Mozambique Tours & Holidays
Raw, real and with plenty of space to roam, stop by Mozambique and be warmed by the sun, smiles and sea.
With cities full of history, a golden coast scattered with balmy beaches and cuisine packed with sizzle and spice, Mozambique is a magical part of mother Africa.
Mozambique at a glance
Maputo (population 1.1 million)
(GMT+02:00) Harare, Pretoria
Type C (European 2-pin) Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)
Learn more about Mozambique
Best time to visit Mozambique
Geography and environment
Top 5 coastal pursuits in Mozambique
Mozambique travel FAQs
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Australia: Yes - Visa required
Belgium: Yes - Visa required
Canada: Yes - Visa required
Germany: Yes- Visa required
Ireland: Yes - Visa required
Netherlands: Yes - Visa required
New Zealand: Yes - Visa required
South Africa: NO
Switzerland: Yes - Visa required
United Kingdom: Yes - Visa required
USA: Yes - Visa required
Most nationalities are now required to gain a Mozambique visa prior to arrival. The visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days and costs approximately USD82 (plus any visa service and courier fees).
When applying for your visa in advance you may be asked for a contact in Mozambique. Please use the following:
Mao Tse Tung Ave, 1321
phone: +258 21302994
fax: +258 1303345
Visitors to Mozambique have reportedly been able to obtain a visa on arrival at the Momzabique border despite the introduction of the above regulations in mid 2015. However, our official advice is to pre-arrange your visa. If you chose to obtain it at the border, it is at your own risk.
Alternatively, you may be able to pre-purchase a visa from the Mozambique General Consulate in Johannesburg if starting your journey here.
Address: 95 Oxford Road, Saxonwold
Telephone: +27 11 3275704
Fax: + 27 11 3275711
Entry Requirements - Yellow Fever Certificate
All travellers entering Mozambique who have been to any country where Yellow Fever is known to exist (as listed by the World Health Organisation) must present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate on arrival. If you cannot present a valid certificate on entry you may need to be vaccinated at your expense (approximately US$55).
Entry Requirements - Passport Validity
The passports of all visitors wishing to enter Mozambique (and South Africa) must be valid for a minimum of six months. You will also need to have at least two blank pages remaining in your passport on arriving in Mozambique.
Although tipping isn't customary in Mozambique, establishments in tourist areas like Maputo are increasingly accepting (and expecting) tips. A tip of 10% in restaurants and cafes should suffice, although it's not entirely necessary. With many service workers receiving low wages, tipping waiters, porters and drivers is considered generous.
Travellers will be able to access the internet at cyber cafes in Mozambique's large cities and towns frequented by tourists. Expect little to no internet access in remote and rural areas.
Mobile phone coverage is generally available in Mozambique's large cities and tourist towns. Rural and remote areas may have less network coverage. Remember to activate global roaming with your service provider before leaving home.
Mozambique has a mix of squat toilets and flushable toilets. As a developing nation, expect to adjust to different levels of sanitation. Always carry your own toilet paper and hand sanitiser as these are rarely provided.
- Bottle of imported beer = 70 MZN
- Light meal in a cafe = 170-200 MZN
- Seafood dinner in a restaurant = 700-900 MZN
Tap water isn't considered safe for tourists to drink. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Ask your leader and accommodation provider for local advice on where drinking water can be accessed. Also, avoid ice in drinks and peel fruit before eating.
Credit cards are used in Mozambique, but not all establishments will accept credit. Large hotels, restaurants and tourist service providers usually accept credit cards, but expect smaller operators and shops to accept cash only.
ATMs are relatively easy to find in Mozambique's cities and areas frequented by tourists. If travelling through rural and remote areas, be aware that there will be limited access to ATMs.
Yes, all Intrepid trips support the Intrepid Foundation. Trips to this country directly support our global Intrepid Foundation partners Eden Reforestation Projects and World Bicycle Relief. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.
Eden Reforestation Projects
Eden Reforestation Projects are helping to mitigate climate change by restoring forests worldwide; they also hire locally and create job opportunities within vulnerable communities. Donations from our trips support restoration across planting sites in 10 countries around the globe.
Find out more or make a donation
World Bicycle Relief
World Bicycle Relief provides people in low-income communities with bicycles to mobilise school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas – giving them access to vital education, healthcare, and income. Donations help provide Buffalo Bicycles – specifically designed to withstand the rugged terrain and harsh environment of rural regions – to those who need them most.
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Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
- 1 Jan New Year's Day
- 2 Jan New Year Holiday
- 3 Feb Mozambique's Heroes' Day
- 7 Apr Mozambique's Women's Day
- 1 May Workers' Day
- 25 Jun Independence Day
- 26 Jun Independence Day Holiday
- 7 Sep Lusaka Peace Agreement Day
- 25 Sep Armed Forces Day
- 4 Oct Peace and National Reconciliation Day
- 25 Dec Family Day / Christmas Day
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Mozambique go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/mozambique/public-holidays
Intrepid takes the health and safety of its travellers seriously and takes every measure to ensure that trips are safe, fun and enjoyable for everyone. We recommend that all travellers check with their government or national travel advisory organisation for the latest information before departure:
Go to: Smart Traveller
Go to: Canada Travel Information
From the UK?
Go to: UK Foreign Travel Advice
From New Zealand?
Go to: Safe Travel
From the US?
Go to: US Department of State
The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information.