Cheap flights to Mozambique
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There are no direct flights to Mozambique from the United Kingdom, from any of the country’s airports. Tourists going to Mozambique for their vacations usually prefer taking a TAP Air Portugal flight to the country as they are the cheapest and have the briefest stopover.
Many TAP Portugal flights leave for Lisbon from the UK. Just from London Heathrow, 15 flights are operating to Lisbon, and Manchester Airport sees 6 TAP Portugal flights take off per week. For example, TAP 1363 takes off from London Heathrow at 6:00 AM and land at 9:00 AM every day in Lisbon. The total duration of this leg of the flight is 2 hours 30 minutes. The next portion of the journey takes the passengers from Lisbon to the other side of Africa. This half of the ride lasts for 10 hours and 30 minutes. This service is delegated to TAP 283 that operates every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
The cheapest time to come to Mozambique is between June and August. During this time Mozambique goes through the winter season with average temperatures falling to 22°C. At night the temperature drops below 15°C, making jackets and blankets essential for a pleasant experience. Even though the skies usually remain clear during this time, there is a small chance that a cyclone or a tropical storm hit the coastal areas at the beginning of this winter season. Alternatively, the December to February time is also easy on the pocket, but the traveller might have to tolerate the monsoon season while roaming through the streets of Mozambique.
TMozambique has clusters of high population in the centre and south of the country. Many airports have been built in Mozambique in the past few years to develop tourism.
British passport holders need to apply for the visa before they want to visit Mozambique. The Mozambican diplomatic mission present in the UK would process the visa in about a week, at max. Upon entry, travellers may be required to show a return ticket or an invitation letter from a Mozambican citizen/organization at the border. The UK government advises all citizens to get a yellow fever vaccination before leaving for Mozambique. Please keep in mind that the border crossing with South Africa at Lebombo – Ressano Garcia is jam-packed in the high season, so plan accordingly. It takes one and a half hour to get to the border from Maputo.
Mozambique is in the southern hemisphere, which means that the summer appears in December and winter arrives in June in the country. Generally speaking, the best time to come to Mozambique is from April to May or from September to November. A lot of tourists and returning Mozambicans arrive from other countries, especially in May and September, which means that these two months are relatively expensive. The weather is perfect during this time, and the average temperatures remain between 25°C to 27°C. There is little rain during these two periods so you can explore Mozambique without the need for an umbrella.
Mozambique is a fascinating place. The landmarks of in this country are inspired by hundreds of years of culture cultivated by the Swahili, Arab, Persian and finally the Portuguese people living in the coastal areas of the country. Mozambique’s greatest treasure is the natural heritage of the country.
To rejoice like a Mozambican is to celebrate in bold colours, with bombastic music and laughter. The AZGO Festival in Maputo is a musical event that brings forth music bands, both traditional and westernized, over fresh food from local street stalls and restaurants. The STRAB Festival in Ponta Malongane, close to the South African border is the worship of rhythm, art and the blues. Both these event happen in May. TAMBO International Art Camp in July can let you delve into your artistic self and observe people going through their creative journeys. In September, the FORR Festival creates a kingdom of Rock n’ Roll for the booming and beating African heart.
Except for the national highway EN1, the roads in Mozambique are not in their optimal condition. It can be difficult for a tourist to drive in these conditions so stick to taxis. Taxis demand a flat two hundred Metical to drive the passenger from central Maputo to the surrounding areas. It is best to plan your travels by road in daylight hours. Buses in Mozambique are called chapas. Chapa vans are almost always full and a bit unsafe; however, they are the cheapest mode of transportation in the country. Ask your hotel manager the amount the bus conductor demands before embarking to the bus stop because sometimes passengers are asked for more money. The best way to get around Mozambique is by air. There are more than twenty airports and airfields in Mozambique. Purchase a LAM Mozambique Airlines ticket to get from one city to the next.
Mozambique has stunning beach resorts and marvellous safari escapes. Fortunately, for those demanding a little extra from life, there are five-star hotels available as well, right on the coastline and not far from the nature reserves. Select from the five-star hotels below.