Whale season has started in Mozambique

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Whale season has started in Mozambique

July brings the start of Whale Season to Mozambique. The Southern Right and Humpback Whales migrate to warmer waters during the months of July – December and this year the whales have already been spotted as early as late May. The best time to see whales in Mozambique is from August – September. Throughout the Whale Season, clients visiting Mozambique may be lucky enough to spot the Whales.

They migrate to cold waters in high latitudes to feed and then move on to warmer waters to mate and give birth. Each migration season is an extremely important opportunity for marine biologists and dedicated volunteers to collect crucial data on the Whales through digital photography, studying behaviour, GPS positioning and DNA collection.

Top 2 destinations recommended by Planet Dive:
Nuarro Lodge
Stay for 5 nights and only pay for 4 nights.

Nuarro Lodge an eco-friendly lodge, on Nuarro Bay which is a protected area, with diving directly from the beach amid a beautiful coral reef. From July to December, Humpback whales visit the wider Memba Bay with their young. Power is based on a hybrid system of solar panels, wind turbine and batteries.
Mozambique Nampula Province NUARRO Lodge

Mozambique Nampula Province NUARRO Lodge

Azura Quilalea
Stay for 6 nights and only pay for 5 nights.

Azura at Quilalea is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer in the 9 seafront villas.

Cabo Delgado Photo Gallery

Inhambane Photo Gallery