Mozambique - the fastest growing tourist destination in Africa!
Welcome to the Republic of Mozambique, or in Portuguese, “Moçambique or República de Moçambique,” named after the sultan, “Muça Alebique.”
If you are travelling in Mozambique, there are certain document you will require
All visitors, except South Africans and Malawians, require visas to travel
During the civil war in Mozambique almost all big game was killed........
Travellers visiting Mozambique should be prepared for the medical conditions associated with the region. There is no need for you to worry too much about your health and safety, as long as you are well prepared you should enjoy a hassle free trip with great memories and stories to tell your family and friends about your Mozambique travel experience.
Bilharzias and Diarrhoea
The most common ailment suffered by travellers is diarrhoea. This can be prevented by taking care of your food and water intake, but in case you do pick up a serious case of diarrhoea you should take along an antibiotic and anti-diarrhoeal medicine. Medicine should be taken if diarrhoea is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, cramping, fever and blood in the stools. Speak to your doctor about medicines before you leave and make sure you understand the dosages.
Remember that dosages are different for adults and children! Serious cases of diarrhoea may be indicative of bilharzias, and medical attention should be sought out as soon as possible.
Most often travellers suffer mild diarrhoea not requiring medicine; however it is important to drink enough water so as not to dehydrate.
Taking preventative medication for malaria is essential. It is best to consult your doctor to make sure of your choice of medication and the correct dosage. A course in anti malaria medication usually starts a couple of weeks prior to the trip and about four weeks after departure.
Some drugs, such as Mefloquine, may have side effects, including nausea, vomiting, dizzy spells, insomnia and nightmares. In some cases depression, anxiety and even seizures can occur. This all sounds rather horrible and could ruin your holiday, so it is important to get a medical professional to assist you in choosing the right medication for you.
You can make things a lot more pleasant for yourself by bringing along adequate insect protection, in the form of repellent and netting.
HIV and AIDS
The AIDS epidemic in Africa is being fought by public education on condom use and fidelity or safer yet, abstinence. As a visitor you should take the time to educate yourself on the virus, you will find that you can safely travel in the region if you are educated and careful.