Maputo, Mozambique: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Maputo, Mozambique? If you're planning to go to Maputo, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Maputo, Mozambique

Based on the climate and weather in Maputo, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Maputo, Mozambique

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Maputo, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Maputo, Mozambique

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Maputo.

If you go to Tunduru Botanical Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

If you go to Museum of the Revolution, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

What to wear/what to pack for Maputo, Mozambique by month

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January

In January, Maputo is extremely hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Maputo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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February

In February, Maputo is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Maputo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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March

If you go to Maputo in March, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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April

April here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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May

If you are traveling to Maputo in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

June in Maputo is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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July

If you vacation in Maputo during July, you will probably see that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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August

If you vacation in Maputo during August, you may notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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September

If you vacation in Maputo during September, you might find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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October

October in Maputo is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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November

In November, Maputo is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and once in a while jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Maputo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

If you visit Maputo during December, you might see that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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