Two main seasons, one wet and the other dry, divide the climatic year. The wet season, from November to March, has a monthly average temperature of between 26.6°C and 29.4°C (80°F and 85°F), with cooler temperatures in the interior uplands. The dry season lasts from April to October and has June and July temperatures averaging 18.4° to 20°C (65° - 68°F). The average annual rainfall is greatest (about 56 inches) over the western hills and the central areas, and lowest in the Zambezi lowlands averaging 16 to 32 inches.
Visas are required by all nationals and passports must be valid for at least 6 months and is valid for a stay of 1 month , which can be extended in the Maputo.
Mozambican visa regulations (December 08, 2004) The Mozambican government has advised that ALL persons travelling to the country are to obtain visas prior to their departure as entry visas will no longer be issued upon arrival at any border post or airport, effective immediately.
Mozambique Embassies, Consulates, Tourist Offices and/or High Commission located around the world
Official Currency: Metical (MT)=100 centqavos
Current Exchange Rate: Today's Exchange Rate
There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currency but the import and export of local currency is not allowed. Travellers cheques are widely accepted and readily exchanged but to avoid commission they are best taken in US Dollars. The South African Rand is widely accepted as a form of currency and accommodation prices are often quoted in Rand. Many hotels insists on payment in foreign currency so have a reasonable amount of cash.
LAM The national airline, operates a domestic service between Maputo and Beira, Nampula, Pemba and Tete. Flights are very often delayed or cancelled.
There is a rail link between Beira and Tete and from Mocambique and Macala, via Monapo to Nampula and Lichinga. A train service also operations from Maputo to Goba and Ressano Garcia and onwards to Zimbabwe. The service can be overcrowded and if you want a seat you will need to book in advance.
Central East African Railways Company Ltd.
Mozambique Railways (CFM) - National passenger and freight railways in Mozambique - website in Portugese
There are daily regular bus services covering most the main towns and this is the most inexpensive way to see the country.
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Driving is on the left hand side and and International Driving Licence is required. Main roads are tarred and in reasonable condition but if travelling on gravel roads you may require four wheel drive. Never drive off-road, there many remaining land mines left from the civil war. There are only a few car hire firms in Maputo and it is advisable to book in advance.
1st January New Year's Day
3rd February Heroes' Day
7th April Women's Day
1st May Workers Day
25 June Independence Day
7th September Victory Day
25th September Armed Forces Day
25th December Family Day
Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used is Mozambique is: "Type C, F & M"