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Mozambique in January


A month best avoided for travel to Mozambique, January features near-relentless rains, high humidity, and even cyclones in southern regions – but it’s brilliant for birding and turtle spotting.

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

  • Days and nights can be very rainy and humid
  • It’s wet season, and the rains last for longer in the north of the country than in the south – usually by a few weeks
  • Temperatures are high
  • Light layers and waterproofs are essential
  • It can get very windy on the beaches, and in southern regions there might even be cyclones.

What are the highlights of visiting Mozambique in January

  • Availability of properties is generally good for beach destinations
  • In some areas, it’s rare for rain to last in excess of a few hours
  • An impressive five species of turtle nesting along the country’s coast all come waddling ashore to lay their eggs in the sand
  • The turtles provide a superb subject for photography, as long as you have a good zoom lens.

Any lowlights?

  • Mozambique can get very crowded this month, as it’s school holidays in Southern Africa
  • The humidity can feel uncomfortably high
  • There are lots of mosquitoes.

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