Best Time to Visit – Niassa NR

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 is the middle to the end of the Dry season, and these are the best wildlife viewing months as most water in the bush has dried out and thirsty animals congregate around the few water sources left. October is, however, extremely hot, which is too uncomfortable for people who don’t like the heat.

Best Time July to October (The bush is dry and animals are easier to find)
High Season June to October (The park never gets busy)
Low Season November to May (The park never gets busy)
Best Weather May to August (It is cooler and it hardly ever rains)
Worst Weather November to March (Hot and wet weather)

May to October Dry Season

  • Wildlife viewing is easier with animals gathering around the river
  • Lots of sunshine and it rarely rains
  • Minimal risk of contracting malaria, with few mosquitoes around
  • Hazy skies and dry bush
  • October is unbearably hot
  • From May to August, the mornings are chilly and warm clothing is necessary

November to April Wet Season

  • Air is fresh and the landscapes are green
  • Prime birding time with migrant birds around
  • Newborn animal season
  • Not much rain in November but it brings relief
  • Park might close from December until the end of April
  • Wildlife viewing is better in the Dry season
  • Heat and humidity can be oppressive
  • Malaria is a bigger concern than in the Dry season
  • Roads may become waterlogged and terrible for driving

Wildlife Photos

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