Mozambique enjoys a warm tropical climate and just two seasons – wet and dry. The dry season runs from April to December and brings with it sunny days, clear skies and temperatures between 26°C and 32°C. These are the ideal conditions for beach days in the dreamy Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos. With calm waters, it’s also a great time to take advantage of the amazing snorkelling and scuba diving on offer.
Within the dry season, September to November is considered the prime time for game viewing in Mozambique’s national parks. As the bush thins out and the wildlife begin to congregate around the rivers and remaining waterholes, you can expect some incredible close-up sightings. Migrating humpback and southern right whales can also be spotted off the coast.
The rainy season kicks in in January and continues on until March, a period characterised by hot and humid weather. Rain in this period usually occurs in brief, sharp downpours, and is typically followed by sunshine. Cyclones can be a problem along the southern coast at the start of the year, so we would avoid travelling in the Bazaruto Archipelago at this time. By April the rains will have let up revealing lush landscapes and clear, sunny days.