I am leaving on a two-month business trip to Mozambique in Africa early next year. Should I worry about malaria in the country? Are there ways to prevent malaria without taking medicine? What will the weather be like that time of year? Thanks.
Hi. Malaria is definitely a big concern when travelling to Mozambique. Anyone travelling to this country is advised to take the necessary medication. You can speak to your doctor to find out which medications you should take. Also try to take enough stock with you from your home country as pharmacies in Mozambique are known to run out of malaria medication. Your risk of contracting malaria can be decreased by using bug spray and having netting around your bed; however, these methods should always be used in conjunction with medication and not instead of medication.
With regards to the weather, Mozambique tends to be hot and humid. If you're travelling in two months' time, you'll be arriving in the middle of summer. Summers can get extremely hot and expats should be careful of staying out of the sun in the middle of the day. Winters tend to be mild. For a full overview of the climate, have a look at our page on Weather in Mozambique.