Tofo in feb
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Dec 7, 2012 1:31 AM Last Post By: badenix
Nov 30, 2012 8:51 AM
Tofo in febHi
I am planning on heading to Mozambique from S Africa beginning of Feb. I hear its very rainy but upon emailing the travel place in Tofo they claimed there isn't really rain in Tofo at this time.
Do I need malaria pills or a yellow fever slip as I lost mine?
Where is the best place to get my visa?
Is it difficult for a female solo traveller to get to tofo from S Africa?
Any feedback esp about weather etc would be appreciated!
Nov 30, 2012 2:08 PM
1Well, that was close. I mentally confused Mozambique with Mauritania and wrote up a hopelessly wrong post.
Mozambique officially requires a yellow fever certificate if you are arriving directly from an infected area. "Officially requires" is not the same as "they always ask."
If you are flying or driving directly from SA to Moz, then it should not be a problem.
YF does not occur in Moz, so you do not need the shot for your own protection.
If you are returning to SA after Mozambique and if you will have had a layover in any country on this map that is in yellow or crosshatched red, you will need a cert to get into SA. Even if your stay is just a layover in an airport. Reports are that SA is being particularly rigid about it.
Mozambique has high risk of malaria year round. 98% of it is falciparum, the species most likely to be fatal.
Dec 2, 2012 8:17 PM
The wet season does have a lot of rain, but it's usually in spurts. And the wet season is not like those experiences in tropical areas in say East Asia. I think the people you are speaking to in Tofo are being honest. Wetter, but not huge amounts of rain. This site might help: http://www.tourisminmozambique.com/mozambique-tourist-information/weather-in-maputo
If you are coming from South Africa you probably won't require yellow fever card. Certainly best to take Malaria meds.
Visas are easily obtained at border, or airport. But if you are South African you don't require one as you are part of SADC.
Travelling alone is not easy. Flights are not too expensive, or uncomfortable mini-buses can be caught from the bigger backpackers in Maputo.
Dec 7, 2012 1:31 AM
I am thinking about going to Mozambique beginning of March. Are your plans fixed so far? I am looking for a travel partner.
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