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Malawi in December

December

The first month of green season, December sees plenty of rain and the beginning of low season – many of Malawi’s lake lodges are now closed.

  • DAY TIME MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE = 84°F
  • NIGHT TIME MINIMUM TEMPERATURE = 72°F
  • AVERAGE RAINFALL = 257mm
  • AVERAGE SUNSHINE = 7 hours

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

  • December is the first month of green season
  • There’s very little respite from the heat
  • It’s hot during the day and at night too
  • Cool layers are a must, under sturdy rainwear

What are the highlights of visiting Malawi in December?

  • It’s a thrilling month for crocodile viewing, with each mother croc helping her babies to hatch before carrying them to the edge of Lake Malawi in her mouth, in readiness for life in the water
  • Combine Lake Malawi and Zambia, and you’ll enjoy particularly gorgeous green scenery and great birding in the latter destination.
  • Where lake lodges stay open, there’s good availability
  • Rates are relatively low

Any lowlights?

  • The onset of rains sees an end to sunbathing season.
  • Many of the more remote Zambian bushcamps are closed
  • Some lake lodges close
  • There are lots of mosquitoes