When to go

Malawi has a subtropical climate moderated by a high percentage of surface water and by the altitude ranging from 500 mt. and over 3,000 mt. Summers are hot and humid, particularly at Lake Malawi and in the Shire River valley, and winters are cooler, with temperatures that can fall considerably at night. The best time for a safari is the dry and cold winter between May and October, when wildlife congregates around waterholes and vegetation is sparse. The green season, running from November to April, is less favourable in terms of climate and game viewing. Nonetheless during this time of the year landscapes are luxuriant, Nyika Plateau is in bloom and many herbivores give birth to their young. This is a general indication, supposing this is your first safari in Malawi and that your priorities are relaxing at Lake Malawi and game viewing in the country’s parks and game reserves. Every season has its charm though, colours and nuances that make it unique and offers the opportunity of different encounters and experiences. If you have any special needs or interests or simply want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you on the best time for your safari experience in Malawi.

Dry season

May – October

Best for: relaxing, scuba diving and snorkeling at Lake Malawi, game viewing in the Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve, trekking on Nyika Plateau and Mount Mulanje.

Green season

November – April

Best for: fishing, bird watching, landscape photography, watching herbivores giving birth.