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Best Time To Visit Mozambique

When to go

The best time to go to Mozambique is from April to November, although the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos are hot year round. There is summer rainfall from December to March with occasional cyclones in February or March. April to November is generally dry in the south but April is still wet in the northern Quirimbas islands.

Best time to visit Mozambique

Getting there

There are daily flights from Johannesburg to Maputo, or we can transfer you by road from Nelspruit, near Kruger Park. Vilanculos is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago and there are daily flights from Johannesburg and Maputo, plus three flights weekly from Nelspruit.

Pemba is the entry airport for the Quirimbas, served by regular flights from Johannesburg and Maputo, plus some from Nairobi and Dar. The last leg to the islands is by light aircraft, helicopter or boat.

Time Zone

GMT +2 hours


Visas are required for Mozambique. British citizens can purchase visas at their point of entry, currently $25, though visa fees are expected to increase to $82 depending on point of entry.


Mozambique is a malarial area and precautions should be taken. Yellow fever inoculations are required if arriving from East Africa. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this  useful NHS website for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination.

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