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Malawi in August


One of the most popular months to visit Lake Malawi, dry-season August is characterised by very little rain and loads of sunshine hours – perfect for sunbathers.

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

  • It’s hot but not humid during the day, while nights are comfortable on the whole
  • August is a dry-season month, with barely any rain
  • Temperatures start to rise as September looms
  • Layers are essential wear for warm days and cool evenings.

What are the highlights of visiting Malawi in August?

  • All of Lake Malawi’s lodges are open
  • It’s peak season, fantastic for sunbathing as well as a few watersports such as diving, snorkelling, and kayaking too
  • You’re very unlikely to encounter mosquitoes
  • August is an amazing month to be on safari in Zambia, with frequent big cat sightings and thrilling walking safaris – you could combine time in one of this country’s national parks and a few days on Lake Malawi.

Any lowlights?

  • It’s peak season, so rates are high
  • It can feel a little busier, as a lot of travellers visit during August – but Malawi is still comparatively off the beaten track.

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