WHAT TO BRING:
- Shorts, T-shirts, sarongs, summer dresses etc – the dress code in Mozambique is very relaxed. Flip flops and shoes. Long sleeved shirts and long pants (light) for the evenings (it is important to cover most of your body for protection against mosquitoes).
- Hat and sunglasses.
- Swimming costume and towel.
- Light jacket / Sweatshirt – the evenings can occasionally be slightly chilly.
- The currency is the Metical, Rands or US Dollars are also accepted.
- Credit cards do not always work.
- ATM machines are available in town.
- It is a good idea to exchange Rands for Meticais for use in the markets, shops and petrol stations.
- Banks are closed for siesta between 12:00 and 14:00 daily.
Other Items to bring along:
- Mosquito repellent (Tabard, Peaceful Sleep, citronella etc.)
- Mosquito coils to burn in your chalet or tent
- Malaria precautions – malaria tablets, spray, creams, body wash etc.
- Torch and candles (citronella candles are good for the mozzies too!)
- Snorkel, mask and fins if you have – most places that have a scuba operation offer these for hire
- Small medical kit with basic items – Hydrogen peroxide is very effective for insect bites and scratches. Also an ointment for insect bites and other basic supplies
- Lavender Oil and pure alcohol to disinfect wounds or scratches
What can I buy in Mozambique?
- There is a lovely fresh market in Inhambane, which sells a selection of fresh fruits and fish.
- Fresh Portuguese bread – baked daily…Yummy!
- Pasta, roasted pecan nuts, rice, spices, butter, sunflower oil etc.
- Spirits of all sorts and sodas
- All sorts of beer (South African & Mozambican)
- Craft Market: Great grass mats to use on the beach, hats, wooden artworks etc. etc.
We have local supermarkets selling all the basics that you may need.
Should you decide to eat out on one or more occasions, we have a local restaurant for you to enjoy a delicious, seaside meal.