When to Go
Travel to Malawi during dry winter
Travel to Malawi during its long dry winter – May to October. Not only will you enjoy the best weather for Lake Malawi but it’s prime time for game viewing across the region. You’ll catch Malawi’s parks at their best and neighbouring Zambia is in peak game viewing season. Activities like white water rafting and guided walking safaris are at their best, there’s plenty of water thundering over Victoria Falls, and the risk of malaria is at its lowest.
Conditions are warm and dry with cool nights from May to August; temperatures rise several degrees in September and October but game viewing is at is most exciting in Zambia, Victoria Falls and Botswana. Rains become heavy in December and the risk of malaria increases as the rainy season unfolds. You’ll see Malawi at its greenest and the bird watching is excellent but you are unlikely to get a consistently dry and sunny beach holiday.