Mozambique seems to have finally found peace after decades of internal conflict, and many visitors revel in the "untouched" beaches and pristine islands that are free from development and sprawl. The main cities of Maputo or Beira are most easily reached by flight from nearby South Africa. First colonized by the Portuguese in the early 1500s, it has an intriguing lega ...cy of colonial forts and buildings.Show More
American and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended return date in order to enter and depart the country. Each traveler is responsible for ensuring that his/her passport is up to date. Citizens of other nationalities should check with respective authorities before departure. Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Your passport must have at least three blank pages for the entry stamp. This cannot include the ‘endorsement’ page at the back.
Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.
A visa is required for US and Canadian citizens to enter Mozambique. Mozambique has suspended their Visa On Arrival option and all travelers must apply prior to departure in order to secure a visa. It is important to pay attention to the period of time you are authorized to stay in Mozambique according to your visa.
These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with Mozambique Embassy for the most up-to-date visa information.
Cancellation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against the expenses associated with in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty doctor’s bill while away. Insurance can be purchased through us.
Currently Required Vaccinations: None
Malaria risks do exist though it is extremely rare. The risk is less at higher elevations or in hotter locations. Speak to your medical practitioner for more details. Immunizations against hepatitis B and tuberculosis are recommended. HIV/AIDS are at a high risk throughout the country and precautions should be taken.
We recommend consulting the World Health Organization and your physician to help you make decisions about the right vaccinations for your travels.” Here is the link to the WHO’s vaccination recommendation info: http://apps.who.int/tools/geoserver/www/ith/index.html
We always recommend that you see a doctor or health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. They will best determine your vaccination and medication needs based on your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, planned activities and up-to-the-minute requirement changes.
If there are any medical items that are essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items.
Almost all of Mozambique falls within the tropics and as such, Mozambique features a mostly tropical climate, although this varies according to area. Inland is cooler than the coast and rainfall is higher as the land rises, with most rain between January and March. The hottest and wettest season is October to March. From April to September the coast has warm, mainly dry weather tempered by sea breezes.
For up-to-date forecasts, check weather.com.
Electricity in Mozambique is supplied at 220/240V and 50Hz. For the most part, round two-pin plugs are used. We advise not to bring a hair dryer as it could blow a fuse.
Phone: Your cell phone will work in most areas while on safari if you have a “Smart Phone”. However, roaming can be quite expensive so we do strongly recommend that you pre-purchase a data and roaming plan with your carrier before travel. Or simply opt to use phones on-site at your accommodations or simply purchase minutes and ask to use your driver’s phone for any immediately required phone calls.
Internet: Is not accessible from the camp rooms, most lodges do have wireless or a shared business computer in the main area to check email. Local connections are exceptionally slow and can be costly (as much as $10 per half hour). Smartphones such as BlackBerrys and iPhones will actually download data much faster than computers. Again, roaming and data charges can be exceptionally high – so please talk to your phone provider to pre-purchase a data plan for when you are on safari.
Please note that wi-fi and internet service provided in properties is at the discretion of each establishment and Kensington Tours has no control over this. Please feel free to check with your Sales Consultant before travel if you’d like to know internet set up at each of your properties or contact the properties directly so you are aware of their internet policy if this is important to you. You may like to speak to your internet provider prior to travel to arrange a roaming package.
The currency in Mozambique is the Mozambique Metical (MT). Coins are issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 centavos, and 1, 2, 5, 10 meticais. Bank notes are issued in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 meticais. Be sure to bring lots of small bills for porters, wait staff and housekeeping (not obligatory and based on your satisfaction).
Currency: Metical (MZN)
Religion: 50% of the population is Christian
Time Zone: UTC + 02
Electricity: 220V/50 Hz
Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside Mozambique is +258
Calling North America: Dial 001 and your 10 digit number.
Emergency numbers in Mozambique: Dial 119 for police, or 117 for an ambulance.