Mozambique - General Info
Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Metical (meticais) of 100 centavos. The import and export of local currency is forbidden. Foreign currency must be declared on arrival. These currency regulations are strictly enforced.
The new Metical(MZN) replaced the old Metical (MZM) on 1 July 2006.
US Dollars or South African Rand are useful. Credit cards can only be used in some places in the capital. Travellers cheques are difficult and expensive to change.
There are ATMs in the towns.
International dialing code for Mozambique is +258
Mobile phone services are available.Low-cost Mozambique cell phone service. rangeRoamer provides short-term cell phone service for international travelers. Buy, Rent, or use your own cell phone.
There are Internet cafes in Maputo and other cities.
The Madagascar relay station for the Peri-Peri net has now closed (which covered the Mozambique channel). Although no longer resident in Madagascar, Ex-Net Controllers Des and Nell Cason of SY Gambit are happy to offer advice to cruisers visiting the area. They have sailed this area extensively and welcome the opportunity to stay involved in the well being of fellow sailors. Contact them by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Police - Dial 119
Ambulance - Dial 117
IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club
Indian Ocean Cruising Guide
By Rod Heikell
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd (2nd edn 2007)
General cruising guide covering the routes from Europe to Australia and points in between, Indian Ocean Cruising Guide covers all the usual points of interest for cruising yachtsmen, from history to climate, weather patterns, formalities, route planning and so on. The general sections are followed by a country-by-country round up in which key ports are described in detail with the aid of harbour plans and photographs. Contains a lot of additional information on Malaysia and Thailand, the Seychelles and Chagos archipelago.
East Africa Pilot
By Delwyn McPhun
Publisher: Imray,Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd (December 1998)
A complete handbook on the coast of East Africa between Kenya and Durban for both yachtsmen and diving enthusiasts.
Cruising the Islands and Atolls in the Mozambique Channel
By Tony Herrick
An essential guide for exploring this channel.
SY Two Oceans
Visited Mozambique in September 2013 and have some good details on their blog.
November 2016: Updated security section following outboard theft in Bazaruto.
January 2016: Publications updated.
November 2015: Customs & Immigration checked. Security updated.
October 2015: Cruising advice, clearance and Immigration info. from Nell Cason.
July 2015: Publications checked/updated.
October 2013: Clearance/Immigration/Customs formalities checked.
Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance,
customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
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