Mozambique flights arrive on the southeastern coast of Africa and near by Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Made up of mainly coastal lowlands, travelers book flights to Mozambique for a tour of the island’s breathtaking landscape. 

Flights to Mozambique land travelers in Bazaruto – a tropical paradise of four islands featuring everything from fishing to snorkeling. Perhaps one of the most talked about islands in the African Coast is Mozambique’s Inhaca Island. For a glimpse of game up close, travel to the country’s wildlife reserves and national parks in search of elephant, buffalo and antelope. Fishing enthusiasts book flights to Mozambique for extreme fishing conditions around Guinjata Bay and the Mozambique Channel. 

Once an island of turmoil and despair, Mozambique is rebuilding its past and quickly becoming one of the most traveled to tourist destinations in Africa. Travelers booking Mozambique flights and accommodations are urged to use caution and common sense when walking through the city and on beaches. Keep personal items close and people in sight, but don’t let the typical tourist alerts distract you from the beauty of this African country.

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Mozambique climate

During the rainy season, which lasts from October to March, coastal Mozambique is warmer and less humid than the inland areas. The more popular, and more expensive, time to visit Mozambique is in the dry April to September months, when temperatures average 88 F.

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Best Time to Fly to Mozambique

Peak Season:

May to October is the dry season and when most travelers book flights to Mozambique. The weather is cooler and drier with temperatures in the high 70s. The summer - June, July and August – are Mozambique’s coolest months. This is the most popular time to fly to Mozambique for safaris, as the animals gather around the water holes then.

Off Season:

The rainy season lasts from November to April. The weather during this time is hot (temperatures in the mid 80s) and it is humid, but cheap flights to Mozambique and discount accommodations can be found.

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Getting around Mozambique

Flights to Mozambique are not the only ways to enter the country: There are several border crossings between Mozambique and the neighboring countries of Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

Ferries between Mozambique and Malawi make several stops along the shores of Lake Nyasa on a weekly basis.  Train travel and coach routes are also popular for domestic Mozambique travel. International bus routes are a more cost-effective way of traveling throughout southern Africa without booking domestic Mozambique cheap flights to various points in South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.   There are several domestic Mozambique flights that service Maputo, Beira, Quelimante, Napula and Pemba on a daily basis.  Once you’ve arrived in Mozambique, travel within the major cities by machibombo (bus) or chapas (minibuses) are common, but typically overcrowded and service smaller towns.

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Mozambique Travel Information

  • Most international Mozambique flights touch down in Maputo, the bustling, waterside capital city of sidewalk cafes and tree-lined avenues. Maputo’s history as a former colonial city is ever present in the European architecture that lines its streets: The Central Railway Station of Maputo, for one, was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the mastermind responsible for Paris’ most notable landmark. Shopaholics will revel in the opportunity to spend a few hours browsing through the Central Market of Maputo, which showcases colorful displays of everything from woodcarvings to the freshest fruits and vegetables.
  • The Quirimbas Archipelago, a chain of 32 coral islands off the northern coast, is arguably one of the primary reasons to book cheap flights to Mozambique. Located in Cabo Delgado, the Quirimbas Archipelago has never been developed and the establishment of Quirimbas National Park in 2002 ensured the safe nesting of the sea turtles, dugong, dolphins, sharks and whales who call the reefs of the Quirimbas home. 
  • Beach bums are booking flights to Mozambique to scope out the sandy stretches of the East African coast.  More than 60 percent of Mozambique’s population resides on the shores of the Indian Ocean, and the plethora of divers who flock to the coast from around the world each year prove that Mozambique is an ideal beach vacation destination.  Whether you’re scoping out the breathtaking sunsets in Beira or diving headfirst into the waters of Ponta do Ouro, you’re guaranteed to board your return Mozambique flight with a fierce tan and vivid vacation memories.
  • It doesn’t matter if your flight to Mozambique touches down in Beira or Maputo: Gorongosa National Park, one of Mozambique’s most popular attractions, is conveniently located near both major cities and is a wild oasis for those looking to get out of the city for a day or two. Gorongosa used to be a favorite for wealthy European gaming enthusiasts looking to acquire a few pelts for their collection, but laws were set in place to preserve the wildlife in the reserve and today the park is once again home to the wildlife that used to thrive there.

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Mozambique airports

Maputo International Airport (MPM): Most flights to Mozambique land in the capital city of Maputo, and the airport is located 1.8 miles northwest of the city.

Beira Airport (BEW): The airport is located 8 miles outside the city.

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Passport and Visa Information

You can purchase a visa when you arrive in Mozambique, but you are recommended to get one before you depart. You’ll also need a passport that is valid for at least six months and has three unstamped pages available.

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Entry requirements

You can purchase a visa when you arrive in Mozambique, but you are recommended to get one before you depart. US citizens also need a passport that is valid for at least six months and has three unstamped pages available.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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