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Malawi in September


This is a late dry season month, with exceptionally good conditions for sailing and diving.

What's the weather going to be like in Malawi in September?

  • Days are very hot and night-time temperatures are rising
  • It’s dry season, but just out of peak season for Malawi
  • It’s getting hotter, and the humidity is starting to return
  • We recommend light layers
  • Lake Malawi experiences a lot of windy afternoons, ideal for sailing.

What are the highlights of visiting Malawi in September?

  • All lake lodges are open this month
  • As well as sailing, you can enjoy sunbathing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, and much more
  • It’s very rare to meet with mosquitoes
  • September is a great time to combine a holiday on Lake Malawi with a Zambia safari, as the latter type of trip involves loads of wildlife highlights – big cats, huge hippos, and colourful flocks of carmine bee-eaters

Any lowlights?

  • Some years, the heat builds quickly throughout the month and can feel stifling
  • Early September can be busy for Malawi, but tourist numbers drop towards mid-month.
  • It is peak season for a safari in Zambia, which can make bush–beach combos more costly.

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