Malawi is one of the world’s safest destinations and Malawians are amongst the friendliest people in the world. Hence, it has rightly been named as ‘The Warm Heart of
Africa’. Malawi is a country in southeast Africa, surrounded by land on all sides, with Lilongwe being its capital. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, with
long-standing tribes and traditions, and breathtaking natural attractions such as Lake Malawi, Mount Mulanje, and Chongoni Rock Art Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore its sandy beaches, spectacular wildlife, gigantic mountains, and indulge in the most exciting adventure activities.
Best time to visit
Malawi is best explored in winter, from early May to October, with sunny days and cooler evenings. The areas around Lake Malawi remain warm during winter, making it
ideal for lake and beach visits, and water sports. You can get lucky with some game sightings during the season, and perhaps spotantelopes, elephants, tigers, etc. by
How to get there
Book cheap air tickets to Lilongwe at flight schedules that are best suitable to you. Lilongwe International Airport is the major airport of Malawi, providing regular
connectivity to chief cities of the world. Domestic
and international airlines such as Emirates
, Thai Airways, Air India
, Lufthansa, Silkair
, Singapore Airlines,
British Airways, Jet Airways, Vistara
, Etihad Airways
, etc. have many connecting flights every week from India to Lilongwe.
Places to stay
You can find all kinds of lodging options in Malawi, such as budget hotels, island lodges, luxury hotels, tented camps, Bed and Breakfasts, guesthouses, bay lodges,
and resorts. Blantyre, City Centre, and areas near the Lilongwe International Airport are the best places in Lilongwe for tourist accommodation. Lake Malawi, Mumbo
Island, Mulanje Mountain, and Sangilo peninsula are the other places in Malawi with good accommodation options. The per-night accommodation costs range from INR 4,500
to INR 7,500 approximately.
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Kumbali Cultural Village, Nkhoma Mountain, King African Rifles Monument, Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga, and Mwabvi Game Reserve are
the major attractions in and around Lilongwe. Lake Malawi, known as The Lake of Starsis a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the distant fishing boat lanterns, pristine
waters, and sandy lakeshore, as well as horseback riding in Kande Horse Stables and numerous lake activities like snorkeling, water skiing, kayaking, etc. The Lake
Malawi National Park is home to numerous freshwater fish (the mbuna) that are amazing to watch.
Mount Mulanje is Central Africa’s highest mountain (3,002 m) and its splendor can be experienced to the fullest by trekking up the mountain.
Nyika National Park (in the Nyika plateau) is the largest park in Malawi and a gorgeous sightseeing spot. Enjoy the shining highland grass, sun-kissed boulders, lovely
orchids, and chance to watch leopards, antelopes, zebras, reedbucks, elephants, bushbucks, jackals, duikers in their natural habitat. Likoma Island is a beautiful,
must-visit place, with secluded coves, sandy beaches, and the best water sports activities.
Do not miss the Chongoni Rock-Art located in central Malawi. It is enclosed by forested granite hills and features Central Africa’s highest concentration of rock art.
It represents the rock art tradition of farmers as well as paintings made by BaTwa hunter-gatherers.
Shopping in Malawi
Malawi has something unique for every tourist, from mahogany, teak and ebony carvings, dance masks, legendary folk figurines, recycled crafts, to colored batik
textiles, traditional beadwork, jewelry, clothing, traditional music instruments, soapstone figures, and baskets. Take home with you these unique items as gifts and
Malawi cuisine includes the culinary practices and foods of Malawi, with fish, tea, coffee, sorghum, sugar, potatoes, goats, corn, and cattle being very important
components. People here grow food in their own gardens and also trade it in the market for other supplies. Savor some of the scrumptious dishes and drinks of Malawi
such as Nsima (thick porridge), Chambo Fish (Tilapia) and other fish preparations, Maheu (yogurt beverage), Cocopina (soft drink), and varieties of Malawi
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