Frequently asked questions
Answers to your most frequently asked questions about Machangulo Mozambique.
The natural ecosystem of Machangulo surrounds you wherever you are in our divine location. Each phase of the day brings a different scenery to be appreciated, and from sunrise to sunset, you will be mesmerized by the presence of nature. With the beachfront at your doorstep and a galaxy over our head, you can always be sure to be amazed.
For more information about activities in our area, we refer you to our suggestions here.
Mozambique’s government has withdrawn the requirement for a vaccination certificate and a negative test for Covid-19 for foreigners seeking to enter the country.
No more Covid-19 restrictions are in place as of April 2023.
Machangulo is a low-risk area due to its low human population density and few mosquitos. Many of our guests choose not to take preventative medication for Malaria, but it is important to know that Machangulo is considered a malarial region. Please consult your doctor for recommendations before traveling, and be sure to bring mosquito repellent.
Note: local clinics have testing facilities and medication should you contract Malaria.
- After accepting our quote, you will receive a personalised booking form which is a website link with password. This provisional booking is valid for 5 days in low season and 3 days in high season.
- Due to the residence’s seclusion and logistical purposes, a minimum deposit of 50% is required to secure your booking at Machangulo Villas. The remaining balance is due 14 days before the arrival date.
- For bookings less than two weeks before arrival, full payment is required
- 0-60 days before arrival: 100% cancellation fee.
- 60 days or more before arrival: no charge.
- Our cancellation policy includes a full refund when our clients can no longer travel due to government-imposed lockdowns.
- For more info regarding the Reserve and Rental rules, click here.
- Holders of most Southern African Development Community (SADAC) passports and the following countries do not require a visa:
Citizens of the countries Canada, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Israel, USA, Russia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Great Britain, Korea, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Singapore, Ghana, Senegal, Germany, France, Italy, China, Portugal and Ukraine
Citizens of the countries above are authorized to travel to Mozambique for a duration of maximum 30 days without prior registration and must, upon entry, pay a fee equivalent to 650 meticais (approximately 9 USD) and submit the three documents usually requested, these are:– a passport valid for at least six months,
– a round-trip flight ticket (for those travelling by air), and
– a confirmation of accommodation, which can be arranged through email@example.com.
- All other nationalities have to apply for a visa online via: https://evisa.gov.mz/
This will take approximately 7 business days and costs minimum $50.
- We have hot and sunny tropical weather year-round.
- Temperatures are generally in the upper 20 degrees to low 30 degrees Celsius and rarely fall below 20 degrees.
- The water temperature is warm and ranges from 24-30 degrees.
- In April, May, and June, the weather is pleasant and tropical. This is when you will spend your days cooling off in the water and enjoying the baking sun.
- In July, August, September, and October, the days are warm and the evenings cool. Be sure to bring summer clothes and a few warm jackets. This is also the humpback whale season, where we witness them migrating thousands of kilometers from Antarctica to East Africa to give birth.
- November, December, and January have hot days and sudden rain showers. Remember to pack an umbrella and what you will need to stay dry. You will also see the leatherback and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beaches during this time.
- March has intermittent showers, warm days, and evenings.
- If you aim to see a particular type of fauna, you should be mindful of the time of year you are traveling. Do proper research to determine the best time to see that specific fauna at its best.
The outstanding efforts of the Maputo National Park are phenomenally conserving a very special part of the African wilderness and over twenty kilometers of sandy beaches. The Machangulo peninsula, located in the Southernmost part of Mozambique, remains preserved and protected, making it an idyllic holiday destination for nature lovers. Machangulo coastal dune and forest ecosystem boats rich marine and wildlife including whales, sea turtles, dolphins, vervet monkeys and a variety of beautiful birds.
Multiple conservation projects are running to make sure the reserves will be here for decades to come. One of their biggest projects is the Leatherback Turtle Research Project which focuses on protecting the Loggerhead and Leatherback marine turtle. Maputo National Park is Mozambique’s newest conservation area and was established to protect southern Africa’s last remaining coastal elephants. They are currently reintroducing the rewilding cheetah program, and have brought over 4000 animals to the park.
If you want to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat, let us book you a full-day safari trip.