Southern Off-Road 4x4 Hire

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Mozambique

  • Capital: Maputo
  • Area: 801,590km
  • Population: 22,894,000
  • Official Language: Portuguese
  • Currency: Mozambican metical (MZN)
  • Time Zone: CAT (UTC+2)
  • Dialling code: +258
  • Rainy season: October to March
  • Dry season: April to September

Mozambique holidays are famous for their excellent diving spots - try the Inhambane area or the tropical islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago or Quirimbas Archipelago where some of Africa's most pristine reefs can be found and you may find yourself swimming with whale sharks, dugongs or manta rays. The small town of Praia do Tofo is the home of the largest concentration of Whale sharks in Africa. The months from December to March normally have sea temperatures of around 30 °C. While May to October is around 23-24°C. Snorkelling with sharks or dolphins is also available and a great experience if diving is not for you. Deep sea fishing is offered from Inhaca Island, the Bazaruto Archipelago and the Quirimbas Archipelago, although many other beach resorts offer surf fishing.

The cooler dry months from April to September are the best times to visit for the wildlife and excellent weather. November and December are normally the best times for birding activities. The beach towns do become very crowded during the South African school holidays so try avoiding visiting during these periods.

Do not drink unbottled beverages, tap water or drinks containing ice. Do not eat fruits or vegetables unless they have been peeled or cooked.

Import regulations.

Visitors to Mozambique may import for personal use, free of duty and tax; 400 cigarettes, 1 litre of spirits, 3 bottles of wine and other goods(including groceries) to the value of US $200. Firearms are prohibited. If carrying expensive items such photographic equipment or computers, you will be given a receipt which you will have to present on your return.

Roads in Mozambique.

It is not uncommon to be stopped at a police checkpoint. If you follow these basic guidelines, you should not incur any problems. Seat belts are to be worn at all times! Speed limits must be adhered to at all times as the police are very strict in this aspect. Speed limits are usually 40/0 kph in towns and 120 kph on the open road. Red or blue and yellow triangles are required if towing. If you do get stopped, be patient and polite at all times. The will want to see your driver’s licence,3rd party insurance and road tax(purchased at border). Try to avoid giving original documents to officials. No firearms are permitted to be taken into Mozambique. Do not get worried or nervous unless you have done something wrong.

Malaria

It is imperative that you obtain malaria prophylactics before entering Mozambique. When purchasing these medications, please tell your doctor that you intend visiting Mozambique. Try precautionary measures to prevent contact with mosquitoes, like; sleeping under a mosquitoe net or in a tent with mosquitoe netting; spraying your room with insecticide or applying mosquitoe repellent to the body. Also try wearing long sleeved clothing and trousers at night time.