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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.

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

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