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Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique (Portuguese: Moçambique or República de Moçambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. The capital and largest city is Maputo (previously called Lourenço Marques before independence).

The country is divided into two topographical regions by the Zambezi River. To the north of the Zambezi River, the narrow coastline moves inland to hills and low plateaus, and further west to rugged highlands, which include the Niassa highlands, Namuli or Shire highlands, Angonia highlands, Tete highlands and the Makonde plateau, covered with miombo woodlands. To the south of the Zambezi River, the lowlands are broader with the Mashonaland plateau and Lebombo Mountains located in the deep south.

When to go:
Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons, a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September.

Average monthly temperature (°C)

Timezone (GMT):
+2 hours (Mozambique).

Portuguese, English, Makua, Tsonga.

Mozambican (MZN).

Tourist/Visa/health information:
British citizens must have a passport that is valid upon their arrival in Mozambique. Visitors of most nationalities can obtain a 30-day tourist visa on arrival in Mozambique: the visa fee is USD 66, and further 30-day extensions are possible. Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Hepatitis B are recommended aswell as malaria tablets for protection against disease. Yellow Fever is required for travellers arriving from a yellow-fever-infected area.

Flight information:
International flights to Mozambique land at Maputo International Airport, situated three miles (5km) northwest of Maputo), and at Beira International Airport, situated six miles (10km) northeast of Beira. There are no direct flights between Mozambique and the UK but there are a number of airlines offering connecting flights. The flight duration from London to Mozambique is about 10 hours, excluding stop-overs.

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