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How and What Should I Pack for a Tour in Mozambique – Everything Travellers Should Have in their Luggage

While most tourists are aware of what's required for a getaway to popular African nations, the same cannot be said for an exotic destination such as Mozambique. As a holiday hub in East Africa that is only now emerging as a travel hotspot, those who are bound for this lesser-known country may be understandably apprehensive about what they must pack. From sunglasses to more pressing necessities, here's what every tourist should pack for a trip to Mozambique.


Clothing Essentials

When it comes to packing clothes for your getaway in Mozambique, it is best to remember to keep it minimal. As the local weather conditions are quite hot and humid for most of the year, it is prudent to bring only clothes made from cotton and other breathable materials that can withstand the heat. Wearing loose-fitting attire in lighter shades can also help tourists stay cool during daytime excursions. A bathing suit must also be on hand whether it is to enjoy a dip in a pool or the beach while those who are visiting Mozambique during the rainy season may also want to bring a raincoat or umbrella. Comfortable and well-worn shoes are a must as sandals will only suffice for evenings out and more casual outings. Long hikes, on the other hand, will require hiking boots or shoes with socks. A sunhat or cap may also be useful for keeping the sun out of one's eyes.


Travel Accessories

Don't forget to bring your camera to document the incredible sights you will come across in this part of the world. Smartphone cameras will prove to be woefully insufficient to capture the wildernesses and the stunning beaches of Mozambique. A memory card is another necessity if you are not intending to bring a laptop or an external hard drive for storage purposes. A GoPro or camcorder should also be packed if you hope to take part in safari activities. A small day bag or backpack is another necessity for tourists as one may require something larger than a handbag for daily essentials. A portable charger and an adapter are other must-haves as you cannot rely on the voltage of the power outlets in most hotels.


Toiletries and Medication

With the sun beating down for most months of the year, sunscreen is another item that should be in your handbag or day bag at all times. This is relevant for those who not only intend to hit the beaches but also wish to go sightseeing during the day. Mosquito and bug repellents are also highly useful in tropical climates such as these where mosquito-borne diseases are a fact of life. In terms of over-the-counter medications, it is always best to carry a few stomach-settling drugs and antacids when on holiday. Allergy medications and anti-Malaria pills should also be carefully packed alongside any vitamins you take on the regular. Sanitiser bottles, shampoo and conditioner must also be stowed away unless you are heading to the Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort or any of the other Mozambique luxury beach resorts where basic toiletries are provided.


The Paperwork

Your travel documents should ideally be placed in a waterproof case or container and include several copies of key documents such as your flight details and travel insurance. Your passport, driving license and car insurance documents must also be on your person when travelling around Mozambique while copies of the same should be in your hotel safe. Those who wish to rent a car and drive around the country will also need their international driving license.


Entertainment Gear

There's bound to be plenty of downtime during long drives and lazy days by the ocean so don't forget to pack a few paperbacks or magazines and a tablet PC for entertainment purposes.