- The lakeshore areas have a low rainfall, and a warm relaxing
climate, with mean daily temperatures ranging from 26°C
in January to 21°C in July. The dry season is in winter
between May and October, The rainy season is between December
and April and there is always ample sunshine at the lakeshore.
- Dress is informal in Malawi. for daytime wear, men need
sports shirts and shorts and a pair of slacks for cooler days.
Woman need little more than light dresses, shorts, skirts
and tops. (not forgetting the essential swimming attire.)
- All visitors require valid passports. Check with the Malawi
Diplomatic Mission nearest you for current visa requirements.
- It is advisable to take the usual prophylactics against
malaria. The waters of Lake Malawi are generally free from
bilharzia, as are all the fast running mountain streams. For
your own comfort bring mosquito repellents.
- A departure tax of US$20 is levied on all international
departures. Passengers should pay this after checking in to
- International driving licences are acceptable in Malawi.
Petrol and diesel are freely available. Check with management
on road conditions who will gladly advise you on the best
routes to the lake.