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When to come

There really isn't a bad time to visit

Tofo, and Kruger for those that take advantage of our safari packages, are both year-round tourist destinations so there really isn’t a bad time to visit.
You can experience perfect diving conditions in Tofo any time of the year! Visibility is less dependent on seasonal weather patterns and more so on daily conditions. On average, Tofo experiences 15m of visibility with clearer water in the summer months. Water temperatures range from 17˚ C to 21˚ C in winter, and from 27˚ C to 30˚ C in summer.

In the Summer

Long hot days and warmer waters...

From November to March, are gifted with long hot days and warmer waters, perfect for viewing the vast array of colorful fish that live among the vibrant reefs or catching a Giant Manta pirouetting in the ocean’s currents. In Kruger, avian enthusiasts flock to the park to witness the arrival of thousands of migratory birds as they dapple the landscape with colorful hues.

In the Winter

There really isn't a bad time to visit

From April to October, are mild with warm to hot days and cool evenings. In Tofo, water temperatures drop and whales arrive. Humpbacks, occasionally followed by Orcas, fill the Mozambican Channel. In Kruger, the game has begun to congregate at roadside watering holes, making winter an optimal time for large mammal sightings.
Humpback sightings are guaranteed in Tofo during the winter months of July and August. Time will still as you watch Humpbacks breach the ocean’s surface for the first time, defying gravity as it rises from the depths arching towards the sky.

EXCURSIONS

Tofo isn’t just a diver’s paradise! There are a number of activities to take advantage of on, and off, the water. The following excursions are all possible add-ons and can be seamlessly woven into any Mozambique Experience package.

The Inhambane Estuary

Spectacular opportunities to snorkel, relax and take in the unique ecosystem where calm waters clear skies meet.

Surfing

Perfect waves all year for begginers and pros, with packages available for all levels.

Horseback Riding

Let your curiosity get the best of you and explore Inhambane’s coastline on horseback.

Dhow Sailing Trips

Come for a full-day Dhow trip and explore the bay, zigzagging on the water’s surface and riding the wind to a nearby offshore island.

Kayak Trips

Guided kayak trips allow the chance to explore this unique ecosystem.

Quad Bike Tours

Scenic and speed aren’t concepts that often go well together, unless you’re on a quad bike of course.

City Tours

Excellent choice for people interested in history, architecture, local food and shopping.

Massages

Is a holiday even a holiday if you don’t get a massage?

TRAVEL INFO

Get ready and start packing

Passport & Visas

All recreational foreign visitors to Mozambique require a valid passport with at least 3 blank pages, two of which must be adjacent, as well as a tourist visa that must be obtained prior to entry via an official Mozambican embassy or consulate. For certain packages, multiple-entry visas will be required.

Applying for an international visa can be daunting, so if you need help, we encourage you to reach out to our resident travel professionals at info@mozambiqueexperience.com for assistance.

Spanish visa applications:
http://www.mozambique-emb.es/visados

British visa applications:
http://www.mozambiquehighcommission.org.uk/?id_w=3&id_w1=16

Language

Portuguese is the official language in Mozambique, with local languages differing from region to region. English is common in tourist areas and South Africa. The following languages are accommodated by Mozambique Experience tours: English, Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese.

Currency

Mozambican Metical. South African Rand, US Dollar, and Euros are accepted. Credit cards are becoming more acceptable forms of payment and are an option at varying establishments.

Major Airports

Maputo is the main hub for international flights into Mozambique. Inhambane airport also receives limited international flights. For those taking advantages of our Kruger add-on, Johannesburg or Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga in South Africa are also conveniently located as an entry point.

Electricity and Internet

220-240 volts, 50 Hz. Wi-fi is available.

What to bring

RECOMMENDED MATERIAL FOR LAND SAFARI

•   Proper clothing and comfortable shoes (in case of walking safari). Please note, early hours low temperatures

•   Binoculars

•   Camera

•   Torch

•   Cash (South African Rands, USD Dolars). Card accepted in main Rest Camps within Kruger National ParkWhat to bring

•   South African Adaptors (can be purchased in Kruger) to charge batteries

•   Mosquito repellent

•   Malaria Profilaxis

•   Sun block (cream, sun glasses, hats…)

RECOMMENDED MATERIAL FOR DIVING IN TOFO

•   Summer and winter clothes, depending time of the year visiting.

•   Diving equipment

•   Wind/ rain jacket for boat trips

•   Waterproof bag (cameras and other dry items on boat)

•   Following an initiative from a Spanish group, 1 kg of donation material (old clothes, books, school material, medication…). No need to buy anything. NO OBLIGATION.