What to pack for Blantyre area in Malawi in June.

IMG_4227Before you travel to Malawi contact your doctor a couple of months beforehand to check on necessary vaccinations etc. Currently it is advisable to take anti malarial tablets. Research the cost of these as often a large supermarket with attached chemist can be the cheapest bet. Asda in my area won the day.

Still on the subject of insects, take some repellent with you, I use a Cotswolds Outdoor spray and find it easy to use and it works for me and he who likes to think he is obeyed. I didn’t see many insects in June but it is better to be safe than sorry. Also take a mosquito net, I purchased mine online from Amazon UK Even for unpractical me I managed to hook it to the ceiling. Make sure you tuck it right in and under the mattress and have no gaps.

I was also advised to take A sterile needle kit and Water purification tablets, fortunately I didn’t need either as bottled water was easy to come by and I didn’t need any medical treatment.

Malawi is cool during June but can be changeable. The temperatures drop considerably early evening and morning, so consider this when packing .

You will need a warm jumper or hoody for cool evenings and mornings.

Waterproof jacket for the odd shower.

Comfortable shoes as many roads are not made up and are full of deep potholes so sensible shoes or trainers needed.

Depending on what you are doing during the day, but generally casual light clothing like shorts and t shirts will be acceptable in most places.

A head torch as there can be power outages.

Take wet wipes in case water for showers is an issue and might be needed for general hygiene and toilets.

It might be difficult to get hold of tablets for headache and diarrhoea so take plenty with you.

Malawi welcomes any help so spare clothing, paper and pens will always be welcome.

For more about Malawi click on – Entry requirements for Malawi

Blantyre airport, (Chileka) Malawi.

Brendan Rendall in Malawi

Emma Timmis – truly an inspiration!

#runmalawi~Brendan Rendall update.

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