When is the best time to go to Mozambique?

When is the best time to go to Mozambique? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Mozambique, the weather is good everywhere in April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The weather is good all year in Maputo
  • On average, the warmest months in Maputo are January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are January and February
  • The cities with the best climate are Maputo, Inhambane, Tete, Vilankulo, Chibuto, Quelimane and Ressano Garcia, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Maputo are January, February, March and April

Annual weather in Mozambique

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Mozambique for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 70°F to 92°F
7 to 23 days*
February 70°F to 92°F
6 to 20 days*
March 70°F to 90°F
5 to 18 days*
April 68°F to 88°F
1 to 11 days*
May 65°F to 86°F
0 to 5 days*
June 59°F to 83°F
0 to 4 days*
July 59°F to 83°F
0 to 5 days*
August 65°F to 90°F
0 to 2 days*
September 70°F to 97°F
0 to 2 days*
October 72°F to 101°F
1 to 5 days*
November 74°F to 101°F
3 to 11 days*
December 72°F to 95°F
6 to 22 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Mozambique by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Mozambique

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Mozambique and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Maputo, Beira, Nampula, Gorongosa National Park and Inhambane, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Mozambique

Find out when Mozambique has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Mozambique

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, June and July. The number of visitors to Mozambique is high in: April, May, August, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Mozambique: January, February and March.
  • Low season in Mozambique: June and July.
  • High season in Mozambique: May, September and October.
  • Peak season in Mozambique: April, August, November and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Mozambique month by month

Average price for flights to Mozambique

A return flight between London and Maputo is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 784 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 351 more for your airline ticket to Maputo if you go in august.

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Where to go in Mozambique?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Gorongosa National Park86°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F79°F85°F90°F92°F92°F88°F
Ressano Garcia85°F85°F85°F81°F79°F76°F74°F77°F83°F83°F85°F86°F


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

About Mozambique

What can I do in Mozambique?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Mozambique reliable?

Climate data for Mozambique has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Mozambique allows us to determine the average for each month in Maputo, Beira, Nampula, Gorongosa National Park, Inhambane, Lichinga, Pemba, Tete, and 5 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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