Welcome to Mozambique

Travel, Holiday Hotel & Accommodation Guide to Mozambique

Mozambique is a hidden gem on the Indian Ocean coast of East Africa. The capital of Mozambique is Maputo in the south, with quaint Inhaca island just a short flight from Maputo. Further north are Tofo and Barra excellent locations for diving holidays and family holidays. The peaceful Bazaruto and Benguerra islands lie off the coast from Vilanculos while in the far north is the exclusive Quirimbas Archipelago with islands such as Quilalea, Ibo, Matemo and Vamizi off the mainland from Pemba.
Mozambique is a perfect place for a honeymoon, diving holiday, family holiday or just to escape from the modern world. Try Snorkelling with Whale sharks, a dhow cruise at sunset, swimming with Dolphins, diving with Manta Rays, stroll along the beach, enjoy tasty seafood or relax by the pool, Mozambique can offer you all this and more, in addition add on a few nights in Kruger National Park for the perfect bush and beach holiday.



 

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Places and towns in Mozambique

Starting in the south of Mozambique and heading north
Ponta do Ouro known for its good beaches, great swimming, excellent diving and fishing with plenty options for accommodation - access by 4wd only lodges will collect from Kosi Bay border.
Maputo the capital of Mozambique, a compact city with the Indian Ocean on two sides, vibrant nightlife, good seafood restaurants and plenty hotels from budget to 5 star.
Inhaca Island just across the bay from Maputo, an ideal getaway from busy life, daily flights and at the weekends a ferry take you across to this sleepy Mozambique Island.
Beline 180 km from Maputo this sleepy village has a variety of accommodation and has lovely sandy beaches around a tranquil lagoon with a sea entrance. Great for families and fishermen.
Chidenguele out on a sandy peninsula this is a lovely area for those who want peace and quiet away from the crowds and resorts. Small lodges offering good value.
Xai Xai a good place to stopover on the way north, excellent fishing beaches and good fuel supply.
Inharrime another quiet little village ideal as a stopover, enjoy a cold drink or to spend a few days at the local Cashew farm
Inhambane is the main town along the southern coast, fuel, supplies and gateway to Barra beach, Tofo and Guinjata.
Barra Beach one of the main areas for holiday makers in Mozambique, a long sandy beach with a selection of lodges, self catering chalets and plenty to do in the area.
Tofo small village and a hub for divers, snorkellers and sunseekers, a selection of accommodation options, restaurants, bars and lovely beach make Tofo a relaxing place for a holiday.
Guinjata Bay down a 4wd sandy track Guinjata bay has several places to stay and offers beautiful beaches, fishing and diving
Linga Linga across the bay from Barra beach and accessed by 4wd or boat transfer only, the remote beautiful sandy beaches are perfect for honeymoons, families or those seeking escape.
Maxixie nothing really to see here but a good place to get fuel on the road north.
Pomene / Morrungulo / Ngulane this part of the coast is all old coconut plantations so plenty swaying palms and long sandy beaches, 4wd preferred to get to these remote peaceful places.
Vilankulo / Vilanculos busy seaside town with a selection of restaurants, accommodation and a vibrant nightlife and gateway to the Bazaruto Islands.
Bazaruto / Benguerra these beautiful islands known as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean' are perfect Island escapes, accommodation choices are top end lodges.
Beira bustling port city and nearest airport to Gorongosa National park.
Gorongosa National park is Mozambiques major wildlife reserve and is now open after extensive rebuilding of the accommodation and roads, fantastic birding and a wonderful wildlife experience.
Gorongosa National Park The rehabilitation of Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique represents one of the great conservation opportunities in the world today.
Tete / Cahorra Bass Dam Tiger fishing centre for Mozambique, most of Mozambiques electricity is created by the dam also the hottest place in the country.
Nampula city north of the Zambezi river, nearest airport for access to Mozambique Island (Ilha De Mocambique) a couple of hotels and fuel available here.
Nacala peaceful bay with fantastic diving, not easy to get to but more difficult to leave as after a few days you will adjust to the wonderful pace of life.
Ilha De Mocambique a world heritage site with amazing history and full of crumbling old buildings forts and people all hanging on to this small piece of history in the Indian Ocean.
Niassa reserve the most remote and untouched part of Mozambique, from the shores of Lake Malawi (called Lake Niassa in Mozambique) Niassa offers the ultimate pioneering safari in a part of Africa still wild and untouched.
Pemba the most northerly city in Mozambique and runs as if the rest of the world does not exist, beautiful beaches, peaceful people and gateway to the Quirimbas islands and Lazarus banks.
Quirimbas Islands a group of exclusive islands stretching along the northern coast, luxury lodges with excellent food and service, watersports, snorkeling, diving and sunbathing in such a remote area make it the perfect escape from all the world.

 

Map of Mozambique

 

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MozambiqueTravel essentials

 

Mozambique Visas & Passports

Everyone needs a passport to enter Mozambique.

It must be current and valid for 6 months (some borders are not so fussy on this but under 30 days becomes a problem)
It must be your passport
Two clear pages are required
Torn, wet, grubby passports especially where the picture or pages are damaged may be refused entry

Roads of Mozambique

Driving in Mozambique

Roads are in variable condition throughout the country, speed restrictions are enforced in small villages and although you can now reach many places in a normal 2wd you need to allow extra time for driving at a reduced speed.

Border instructions
What papers do you need for your vehicle ?
Vehicle ownership documents -
If the vehicle is on hire purchase / bank loan you will also need a letter from the bank giving permission to cross the border.
Also if the vehicle is not yours you will need a letter of authorization from the owner saying you have their permission to take it into Mozambique.

Mozambique Fuel Prices

Up to date prices of fuel across the main places in Mozambique

Mozambique Weather

How warm will it be? Mozambique crosses the tropic of Capricorn giving the country of Mozambique a tropical climate with plenty of sunshine all through the year it rarely gets cold.

Money, Currency & Costs in Mozambique

What currency can you use in Mozambique and how much is the local money the Metica worth?

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Namibia - Namibiabookings.com

Botswana - Madbookings.com/botswna.html
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South Africa- madbookings.com/south-africa.htm

 

Visit one of the seven wonders of the world Victoria Falls The Mozambique side of Lake Malawi called Lake Naissa is very quiet and completely undeveloped Lugenda wilderness area is one of the most untouched areas of Africa Beautiful exotic remote and luxury sum up these Indian Ocean Islands of Mozambique Mozambiques most northerly town with beautiful Wimbe beach, not for package tourists but for the people who wish to enjoy real African beaches Administrative capital of the province main airport for visiting Nacala and Ilha de Mocambique Overlooking the bay Nacala offers an escape from the world the whole islnad is a world heratige site because of the historic nature that Mocambique island played through early history along the East African Coast Last bridge across the Zambezi Gorongosa once famous for its black mained lions is now being rehabilitated restocked and is a unique safari experience The Islands of bazaruto and Benguerra are just off the coast of Mozambique near Vilanculos five lodges catering for families, honeymoons , fishermen, divers , kite surfers and more Seaside town of Vilanculos Lovely and remote Pomene and morrungulo boast long quiet beaches Inhambane town is the provincial capital of the area but the best beaches in this area are found at nearby Tofo and Barra Long beaches dotted with lodges hotels and self catering houses Tofo a small village catering for divers, surfers and families, beautiful swimming beach and great snorkelling Great fishing and diving and good for family holidays only accesable in a 4wd vehicle Diving and fishing are excellent at this peaceful beach location Great place for stopping over on the road north and ther are some nice places for a holiday too Where the Limpopo runs into the Indian Ocean Zavora is great for fishing Set around a large lagoon leading into the sea Beline has a sleepy seaside feel to it Mozambiques capital city Maputo is a bustling city with the Indian Ocean on two sides Just a short way from Maputo lies Inhaca Island idealfor a quick escape from the heat of the city In the very south of Mozambique is Ponta do Ouro or beaches of Gold Places for a one night stop to break the journey, accommodation in Komatipoort, and   Casa Lisa, Casa de Campo, Blue Anchor near Maputo, Jolly rogers Inharrime and more along the EN1 road Kruger national park is right on the border with Mozambique and makes for a great addition, we handle bookings for the main park and all the private reserves Explore the remarkable Island of Madagascar Lemurs, Chameleons, Rainforest, beaches friebdly people and more await to be discovered on a holiday to Madagscar

flights to Mozambique Reservations

for flights to Mozambique

Mozambiques national airline has flights from Johannesburg to Maputo Inhambane Vilanculos Beira Tete Nampula and Pemba

Opera and Sinfonia cruises from Durban to MozambiqueMsc Cruises

Treat yourself to a voyage of a lifetime aboard the luxurious Msc Opera and Msc Sinfonia cruise ships departing from Durban to Mozambique and from Cape Town to Namibia

Maputo city MozambiqueMaputo
Capital of Mozambique

The fascinating capital city with the Indian Ocean on two sides and a cafe/street life that can absorb you for hours. A diverse African city which is always warm in both temperature and welcome.

Beach at Ponta do OuroPonta do Ouro

At the very southern point of Mozambique is this small village of Ponta a haven for divers fishermen and watersports enthusiasts. Only 34km from the Kosi Bay border it is a very popular South African Holiday destination.

http://www.mozambiquetravelservice.com/accommodation/barra_accommodation.htmBarra Beach

One of Mozambiques many long sandy beaches and a firm favourite for many years for those in the know, a variety of places to stay along the beachfront along with activity centres offering diving, snorkelling, fishing, quad biking, horse riding and more make it a great family choice.

http://www.mozambiquetravelservice.com/accommodation/tofo_accommodation.htmTofo

Tucked around a beautiful sandy beach this small village has developed a reputation as a diver and surfer haven with a friendly attitude and a casual relaxed feel to the whole place. Great for youngsters and diving holidays.

Islands of Mozambique

There are four sets of amazing islands off the coast of Mozambique

Inhaca Island near maputo

Bazaruto/Benguerra islands
Ilha de Mocambique

Quirimbas Islands north off Pemba

http://www.mozambiquetravelservice.com/accommodation/xai_xai_accommodation.htmlXai Xai

Approx 250km north of Maputo Xai Xai is a great beach for fishing and relaxing. Accommodation is set along the beach away from the busy little town. Xai Xai a great weekend getaway option for a long weekend.

http://www.mozambiquetravelservice.com/stopovers.htmStopovers

A variety of places along the main road from South Africa to Vilanculos great places to break the long journey and continue on the next day feeling refreshed.

http://www.mozambiquetravelservice.com/gorongosa-mozambique.htmGorongosa National Park

Once a stunning National Park Gorongosa fell into disrepair, over the last decade it has been slowly restored and maintained and is back on its way to being a must see unique destination for wildlife and scenery in Mozambique.

http://www.mozambiquetravelservice.com/pemba_accommodation.htmPemba

So far north in Mozambique it really is like its own country (or even world) the mellow town of Pemba is known for its stunning Wimbe Beach where the clear warm Indian Ocean waters lap onto long prestine sandy beaches. Relax and enjoy.

http://www.mozambiquetravelservice.com/tete-mozambique.htmTete

Inland between Zimbabwe and Malawi is this unusual town famous for its bridge spanning the zambezi river. Nearby is the Cahorra Bassa Dam great for Tiger Fishing. Mining is a big development in this area of Mozambique.

Bilene

Only 180km north of Maputo and often overlooked is the small village of Bilene nestled around a lagoon connected to the ocean by a small inlet, it offers shallow quiet water great for families and open beaches outside for fishing.

Vilanculos

Often called the north Vilanculos is actually only half way up the Mozambique coast and is a seadside town with great beaches to the south. Just offshore are the Bazaruto and Benguerra islands. Dhow trips are very popular here.

Car Hire in and to
Mozambique

There is not a large variety of reliable car hire in Mozambique but it is possible, also you can hire in South Africa and take a renatl across border with the right paperwork.

Let us know what you need and we will find the best option for you.

Diving in Mozambique

Still a very undiscovered diving destination Mozambique has stunning diving in several areas, apart from the clear warm diving conditions highlights include Manta rays, whalesharks, turtles and dolphins - uncrowded diving.

Fishing in Mozambique

The whole of the coast is a fishing paradise with big game fishing being a big feature, in many places you can fish from the shore or from boats.and dont forget there are also some inland lakes and dams that offer great Tiger fishing

 

Inhambane

Inhambane is the town you pass through to access the beaches of Barra, Tofo and nearby Guinjata Jangamo, no real reason to stay in Inhambane itself unless for buisiness as the beaches in town are very average.

 

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