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

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Traveling to Mzuzu, Malawi? If you're planning to go to Mzuzu, this article contains 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 Mzuzu, Malawi

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

Important essentials for Mzuzu, Malawi

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

In January, Mzuzu is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Mzuzu, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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February

If you vacation in Mzuzu during February, you might see that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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March

March is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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April

In April, Mzuzu is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Mzuzu, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May in Mzuzu is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

June is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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July

July in this region is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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August

If you visit Mzuzu during August, you might see that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

If you vacation in Mzuzu during September, you will probably notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. 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).

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October

Traveling to Mzuzu in October, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Mzuzu is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 20s C).

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December

In December, Mzuzu is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Mzuzu, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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Activities for Mzuzu, Malawi

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Mzuzu.

If you see the Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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