The best time to go to Mozambique…

When is the best time of the year to visit Mozambique for a dream holiday? Read all about the best time of year to travel to Mozambique. Let us help you plan your perfect beach escape with weather advice and seasonal information.

 Is There a Best Time to go to Mozambique?

“When is the best time to go to Mozambique?” This is a good question. Summer is the best time to visit Mozambique! To avoid extreme heat and rain, we rate the months between September and November, when the weather is calm and warm, between 27°C to 32°C. Wildlife lovers will also benefit at this time as animals move around between seasons.

Welcome a subtropical climate which is always warm, the rain coming in January to March and the dry season lasting a long time, from April to December, with temperatures between 25°C and 32°C. June to August is winter and during this time it is cooler, and the winds do blow – a good time for ocean sports that need wind such as kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing and flying kites on the beaches too.

Book an island idyll on the beaches of the sunny Bazaruto Archipelago during the dry season, a stunning time of year to sunbathe, walk, explore the oceans and watch the most splendid sunrises and sunsets.  Many people choose to go to Mozambique according to the activities that they love to do on beaches or in the ocean.

  • Windsurfers and kite surfers, sailors and boaters will go during the windy season.
  • Humpback whales protect their calves in the calm waters of Mozambique with excellent sightings possible from late June to late October before they migrate.  
  • Fishermen or anglers will go to the Santa Maria Peninsula and out to sea from October to February to find blue and striped Marlin while sailfish season is June until October. The rare whale shark can be spotted from December to February, mostly around Inhambane, Barra and Tofo Peninsulas.
  • The best viz for divers is between May and September because during the rainy season, November to April, the water is not so clear. February and August are windy so waters are turbulent. The best times to see fish are between September and January. Peak season offers fab sightings of everything – and so many people out!

a group of peope snorkelling in the ocean

Remember that Mozambique is always good for diving and fishing, every month offers something unique to hook or view! One angler’s best time can be another diver’s worst time!

The Mozambique coastline stretches for more than 2,000 km and climate change is causing huge storms to become more frequent here, causing floods and other issues. The tropical ocean current runs north to south along this shore all year so the waters are always warm. It gets very humid during the rainy season and even unbearable. After the rainy season, heading into Autumn, the stable months of April and May offer beautiful sunny weather all over the country.

The best time to travel to Mozambique is anytime and all the time! Take your trip to the African east coast when it suits you and you are bound to enjoy every minute of your coastal and island holiday. Mozambique is beautiful all year – a balmy 28 degrees, except February when you can expect the most rain. 

When is the best time of the year to visit Mozambique for a dream holiday? Read all about the best time of year to travel to Mozambique right here. Let us help you plan your perfect beach escape with the top package deals and specials, plus excellent weather advice and seasonal information.