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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

VISUM QUESTIONS

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Most visitors require a visa. Check your nationality for specific requirements.

You can apply at a Mozambican embassy or consulate, or sometimes online through the eVisa system.

Passport with at least 6 months validity, application form, passport-sized photos, proof of accommodation, return ticket, and funds.

Some nationalities are eligible for visas on arrival, but it's recommended to check in advance.

Visa fees vary depending on nationality, purpose of visit, and processing time.

Some nationalities are eligible for visas on arrival, but it's recommended to check in advance.

Yes, some visas can be extended at the immigration office in Mozambique.

Validity varies depending on visa type and purpose of visit.

Some visitors may need to show proof of yellow fever vaccination.

Validity varies depending on visa type and purpose of visit.

Yes, children generally require their own visa regardless of age.

Validity varies depending on visa type and purpose of visit.

Remember, visa requirements can change, so always check with official sources or Mozambican embassies/consulates for the most up-to-date information.

SAFETY QUESTIONS

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Yes, Mozambique is generally safe for tourists. We're here to provide individual advice for your specific travel plans.

You can apply at a Mozambican embassy or consulate, or sometimes online through the eVisa system.

Petty crime exists in some urban areas. Our team can offer practical tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Malaria is prevalent. Consult your doctor and connect with us for guidance on health precautions.

Yes, vaccinations like yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis are recommended. We can help you navigate the necessary health measures.

Road conditions vary. Let us assist you in understanding road safety guidelines and driving tips.

Mozambique has had periods of political instability. We're here to keep you informed and provide guidance on current situations.

Travelers should be aware of the potential for natural disasters like hurricanes/ cyclones and stay informed about weather conditions and safety measures in the region.

Some visitors may need to show proof of yellow fever vaccination.

Not everyhwere. It's safer to drink bottled water. Get in touch with us for local insights on water and food safety.

Yes, children generally require their own visa regardless of age.

Validity varies depending on visa type and purpose of visit.

Remember, your safety and peace of mind are our top priorities. Feel free to reach out to us for personalized advice, recommendations, and assistance throughout your journey in Mozambique.

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MONEY QUESTIONS

The official currency is the Mozambican Metical (MZN). For exchange rates and tips, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Some places accept foreign currencies, but it's advisable to have local currency. Contact us for recommendations on currency exchange options.

You can exchange money at banks, exchange bureaus, and some hotels. Feel free to ask us for the best places to exchange currency.

Credit cards are accepted in larger cities and tourist areas. Let us help you plan for areas where cash may be necessary.

ATMs are available in urban areas. We can provide guidance on the availability of ATMs and cash withdrawal limits.

There might be restrictions on the amount of currency you can bring in or take out. Reach out to us for current regulations.

Budgets can vary based on travel style. We can provide an estimated daily budget range for different types of travelers.

Yes, haggling is common in markets. We can offer advice on negotiating and finding fair prices.

Tipping is appreciated but not always mandatory. We can guide you on customary tipping practices.

Use hotel safes and carry minimal valuables. We can provide advice on keeping your belongings secure.

Feel free to connect with us for tailored advice and insights regarding managing money during your stay in Mozambique. Your financial peace of mind is our priority.

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CUISINE QUESTIONS

Mozambican cuisine is a delightful blend of African, Portuguese, and Indian influences. Contact us for recommendations on must-try dishes.

Yes, many restaurants offer vegetarian options. We can help you find suitable places to dine.

It's safer to drink bottled water and avoid ice in drinks. Connect with us for advice on safe eating and drinking practices.

Yes, in larger cities and tourist areas. Tofo specifically offers Italian, Japanese and American inspired foods. We can guide you to restaurants offering diverse cuisines.

Seafood, rice, coconut, cashews, and peri-peri chili are commonly used. Reach out for insights into local ingredients.

Street food can be safe if from reputable vendors. Markets are a great way to experience local flavors. Contact us for market recommendations.

Some places can accommodate dietary restrictions. We can help you communicate your needs effectively.

Many dishes incorporate peri-peri chili, adding heat. We can recommend milder options if desired. Local restaurants usually add a bottle of sauce on the table.

Tipping is appreciated but not always mandatory. We can guide you on customary tipping practices.

Opt for cooked foods and avoid tap water. We can provide tips on minimizing food-related risks.

Feel free to connect with us for tailored advice and recommendations regarding food and dining experiences in Mozambique. We're here to ensure your culinary journey is both enjoyable and safe.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

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Mozambique is located on the southeastern coast of Africa. 

The official language is Portuguese. And more than 40 local languages talked throughout the whole country.

The dry season from May to October is ideal for most travelers. This is also the annual migration of the Humpback Whales.

Most visitors require a visa. Contact us for the latest visa requirements and assistance with the application process.

Mozambique has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. We can provide you with detailed weather insights.
 

The currency is Mozambican Metical (MZN). If you need help with currency exchange or financial matters, we're here to assist.

Mozambique is in Central Africa Time (CAT). We can help you plan activities based on local time.

Greeting locals with respect is important.

Voltage is 220-240V, and plugs are type C, F, and M. We can help you with power-related questions.

Options include taxis, buses, and rental cars. Contact us for transportation advice and local recommendations.

PACKING LIST

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When you do your online research, you get a lot of different information for all the W questions on traveling to Mozambique & South Africa. However, they’re not always reliable. From Mozambique Experience we recommend as follows:

Clothing:

  • Lightweight, breathable clothing for hot weather

  • Light, long-sleeve shirts and pants for sun protection

  • Comfortable shorts and skirts

  • Casual dresses or outfits for evenings

  • Swimsuits and cover-ups

  • Light rain jacket or poncho (depending on the season)

  • Sandals, flip-flops, and comfortable walking shoes

  • Hat or cap for sun protection

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Pajamas and underwear

Essentials:

  • Passport and necessary travel documents

  • Visa (if required)

  • Travel insurance documents

  • Local currency (Mozambican Metical) and small amount of US Dollars or Euros

  • Credit/debit cards

  • Universal power adapter for charging electronics

  • Mobile phone and charger

Personal Items:

  • Sunscreen with high SPF

  • Insect repellent

  • Personal medications and a basic first aid kit

  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes

  • Lip balm with SPF

  • Basic toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc.)

Electronics:

  • Camera, smartphone, or other devices for capturing memories

  • Power bank for charging devices on the go

  • Binoculars (for wildlife or scenic viewing)

  • Travel plug adapter

Miscellaneous:

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Travel towel (quick-drying)

  • Travel pillow

  • Travel backpack or daypack for excursions

  • Ziplock bags for storing snacks and protecting electronics

  • Printed copies of important travel documents

Health and Safety:

  • First aid kit with basic medications and bandages

  • Prescription medications and copies of prescriptions

  • Sunburn relief and after-sun lotion

  • Prescription glasses or contacts

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Diving Gear:

  • Mask, snorkel, and fins

  • Wetsuit or drysuit (depending on water temperature)

  • BCD (Buoyancy Control Device)

  • Regulator with octopus and pressure gauge

  • Dive computer or depth gauge and timer

  • Dive watch or dive timer

  • Weight belt or integrated weights

  • Surface marker buoy (SMB)

  • Dive light (if diving at night or in darker areas)

  • Dive knife or cutting tool

  • Dive gloves (for cold-water diving

Clothing:

  • Lightweight, quick-drying clothing for travel and non-diving activities

  • Swimsuits and rash guards for sun protection

  • Flip-flops or sandals for around the dive site

  • Safety and First Aid:

  • Dive insurance information

  • Personal medication and prescriptions

  • Basic first aid kit

  • Seasickness medication (if needed)

Documents:

  • Certification cards (diver certification, nitrox, etc.)

  • Logbook for recording dives

  • Travel insurance documents

  • Personal Items:

  • Sunscreen with high SPF

  • Insect repellent

  • Lip balm with SPF

  • Hat with a brim for sun protection

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes

  • Towel (quick-drying travel towel)

  • Personal identification (passport, driver's license, etc.)

Electronics:

  • Underwater camera or underwater housing for photography

  • Camera batteries and memory cards

  • Power bank for charging electronics

Miscellaneous:

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Small dry bag for personal items on the boat

  • Extra plastic bags for wet gear

  • Snacks for between dives

  • Dive flag or safety sausage

  • Seasickness bands or medications (if needed)

Optional Items:

  • Dive watch or dive computer

  • Dive slate for communication underwater

  • Underwater writing board or notebook

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Clothing:

  • Neutral-colored clothing to blend with the environment

  • Light, breathable long-sleeve shirts and pants for sun protection

  • Comfortable shorts for hot weather

  • Windbreaker or lightweight jacket for cooler evenings

  • Swimsuit (if there's a pool)

  • Comfortable closed-toe walking shoes or hiking boots

  • Sandals or flip-flops for camp

  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap for sun protection

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Bandana or scarf for dust and sun protection

  • Pajamas and underwear

Safari Gear:

  • Binoculars for wildlife viewing

  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards

  • Travel tripod for steady shots

  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries

  • Power bank for charging devices

  • Universal adapter for charging electronics

  • Personal Items:

  • Sunscreen with high SPF

  • Insect repellent

  • Personal medications and a basic first aid kit

  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes

  • Lip balm with SPF

  • Prescriptions and copies of prescriptions

  • Personal identification (passport, driver's license, etc.

Miscellaneous:

  • Backpack or daypack for excursions

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Travel towel (quick-drying)

  • Travel pillow

  • Binocular harness or strap

  • Ziplock bags for storing snacks and electronics

  • Notebook and pen

  • Pocketknife or multi-tool

  • Travel insurance documents

  • Printed copies of important travel documents

Optional Items:

  • Bird and wildlife identification book

  • Field guide for local plants and animals

  • Travel games or reading material

  • Hat with a chin strap for windy conditions

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Following the initiative of a previous group, we encourage each of you to reserve 1kg of your luggage for donation material (clothes, books, school supplies, sports equipment, medicines). It's not mandatory! But it is very satisfying to go to a local village one day and donate it to the people.

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