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.
Bedding — Pillow, sheets, blanket or a sleeping bag (sleeping bag strongly recommended)
Boots or lace-up shoes (you don't want to wear sandals to the dump!)
Umbrella or light rain jacket
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