Cheap Flights to Mozambique
Mozambique has ten provinces and over 20 cities of which Maputo is the capital and located on the coastline in the south while the port city of Beira is further north. Maputo is an Indian Ocean port with Portuguese colonial architecture.
On the East Coast of Africa Mozambique has a long beautiful coastline stretching almost 2,000km with an array of popular beaches including offshore marine parks. A 250km stretch of coral island is the Quirimbas Archipelago comprising Ibo Island covered with mangroves and colonial ruins.
Cheap flights to Mozambique, this stunning destination can be found with the majority of international airlines flying in via South Africa.
Buses travelling from South Africa comprise Greyhound, Translux and Intercape Mainliner. If planning to go by bus, check visa requirements.
Travellers enjoying train travel (and a walk) can take the Komati (operated by the Shosholoza Meyl) that departs from Johannesburg and Pretoria to Komatipoort. Previously CFM trains transported travellers across the border but this caused problems for custom authorities, leaving no option for travellers but to walk a few kilometres to cross the border. Many South Africans travel by motor vehicle for their annual holiday in Mozambique.
Cheapest One-Way Flights To Maputo, Mozambique
Cheapest Return Flights To Maputo, Mozambique
Cheapest One-way Flights To Beira, Mozambique
|Route||Airline||Price||Trip dates||Search date|
|Flights from Johannesburg to Beira||Lam Mozambique||R2 439||5 Feb||19 Oct 06:10|
|Flights from Johannesburg to Beira||South African Airways||R3 069||27 Dec||11 Dec 20:38|
|Flights from Cape Town to Beira||British Airways||R4 319||19 Dec||28 Sep 06:10|
|Flights from Cape Town to Beira||South African Airways||R4 724||1 May||8 Nov 06:10|
Cheapest Return Flights To Beira, Mozambique
|Route||Airline||Price||Trip dates||Search date|
|Flights from Johannesburg to Beira||Lam Mozambique||R4 879||5 Feb||19 Oct 06:10|
|Flights from Johannesburg to Beira||South African Airways||R6 139||27 Dec||11 Dec 20:38|
|Flights from Cape Town to Beira||British Airways||R8 639||19 Dec||28 Sep 06:10|
Mozambique International Airport
Maputo International Airport (MPM), 3267 Avenida Acordos de Lusaka, 2631 Maputo, Mozambique
The country has a warm, tropical climate with a tropical ocean current that runs from north to south all year. Average temperatures are around 28°C with coastal weather sunny and warm even during mid-winter. Summer from October to April is hot, humid and very rainy with temperatures between 22 and 32°C while June to October is dry and cooler and a great time to travel with plenty of sun and very little rain.
When to Fly to Mozambique
June to September during the dry season is considered the best time to visit Mozambique.
From early January to late April travellers find great specials for air fares and accommodation at hotels and resorts.
Getting Around Mozambique
The best way for travellers to see as much as possible, when they want to, is to hire a rental vehicle. Avis Car Hire has branches at the airport, in major cities and popular destinations, additionally Sixt and Europcar are also present.
The main mode of transport is the Chapa that isn’t a truck or bus but any other vehicle providing public transport within or between towns. You can hail a Chapa anywhere with prices fixed and the average intra-city fare around Mtc5. Long distances fares are a bit higher than buses travelling the same route. As Chapa drivers are well-known for unsafe driving its advisable to rather take a bus.
There are bus services connecting major towns daily albeit with driving standards and vehicle maintenance not a main priority. No luggage fee is incurred on larger buses and they tend to leave promptly. Its best to book your bus trip in advance.
Travelling long distance can also be done in a camião, that’s a truck of which many have open backs leaving you with dust and the heat of the sun unless you manage to get a seat in cab up front.
Train travel affords travellers the Caminhos de Ferro do Moçambique (CFM) train from Maputo to Ressano Garcia or Matola-Gae Marracuene. There are also trains connecting Beira city to Moatize Town and to the border town of Machipanda.
Mozambique Insider Information
- The Bazaruto Archipelago (Pearl of the Indian Ocean) comprises six islands near the mainland city of Vilankulo and is home to the rare dugong, manta rays, sea horses, dolphins, humpback whales, sharks and whale sharks. Paradise for divers with coral reefs and an abundance of marine life with some dives reaching depths of 30 metres. Also one of the best fishing destinations for catching Marlin.
- Two hours from Maputo is the 90sq km Maputo Special Reserve that was home to around 350 elephant in the late 70s with only approximately 180 left today. It holds antelope, hippo and smaller animals and more than 300 bird species. The coastline is an imperative nesting area for leatherback and loggerhead turtles with peak breeding between November and January.
- In Maputo, enjoy an evening of succulent prawns and jazz at Docks, booking essential.
- Great for families is Surf with indoor and garden seating and views over the bay, a child’s play area and speedy service.
- Pop into the Natural History Museum to view its stately Manueline architecture, garden and frieze by Malangatana.
- The Municipal Market in Maputo has rows of vendors selling fresh fish, spices and anything from buckets to brooms.