Best Time to Visit – Nyika 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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Nyika National Park doesn’t follow the same pattern in terms of the best months to visit as other parks in the region. The wet summer months from November to May are the best months for wildlife viewing on the plateau as the weather is fair, and less cold for visitors. There tend to be more animals on the plateau at this time (some descend to lower altitudes as it gets colder).

Best Time Nov to May (More animals and pleasant temperatures)
High Season July to October (Never busy, but high season rates)
Low Season November to June (Low season rates apply)
Best Weather November to May (It is warmer)
Worst Weather June to August (It is very cold at night and in the early morning)

May to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Lots of sunshine and clear skies
  • The park never gets very busy
  • High season rates apply from July to October
  • The sky is very hazy and the grass is yellow
  • It is very cold at night and in the morning

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Wildlife viewing is at its best
  • The scenery is green and fresh
  • There are many wildflowers
  • There are few tourists and rates are lower
  • The best birding time as migratory birds are in the park
  • There are many newborn animals
  • Temperatures are pleasant
  • The roads become bad and a 4x4 might be necessary

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to go to Malawi by Major Park

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

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