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

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Traveling to Southern Malawi, Malawi? If you're planning to go to Southern Malawi, we 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 Southern Malawi, Malawi

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

Important essentials for Southern Malawi, Malawi

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Southern 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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.

  • (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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • 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 areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Southern Malawi is a perfect temperature. 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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February

February for Southern Malawi is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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March

If you visit Southern Malawi during March, you are likely to see that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 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 5-10 days this month.

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April

If you are traveling to Southern Malawi in April, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

If you visit Southern Malawi during May, you are likely to see that it is warm 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 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

June is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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July

If you vacation in Southern Malawi during July, you might notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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August

In August, Southern Malawi is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Malawi, with of the days of the month having rain.

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September

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

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October

If you visit Southern Malawi during October, you may see that it is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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December

In December, Southern Malawi is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and sometimes jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Malawi, with of the days of the month having rain.

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