the best time of year for a holiday to Malawi?
Malawi occupies a stunning tropical location in the southernmost reaches of the Great Rift Valley, cradled by mountainous escarpments and with an immense lake at its heart.
Much of its landmass is low lying beside the lake, and therefore remains warm year round with varying levels of humidity. The high plateaux and mountains such as Nyika and Mulanje can get very cold during the winter months of June, July and August, being more than 2,000 metres above sea level. They generally warm up during the day, but at these altitudes the nights are cool year round.
These months are Malawi’s dry season, and are the best months in which to visit. Days are sunny and hot, while evening and overnight temperatures are cooler until August when they start to climb again. October is very hot during the day and fairly hot overnight.
Malawi’s summer months are the wetter months with the majority of the rains falling in January and February. From the end of November through to March it can often be hot, humid and wet, making it less appealing as a destination, with many of the good lodges closed during these months.
We thought you might enjoy samples of trips our clients have enjoyed in a variety of price ranges, including small group travel and customized adventures. Feel free to use these as starting points to inspire your own custom made or group travel experience. Our experts are standing by ready to design an itinerary that's perfect for you.
Chundukwa's stilted chalets sitting on the banks of the Upper Zambezi River provide the perfect start to this “Zambia and Malawi” adventure. Watch the Zambezi River...More details on Zambia & Lake Malawi Adventure
$7,274 per person
Tongabezi's Nut House provides an idyllic setting on the banks of the Upper Zambezi River from which to visit the Victoria Falls and the attractions of the Livingstone area.More details on Ultimate Zambia and Malawi
$11,332 per person