Best Time to Visit – Malawi
July to October are the best wildlife viewing months (from the middle to the end of the Dry season) as all water in the bush has dried up, and animals congregate around permanent water sources. Keep in mind, however, that October is extremely hot. The exception is Nyika Plateau, which gets very cold in the dry winter months. In Nyika, a more pleasant time is from November to May.
May to October –Dry Season – Winter
November to April –Wet Season – Summer
Best Time to Go to Malawi by Major Park
Liwonde NP and Majete WR offer great wildlife viewing throughout the year, but the best months are the dry winter months, from May to October. (Generally, the dry months usually bring nicer travel conditions in Malawi.) Most other wildlife parks in the country follow the same pattern. Nyika NP has a different pattern – it’s open throughout the year but the dry winter months from May to September/October are bitterly cold on the plateau, while the warmer months from November to April are more pleasant at this altitude.