MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique is a vibrant and diverse country located on the southeastern coast of Africa. Known for its stunning beaches, rich culture, and warm hospitality, Mozambique is a must-visit destination for any traveler seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. From exploring the historic architecture of Maputo to diving in the crystal-clear waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach, go on a safari, or immerse yourself in the local culture, Mozambique has something for everyone. Come and discover the magic of Mozambique for yourself!

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Maputo

Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, is a vibrant and bustling metropolis that offers a unique blend of African and Portuguese cultures. From its stunning architecture and beautiful beaches to its lively markets and delicious cuisine, Maputo has something to offer every visitor. Whether you're exploring the historic downtown area, strolling along the waterfront, or sampling local dishes at a traditional restaurant, you're sure to be captivated by the charm and energy of this coastal city.

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At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Economy Bookings, offering a wide range of cars for rent (over 175,000). There are more than 20,000 rental shops in 150 different countries. Many of the shops are situated close to airports so that travelers can easily rent a car right after their arrival and not spend money on additional transfers. Choosing a car has never been easier! Every car on the website has a detailed description, high-quality photos, and a user rating. You’ll get all the necessary information about the car so that you can be fully prepared for your trip. The company collaborate with well-known and reputable agencies, such as Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, National, Thrifty, Enterprise, and more. Also, the company works with local car rentals that provide the best service and have good customer reviews. Choose your car and get the best prices!

At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Hotellook.com, a service that helps you find and compare prices on hotels around the world, provided by a leading reservation system. We put together information on more than 250,000 hotels in 205 countries, working with data from more than 10 online booking systems, such as Agoda.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, and others. Book your Hotel now and get the best prices!

At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Trip.com to provide you flights from over 510 airlines covering 3,400 airports in 220 countries and regions around the globe. Book  your flight now and get the best prices!

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Other Services

At Itaca Tours, we offer additional services to elevate your travel experience to the next level. We have partnered with various companies to ensure you have everything yo need for a seamless and enjoyable trip. 

First, you can request a SIM Card through Drimsim, ensuring you have internet and phone service wherever you go. This way, you stay connected with your loved ones and have access to maps, guides, and other essential travel information.

Additionally, thanks of our partner Ekta, we offer travel insurance options for your peace of mind.

Lastly, we have partnered with Radical Storage to provide secure luggage storage services. You can leave your bags in a safe location while you explore new destinations, free from the hassle of carrying your belongings around.

With these services, we aim to make your travel experience as convenient and worry-free as possible.

Tips to travel

Traveling to Mozambique offers an opportunity to explore pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and diverse marine life. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip:

Visa Requirements: Check the visa requirements for your nationality before traveling to Mozambique. Many visitors can obtain a visa upon arrival at major airports or apply for an e-visa online in advance. Ensure that your passport has sufficient validity for the duration of your stay.

Best Time to Visit: Mozambique has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The best time to visit depends on your interests and the regions you plan to explore. The dry season from May to October is ideal for beach holidays and diving, with clear skies and warm temperatures. The wet season from November to April brings heavy rains, but it's a great time for birdwatching and lush landscapes.

Health Precautions: Consult with your healthcare provider regarding vaccinations and preventive measures against diseases such as malaria, typhoid, and hepatitis A. Pack insect repellent and sunscreen, especially if you plan to spend time outdoors. Drink bottled or purified water to avoid stomach issues, and be cautious when consuming street food. Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies.

Currency and Payments: The official currency of Mozambique is the Mozambican Metical (MZN). US dollars and euros are widely accepted in tourist areas, but it's advisable to carry some local currency for use in smaller establishments and markets. Credit and debit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger stores, but it's always a good idea to carry cash for smaller purchases and transactions.

Transportation: Getting around in Mozambique can be done through domestic flights, buses, taxis, and rental cars. Domestic flights are available for traveling between major cities and tourist destinations, offering convenience and saving time. Buses are a more economical option for traveling between cities and towns, but they can be crowded and operate on unpredictable schedules. Taxis are readily available in urban areas and can be hailed on the street or arranged through your accommodation. Rental cars are a popular choice for exploring remote areas and scenic routes, but be aware of local driving conditions and traffic laws.

Accommodation: Mozambique offers a range of accommodation options, including beach resorts, lodges, guesthouses, and eco-lodges. In popular beach destinations like Vilanculos, Tofo, and Ponta do Ouro, you'll find a variety of lodging options catering to different budgets and preferences, from luxury resorts to budget-friendly guesthouses. Book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Language: Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique, but English is also widely spoken, especially in tourist areas and by the local population. Learning a few basic Portuguese phrases can enhance your travel experience and facilitate communication with locals.

Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Mozambique's rich cultural heritage by visiting traditional villages, markets, and cultural festivals. Learn about the customs, traditions, and lifestyles of indigenous communities like the Makua and Tsonga. Sample traditional Mozambican cuisine, such as peri-peri prawns, matapa, and piri-piri chicken, at local restaurants and beachside eateries.

Beach Activities: Mozambique is famous for its pristine beaches and world-class diving spots. Explore coral reefs teeming with marine life, swim with dolphins, or go snorkeling in crystal-clear waters. Take advantage of water sports activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and deep-sea fishing.

Responsible Tourism: Practice responsible tourism by respecting marine ecosystems and wildlife habitats. Choose eco-friendly accommodations and tour operators that support conservation efforts and benefit local communities. Minimize your environmental impact by conserving water and energy, reducing waste, and supporting sustainable practices.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can have a memorable and enriching experience exploring the natural beauty, culture, and hospitality of Mozambique.

Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State has four Travel Advisory Levels: Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions; Level 2 - Exercise increased caution; Level 3 - Reconsider travel; Level 4 - Do not travel

Level 2 - Exercise increased caution when traveling to Mozambique. 

Country Summary: Exercise increased caution in Mozambique due to health issues, crime and terrorism. Some areas have greater risk. Violent crime, such as mugging, is common. Terrorist groups in northern Mozambique continue to be active. Public areas may be attacked with little or no warning. Mozambique’s health infrastructure is limited: there are only three doctors per 100,000 people, frontline health providers are often poorly trained, and medicine shortages are common. More than 1.2 million people in Mozambique have HIV/AIDS, representing a sizable population with compromised immune systems. In the event of a public health emergency, access to an ICU and ventilator support is highly unlikely.

It's advisable to consult your country's official travel advisory website, for the most up-to-date information and specific travel advisories related to this country. Additionally, register your travel plans with your embassy or consulate for assistance in case of emergencies.

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