Climate ~ Pumulani, Lake Malawi
January, February and March are the peak rainy months and Pumulani is closed.
April and May are mostly dry months with only the odd storm. These are great months to visit the Lake – nice temperatures, clear skies and hardly any wind.
June, July and August - our winter months with occasional strong winds. Pumulani is mostly shielded from these winds. The nights are cool and day temperatures are very pleasant.
September - the temperatures start to rise, the lake is calm and the air becomes hazy.
October and November are the hot and often humid months. The lake is calm, excellent for water sports and very cooling.
December and the temperatures are still quite high but can be cooled down by early rains.
|Average Rainfall and Temperature data for Nankumba Area|
Climate ~ Mkulumadzi, Majete Wildlife Reserve
Mkulumadzi can be visited all year round though there are two distinct seasons, each offering a different experience.
The winter months from April through September are cooler and drier, making this the most comfortable time of year to visit. Daytime temperatures are typically around the mid 20s (°C) and evenings are pleasantly cool.
During the winter months the grass is shorter and wildlife is more concentrated around water sources, making sightings easier.
In the summer months from October through March, the reserve is warm and wet. Temperatures peak in the 30s (°C) and the evenings remain warm.
Summer is a magical time to visit, as the bush is lush and green resulting in spectacular scenery. This is the best time of year for photography as the air has a crisp, sharp clarity. It is also the best time for birding as migrants are present and breeding plumages are in.
The lodge is situated in the lower Shire valley at an altitude of 170 meters above sea level.
|Average Rainfall and Temperature data for Majete Wildlife Reserve|