Mozambique visa requirements
Members of other SADC countries such as Botswana or South Africa do not require a tourist visa if visiting Mozambique for tourism purposes. All other nationalities require a visa to enter Mozambique which needs to be issued before arrival. The issue will take about two weeks. However, citizens of all countries may obtain a visa on arrival at all border posts if they have documentation to prove they are traveling for leisure purposes such as return ticket, accommodation confirmation or invitation letter.
Common Mozambique vaccinations
Entering Mozambique from a yellow fever endemic are, it is neessary to present a proof of a yellow fever vaccine protection upon arrival. Transit travelers via Addis Ababa and Nairobi may be asked to present a vaccination certificate, regardless of the length of their stay there.
Other recommended vaccinations are:
✓ Hepatitis A and B
✓ Typhoid fever
Mozambique safety and security
Most visits to Mozambique are trouble-free, but violent crime does occur, so please be sure to read the foreign travel advice on security warnings at gov.uk.
Remember that every year tens of thousands of visitors spend a wonderful time in Mozambique and fly home safe and soundly. The biggest safefty problem is certainly the desolate road conditions in the country. Potholes, extreme speeds and a lack of safety standards in buses and cars mean that there are dangerous accidents on a regular basis.
Best time to visit Mozambique
The seasons in the tropics are divided into a rainy season and a dry season. November to April is the rainy season where the temperatures are extremely humid-hot and rarely fall underneath 30° C. In contrast, the dry season between May and October is characterized by much cooler nights, although the average daytime temperatures are still high at about 28 degrees.
Hence, the winter season between May and November is when to go to Mozambique for cooler temperatures and the least chance of rain
How do I book a tour?
As soon as you send the enquiry email, one of our experts will get in touch with you to ensure nothing has been missed. We will suggest adjustments to make sure that your travel package fits your preferences and needs.
Changes to travel dates and transfers
If you have made a mistake while booking your tours, then contact our service center immediately. This is the only way to ensure that changes are usually made free of charge. If you want to rebook a trip on another date or rewrite it to another traveler, this is usually possible for a fee that varies depending on the tour operator.
Required visa documents
Please present the following documents at your local Mozambican embassy:
✓ Two passport photos
✓ A copy of your entry and exit in Mozambique
✓ Invitation letter of a friend, colleague or hotel owner where you plan to stay
✓ Single visa: valid for 30 days, costs 60 Euro
✓ Multiple visa (3 months): valid for 90 days, with 30 days stay, costs 165 Euro
The greatest threat to the population and visitors alike is the nationwide and year-round widespread malaria. Transmissioned by the bite of nocturnal mosquitoes, it is often fatal in non-immune Europeans when left untreated.
Depending on your travel profile, search for advice in the nearest tropical institute in your hometown. There, you will learn that for malaria prophylaxis, several prescription medications such as Atovaquone and Doxycycline are available. Equally important is the taking of standby preparations – especially if you plan to stay longer in Mozambique.
All travelers are advised:
✓ to wear body-covering clothing especially during the evening and at night
✓ to apply insect repellent especially in the evening and at night
✓ to sleep underneath a mosquito net.
Always drive carefully and be aware of pedestrians using the roads. Cross-country driving in the dark is especially dangerous and should be avoided.
In the rainy season from November to April, roads can be impassable due to flooding. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the districts of Palma, Mocimboa de Praia and Macomia in Cabo Delgado province due to an increase in attacks by groups with links to Islamic extremism.
Mozambique diving season
✓ The best travel time to see humpback whales is in the dry season between June and October.
✓ By contrast, the world’s largest fish, the whale sharks, are spotted year round off the coast of Tofo.
✓ The best waves roll into Mozambique between June and October for a great surf.
Where do you get your offers from?
We research the best travel offers on selected tour operator pages. We are independent and make sure that not only the price but also the quality is right for you. Furthermore, we only recommend trips that we have bookedmand tested ourselves. For a complete list of the best tour packages and day tours, just use our destination catalog and special packages.
Can I edit a packaged tour?
This is easy: Simply inquire about one of our readymade itineraries. We will help you to arrange everything in the most sensible way. We do the work and you have the fun during your dream vacation in Southern Africa!
Our favourite Mozambique travel activities
Ocean SafariTwo hours snorkel trip
- Encounter the Big 5 of the underwater world: Whale Sharks, Giant & Reef Manta, turtles, dolphins & humpback whales.
Scuba DivingOne Dive Including Equipment
- Tofo’s rich and diverse waters has a huge variety of different reefs to choose from to see the big stuff – for all levels of diver.
Dhow Day TripLocal Village
- Visit traditional fishing villages around Tofo. It is a truly unique way to experience a real slice of African island life.