Many of the people who require removals to Africa are excited about the prospect of moving to a new and exotic location. However, a move abroad can also be filled with apprehension, which is why, at Greens, our aim is to take the worry off your hands so you can focus on settling into your new life.
UK based Greens Removals are specialists in international removals, including removals to Africa and most other world-wide destinations. We provide removals to many countries in Africa including shipment in 20 ft or 40 ft full or part load containers to South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Algeria, Morocco and Nigeria.
We provide a range of options for removals to Africa and this includes shipping to Africa, air freight, long or short term storage, a full packing service as well as unpacking at your destination. We also offer shipping to Africa of specialist goods including over-sized items such as musical instruments or artwork.
With Greens Removals you know your household items and possessions are in good hands, as we have been providing removals to Africa and other international destinations for 40 years. We are also British Association of Removers (BAR) registered for international removals, so you know that you will receive the best possible standards of service for removals and shipping to Africa.
In addition, for added peace of mind, we will help you with all paperwork relating to removals to Africa, including all the relevant customs regulations and requirements. If you require removals to Africa, shipping to Africa or a relocation to any other international destination, Greens are always happy to help.
To find out more about our domestic or commercial removals to Africa, contact our experienced team at Greens Removals and we will be delighted to assist with any queries you may have.
Removals to Africa: Living in Mozambique
If you are moving to Mozambique to settle in the country, its 1,000 km coastline is home to some of the world's most stunning beaches, which attracts people for scuba diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing.
Mozambique is very diverse linguistically and, although the official language is Portuguese, there are also more than forty other languages spoken in the country. However, as nearly three quarters of the population are fluent in Portuguese, this is the language to learn if you are settling here, although English is used as a second or third language in schools and businesses.
Just over 20 million people live in Mozambique, which is still divided between rich and poor, with as much as 65 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. However, you will find that people are very warm, friendly and hospitable, which will help you adjust to your new way of life.
One word of advice is that it is not safe to drink the tap water, but there are water-purifying liquids you can buy and you can also buy bottled water, or boil the water. You will also need certain vaccinations before you go, so seek medical advice well before you leave, and get them done in advance of your arrival.
If you do require removals to Africa to settle in Mozambique, some of the most popular places for expats to live are the capital Maputo, as well as other developed areas such as Beira, Nampula and Inhambane.
Removals to Africa: Weather in Mozambique
Mozambique is in south eastern Africa and has a tropical climate with a wet season and a dry season. Temperatures are hot and humid in summer with average temperatures at about 30°C from December through to March.
Removals to Africa: Religion in Mozambique
Most of the population in Mozambique consider themselves as Christians, and less than 20 per cent are Muslims. More than 18 percent of the population regard themselves as having no religion.
Removals to Africa: Population and Economy in Mozambique
Mozambique has a mainly agriculture-based economy but the tourist sector is growing and industry is on the rise.
If you are moving to the country, expats generally enjoy a good standard of living in Mozambique and it is common for many expats to have domestic help, such as employing maids and drivers.
Removals to Africa: Food and Culture in Mozambique
Much of the food in Mozambique has a Portuguese influence. Some of the common dishes are Piri Piri, which is a chilli sauce, and Matapa, which is a form of seafood stew. Portuguese Rolls is a sweetish type of roll with meat in the middle.
Removals to Africa: Lifestyle and Etiquette in Mozambique
Mozambique has a lively art and music scene and there are also lots of sports clubs, so you will find plenty to do here.
However, there are certain customs or etiquette that you should adhere to when you move here, to help you settle in to your new home.
This includes that, if you go to someone's home, you should stay for a tea and snack or it is considered rude. You should also accept food if it is offered.
You would also give and receive objects with both hands and not the left hand, as this is considered dirty. Again you would eat with the right hand because the left hand is thought of as unclean.
Many people who speak to an older person would look down as they talk to them as a gesture of respect. This can also be true among sexes, such as women as they talk to men.
A handshake is an acceptable form of greeting when you meet someone for the first time. However, good friends and family would generally kiss each other on both cheeks.