rooms, bucket-style showers and meals on offer. Casa de Dona Kero (Contracosta, Tel: 26-610034) has small rooms with no fans but offers a continental breakfast. Residencial Amy (Avenida dos Herois) is located near the park and has small rooms, most without exterior windows.

Tofo Beach

Fatima’s Nest Backpackers ([emailprotected]) offers bungalows, camping sites and permanent tents. This is the party spot of the beach, with local music being performed and the bar staying open until late many nights of the week.

Bamboozi Backpackers (Tel: 29-329040,[emailprotected]) is a much quieter spot, located further up the beach away from the main action. Dorms, huts and chalets are available but bring your sleeping bag as some of them are exposed to the wind and can be cold at night.

Useful Links for Backpacking in Mozambique

  • KiwiandSkyscanner– Flight comparison search engines to find the cheapest flights to Mozambique and within the country
  • G Adventures– guided backpacking tours in Mozambique, great for solo travellers or for those interested in a more adventurous trip which would require a guide
  • HostelWorld– #1 hostel search website to find budget accommodation in Mozambique. Thousands of hostels and millions of reviews from fellow travellers
  • Booking.com– commonly used accommodation booking site in Mozambique. Hostels, hotels, and other unique accommodation with advanced filtering and millions of reviews
  • Travel Insurance– read our comprehensive overview of Travel Insurance and some recommended providers for backpacking in Mozambique

There you have it, the ultimate Mozambique backpacking guide. We hope you have found all the information you need forbackpacking around Mozambique.

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  • Backpacking in Zimbabwe
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FAQs

Is Mozambique worth visiting? ›

Mozambique: One of My New Favourite Countries!

The beaches are wonderful, the locals are friendly, the food is delicious, and did I mention the beaches? It's worth going to Mozambique just for them.

Is Mozambique safe for families? ›

Crime. Most visits to Mozambique are trouble-free, but street crime, sometimes involving knives and firearms, is common in Maputo and increasing in other cities and tourist destinations. There are some areas in cities which are more dangerous; seek local advice. Be vigilant at all times.

Is Maputo worth visiting? ›

Visit Maputo, Mozambique's most populous city, where museums, interesting architecture and excellent restaurants make for a worthwhile stop. Maputo as it exists now was founded by the Portuguese colonists of the 18th century. It soon became one of Africa's wealthiest and most cosmopolitan cities.

Is Africa good for backpacking? ›

Classic destinations in Africa, which are well suited for backpacking, are probably Morocco and South Africa (possibly in combination with Botswana and Namibia). Although not directly suitable for backpacking beginners, but still recommend is my overland trip from Egypt through Sudan and to Ethiopia.

What is the biggest problem in Mozambique? ›

Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

Poor border controls and weak government institutions expose the country to cross-border crimes related to drugs and human trafficking.

Is Mozambique cheaper than South Africa? ›

Mozambique is 36.5% more expensive than South Africa.

Is Mozambique Safe 2022? ›

OVERALL RISK : HIGH

Overall, Mozambique is relatively safe, probably safer than its neighboring countries, but there are extremely high rates of both petty crime and violent crime due to the poverty of the population.

What is the leading cause of death in Mozambique? ›

HIV and sexually transmitted infections were the main cause of death in Mozambique as of 2019. For every 100,000 deaths, 233.18 were caused by these diseases. Respiratory infections and tuberculosis followed, with a death rate of 123.69 casualties per 100,000.

Can you drink tap water in Mozambique? ›

Mostly, yes. Normally water is perfectly drinkable from the tap; however you should double check in advance before drinking it, or otherwise boil to sterilise all water for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice, just to be safe.

What should I wear in Mozambique? ›

The most practical items to pack for your island adventure are:
  • Day wear: beach wear, shorts and t-shirts.
  • Evening wear: smart casual.
  • Swim suit.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sandals.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.

Is Ponta de Ouro safe? ›

Ponta do Ouro is classified as a low risk malaria area - please speak to your GP regarding the necessity of precautionary medication. You will need to pack mosquito repellents such as Tabard, Peaceful Sleep, Doom coils etc.

Can you drink tap water in Maputo? ›

Can I drink the water? Do not drink tap water in rural areas. In the built up areas of Mozambique, like Maputo, Inhambane and Beira, it is safe to drink the water.

What is the most safest country in Africa? ›

The safest country in Africa, Mauritius also ranked as the 28th-safest country in the world in 2022. Mauritius is a multicultural island nation that is family-friendly and secure.

What is the safest African country for tourists? ›

1. Mauritius. Ranked #28 on the 2021 Global Peace Index, Mauritius is the safest country in Africa to visit. In fact, this peaceful African country outranks Spain (31), Italy (32), and the United Kingdom (33).

What is the nicest country in Africa? ›

Morocco is the country in Africa that is considered to be the friendliest to its tourists, followed by Senegal and then Burkina Faso. Below is a list of the African countries that made the top 50 in the global rankings.

What is the most popular food in Mozambique? ›

The staple food for many Mozambicans is xima (chi-mah), a thick porridge made from maize/corn flour. Cassava and rice are also eaten as staple carbohydrates. All of these are served with sauces of vegetables, meat, beans or fish.

What is Mozambique best known for? ›

It is an African country with a track record for seriously beautiful beaches, wild game reserves, scuba diving and snorkelling escapes, swimming with dolphins, whale sharks, rays and turtles, city breaks offering heritage and culture.

What diseases are common in Mozambique? ›

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the most prominent diseases in Mozambique include hepatitis A, malaria, typhoid, cholera, hepatitis B, rabies and yellow fever. The climate of Mozambique contributes to the proliferation of these diseases.

What is the best time to visit Mozambique? ›

The best time to visit Mozambique is between September and November, when the game viewing is at its best, whale migration can be observed, and the weather is calm and warm, between 27°C to 32°C. Mozambique has a subtropical climate. The dry season lasts from April to December, with temperatures between 25°C and 32°C.

How much spending money do I need for Mozambique? ›

Family of four estimated monthly costs are 2,313$ (147,775MT) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 666$ (42,555MT) without rent. Cost of living in Mozambique is, on average, 30.61% lower than in United States.

Which African country is the cheapest to visit? ›

#1 Morocco

We're going to kick off this list in Northern Africa because, for tourists at least, this can be the cheapest end of the continent. And straight into number 1, it's that classic budget traveller favourite, Morocco.

Does Mozambique have good beaches? ›

But the reality is Mozambique has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. As well as the never-ending coastline alongside the Indian Ocean. Mozambique boasts miles of sandy white beaches with palm trees and clear waters.

Are beaches open in Mozambique? ›

The Mozambican government have relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. Most shopping centres, markets, restaurants, cafes and bars are open, with no restrictions on timings. Public beaches are now open from 5am-6pm, however alcohol consumption on beaches is prohibited.

Do I need a visa for Mozambique? ›

Visas. You will 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.

What is the number 1 cause of death in the world? ›

The world's biggest killer is ischaemic heart disease, responsible for 16% of the world's total deaths. Since 2000, the largest increase in deaths has been for this disease, rising by more than 2 million to 8.9 million deaths in 2019.

What is the leading killer in Africa? ›

Although HIV is not one of the leading causes of death worldwide, it remains within the top five leading causes of death in Africa.
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Distribution of the leading causes of death in Africa in 2019.
CharacteristicDistribution of causes of death
HIV/AIDS5.6%
Ischaemic heart disease5.5%
Stroke5.5%
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What is the healthcare like in Mozambique? ›

Health infrastructure is limited; more than half of Mozambicans must walk an hour or more to their nearest health facility, and medicine stockouts are common. There are only three doctors per 100,000 people—a proportion that is among the lowest in the world.

Is Mozambique malaria free? ›

Malaria is a risk in Mozambique. Fill your malaria prescription before you leave and take enough with you for the entire length of your trip.

Is Mozambique safe for solo female Travellers? ›

Mozambique is generally considered a safe country for women travelling alone. Dress codes and attitudes are less conservative than in other East African countries and homosexuality has been legal since 2015.

Is alcohol allowed in Mozambique? ›

Alcohol is subject to normal border restrictions. You are allowed to bring two bottles of wine or one bottle of hard tack into the country per person. Smokers should not bring more than 200 cigarettes. Mozambique is one of the world's best tropical holiday destinations.

What is the coldest month in Mozambique? ›

July is the coldest month in Maputo, Mozambique, with an average high-temperature of 24.4°C (75.9°F) and an average low-temperature of 14.2°C (57.6°F).

Do you need a 4x4 for Mozambique? ›

We always recommend you enter Mozambique in a 4x4 because you won't be limited to where you can travel as well as the possibility of getting stuck. Note: Some borders require a 4x4 to cross. Read more about the border you are travelling through here: Mozambique Borders & Times.

Is Mozambique beautiful? ›

Mozambique is a stunning country, bordering the Indian Ocean, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Like most adjoining countries, Mozambique is an excellent destination for wildlife safaris, but this former Portuguese colony has more traits travellers can revel in.

Do you need a 4x4 for Ponta do Ouro? ›

Do I need a 4x4 to get to Ponta do Ouro? Yes, although you can drive up to the Mozambican Border in a normal sedan car where there is safe parking (Skelm's Parking - 082 624 6518) for you to park your vehicle during your stay in Ponta do Ouro. The Parking bay is on the South African side and has security.

Can you take meat from South Africa to Mozambique? ›

The National Directorate for Livestock Development has banned the importing from South Africa of cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, their meat and by-products, plus wild cloven-hoofed ruminants and fodder for feeding cattle.

Is Kosi Bay Safe? ›

Security in Kosi Bay: Every effort has been undertaken by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife in liaison with SAPS to ensure you enjoy a safe and secure visit to the reserve. However, you should be aware and take all the normal security precautions you would when visiting any City, Town or Resort in the Republic of South Africa.

Is there malaria in Maputo? ›

Maputo NP lies in a malaria zone. Recommended protections are antimalarial medication and mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective). It also helps to cover up in the evening – wear long trousers, sleeves and closed shoes. The risk of malaria is most acute from November to April.

Is English spoken in Maputo? ›

Language in Mozambique 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. English is generally spoken in hotels and beach lodges.

Is Maputo expensive? ›

Summary about cost of living in Maputo, Mozambique: Family of four estimated monthly costs are 2,360$ (150,803MT) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 675$ (43,157MT) without rent. Maputo is 49.27% less expensive than New York (without rent).

What is the most peaceful country in Africa? ›

Mauritius retained its spot as the most peaceful country in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the 2022 Global Peace Index (GPI). The research pointed out that rising costs have increased food insecurity and political instability across Africa.

What is the not safest country? ›

Profiles of the Most Dangerous Countries in the World
  1. Afghanistan. With a 2022 score of 3.554 (actually slightly safer than 2021's 3.631), Afghanistan remains the most dangerous country in the world for the fifth year in a row. ...
  2. Yemen. ...
  3. Syria. ...
  4. Russia. ...
  5. South Sudan. ...
  6. DR Congo. ...
  7. Iraq.

What is the 3 safest country in the world? ›

3. Ireland. Ireland jumps five places this year and ranks as the 3rd safest country in the world. The country has low crime rates, a good economy, and a friendly population.

What are the top 5 safest countries in Africa? ›

Mauritius, Ghana, and Botswana are the three safest countries in Africa. This is according to the Global Peace Index. It compares three factors, which are explained in this post. Other safe African countries include Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Senegal, and Tanzania.

What's the safest country in the world? ›

Iceland. According to the Global Peace Index, Iceland is the safest country in the world for the 14th year in a row. Iceland is a Nordic nation with a relatively small population of 340,000.

Which country in Africa has the least tourists visit each year? ›

Equatorial Guinea (6,000 international visitors every year)

Equatorial Guinea has the distinction of being Africa's least visited country! Despite efforts to increase tourism by granting visa-free admission to US/American Samoan nationals, the country has not attracted many visitors.

Which country in Africa has beautiful ladies? ›

1. Somalia: Somalia has the most gorgeous ladies of all African countries. Although Somalia is an Islamic country where most women are veiled from head to toe, one feature that will strike you about the East African country is the beauty of its ladies. Somali women are gorgeous, curvaceous, and well-behaved.

Which country speak good English in Africa? ›

Uganda. Uganda comes at number one in the list of African countries where people speak the best English. This landlocked country has a diverse landscape and has a population of 45 million, out of which approximately 29 million speak the English language.

Why do people go to Mozambique? ›

Its caramel beaches, warm water, exotic flavours, historical architecture and welcoming locals are just some of the wonderful things you can experience. Sure, Mozambique can be a little rough around the edges, but that's all part of its charm.

What's special about Mozambique? ›

Mozambique is known for its wildlife and beautiful beaches but it is also rich in cultural heritage. As a former Portuguese colony, there is a lot to discover. It has only been independent since 1975 which is not so long ago. The official language is Portuguese but there are over 40 different dialects.

Is Mozambique a beautiful country? ›

Mozambique has one of the most beautiful unspoiled coastlines in Africa. However, most beach tourism is confined to its islands: Bazaruto in the south and the Quirimbas in the north. Both archipelagos are renowned for their idyllic beaches and fantastic snorkeling and diving opportunities.

What is the best time to visit Mozambique? ›

The best time to visit Mozambique is between September and November, when the game viewing is at its best, whale migration can be observed, and the weather is calm and warm, between 27°C to 32°C. Mozambique has a subtropical climate. The dry season lasts from April to December, with temperatures between 25°C and 32°C.

What is the leading cause of death in Mozambique? ›

HIV and sexually transmitted infections were the main cause of death in Mozambique as of 2019. For every 100,000 deaths, 233.18 were caused by these diseases. Respiratory infections and tuberculosis followed, with a death rate of 123.69 casualties per 100,000.

Is Mozambique safe for solo female Travellers? ›

Mozambique is generally considered a safe country for women travelling alone. Dress codes and attitudes are less conservative than in other East African countries and homosexuality has been legal since 2015.

What is a person from Mozambique called? ›

Mozambican may refer to: Something of, from, or related to Mozambique, a country in southeastern Africa. A person from Mozambique, or of Mozambican descent: Demographics of Mozambique.

What is Mozambique famous food? ›

The staple food for many Mozambicans is xima (chi-mah), a thick porridge made from maize/corn flour. Cassava and rice are also eaten as staple carbohydrates. All of these are served with sauces of vegetables, meat, beans or fish.

Is Mozambique rich or poor? ›

Economy of Mozambique
Country groupLeast Developed Low-income economy
Statistics
GDP$14.396 billion (nominal, 2018 est.) $39.183 billion (PPP, 2018 est.)
GDP growth3.7% (2017) 3.4% (2018) 2.0% (2019e) 3.7% (2020f)
GDP per capita$475 (nominal, 2018 est.) $1,292 (PPP, 2018 est.)
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Is English language spoken in Mozambique? ›

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. English is generally spoken in hotels and beach lodges.

What is the prettiest country in Africa? ›

Africa's most beautiful countries that deserve a visit
  • Egypt. Also referred to as 'the cradle of civilization', Egypt is the art and museum centre of Africa. ...
  • Tunisia. ...
  • Kenya. ...
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  • Nigeria. ...
  • Morocco. ...
  • Tanzania. ...
  • Mauritius.
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What is the prettiest country? ›

  • New Zealand. #1 in Scenic. #7 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Greece. #2 in Scenic. #27 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Italy. #3 in Scenic. #16 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Australia. #4 in Scenic. #5 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Switzerland. #5 in Scenic. #4 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Austria. #6 in Scenic. ...
  • Norway. #7 in Scenic. ...
  • Spain. #8 in Scenic.

What percentage of Mozambique is white? ›

Apparently 2% of Mozambique's citizens identify as white, and that's almost 100,000 people.

Can you drink tap water in Mozambique? ›

Mostly, yes. Normally water is perfectly drinkable from the tap; however you should double check in advance before drinking it, or otherwise boil to sterilise all water for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice, just to be safe.

How much spending money do I need for Mozambique? ›

Family of four estimated monthly costs are 2,313$ (147,775MT) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 666$ (42,555MT) without rent. Cost of living in Mozambique is, on average, 30.61% lower than in United States.

What should I wear in Mozambique? ›

The most practical items to pack for your island adventure are:
  • Day wear: beach wear, shorts and t-shirts.
  • Evening wear: smart casual.
  • Swim suit.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sandals.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.

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