Change Location

Select your country below for local telephone numbers and guide prices

Our Covid-19 Guarantee. Find out more

Best time to visit Malawi

Although Malawi is a landlocked country, a large portion of it is dominated by Lake Malawi. Treated as a beach destination, Malawi can combine very easily with Zambia to form a fantastic bush-and-beach holiday. Our view on the best time to visit Malawi takes into consideration Zambia’s best walking and wildlife seasons, and also when the activities on Lake Malawi are available. From December to March it’s the humid green season during which many lodges are closed, so we advise generally avoiding those months and visiting Malawi in either the shoulder or the peak season. For scuba diving, sunbathing, and sailing, we suggest heading out during the dry shoulder season – May, June, or October – when the lake conditions are perfect. For a more in-depth month-by-month guide, please scroll through the information below.

africa yellow

Let us help you create your own bespoke African safari

Get matched with a dedicated Yellow Zebra expert and plan the adventure of a lifetime

Call an expert  

Contact Us >>

The top places to explore on your Malawi safari holiday

Malawi offers a totally off-the-beaten-track experience, featuring beautiful beaches and luxury lodges on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Malawi Map square
zebra icon 50 opacity

Get matched with a dedicated YZ expert

Let us help you create the best safari suited to you.

Call an expert  

Contact Us >>

Call now   rTapNumber403401

Start Planning Your Bespoke African Safari

Perfect Safari Safariman

Expert Safari Knowledge

Call us and get matched with a dedicated YZ expert; boasting first-hand African safari experience.

Perfect Safari Map

Tailor-made African Safaris

Plan the adventure of a lifetime. We create bespoke luxury safari experiences unlike any other.

Perfect Safari Portal

A Bespoke Itinerary

Our online portal has your itinerary, which you can customise. All you need to do is pack your suitcase.

Perfect Safari Africa

Carefree Travel

You’ll be looked after every step of the way. Our experts are on hand 24/7 should you need anything.

Call an expert rTapNumber403401

Start planning >>

'Europe's Leading Safari Tour Operator' at the World Travel Awards

8 years in a row, since 2015