Flight tickets from Hoedspruit to Beira

Beira is a port city and one of the key cities of Mozambique. It has a rich history, with a story that dates back many centuries and covers a variety of cultural influences. This city has witnessed centuries of culture, from Afro-Portuguese settlers to ancient trade routes, to its role as a hub for modern shipping and finance. This text will take a closer look at the fascinating story of Beira, exploring the historical and cultural significance of this vibrant Mozambican town.

Getting to Know Beira

Beira is the second largest city in Mozambique with a population of just under 535,000 people. It is located in the Sofala province and is home to numerous ethnic and religious groups. The city has a tropical climate, with two distinct seasons; the dry season from May to October and the wet season running from November to April. The time zone of Beira is UTC +2 and the official language is Portuguese. English is spoken by some and many citizens also speak local dialects such as Chicao, Chope, Ndau and Sena. The currency of Beira is the Mozambican Metical. It is available throughout the city, as well as at international airports, banks and currency exchange offices. The Metical is divided into 100 Centimes.

Climate and Weather

Beira has a tropical wet and dry climate. Located near the equator the city experiences a warm climate throughout the year with temperatures ranging from 24°C to 32°C. An average of 2,290mm of rain falls annually, with the wet season falling between October and May. During this time the average temperature ranges from 18°C to 24°C, and the maximum rainfall occurs in January. During the dry season from June to September, temperatures range from 24°C to 32°C. There are however some extreme temperatures when the city experiences periods of drought. Due to its central location, Beira experiences frequent cyclones, but the damage these cause is usually minimal. Beira’s climate is considered mild compared to other cities in the region and is suitable for tourism, despite the periods of intense rain.

Touring Beira: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Beira: Beira Airport (BEW) and Porto da Beira Airport (Legislative Decree No. 39/98). The main airport is Beira Airport, located 7 km (4.3 miles) from the city’s downtown. You can get there by taxi, with fares ranging from US$10 - US$15. Yes, there are currency exchange services available at the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Beira

  1. Beira is one of the oldest cities in Mozambique, with a rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore its ancient ruins, old mosques and colonial architecture.
  2. Beira is considered to be a melting pot of cultures, and its diverse influences can be seen in its diverse culinary offerings, from Portuguese dishes to the more spicy and flavorful traditional foods of Mozambique.
  3. Music and dance are integral parts of the culture in Beira and visitors can enjoy live performances of traditional tribal music and dancing. The city is also home to a vibrant arts scene, with many galleries and theatre productions

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