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Best time to visit Mozambique

Since most visitors to Mozambique are coming to experience the wonderful coastline and Indian Ocean islands, the best time to come for most people will be the dry season. However there is some great diving to be had here, and so you may want to time your visit around the best times to see whales and whale sharks. Or maybe you're a fisherman - read on for what might be the best time for you.
You can come to Mozambique any time, but most people prefer to avoid the rainier months of January to March which are very hot, humid and wet. May to October are the all-round best months.



Despite its proximity to the equator, the high altitude keeps temperatures relatively cool. Temperatures vary considerably depending on their altitude, but do not vary much month from month. Rwanda's temperature ranges between 24°c and 28°c.

January - March: The heaviest rains fall on Mozambique from January to March in the south, but can be a month or more later than this in the northern region of the Quirimbas. November to March, however, are the best months for diving. Coastal temperatures will be around 31°c and it tends to be very humid.

April - May: This is autumn and it's generally warm and sunny with cooler nights. It's a popular time to come. You might still get a little rain in April, but May tends to be the start of the dry season.

June - September: This is winter and the dry season. It's sunny and coastal temperatures average around 27°c. Humpback whales tend to be seen in the southern seas around June to September, and in the north from about August to October. The good marlin fishing season start in about September around Bazaruto and last until about January.

October - December: October and November are spring and they bring warm sunny days and cooler nights. Whale sharks can often be seen near the Bazaruto archipelago from October to early December. The best months for birdwatching are November and December. December is the start of the rainy season. It's still good for marlin fishing.

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