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Malawi in December

December

December in Malawi is the start of the green season, where the country sees plenty of rain. This is also the beginning of the low season and many lodges around Lake Malawi are now closed.

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

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

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

What are the highlights of visiting Malawi in December?

  • Rates are relatively low
  • Combine Lake Malawi and Zambia, and you’ll enjoy particularly gorgeous green scenery and great birding in the latter destination
  • 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
  • Where lake lodges stay open, there’s good availability

Any lowlights?

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