Known as “the warm heart of Africa”, this narrow jewel of a country is dominated by Lake Malawi, which at 375 miles long and up to 50 miles wide, is more like an inland ocean. Malawi offers a host of delights to beach and adventure lovers alike with its unspoilt beaches, welcoming villages, majestic mountains and plateaus, rivers, wetlands and game parks. Malawi has a strong cultural heritage and its people are known for their charm and hospitality.
The best time to visit Malawi overall is probably May - August when it is dry and cool. September and October, although dry, can become extremely hot in the low areas - however this time is excellent for wildlife viewing as animals converge around water points. The wet season between December and March is hot and humid, however this time is popular around Lake Malawi. In the higher areas, the climate is pleasant all year round, although night-time temperatures can drop below freezing in July.