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Tanzania United Republic

Tanzania is one of Africa’s top safari destinations. The wildlife viewing is out of this world and big cats are especially easy to see. All members of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) can be found in various Tanzanian parks and reserves, and all five are present in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Tanzania has three safari circuits, and each one of them, in its own right, would make Tanzania a top wildlife destination.

Republic of Mozambique

Mozambique is southern Africa’s most alluring beach destination. Its endless dune-fringed coastline and pristine tropical islands are the main attractions. Idyllic five-star resorts and an abundance of marine life await those visiting the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos. Maputo National Park is the perfect beach and bush combo, while Gorongosa and Zinave National Parks offer rewarding off-the-beaten-track classic safaris.

Tanzania is such a rich country that it’s impossible to see it all, but tourists usually visit the north of the country – Serengueti, Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro… – and ignore many other incredibly spectacular regions. In addition, people usually think of Zanzibar as the ideal combination when traveling to Tanzania. But what about Mozambique?

Negomano/Mtambaswala (Unity Bridge) Border Control is a border control post between Mozambique and Tanzania. The Unity Bridge over the Rovuma River was inaugurated on 12 May 2010. On the Tanzania side, the road has been recently paved.

The Namoto border crossing between Mozambique and Tanzania, connects Palma to the Tanzanian city of Mtwara, one of the main supply centres for northern Cabo Delgado.

The Namoto – Kilambo Ferry border is located 40km from Mtwara Tanzania crossing the Ruvuma River mouth into Mozambique. The relatively new barge-like ferry can transport approximately 6 4x4s or 8 smaller vehicles across the river.

Kilimanjaro airport transfers

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Mozambique Travel Guide

Mozambique is southern Africa’s most alluring beach destination. Its endless dune-fringed coastline and pristine tropical islands are the main attractions. Idyllic five-star resorts and an abundance of marine life await those visiting the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos. Maputo National Park is the perfect beach and bush combo, while Gorongosa and Zinave National Parks offer rewarding off-the-beaten-track classic safaris.

Mozambique isn’t a prime safari destination. The parks’ infrastructures and facilities are limited, but animal numbers are on the increase. Most excitingly is the recent reintroduction of both black and white rhino in Zinave National Park, now home to all of the Big Five. Gorongosa National Park offers the best all-round classic safari with a good chance of seeing elephant, lion and a variety of antelope, including the majestic sable.

The birdlife of Mozambique isn’t well known and there is no definitive checklist for the country. Approximately 750 bird species have been recorded, with only one endemic to Mozambique. 

You don’t have to go far off the beaten track to find the country’s specials. Some of the best birds can be seen in the coastal resort areas. The unique crab-plover is a common summer visitor in the Bazaruto Archipelago. 

And Eleonora’s falcon, one of the rarest raptors in the world, has been spotted in several locations.

 

The best time to visit Mozambique is between April and November. Mozambique is mostly visited as a beach destination. The coastal resorts can be visited throughout the year, but December, January and February tend to be very wet, which might spoil a beach holiday. Diving and snorkeling are best from April to June and September to November. During these months the water is clear and calm, and visibility is very good.

Wildlife viewing is best from the middle to the end of the Dry season, from July to October. At this time the bush has thinned out and animals gather around the few remaining water sources.

The climate in most of Mozambique is tropical and warm with a dry, cooler season from May to October and a wet, hot season from November to April. 

The Dry season corresponds with winter and the Wet season with summer (at the opposite time of winter and summer in Europe and North America). 

Aside from December, January and February, which tend to be very wet, the beaches are lovely throughout the year.

Mozambique’s main airport is Maputo International Airport (MPM), located about 3km/2mi from the capital, Maputo.

Aside from fly-in beach holidays, Mozambique is mainly a self-drive destination. You can either rent a car in Maputo or in Johannesburg (South Africa), from where you can drive to Maputo. Mozambique is a large country, so unless you have a couple of months, most self-drive is restricted to the south of the country.

The distance between Johannesburg and Maputo is about 550km/342mi and the drive takes around 7 hours*. Aside from any other stops along the way, you’ll need to allow about 2 hours extra for the border crossing.