What to bring

What to bring:

Money

  • The currency is the Metical, but take Rands or US Dollars in cash.
  • Credit cards are NOT widely accepted.
  • It is a good idea to exchange Rands for Meticais for use in the markets, shops and petrol stations.
  • Banks are closed for siesta between 12:00 and 14:00 daily.

Documents & Formalities

  • Driver’s licence & ID Books – VERY IMPORTANT
  • Passport must be vaild for 06 months after return
  • No Visa is required for SA passport holders
  • Vehicle Registration papers
  • 2 x Red Triangles
  • Registration papers for trailers.

Clothing

  • Shorts, T-shirts, Sarongs, Summer dresses etc – the dress code in Mozambique is very relaxed. Sandals and shoes. Long sleeved shirts and long pants (light) for the evenings (it is important to cover most of your body for protection against mosquitoes – including wearing socks and shoes).
  • Hat and sunglasses.
  • Swimming costume and towel.
  • Light jacket / Sweatshirt – the evenings can occasionally be slightly chilly.

Other Items

  • Mosquito repellent (Tabard, Peaceful Sleep, citronella etc.)
  • Mosquito coils to burn in your chalet or tent
  • Malaria precautions
  • Torch & candles (citronella candles are good for the mozzies too!)
  • Snorkel, mask and fins if you have – most places that have a scuba operation offer these for hire
  • Camera and film
  • Small medical kit with basic items – Hydrogen peroxide is very effective for insect bites and scratches. Also an ointment for insect bites and other basic supplies
  • Lavender Oil and pure alcohol to disinfect wounds or scratches
  • For campers – a gazebo makes a great shaded area for you to cook and eat under – it also helps to have a piece of shade cloth for the ground, as many of the campsites can be sandy