Clothing

  • We dress in a way that is acceptable and modest in Mozambican culture.
  • Men may wear pants/trousers or shorts (not too short please) and T-shirts or button-up shirts.
  • Women may wear pants/trousers, 'capri' pants/trousers, and skirts or dresses below the knee. Women are requested to limit their wearing of knee length shorts to the missionary compound. Tops of any sort are acceptable, except thin-strapped tank tops and those baring the midriff.
  • For church services and other times of ministry, the nationals wear their best. It is disrespectful for visitors to show-up in "grubbies." Ankle length dresses or skirts are most acceptable for ministry outreaches or church services. Women will have opportunity to buy capulanas — traditional skirt wraps — here in Mozambique.
  • If your group will be traveling further north than Maputo, please note that dress codes are more conservative – especially for women. Please ensure that all tops cover the shoulders and skirts and slips are long.
  • The weather is warm to hot year round, but evenings will get cool — especially during the winter months (June through August) — so bring a light sweater or jacket.
  • If you will be visiting Kruger Park in South Africa, the temperature at night can drop to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • We ask that piercings be removed or covered with band-aids, except for normal ear-piercings for women.

Other necessities

  • Bedding — Pillow, sheets, blanket or a sleeping bag (sleeping bag strongly recommended)
  • Towel
  • Shower shoes
  • Boots or lace-up shoes (you don't want to wear sandals to the dump!)
  • Bible
  • Flashlight/torch
  • Umbrella or light rain jacket
  • Mosquito net
  • A small tent (if going on outreach)
  • Note: Electrical outlets are European two prong round 220 volts
  • Note: Never bring expensive jewelry or watches to Africa