The weather in Malawi

It may be one of Africa's smallest countries but when it comes to adventure and exploration, Malawi has much to offer. Lake Malawi is the most popular destination and although Malawi is not a prime wildlife destination, conservation is improving and wildlife numbers are increasing.

(1)Mumbo Island in Lake Malawi - Photo by Kayak Africa Pumulani122 Pumulani065

The wet season is from November to April and the dry season is from May to the end of October. In the wet season, many roads across Malawi are affected and a 4x4 vehicle is essential.

Malawi Holidays - best times to visit...

Here is a general guide for the best times to visit for some of Malawi's popular activities:

  • Water Sports: June to October
  • Photography: Wildlife is easiest spotted and photographed between June to October.
  • Wildlife: May to October.
  • Bird watching: Year round, best from November to April.

Please contact the Mahlatini team if you have a question about the Malawi climate and the choice of luxury accommodation we offer.

Selected Malawi Holidays

Our favourite itineraries, showcasing the best of Malawi

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