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Best Hiking Trails in Mozambique

Overview

Mozambique is a southern African country with lots of beautiful coastline.  There are a few small mountainous areas in the far west and east central region, but very little information on hiking in these mountains.  The main areas for hiking in Mozambique are the Chimanimani Mountains, on the border with Zimbabwe, around the town of Manica and around the town of Gurue.  The best months to hike in Mozambique are April to October. Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in Mozambique. 

Capital: Maputo

When To Hike in Mozambique?

April – October: Dry season
November – March: Rainy season
Climate: Tropical – dry and rainy seasons

Accessibility of Hiking

Medium:  There are limited resources available to plan a hiking trip; you should go with a guide

Transportation required: Vehicle required to access trailheads

Where to stay in Mozambique for hiking:

  • Manica
  • Gurue

Top Places to Hike in Mozambique

Much of the country sits on a plateau and the mountainous areas rise up from the plateau; very small area that is mountainous compared with rest of the country. The main areas for hiking are in the Chimanimani Mountains and in Gurúè. Highest Mountain: Mount Binga (2436 m), in the Chimanimani Mountains

Filter out hiking places of Mozambique by month

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Around Manica

  • There are mountains around this town/city, but no information on hiking here

Around Gurúè

  • One of the primary hiking areas
  • Mt Namúli (2419 m), 2nd highest peak

Chimanimani Mountains

  • On the western border with Zimbabwe, these mountains are shared with both countries
  • Chimanimani National Reserve
    • Mount Binga
    • Need 4WD, no facilities, need a guide

Mozambique's Long Distance Trails

Mozambique's Walking & Hiking Resources

Mozambique Hiking Books: No hiking specific books

  • Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, by Mary Fitzpatrick, ‎James Bainbridge, ‎Trent Holden, 2017, Lonely Planet Publications 
  • Mozambique: Bradt Travel Guide, by Philip Briggs, 2017, Bradt Travel Guides

 

Best Hiking Trails in Mozambique:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • Mount Namuli
  • Mount Binga
  • Mount Domue
  • Chimanimani Mountains

 

Mozambique Hiking Websites:

 

Weather Website: 

 

Official Tourism Site:  

 

Apps: 

 

Maps: 

What Else To Do

  • Beaches

Other Important Points

  • Be careful of landmines