Hello.. I see no one talking about Mozambique around here, so I decided to post something to talk about my country. I dont know if you are aware, but Mozambique has wonderful beaches, islands and reserves, animal protection, beautiful lakes and sites, it's a wonderful country. difficult to forget. You should give it a try, and come to know another warm african country, with its hot summers and not so cold winters.
If you want to have another information of Mozambique, we can talk anything you want, if you need any information. soon i will be posting pictures of Mozambique around here.
Hoping to hear from you soon....
I'm staying in Swaziland soon for a month and a half, and i have the opportunity to do a weekend trip to Mozambique. It's a country i'd love to spend longer in. Is there anything i should definitely try to see during a short stay?
I might go diving in Tofo in August. Would love to see the rest of the country, but my time is pretty limited and almost every source I have consulted so far says public transport in Moz is quite slow and unpredictable, so may have to stick to Inhambane area.
Hello. thank you for answering, it's always good to know that you are so interested in coming to Mozambique. We have a lot of things you can do here, since you're coming here for such a short period.
Ievy, well in moz you can come to the south, we have wonderful beaches such as Tofo, Barra, Morrungulo, in Inhambane, and Vilankulos, and if you go there, you can go on a day trip to Bazaruto since its too expensive to stay there, and visit the islands. the transports to go elsewhere in the country can be a bit slow actually, but it works perfectly and everybody uses them, better a little slower but at least you arrive safely right? hehe... but then again, there is the Zalala beach in Zambezia province, the beautiful ibo island, or ilha de moçambique, which are real treasures, and in most of these beaches you can dive and meet personally the whaleshark, and Jubarte whale... among other species... and of course, the Pemba beach which is gorgeous. here we have a lot of beautiful and unforgettable beaches...
Martin Thomas, during a short stay you could go to ponta do ouro, that is near south africa. or maybe go for a weekend to bilene beach in gaza, which is 2hours away from maputo, or go to Tofo, or barra or even to vilankulos, but that is a little far from the capital, it takes more or less 6 hours to get there and it might get you too tired. but it's always worth to see those wonders right? anyway maybe next time you come to moz you can always see more and get to know the country better.
glad to help you, and if you have another question im here.
ps: i couldn't reply on my last post, i dont know why but i couldnt, that is why i posted again. im new here, so if you can, help me 😊
waiting for your reply...
Hello Mingas 😊
I copied and pasted your information from your new thread to this post.
Mingas, thanks for your recommendations.
Any suggestions on how one could get to Vilankulos all the way from Zambia, and not passing through Zimbabwe? I think it might be a very long journey. But is it feasible? And approximately how long will it take?
I am planning a trip to Africa for March (I have a conference in South Africa so am starting there) and Mozambique was one of the countries we were thinking of doing so it is good to see some information on it. There's so much I want to do on this trip so it's just a matter of narrowing down my choices!
Mell. thank you so much, I dont know why this "box" for replying wasnt opened before, but anyways its workin now. thanks again 😊
Ievy, I just saw your reply today, but I will try to get you the information you need as soon as possible.
Maya hello, March 2009 i guess? Well that is wonderful. Anyway, I'm going to be posting more detailed information here as soon as I can, I don't have much time right now...
Anyways for you guys, I will post pictures, you will all love them, I'm sure. Didn't post them yet because I'm not working on my computer.
Thanks for replying 😊
Are there any safety issues that travelers to Mozambique should take into consideration, Mingas?
Hey Ievi, well I got your information though its not really complete but anyhow, if you take a bus in Zambia, you can come straight to Tete Province, and yes it is a very long journey, I'm not really aware of how many hours will it take, but it is feasible... Then when you get to Tete, you take a bus going to Maputo, which will be using the main street "EN1" and will stop in Vilankulos, if you ask to stop there. Then you can catch a mini bus and go to the beach. But still, I will try to get the information about the distance between Lusaka and Tete Province and will try to give you a more precise answer.
Mell, in Mozambique there aren't many safety issues different from other places. Like, keep your bags with you, dont give them to strangers to hold, keep an eye with everything, but yes we could say its less safe in Maputo than in the rest of the country... trust has to have limits you know. dont walk on dark streets at night, and on dark places even at days, keep informed about where you can and cannot walk around...
Anyway thank you so much for your answers, its always great to hear from people who is actually interested on my country :D one day I will be visiting yours too.
Thanks a lot, Mingas, you're the best! :-)
Has anyone here ever seen the movie "Blood Diamond?" Its set in Sierra Leone but most of the filming was done in Mozambique. Ever since I learned that, Mozambique has been near the top of my list of countries to visit. The landscapes look so amazing, the only thing is, I wonder if its safe to travel around in the backcountry and not just the major cities and the coast?
PS: Mingas, i'd like to see some of your first hand photos of Mozambique and see if it wasnt just Hollywood making your country look so awesome!
Does anyone know how much backpacker type accomodation costs per night in Mozambique? Also how much would it cost to travel around the country using public transport?
Hello Josh. I've seen that movie and In fact, I've seen them setting up some scenes because they happened here by Maputo bay... But they have been in so many other places here in moz, couldn't name all of them. But anyway of course it is amazing :D but i have to say that here in maputo you cant see half of its beautiful landscapes. So i would say that the most interesting part starts when you leave the main city, and start adventuring the country...
Well now I'm having trouble posting pictures because I didnt figure out yet how to do this here hehe but I will no worries, for instance I will be posting pictures of the South, and later on the center and North of Mozambique.
Mell I will try and find out about that... and I will tell you something as soon as I can...
Take care ppl, I'll be back with more... 😉
For now I will post this picture I took in Ponta do Ouro, a wonderful beach here in the south... . I hope you enjoy.
Wow! That is a fantastic picture.
What is the best time of the year to go to Mozambique?
Also, what is the off tourist season like? Is the weather bearable? Often I find off season is a better time to visit countries than tourist season because everything is less crowded and the prices are often better.
Just thought you'd be proud to know that Mozambique just made Conceirge.com's "It List"! http://www.concierge.com/ideas/hotspots/articles/1685
I had better start looking into getting there now before everyone else does!
Hello everyone. Sorry took me so long to answer...
, thanks, I also love that picture. I love the place even more 😊... But anyway, the best time of the year to come to Mozambique would be August and even September. the weather is bearable and its the beginning of summer, so its warm but not that really hot summer we have. at that time, we dont have many tourists, its our off season, right after winter. You're right, its less crowded, prices are really better.
, thanks for the tip, i've read the article yesterday. Really nice I loved it. You do that, and if you need help with anything, here I am.
Have a nice week.
Thank you Mingas 😊
Do most people speak English in Mozambique?
Well everyone here speaks portuguese. But many people speak in english too, but you know, mostly in the capital city, Maputo, and at the Hotels around the country. Elsewhere, its quite hard to find people who speak english fluently. If you decide to come, let me know, I can help you around 😊