Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute, fever-causing viral disease that usually affects domesticated animals (such as cattle and sheep), but can also infect and cause illness in humans. The majority of human infections are caused by direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.
Travel Vaccinations for Mozambique
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Mozambique
A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.
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Destination Information for Mozambique
From stunning beaches and scenic national parks to colonial architecture and ancient relics, Mozambique has everything you could wish for in an African destination. Located on the Indian Ocean coast to the South of the continent, this vast country stretches 1,535 miles along the shores of Southern Africa.
This isn’t a typical tourist destination if you looking for a standard beach holiday, although luxury package deals do exist. Intrepid travellers will find Mozambique extremely rewarding, though, as there’s much to explore for those who make the effort. For most citizens of Mozambique, Portuguese is their natural second language, being used by approximately half their population.
Warm tropical water and idyllic beaches are just one aspect of the country making Mozambique a unique destination. From excellent fishing to diving and snorkelling, you can enjoy most pursuits without the crowds you’d find in other, more ‘tourist-friendly’, locations.
The port city of Pemba is a draw for most visitors, offering a local market and a nearby coral reef for diving. If you’re interested in the wildlife of the country, there are a number of national parks which are worth a visit.
For example, Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique, from where you can see majestic elephants, a multitude of birds, as well as buffalo, zebra, hippos and crocodiles. Join an organised tour for the safest and most reliable way to experience breathtaking African reserve wildlife. Visit during the dry season from May to November for pleasant temperatures.
As you are enjoying Mozambique’s plentiful wildlife and beautiful coastline, it is important you receive the appropriate travel vaccinations to help you stay safe. Vaccines required include hepatitis A, typhoid and diphtheria, tetanus and polio. Additional vaccines such as Hepatitis B, Cholera and Rabies may be required. Book a consultation with one of our specialist nurses and they will take you through the risks of visiting the country and how to minimise these.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout the entire country of Mozambique including the cities of Maputo and Beira. Anti-malarials medication is always advised.