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Mozambique in August


A dry season month, August is one of the best times to visit Mozambique, for really high quality wildlife viewing, beach activities, and boat trips out to see dolphins off the coast.

What's the weather going to be like in Mozambique in August?

  • Days are sunny and clear
  • August is a dry season month
  • Day temperatures are warm, while nights are cool
  • We recommend lots of layers and snug nightwear.

What are the highlights of visiting Mozambique in August?

  • Mozambique’s dry season is the best time to visit the country
  • There are very few mosquitoes
  • The warm waters around the coasts are full of humpback whales, who have migrated to East Africa from Antarctica
  • Dolphin sightings are particularly impressive this month, and it’s well worth taking a boat trip out to see the endearing mammals
  • August is amazing for sightseeing on Ilha de Moçambique and Ibo Island, and within capital city Maputo
  • It’s a great time for fishing
  • Clear conditions throughout Mozambique make for excellent opportunities for taking photos of wildlife and beautiful beaches alike.

Any lowlights?

  • As August is a school holidays month, it’s well worth booking your accommodation in advance
  • In some areas, nights can feel pretty chilly
  • The Quirimbas Archipelago can be windy this month.

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