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

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

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

Important essentials for Zomba, Malawi

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Zomba, 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 COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

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

  • (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 often get worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country 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 great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

If you go to Zomba in January, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

In February, Zomba is a perfect temperature. 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 Zomba, with of the days of the month having rain.

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March

If you visit Zomba during March, you are likely to notice that it is a perfect temperature 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

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

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May

May in Zomba is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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June

If you are traveling to Zomba in June, you will notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

July here 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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August

In August, Zomba 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 Zomba, with of the days of the month having rain.

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September

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

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October

In October, Zomba is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly 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 Zomba, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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November

November for Zomba is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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December

In December, Zomba is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and occasionally 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 Zomba, with of the days of the month having rain.

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