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Whale Sharks In June?

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Whale Sharks In June?

My wife and I are traveling to Africa this summer and are planning a few stops over 3 weeks. We are very determined to swim with whale sharks at some point in our lives. We tried in the Philippines last year but they left the area we visited a week or two before we arrived. :(. Mozambique and Tofo seem like a great spot. But I can't find specifics on the concentration of them or the conditions in early June. Any help is appreciated. I know they are wild animals and nothing is guaranteed. However, I'd like to know that there is a very good chance of seeing them that time of year if we go! Thank you so much!

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1. Re: Whale Sharks In June?

Anyone?

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2. Re: Whale Sharks In June?

Hi,

Numbers of Whale Sharks have dropped a lot in Tofo in the last few years, the Chinese are fishing everything....

you used to be able to pop up any time but I think it is a little more seasonal now, however I dont know the best seasons! I would recommend looking at the Facebook Group "Mozambique Tourism para todos", it has lots of experts on Moz tourism there.

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Hi,

If you're really keen to swim with whale sharks - go to Mexico (near Cancun) and you can guarantee them! I think the best time is July and August when there are literally hundreds of them there but I think you can also see them in June and September.

MUCH nearer for you than Mozambique!!

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5. Re: Whale Sharks In June?

Hi Librahi,

Did you end up seeing Whale sharks in Tofo?

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6. Re: Whale Sharks In June?

We didn't go. Decided to do Zanzibar instead.

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