Passport & Visas
Please acquire your visa prior to arrival in Mozambique.
Please note that a valid passport means that it is valid for more than 6 months from your date of departure and must have 4 blank pages left. Please acquire visas prior to arrival from your nearest consulate or embassy, as these cannot be attained on arrival at the airport. Travel insurance is strongly advised when traveling to Mozambique.
What to pack
What to pack
The tropical location of Nuarro is blessed by its blue skies and hot sunny days during the majority of the year, thus it is recommended that all guests bring sunscreen ointments, protective clothing for prolonged swims and hats for bush and beach trekking (all of the above will be available for sale on site, should you forget to pack).
Nuarro (and Mozambique) is not Malaria free, however great efforts are taken to control the incidents of Malaria within the local population. The propagation of the mosquito is controlled by regular health and sanitation checks throughout the lodge. All rooms are equipped with netted windows and doors, as well as with a large mosquito net cover for the king-size beds.
Malaria prophylactics are recommended for short stay guests (2 to 3 weeks) as well as vaccination for main tropical diseases. Prior to arrival, a medical consultation with your personal GP is recommended.
Mozambique is located in south eastern Africa, and has a population of more than 21,000,000; bordering countries are Malawi 1,569 km, South Africa 491 km, Swaziland 105 km, Tanzania 756 km, Zambia 419 km and Zimbabwe with 1,231 km of border land. The capital city of Mozambique, Maputo, was formerly called Lourenço Marques.
The climate is tropical to subtropical, as the Tropic of Capricorn cuts through the country, if you are north of this line you are officially in the Tropics!
The total area of Mozambique is 801,590 square kilometers; 784,090 sq km is land and 17,500 sq km is water, between the Portuguese islands. Mozambique’s coastline is 2,470 km long and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa.
The lowest elevation point in Mozambique is by the Indian Ocean; rising up to the highest point of Monte Binga at some 2,436 meters above sea level.
Lake Niassa is one of Africa’s largest lakes, and is found at the south eastern border of Mozambique, the lake forms the borders between Malawi and Tanzania
Traveling in Mozambique is quite easy, there are over 30,400 km of roadways, of which just over 6000 km are paved, much of the remaining 24000km is passable by 4×4, however should be avoided during the rainy season.
There are 147 airports in Mozambique, although only 22 have tar runways.
Vasco da Gama first came across the country that would later be called Mozambique in 1498, but by that time there was already a strong Arab presence with commerce and slave trade practices well established along the coast. The Arabs had been on the coast for several hundred years before the Portuguese arrived, and before the Arabs arrived there were the Bantu peoples who had moved down from the north and the west, more than a thousand years before.
Mozambique history tells of ports and forts established by the Portuguese became important points along the new route to the east and soon there were traders and prospectors exploring the interior in search of gold and slaves. Portuguese power increased through individual settlers and officials who had been granted extensive autonomy by the Portuguese government.
By the early 1900’s Portugal had put the administration of Mozambique’s affairs largely in the control of large private companies, who naturally instituted policies which would be profitable to their interests, which usually meant the building of wealth amongst Portuguese immigrants and those operating from Portugal itself. Subsequently there was a void created where national governments usually craft policies intended to foster national integration, infrastructural development, skill development and local economic growth.
Colonial rule ended in 1975, but drought and a drawn out civil war would see the country being brought to its knees before peace could be found. Marxist policies were abandoned by the ruling Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO) party in 1989 and with a new constitution multiparty elections were held. Peace was only established in 1992, however, with a peace agreement being negotiated by the UN.
The rebel Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO) forces and FRELIMO were finally able to come to peaceful agreement after many years of destructive civil war.
Luckily for tourists, the Mozambique people and their government have put their war torn past behind them and are focused on rebuilding their country, which is becoming one of the fastest developing countries in Africa!
Mozambique tourism offers beautiful beaches, islands, a World Heritage site, colonial architecture and warm welcoming people and culture, making for a great place to visit.
Below you find website links to sites that might be of interest to you.