Destinations & Resorts

Holidays to Mozambique

Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE
 

 

Mozambique is situated on the South East coast of Southern Africa and is positioned in between Tanzania to the North and South Africa to the South.
 
Mozambique’s coastline is over 2,500 long and together with the many archipelagos offers some of the finest unspoilt beaches found anywhere in the world.
 
 
Together with a year round warm tropical climate with average temperatures of 26C in the North and 20C in the South it is the perfect destination for those seeking peace and tranquillity in a truly prestine and natural environment.
 
Mozambique is one of the original Swahili-Arab trading routes and from the early 1500’s became colonised by the Portuguese. The country gained independence in 1992.
 
Mozambique today is a vibrant mix of cultural backgrounds from Central Africa, Europe, Arabia and India. 30% of the population of  just over 21 million is centred in the 3 main urban areas of  Maputo, Beira and Nampula.
 
To the north of Mozambique, along the 200 Km of coastline, extends the Archipelago of Quirimbas. It consists of 32 islands, and perhaps the best known, in terms of historical interest, natural beauty and magnificent beaches is the “Ibo Island”, which was in the past an important commercial centre first controlled by the Arabs and later by the Portuguese.
 
Arriving in Pemba.
 
 
On arrival into Pemba you clear customs and immigration and will be met by a representative for Ibo Island who will escort you to light aircraft flight to Ibo Island.
 
Please Note : there is a strict 15kg baggage allowance which must be ‘soft baggage’. The final flight schedules are only confirmed on the day of travel. Occasionally there are changes in scheduling and routings which may cause for delays.
 
Visa’s are required for Mozambique and should be obtained prior to travel from ther Mozambique Embassy in London.
 
In addition clients will be required to pay the Quirimbas National Park entry fee of US$14 per person and Ibo Development tax of $4 per person.
 
There are no ATM’s in Pemba Airport so we strongly recommend sufficient cash is brought with you. US Dollars are accepted on Ibo but only notes from 2008 onwards.
Credit cards are accepted by Ibo Lodge but there is a 5% surcharge on transactions.