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// APRIL 2017
Where there is a will, there is a way

Travelling guide, maps

To Mozambique ► here

 

Necessary documents

For traveling to Mozambique

  • You must be able to present valid ticket, which you will be leaving the country with.
  • Entrance visa. It is not required..Visa on arrival can be issued at all the ports of entry (i.e. Airport or Border Post)
  • Travel Documents. Passport only. Date of expiry should be at least 6 months after exiting the country.

 

Vaccines and medicines, health cards

Get informed, properly and on time, before travelling, about vaccines and medicines, necessary for your journey. If you receive particular medicines for chronic disease ask your doctor to prescribe them for you in advance.

If you have private insurance, make sure that you have taken with you the number of your contract, along with the phone number of your insurance agent. 

 

Air tickets – comfortable seats

We travelled:

From Maputo to Pemba and from Nampula to Maputo with Lam Mozambique Airlines.

From Thessaloniki to Johannesburg with Turkish Airlines.

 

Where to stay (hotels)

28th of April 2017 Vilankulo 

Hotel Pescador

Very nice hotel, colonial era atmosphere, good prices, great cuisine, good wifi

 

29th of April 2017 Vilankulo

Casa Cabana Beach

Great location, good food, expensive, problematic wifi

 

30th of April 2017 Maputo

Villa das Mangas Garden Hotel

Sympathetic, right in the center of the city, good price, good wifi 

 

1st of May 2017  Maputo

Villa das Mangas Garden Hotel

Sympathetic, right in the center of the city, good price, good wifi 

 

2nd of May 2017 Pemba

Jardim dos Embondeiros

Excellent, good pricesproblematic wifi

 

 3rd of May 2017  Pemba

Jardim dos Embondeiros

Excellent, good pricesproblematic wifi

 

4rth of May 2017   Island de Mozambique

Jardim dos Aloés

Excellentsurrounded by a wonderful garden, great breakfast, problematic wifi 

 

5fth of May 2017 Maputo

Villa das Mangas Garden Hotel

Sympatheticright in the center of the city, good prices, good wifi 

 

 

Transport (rental car ...or other)

Rental Car

We had booked for a  4X4 vehicle from Hertz in Johannesburg, South Africa, through Rentalcars website and had been reassured (after a phone call and an e-mail too) that we would be allowed to cross-border travel to all the countries that we were interested in (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Botswana). Unfortunately, when we arrived, they told us that we would be able to drive only in the 3 of the 5 countries: Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.  

In North Mozambique  

We booked our rental car with Europcar through Rentalcars website

 

Transport

Driving in Mozambique is nothing but simple, so don’t take the matter lightly… You may check for all the prerequisites here

For more information click here

Estimate properly your journey’s time… add one or two hours more to it, just in case…
Daylight is quite short at all the equatorial areas and this is a problem, when it comes to driving.

On the other hand, this gives you time to rest, but if the program of your journey is tight, like ours was, you may have to drive during night, something that I generally try to avoid because it is dangerous and you also miss the beauty of the route. 

 

Petrol Prices

The petrol price in Mozambique 

You may check prices here.

 

Climate- weather (luggage)

Best Season

Best season for a journey to Mozambique.



Proper clothing

Prefer light clothes that can be worn in layers and comfortable flat shoes.

You will definitely need waterproof and windproof jackets.

If you travel with a rental car, things are much easier, since you have your luggage with you all along.

 

Foreign exchange

In Mozambique it is easier to exchange money in the hotels.
US dollars and South African Rand are useful only in the hotels.

You will definitely need Metical (the local currency) at the petrol stations.

 Equivalence USA Dollar - Mozambican Metical

(MZN)

1 USD = 60.1172 MZN

You may check prices here.

 

Contacting your Embassy

You must always have with you detailed information, as far as contacting the Embassy of your own country.  

 

Travel insurance

We always have travel insurance before each journey, with Mondial Assistance which offers support and assistance to travellers all over the world, through my friend Antonia in Alphaplan Travel Services 



Roaming – time difference

TIME ZONE

UTC+2 hours 

International Time Zone

 

Travelling instructions issued by USA, Great Britain and Australia

Country: Mozambique
Date: 2017
Route: Mozambique
Cities: Mutare, Vilankulo, Maputo , Maputo, Pemba, Ibo Island, Pemba, Mozambique Island, Maputo
Duration: 8
Difficulty:
Population: 28.830.000
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Country: Mozambique
Date: 2017
Route: Mozambique
Cities: Mutare, Vilankulo, Maputo , Maputo, Pemba, Ibo Island, Pemba, Mozambique Island, Maputo
Duration: 8
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Population: 28.830.000
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Country: Mozambique
Date: 2017
Route: Mozambique
Cities: Mutare, Vilankulo, Maputo , Maputo, Pemba, Ibo Island, Pemba, Mozambique Island, Maputo
Duration: 8 days
Difficulty:
Population: 28.830.000
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