FAQS

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.

We would not like you to shorten your stay with us!

Most of the Covid-19 restrictions and regulations have been eased worldwide. However, should you require a Covid PCR test, we offer onsite testing for your convenience.

  • Mozambique borders are currently open to international travellers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result not older than 72 hours upon arrival OR a vaccination certificate, with the exception of children up to 11 years old.
  • There is no quarantine required.
  • There is no entry exception if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.
  • Wearing face coverings is only compulsory in hospitals, pharmacies and airplanes.
  • Public beaches are open from 5 am – 6 pm; however, alcohol consumption on beaches is prohibited.
  • To avoid a shorter holiday because of PCR testing in Maputo, we offer our guests the service of testing on-site one or two days before departure.
  • COVID-19 protocols are in place for peace of mind and protection of guests and staff.
  • These are the latest restrictions are cited by the president on the 30th of September 2022.
  • These restrictions can change at short notice, so please contact us for the latest information.

Last updated: 6 December 2022

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 an invoice with banking details.
  • 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 do not require a visa.
  • All other nationalities will need a visa to enter Mozambique. If you are traveling from a country with a Mozambican diplomatic mission, you must get the appropriate visa.
  • In 2017, Mozambique introduced the possibility for tourists to buy visas at border posts. However, border visas should be considered an exception, not standard practice, as they’re intended for visitors originating in countries with no Mozambican diplomatic mission to issue visas.
  • You must present on entry a return air ticket (for air travelers) and a confirmation of accommodation – this can be arranged through hello@machangulovillas.com.
  • The price of a tourist visa for 30 days is $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.

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