Best Time to Visit – Lengwe NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

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July to October is the middle to the end of the Dry season, and these are the best wildlife viewing months. All water in the bush has dried out and animals congregate at the waterholes. October is, however, extremely hot and the heat is not for everyone.

Best Time July to October (Dry bush, animals are easy to find)
High Season July to October (The park never gets very busy)
Low Season mid-November to May (Low season rates apply)
Best Weather April to August (It is cooler and hardly ever rains)
Worst Weather November to March (Hot and wet weather)

May to October Dry Season

  • Best wildlife viewing with animals found around waterholes
  • It is sunny, and rarely rains
  • Malaria risk is minimal
  • Sky is very hazy and the bush looks parched
  • October and November are unbearably hot
  • Mornings are cold from May to August

November to April Wet Season

  • The scene is green and fresh
  • Fewer tourists, and rates might be lower
  • Best birding time as migratory species are present
  • There are many newborn animals
  • Wildlife viewing is better in the Dry season
  • Very hot and humid
  • Malaria is a bigger concern than in the Dry season
  • Roads become bad, and sometimes impassable
  • Park might close from mid-January until the end of May

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to go to Malawi by Major Park

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