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

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Traveling to Nkhata Bay, Malawi? If you're planning to go to Nkhata Bay, I've got 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 Nkhata Bay, Malawi

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

Important essentials for Nkhata Bay, Malawi

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Nkhata Bay, Malawi by month

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January

In January, Nkhata Bay is extremely warm. 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 Nkhata Bay, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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February

February 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.

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March

If you vacation in Nkhata Bay during March, you will probably 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 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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April

April in Nkhata Bay is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

If you visit Nkhata Bay during May, you will probably find that it is a perfect temperature. 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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June

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

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July

If you vacation in Nkhata Bay during July, you will probably see 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 sometimes.

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August

August in Nkhata Bay is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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September

If you vacation in Nkhata Bay during September, you will probably notice that it is pretty consistently hot 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

If you go to Nkhata Bay 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

Traveling to Nkhata Bay in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

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December

In December, Nkhata Bay is extremely warm. 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 Nkhata Bay, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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