Sarah - WILTSHIRE, UK
TRAVEL DATE: APRIL 2011 POSTED: OCT 2013
A Beach Holiday to Mozambique
Fantastic! Some of the best beaches I've ever seen and all off the beaten track. The snorkelling and clarity of the water was out of this world.
When is the best time
to go on holiday in Mozambique?
Although Mozambique stretches for around 1,250 miles along the eastern coastline of Africa, broadly speaking it has a single climatic zone throughout the country, with properties on Benguerra Island such as Azura enjoying a similar weather pattern to Vamizi in the far north.
January to March
Mozambique lies in the rain shadow of Madagascar and, as such, has relatively low rainfall. The majority of the rain falls during January and February, but temperatures are high and, despite some humidity, many people visit to escape the cold weather of the northern hemisphere’s winter.
March and April
These are super months to visit as the humidity falls and the sun is out for longer periods. It can take a little longer for the rain to clear from the northern areas such as the Quirimbas Archipelago.
May to October
These months are Mozambique’s dry season, with hot sunny days and only the occasional cloud and rain, which can always affect coastal areas. The evenings, nights and mornings can be cool in June, July and August, but with the sun rising quickly the days heat up quickly.
November and December
The first rains may fall in the north of the country in November and by December it’s likely that everywhere has had a shower. Days are hotter though and Mozambique is definitely a destination for a beach break to combine with a safari elsewhere.
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