If you’re looking for a transit point in the northern mainland of the country, cheap flights to Nampula become your wisest option. Nampula provides the base for all local transport across the northern mainland, which is the contributing factor for making it critical for commerce and trade for the entire province. Budget Nampula flights offered among our cheap travel deals usually involve accommodation based upon western hotel chains as well as few continental restaurants available in the central district. Book low cost flight tickets to Nampula with TravelhouseUK in order to fly either with SAA or Kenya Airways.
There are no direct flights to Nampula. The cheapest preferred path most passengers take is a flight to Doha, Qatar first and then to Nampula via Johannesburg, South Africa or Nairobi, Kenya. Please contact our travel agents for a flight plan fine-tuned to your needs.
The ideal time to visit Mozambique would be between May and September. The winters are milder and more pleasant. The average temperature remains in the high twenties and it rains sparingly during these months. Nampula city is a secluded corner to enjoy the African greenery and serenity. This tourist season is at its peak in August when the temperatures are the mildest and the sky remains less cloudy. August is also the best time to explore the city and soak in the rich culture of Nampula.
The summer in Mozambique arrives in December and brings torrential rain. Due to the proximity of the country to the heated Indian Ocean in the summer, cyclones often visit the area, especially in January and February. But this is a once in a decade event. The weather might be a little wet but that does not drown the city’s African magic. In fact, the rains bring back life to that part of the country. Bring an umbrella and watch Nampula come back to life and that too with tickets and accommodations at a trifling price.
Nampula International Airport (APL) serves the city of Nampula. The city centre of Nampula is just 5 kilometres from the airport and the ride takes just 15 minutes. The Nampula International Airport was built to cater to the travelling needs of Mozambicans living in the north of the country.
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’s time, 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.
Mozambique was a Portuguese colony until 1975. After almost 500 years of colonial rule, Nampula’s society, culture and architecture has heavily conformed and was influenced by the Portuguese culture, however, the substrate of the society and its roots remain purely African.
Nampula is close to nature and nature requires an up-close appreciation, something that the zooming buses or trams would not allow the tourist to do. The only way to get around in Nampula is to walk or hire a Taxi for the entire duration of your trip. Many businesses rent out taxis on daily basis as well. There is an online presence of many taxi services in Nampula. Look them up and set a verbal contract with the driver before procuring their services.
There are not many five star hotels in Nampula, but these modest hotels can become your humble home for a few weeks. You would not be homesick in Nampula for long.