Malawi – October see the last of the dry winter months as the humidity starts to build, along with impressive late afternoon clouds, towards the summer rains. There will be lots of false dawns with hugely impressive thunderstorms before the clouds finally break from mid-November onwards.
The game within the major parks of Majete and Liwonde remain pretty static and will be easier to see at the end of dry season, with the grasses having died back.
Lodges on the lakeshore benefit from the cooling effect of on-shore breezes although these can get a little strong at times – great though for sailing and wind-surfing!
My lodges of choice would be:
Chintheche Inn, for rustic beachfront charm.
Pumulani, for a more upmarket beach stay.