Lilongwe, Malawi: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lilongwe, Malawi? If you're planning to go to Lilongwe, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Lilongwe, Malawi

Based on the climate and weather in Lilongwe, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Lilongwe, Malawi

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lilongwe, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Lilongwe, Malawi by month

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January

January in Lilongwe is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

If you vacation in Lilongwe during February, you will probably see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

If you go to Lilongwe in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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April

If you vacation in Lilongwe during April, you may find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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May

May in Lilongwe is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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June

June in Lilongwe is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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July

If you visit Lilongwe during July, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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August

August in Lilongwe is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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September

September for Lilongwe is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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October

If you visit Lilongwe during October, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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December

December in Lilongwe is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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