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Mozambique Culture

  • Makua women with traditional white face mask
  • Old wooden arabian dhow in the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar
  • Mozambican woman in traditional dresses carrying their luggage on their heads
  • Wooden stilt houses
  • Church in Polana district of Maputo

Social Conventions

When visiting Mozambique it is important to remember that taking photos of public buildings is prohibited by law. When taking photos of people, it is best to ask for permission first. Shaking hands is the most common form of greeting. Much of the population is Muslim so Islamic customs should be respected. Bathing suits should only be worn at the beach or in resort areas and topless or nude sunbathing or swimming is not permitted.



Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique. English is spoken in major cities as the language of business. African languages such as Tsonga, Sena Nyanja, Makonde and Macua are also spoken.



Christian denominations like Catholicism and Protestantism are represented in Mozambique, so too are Islam and Hinduism. Parts of the population also observe traditional beliefs.



Mozambique Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Mozambique.

Learn about the history and culture of Mozambique, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Mozambique's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Mozambique for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Mozambique vacations today!


Extend your Trip

After your Mozambique tourwhy not consider one of Goway's Europe tours.



Book your Mozambique vacation with Goway! 

AfricaExperts is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Mozambique vacations and experiences. Choose from a romantic island stay, a stay of distinction, a rail journey, an independent travel module and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Mozambique.

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