Best Time to Visit – Liwonde 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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The best wildlife viewing months are July to October, from the middle to the end of the Dry season. At this time, water in the bush has dried out and animals congregate at the river. October is, however, extremely hot and many people prefer a cooler time of year.

Best Time July to October (Dry bush, animals are easy to find)
High Season July to October (The park is busy, rates are higher)
Low Season mid-November to May (Low season rates apply)
Best Weather April to August (It is cooler and it hardly ever rains)
Worst Weather November to March (Hot and wet weather)

May to October Dry Season

  • Wildlife watching is at its best
  • Sunny days with no rainfall
  • Mosquitoes are few, so malaria is less of a risk
  • Park gets quite busy
  • It’s very hazy and the bush looks parched
  • October is unbearably hot

November to April Wet Season

  • The ‘emerald season’ is green and fresh
  • Few tourists around and rates are lower
  • Presence of migratory birds makes this the best time of year for birding
  • Many newborn animals
  • Dry season is better for wildlife viewing
  • Can be very hot and humid
  • Malaria is more prevalent
  • Roads can quickly deteriorate and become impassable; a 4x4 is essential

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to go to Malawi by Major Park

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  • Liwonde National Park
    JanJ
    FebF
    MarM
    AprA
    MayM
    JunJ
    JulJ
    AugA
    SepS
    OctO
    NovN
    DecD
  • JanJ
    FebF
    MarM
    AprA
    MayM
    JunJ
    JulJ
    AugA
    SepS
    OctO
    NovN
    DecD
  • JanJ
    FebF
    MarM
    AprA
    MayM
    JunJ
    JulJ
    AugA
    SepS
    OctO
    NovN
    DecD

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