Best time to travel:
- December to March is the time when the country receives the most rain. Humidity is also very high at this time.
- By around April or May the rains subside, the sun comes out and the humidity drops – better weather spreads gradually from the south to the north.
- June to October is the dry season, with often perfect tropical weather: clear skies, plenty of sun and almost no rain. This is the best time for most people to visit Mozambique. Although June to August are the coolest months, temperatures still reach over 30°C by day. During September and October it remains dry as daytime temperatures climb, though it cools down a lot at night.
- November is a less predictable month of transition. Sometimes the rains start, although many days remain sunny and hot. The rains generally start earlier in the north of the country
With its warm climate, beautiful beaches, excellent dive spots, magical offshore islands with idyllic island lodges, Mozambique is a serious option when choosing a beach getaway or as an add on to a safari. Snorkelling, fishing, dhow sailing, horse riding, scuba diving and dolphin tours are guaranteed to keep even the most hyper holiday maker occupied. Along the pristine coastline are several superb holiday resorts. The Mozambique coastline stretches for almost 2,000km, covering latitudes from about 11° to 27° South, and has a tropical ocean current running north to south along its length for the whole year.
Areas of Mozambique
- Niassa Game Reserve – in northern Mozambique is one of the most pristine wilderness areas in Africa. With a surface area of 42,000 km² the region is only just being discovered and contains by far the greatest concentration of wildlife in Mozambique. The magnificent scenery combined with its size and natural wealth makes the Niassa Game Reserve one of Africa’s last true wildernesses. In far Northern Mozambique, visitors to the Niassa reserve will find the Lugenda Wilderness Camp. With luxury tented accommodation that leads out onto a private veranda overlooking breath-taking scenery.
- Ponte Mamoli – only 25 km north of the South African border, the White Pearl resort at Ponta Mamoli is tucked behind Casuarina trees and is set along a 2km stretch of white beach. This luxury resort with its laid-back beachside chic décor offers a unique experience and a complete getaway for the discerning client.
- Maputo – the capital of Mozambique, Maputo is an exciting African city with a colonial flavour
- Benguerra Island – an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park with lush forests and pristine beaches. The Azura Mozambique’s luxury villas offer sparkling private pools, butler service, fresh seafood and activities such as fishing and scuba diving. The Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa offers the ultimate beach getaway for the whole family with activities such as deep sea fishing, scuba diving, windsurfing, water skiing and wake boarding or peaceful sailing on a traditional dhow boat as well as tennis, volley ball and golf.
- Magaruque Island – Relaxation, seclusion and natural beauty are words that describe this well-known marlin and sail fishing hotspot where ocean safaris and sunset cruises make the perfect afternoon. Magaruque Island is 1.6km long and 1.4 km wide and has a permanent deep water channel immediately in front of the Villas enabling guests to experience reef snorkelling on their doorstep. This beautiful Island boasts 6 luxury Villa’s, which are currently open to self-catering clients who would like to visit the island.
- The Quirimbas Archipelago – Northern Mozambique.The tropical waters around these islands are one of Mozambique’s best-kept secrets. Here in the clear waters that reach 30c in summer and rarely less than 26c in winter, you will discover a marine ecosystem that is absolutely pristine. The protected waters also offer some of the most spectacular fishing in the world.
- Matemo Island – is a remote tropical island in the Northern Quirimbas Archipelago. The island is 8km long. Each of the 24 palm-thatched, air-conditioned chalets of Matemo Island Resort opens onto the beach and is just a few steps away from the sea.
- Medjumbe Private Island – is the ultimate island getaway for those who wish to experience privacy and exclusivity in a remote tropical location. This tiny pristine island with its breathtaking coral reefs is world renowned for delicious seafood, gracious hospitality and exceptional diving
- Ibo Island – Ibo Island Lodge is award nominated and has been described as one of the most magical, atmospheric and unique lodges in Africa. The island is also one of the oldest and most romantic settlements in Africa and is nominated for World Heritage Status.