Lilongwe City Tours

Lilongwe city tours

Lilongwe City Tours

The Capital City of Malawi and one of the major entry points into the country. It is the seat of government and is located in the central region. Lilongwe started as a small village on the banks of the Lilongwe River and became a British colonial administrative center at the start of the 20th century. Lilongwe is sometimes referred to as the green city because of its well-tendered gardens and abundant trees, exotic and indigenous.

Things to do

  • Visit Wildlife Centre to learn more about rescued animals that are being prepared to be released into the wild.
  • Drive around Lilongwe City. Visit Parliament, a memorial to the first President of Malawi Dr.Hestings Kamuzu Banda after Malawi gained independence from Britain.
  • Visit a local market. Visit World War I Memorial and climb the tower to have a breathtaking view of the city. Stop at Lilongwe Central Musjid, the old town mall.
  • Walk around Lilongwe with a local professional tour guide. Lunch at the local restaurant to try Malawian traditional dishes.

How to get to and around Lilongwe city

All international flights have the option to land in either the capital Lilongwe (5-7 times per week) or Blantyre (2-3 days per week). Regional links between Malawi and Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are provided by Malawi Airlines and some of the national airlines of those countries.

The best way to get around Lilongwe is by a private car but you can still get around by motorbikes however we highly recommend booking a tailored tour that will give you an opportunity to have a driver who really knows their way round the places saving you the hustle, this is an exceptional city not to miss while on a vacation in Malawi.

Where to stay in Lilongwe city

Being the main capital of Malawi accommodation facilities are available in Lilongwe but the main question is choice most of our safaris to Malawi will stay in Kumbali Lodge, Latitude 13° hotel, Sunbird Lilongwe Hotel for any further accommodation requests please feel free to contact our Malawi Safari Experts.


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