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Best Time to Visit Mozambique

The May to November winter season is when to go to Mozambique for cooler temperatures and the least chance of rain; December to April is the wet summer season although it generally rains in brief but vigorous downpours after which the sun comes out again. Note that January and February is cyclone season in southern Mozambique and there's every chance of a great deal of torrential rain - we'd advise avoiding the Bazaruto Archipelago at this time.

If the main focus of your Mozambique holiday is game viewing then the best time to visit Mozambique is during the dry months of August and September when the bush has thinned out and wildlife is concentrated around rivers and waterholes.

Planning on combining a visit to Mozambique with other Southern Africa destinations? read our advice on the:


For more information on when to go to Mozambique, use our detailed climate guide below or simply enquire with one of our Africa Safari Experts.



At a Glance

Mozambique's two Indian Ocean archipelagos are its undisputed draw cards. Exclusive, unspoilt and offering superb diving, these islands are ideal for honeymoons and post-safari escapes.