USEFUL TRAVEL INFORMATION

Vilanculos can be visited at any time, as the clear skies, warm temperatures and sunny days create the perfect tropical weather all year round. Between November and February, temperatures soar into the 30s while the nights remain cool. If you don’t mind a few showers and humidity, visit during the rainy season, between December and February. If you’d prefer to stay dry and laze on the golden beaches, go between June and September. If you’re after some fascinating diving, winter is the optimal time, between May and September.

Pack light cotton based clothing along with a couple of warm items such as a jacket, especially during the winter months (June to August) as it can be cool in the evenings.  Don’t forget to pack your camera and a pair of binoculars for any keen birders. A sunhat or cap is essential aswell as suncream and sunglasses as the sun in Mozambique can be harsh. Santorini provides Mosquito repellent in all areas of the villas but should you want any extra protection or specific creams/sprays, it is a good idea to pack these.

Country Mozambique
Currency Metical but USD and ZAR are widely accepted
Languages Spoken Portuguese and 60 different dialects of Bantu
Time GMT+2
Visa required Yes except for South African passports*
Malaria Area Yes, malaria prophylactics are at the discretion of the guest
Mobile Phone reception Yes, mobile phone reception is good in most areas of Vilanculos and the islands
*South African passport holders do not require a visa for a stay of up to 30 days – ensure your passport is valid for at least six months upon return and make sure there are at least three blank pages for entry stamps. Passport holders of other neighbouring African countries are also exempt from a visa. All other countries require a Visa that can be obtained before travel or at Vilanculos airport. Cash is required for all visas and immigration tax payments at Mozambique airports.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 23°C 23°C 21°C 20°C 16°C 14°C 14°C 15°C 17°C 20°C 22°C 22°C
High °C 31°C 31°C 30°C 30°C 28°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 27°C 29°C 30°C 30°C
Rainfall (mm) 161 166 95 45 35 27 17 23 17 25 74 152