Mzuzu, Malawi: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Mzuzu, Malawi? If you're planning to go to Mzuzu, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

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.

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

January

If you are traveling to Mzuzu in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

April

April in Mzuzu is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

May

If you visit Mzuzu during May, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants

June

If you go to Mzuzu in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear

July

If you visit Mzuzu during July, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

August

If you go to Mzuzu in August, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

November

If you visit Mzuzu during November, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 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 a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts

December

December in this region is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Mzuzu
  • Appropriate museum wear

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