Best Time to Visit – Vwaza Marsh WR

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 part of the Dry season that is best for wildlife viewing as all water in the bush has evaporated, and animals congregate around predictable water sources. During this time, many animals come to drink at Lake Kazuni in front of the camp. October is, however, very hot so it’s not recommended for people who dislike temperature extremes.

Best Time Jul to Oct (The bush is dry, animals are around the lake)
High Season July to October (The reserve never gets busy)
Low Season mid-November to May (The reserve's low season)
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

  • Best time of year for wildlife viewing
  • Little rain and lots of sunshine
  • The park never gets very busy
  • The risk of malaria lessens
  • Hazy skies, and the bush looks parched
  • Uncomfortable heat in October
  • Mornings are cold from May to August

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November to April Wet Season

  • Green and fresh landscapes
  • Favorite time for birders as migratory species are present
  • There are many newborn animals
  • Wildlife viewing is not as good
  • It is very hot and humid
  • Malaria risk rises with the increase in water and mosquitoes
  • The road to the park becomes bad and 4x4 is necessary
  • Roads inside the park close after heavy rain

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Best Time to go to Malawi by Major Park

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