Beira is the colourful capital of the Sofala province in Mozambique. With a population of over 500,000 residents, it is the second largest city of the country. Beira offers you the opportunity to experience its wealth of history, art, and nature. The leading attractions in Beira include Macuti Beach, Casa de Cultura, and the Gorongosa National Park.
Cheap flights to Beira are available for a limited time, so take this chance to experience this vibrant city in East Africa! Beira is home to Beira Airport (BEW), which is a 10-minute drive from the city centre.
Popular flights to Beira
* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.
Why visit Beira
Famous African Wildlife
Beira offers you the opportunity to discover the famous wildlife of Africa in Gorongosa National Park. Experience all the gorgeous nature that contributes to the continent’s reputation from this humble city!
Beira is known as the 'Ship Graveyard'. At the renowned Macuti Beach, visit the lighthouse and explore the shipwrecks that add to Beira’s status as an alluring holiday destination.
Rich African Culture
Beira’s creativity is one of its main drawcards and something you absolutely have to witness on your trip to Mozambique. Casa de Cultura is a great place to see local theatre and dance performances.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Beira Airport (BEW)
LAM Mozambique Airlines
Type C / F / M
Best time to visit Beira
The most popular time to visit Beira is during its dry season (June – October), which takes place from the winter to the spring. This is the time when you can enjoy more opportunities for game viewing. The days offer warm and pleasant weather but the nights will be cold, so make sure to pack warmer bed clothing. Low season is between November and April (late spring through to mid-autumn), however, this is when Beira experiences its highest volumes of rain, especially in February.
Weather & Climate in Beira
Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month
A trip to the coastal city of Beira is a holiday treat you should not miss. This destination, situated in the Sofola province of Mozambique, offers you a variety of attractions that make it a haven for tourists.
Beira includes a wealth of historical structures, including the Fort of San Gaetano, Casa Infante de Sagres, the spired Catholic Cathedral, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilha de Mozambique (Mozambique Island).
Enjoy a walk along the coast of the famous Macuti Beach, which includes a lighthouse and shipwreck. For the nature lover, there is the 4000-square kilometre park of Gorongosa National Park. Beyond Beira is the Rio Savane, a rustic holiday resort, which is a 1-hour and 15-minute drive from the city centre.
Alternatively, be entertained with dance and theatre performances at Casa de Cultura, or have a scrumptious meal while watching the sunset at a restaurant on Macuti Beach.
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Malaria is a problem in Mozambique, and there has been an outbreak of the Zika virus in Mozambique, so all travellers and pregnant women, with regards to Zika, will need to take precautions against mosquito bites, such as not leaving skin exposed in the evenings and using anti-mosquito repellents.
Consult with your local health practitioner about the vaccinations you need before departing for Beira.
Only walk during the day, and leave your valuables locked away in your hotel room. Avoid walking around at night. Keep your car doors locked and windows slightly open to prevent any grabs. Be careful when driving, as on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, drunk people may be out walking. Watch out for children as well, as they often cross the road without looking first for cars.
A number of credible hotels are available close to the coast of Beira.
The most available option for travelling around Beira are the minibuses, which are called “chapas”. The cost depends on how far you want to go.
Main attractions in Beira
Macuti Beach and Lighthouse
Casa de Cultura
Gorongosa National Park
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