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

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Traveling to Northern Malawi, Malawi? If you're planning to go to Northern Malawi, 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 Northern Malawi, Malawi

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

Important essentials for Northern Malawi, Malawi

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Malawi, 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

  • (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


  • N95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have 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 Northern Malawi, Malawi by month

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January

January in this region 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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February

In February, Northern Malawi is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Northern Malawi, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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March

March in Northern Malawi 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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April

April in Northern Malawi is 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

Traveling to Northern Malawi in May, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

Traveling to Northern Malawi in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you visit Northern Malawi during July, you are likely to see 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 high 40s F (single digits C).

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August

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

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September

Traveling to Northern Malawi in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

October can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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November

If you go to Northern Malawi in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

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

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