Best Time to Visit – Gorongosa NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Mozambique.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.

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July to October, during the Dry season, are the best wildlife viewing months. The bush has thinned out and animals congregate around permanent water sources. October is very hot, though, and best avoided if you don’t like the heat.

Best Time July to October (The bush is dry and animals are easy to find)
High Season June to October (The park never gets busy)
Low Season November to May (The park closes from mid-December to end of March)
Best Weather April to August (It is cooler and it hardly ever rains)
Worst Weather November to March (Hot and wet weather)

May to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Best time for wildlife viewing
  • Sunny skies with little rainfall
  • Risk of malaria is minimal
  • Although this is the high season, the park never gets busy
  • The sky is very hazy and the bush looks parched
  • October is unbearably hot
  • There is a chill in the morning air from May to August

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Landscapes are lush and green
  • With migrants present, it’s the best time for birding
  • There are many newborn animals
  • Park closes from mid-December to the end of March
  • Wildlife watching is superior in the Dry season
  • Very hot and humid
  • Risk of malaria is greater
  • Roads become bad and are sometimes impassable

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to Go to Mozambique by Major Park

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  • Gorongosa National Park
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