Positioned between South Africa and Tanzania, Mozambique is usually missed by vacationers. Many individuals select to go to the extra developed surrounding areas, nevertheless, it’s dwelling to one of many longest coastlines on the earth, full with a number of the finest seashores.
And with these unbelievable seashores comes unbelievable seafood!
Due to its location, Mozambique experiences a tropical local weather that means it has two distinct seasons: a moist season and a dry season. Planning a visit round this climate could seem a bit overwhelming which is why I’ve put collectively this information that can assist you resolve on simply the appropriate time to go to Mozambique!
Listed below are one of the best instances to journey to Mozambique!
March to Might
The months of March to Might are a number of the finest to go to Mozambique.
It’s the tail finish of the moist season that means though you would possibly face a number of moist days, you’ll even be met with extraordinarily reasonable temps. With highs averaging within the mid-’80s, touring throughout this time means you’ll keep away from the inflow of vacationers and also you’ll really feel as when you’ve got the entire island to your self.
With fewer crowds, you’ll discover decrease charges on flights and lodging.
Might can also be a giant month for occasions. The 2 largest being the AZGO Competition and STRAB. The AZGO Competition is a 3-day out of doors pageant in Maputo the place you’ll be capable of expertise reside music, workshops, music documentaries enjoying, and markets (each meals and craft) to wander round. STRAB is the Subterranean Rhythm & Blues Competition which options 20 reside bands.
June to November
June to November is arguably one of the best time to go to Mozambique (and the busiest). The dry season and winter start in late Might however don’t let the time period winter scare you off.
Due to its tropical local weather, the air and water temperatures are extremely heat.
That is once you’ll discover locals and vacationers alike taking part in a number of out of doors actions. From sport viewing to diving and snorkeling to fishing—for those who head to the southern shoreline, you additionally would possibly be capable of do some whale watching, too!
In the event you’re like me and you like scuba diving, Pemba, Nacala Bay, and Morrungulo supply a number of the finest diving on the island. In the event you would slightly make the most of the waves for browsing, plan your journey in June, July, or August. And ensure to incorporate Ponto do Ouro, Barra Seashore, and Guinjala Bay in your itinerary.
Discover my evaluate of diving at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort in Mozambique right here!
In the event you’re much less of a seaside particular person and also you wish to spend your time sport viewing, go to in August or September. You’ll be capable of spot animals of their pure habitat on the Gorongosa Nationwide Park.
As a result of that is peak season, flights and lodging can price you as much as 10% greater than throughout the off-peak season. I extremely advocate reserving all the pieces months prematurely to get one of the best offers.
Regardless of the upper costs, a number of the finest occasions happen throughout these months!
In June, rejoice Independence Day in Maputo. You’ll be able to take pleasure in dancing and music on the nationwide stadium. In July, rejoice Mozamboogy, a pageant specializing in music and colourful gentle shows. In the event you’re an adventurer, you’ll be able to strive your hand at slackline strolling throughout the pageant too. In August, be part of the get together on the CHOPI Music Competition. It celebrates the musical heritage of the area.
December to February
December to February are the island’s wettest months. The quantity of rainfall you’ll expertise will depend on the place on the island you’ll be staying. The rainfall is far heavier on the coast compared to the north and south. In these areas, you’ll be able to anticipate loads of humidity and thunderstorms.
Come January, Mozambique’s cyclone season begins. In the event that they do hit the island, it’s possible it’ll hit the south. Due to this January and February are finest averted. In the event you’re seeking to keep on the northern aspect and also you don’t thoughts rainfall, you’ll get monetary savings on accommodations and lodging.