Mozambique can get very hot and humid. Generally, the best time to visit is between May and November, when the temperatures average between 25-30ºC. Although situated in the tropics, Mozambique can get cool at night during the winter months, especially in the south, so it is advisable to bring some long-sleeved clothing for warmth as well as to protect you from biting insects. Winter months are from June until August. The hottest months coincide with the rainy season, which falls between December and April. Southerly winds prevail from May to October and from October to May, there is generally a northerly wind.
Reconfirmation of LAM tickets - It is very important for passengers to remember to reconfirm their LAM tickets (domestic and international) at least 72 hours before departing on the return journey.
Hand luggage - Always pack some basic essentials & medicine in your hand luggage when traveling on connecting flights to Mozambique. It does happen that checked in luggage do not arrive.
Island flights – Kaskazini can arrange seats on light aircrafts from either Vilanculos to the Bazaruto Archipelago, or from Pemba to the Quirimbas Islands. Please note that the flights from Pemba to the Quirimbas Archipelago do not run on a set schedule. Kaskazini requests and confirms seats for you based on the time of your arrival or departing flight but the the final schedules are not published until the afternoon before travel, so we will only inform you of the exact flight time late on the day before, around 17h00 - 18h00. All flights must be paid for prior to travelling. Passengers need to be at the CFA office at the appropriate airport 30 minutes prior to the island flights.
Luggage allowance on light aircraft - Passengers are allowed to take 15kgs per person in soft bags on the light aircrafts. If this allowance is exceeded, excess baggage may have to be left behind with prior arrangement (facility provided by CFA) or you can pay excess baggage costs.
Insurance – We strongly advise all travellers to take out medical & travel insurance that includes emergency evacuation. Kaskazini will not be held responsible for lost luggage or personal belongings, illness, damage, accident, fatality, or delay.
The official language spoken in Mozambique is Portuguese. In the north, you will hear several local dialects, such as Macua, Makonde and Swahili. English is spoken in all the larger resorts and hotels (but sometimes not very well).
- 1 January: New Years Day
- 3 February: Heroes Day
- 7 April: Women’s Day
- 1 May: Workers Day
- 25 June: Independence Day
- 7 September: Victory Day
- 25 September: Armed Forces Day
- 4 October: Peace Day
- 18 October: Pemba Day
- 25 December: Christmas Day
Kenya Airways operates between Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya, and Maputo International Airport several times per week, and also to Nampula and Pemba International airport, code sharing with LAM.
LAM (Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique) is the only airline that operates domestically within Mozambique and flies regionally to Johannesburg, Luanda, Dar-es-salaam and Nairobi and also code shares with TAP to Lisbon.
Airlink (South African Airways) operates direct flights several times a week between OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport and Nampula International Airport and also Pemba International Airport.