|Popular in||May||High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||October||Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop|
Information is based on travel restrictions from Canada to Malawi
Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Malawi.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Malawi.
Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering Malawi.
Health Declaration Form - Travelers must complete a health declaration form before their travel.
Travel Surveillance Form - Must be completed and presented upon arrival.
Returning to Canada from Malawi
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Malawi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Canada.
Visitors from Malawi are not required to quarantine after entering Canada.
YTO - LLW
C$ 1,545 - C$ 3,108
17 - 23 °C
0 - 102 mm
The “Warm Heart of Africa”, Malawi, is bordered by Zambia and Tanzania, with stunning Lake Malawi as its prized asset. In the past the only tourists who booked flights to Malawi were intrepid travellers venturing off the beaten track or those visiting as part of an educational trip. Although this still remains the case to some extent, those who have seen photographs of this stunning country or seen a documentary are eager to discover it. The reputation of the Malawians is yet another reason travellers book flights to Malawi; they’re hospitable, friendly and easy going.
Malawi’s biggest attractions are its game reserves, national parks and secluded beaches. Nyika Plateau, a game reserve in the north, is one of the world’s highest reaching a staggering 7,500ft (2,300m) and boasting plush grasslands and cascading waterfalls. At the south end of Lake Milawi along the Upper Shire River is Liwonde National Park, home to hippos, elephants, zebra, antelope and crocodiles.
The beaches along the shores of Lake Malawi are tranquil yet offer visitors an abundance of water activities ranging from snorkelling and diving to sailing. Another popular spot is Nkhata Bay in the north which has some quaint fishing villages along its shores.
Malawi is roughly the same temperature all year round. June and July are the coolest months of the year, when the temperature averages 21 C and nights are brisk in the highlands. The rainy season lasts from November to April and can be the cheapest time for flights.
May to August are good times to book Malawi flights when the weather is cool and dry and good for outdoorsy pursuits.
The hottest – and most humid – months of the year are September and October.
Off season is between November and April. This is the wet season when conditions are humid.
There are domestic air services from Lilongwe and a bus and train network, but train services are slow. The road network varies. Major roads are generally in good condition, but smaller roads can be very poor. In many parts of Malawi, the motola system supplements public transport. Two inexpensive ferries travel between Monkey Bay and Chilumba once a week.