A few tips to organize your stay.
Nationals from 29 countries are
Simply present your passport and a proof of reservation at the immigration office (upon request, we can assist you with this) and make a payment of US$11, €10, or MZN 650
at the point of entry.
If you're not a citizen of a visa-exempt country, you'll need to obtain a visa in advance. You can apply at the Mozambican Embassy in your country or register on the E-Visa website before your arrival.
Our restaurant is opened to our guests only. We change our 3 courses dinner menu daily and cook only from fresh products locally sourced as much as we can. We'll ask you to let us know if you would like to join us for dinner before 2pm. Dinner is served at 7 pm in winter and at 7.30 pm in summer.
Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements so that we can adapt our menus.
Please note that we have 4 dogs and 1 cat. They are well behaved and friendly. They are not allowed in the kitchen and the restaurant.
We hope you'll have fun with them.
The local currency is the Metical.
You can easily withdraw Meticais from ATMs throughout the country. However, withdrawing money can sometimes be a bit of challenge, especially at the end of the month.
If you choose to bring US dollars for exchange, be sure to only bring new, unmarked $100 and $50 bills.
The main road connecting Maputo to VIlanculos is safe and in good conditions. Unless you really want to go off road you wont need a 4x4. From Vilanculos north, the driving becomes very complicated and long because of the state of the road. Careful to the police and respect the speed limits. Whatever happens,
DO NOT DRIVE at night.
For the winter months (from June to October), pack a jumper or a fleece. Evenings can be cold. Think also about any specific medicine, sun lotion, contact lenses cleaning products. These can prove difficult to find in Vilanculos.
While Mozambique remains a malaria-endemic region, Casa Babi's seaside location benefits from refreshing breezes that deter mosquitoes. Additionally, we provide effective mosquito nets for each bed and offer mosquito repellent for your use. However, if you're concerned about adhering to a strict mosquito repellent regimen, especially at sunset, we recommend consulting your doctor about potential malaria prophylaxis options. Please also be aware that if you come from a country, even only in transit, that has yellow fever, a yellow fever vaccination will be required at the border.
If you wish to help...
1) we support the Saks program from Parco, a local NGO, that aims at sending the poorest kids to school by providing the essentials their families cannot buy for them. Please ask us if you would like to donate for this project.
2) we regularly fund beach and town clean up days. You can also contribute to that.
3) if you wish to take something with, we will be happy to take Sun Lotion factor 50 or sunglasses, UV protector shirts and hats to donate to the Albinos in town.
Anything that can help kids at school (pens, note books) is also appreciated.
Clothes will be donated to friends who sell them to the community to fund a library for the school.
4) please do not bring sweets. There are no dentists in town.