Mozambique's most beautiful holiday islands lie off its main coast. These tropical islands contain some of the richest coral reefs in the world and provide habitat for an abundant array of marine life.
The Quirimbas Archipelago
Located in northern Mozambique, the Quirimbas Archipelago is enchantingly undeveloped, comprising thirty-two islands with only a handful of small lodges all sharing the philosophy of 'controlled tourism for the common good'.
The Bazaruto Archipelago
This is a National Park comprising five pristine tropical islands, fringed with beaches in coral-pink and dazzling white, and offering endless water and land-based activities, from deep-sea diving and big-game fishing, to bird-watching and romantic sunset cruises in traditional dhows (boats).
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Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya) and Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/ In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.
Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Additional links to sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk and http://nathnac.net
Sources of information include: www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.
Visa and Advance Passenger Information
All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
Visas are required for travel to Mozambique and can be obtained on arrival for approximately USD$95. Because the process to obtain a visa on arrival is slow, we recommend arranging a visa prior to travel with CIBT either on line at www.uk.cibt.com or by telephone 0844 800 4650.
For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk
October to April tend to be the hottest months but the summer is also pleasant. January and February is the rainy season.
These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Mozambique.
In Mozambique you'll find alabaster beaches, beautiful birdlife and a kaleidoscopic underwater world, home to the rare dugong (a large aquatic mammal). Alongside endless opportunities for snorkelling and diving, there is also a host of other activities to enjoy, including whale-watching (in season), water sports and fishing trips.
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways direct from London Heathrow to Johannesburg.
Via Dubai with Emirates from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.
Onward connecting flights with Federal Airlines to Vilanculos and Airlink to Pemba.
From London Heathrow to Johannesburg: 10 hours, 50 minutes.
Onward connecting flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos: 2 hours, 15 minutes.
From Johannesburg to Pemba: 2 hours, 50 minutes.
Our Travel Consultants can advise on, arrange and pre-book many things to enhance your holiday. This includes everything from spa reservations and dinner reservations, to a range of special experiences available in our featured resorts that you may not know about.
A beach break in Mozambique makes a wonderful add-on after a safari.
Ramadan is observed for one month each year, Ramadan is a period of fasting when the pace of life is slower, public areas are busier and there are certain restrictions, for example, consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and use of restaurants.