Packing is key to a successful trip and we want your adventure to be fantastic. Here’s a list of what you should consider packing before flying to the warm heart of Africa. Remember to pack accordingly to the climate, Malawi’s generally tropical.
Remember to pack accordingly to the climate, Malawi’s generally tropical. Rainy season runs from November to April. There is little to no rainfall throughout much of the country from May to October. The temperature and climate vary a lot depending on the terrain and altitude, the lake, for example, is warmer than Lilongwe. Mount Mulanje and Nyika Plateau can be pretty cold.
Zambia is situated in the tropics and receives good rainfall. It has a dry season from May to the end of October and a wet season from November to April. At this time many areas become inaccessible and most camps in Kafue, Lower Zambezi and more remote parks close down. The Mfuwe sector of South Luangwa is accessible year-round. The further north, the earlier the rains arrive and the later they leave. Eastern and higher areas generally receive more rain than western and lowland areas. The dry season is divided into the cool dry season (May to August) and the hot dry season (September and October).
Packing for a safari