Find out when is the best time to travel to Mozambique including climate information and the best time of year for birding, fishing and diving.
The wet season in Mozambique falls in summer. During summer the humidity is high, with temperatures between 22 and 32 degrees Celsius (72 to 89 degrees Fahrenheit). It often rains in the afternoons during summer. In winter it is cooler but still warm with temperature between 18 to 24 degrees Celsius (55 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit).
Mozambique has a warm tropical climate which makes it a wonderful holiday destination. The dry season is considered to be the best time to visit Mozambique and is the peak tourist season.
Between June and September are the best times to take a trip.
Mozambique offers different things to travellers. Although diving is possible all year round your experience may depend on the weather. The windiest months are February and August and this will affect visibility during dives. Game fishing takes place all year round, but September is a great month for King Fish and is the end of the Sail Fishing season.
Diving takes place year round but the conditions on the day may affect your dive. Over 1200 species of fish occur in the waters off the Mozambique coast. Some of the most untouched reefs in the world lie off the coast of Mozambique.
The best time to go to Mozambique for diving is during the winter months between May and September this is because there is less wind, fewer storms and the current is not as strong. This all increases visibility. Whales are generally seen off the coast from June to October.
Fishing is possible all year round with good catches of Tuna and King Fish. Surf and night fishing is good throughout the year. Big game fishing such as Marlin, Sail Fish and Wahoo each has their own season. The Marlin season runs from October to January.
Mozambique may not be considered one of the world's greatest birding destinations, but its diverse eco-systems are home to over 600 species of birds. In mid- summer between November and February many species can be seen, including rare species of Cuckoo and many migratory species.