Cheap Flights to Mozambique
Flights to Mozambique
The Republic of Mozambique, also referred to as simply Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa. It is bordered by Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest, and with the Indian Ocean to the west. The Mozambique Channel to the east of Mozambique separates the country from Madagascar. The largest city and capital is Maputo, formerly Lourenço Marques before independence. Mozambique is very abundant in rich and extensive natural resources.
What to see & do
Tofo Beach - Tofo Beach is located in the Jangamo District of Inhambane Province. It has become a tourist destination thanks to its lively nightlife, excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities, and some good restaurants. Large marine life that may be spotted include whale sharks, humpback whales, and reef sharks. Visibility is good at around 20 meters; for the dive sites at around 25-30 meters, acquire a deep-dive certification from the nearby dive shops. Tofo Beach is also an ideal place for beginner surfers.
Gorongosa National Park - The Gorongosa National Park covers over 4,000 square kilometers in the southern end of the Great African Rift Valley. It encompasses the valley floor and parts of the surrounding plateaus. It is home to a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Though many of the large herbivore population in the park have been greatly reduced due to war and poaching, over 400 types of birds and several species of reptiles remain.
Maputo Special Reserve - The Maputo Special Reserve, formerly Maputo Elephant Reserve, is located on Maputo Bay. It occupies 77,400 hectares and is home to 350 African elephants, zebra, antelope, hippos, crocodiles, and others, including several bird species like the Kingfisher and Fish Eagle.
How to get around within Mozambique
Buses, called machibombos, are good for getting around on main routes. For destinations that can't be reached by bus, there are minibuses called chapas that frequently connect the smaller towns. The chapas run on shorter routes and are not very comfortable, although the fares are cheap. If given a choice, choose the bus. Taxis were formerly only found in Maputo, but are now available in several cities throughout the country. Mozambique taxis do not use meters, so agree on a price with the driving before going on your journey. Females should be cautious and never ride a taxi alone. If you are female and there is no other option, ask around for a number of a trusted driver and have him pick you up from your location. Taxis are less frequent in the morning, so the drivers will most likely charge you a higher price. For going long distance within the country, there are several domestic airports from and to where you can book a flight for faster travel. There is a train in the north of the country that travels from Nampula to Cuamba, near the Malawian border, but is not particularly useful for tourists.
How to get there
The major airport serving Mozambique is Maputo International Airport, also known as Lourenço Marques Airport or Mavalane International Airport, located three kilometers northwest of the center of Maputo. The airport operates domestic flights, offered by LAM Mozambique Airlines and Moçambique Expresso. International flights to Mozambique are provided by Airlink, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, LAM Mozambique Airlines, Malawi Airlines, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, and TAP Portugal from the following locations: Doha, Johannesburg, Lisbon, Durban, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Harare, Luanda, Blantyre, and Lilongwe.
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