7 days in Malawi Itinerary

7 days in Malawi Itinerary

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7 days in Malawi Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Lilongwe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Blantyre
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Get outdoors at Kuti Wildlife Reserve and Safaris. Shop till you drop at Gems and Jewellery Lanka and Old Town Mall. There's much more to do: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral, and pick up some local products at Lizulu Market.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe holiday planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Lilongwe is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Blantyre.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kuti Wildlife Reserve
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary

3
nights
Blantyre

Blantyre ©
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
Step out of the city life by going to Majete Wildlife Reserve and Zomba Plateau. For shopping fun, head to La Caverna Art Gallery or Chichiri Shopping Centre. Take a break from Blantyre with a short trip to King African Rifles Monument in Zomba, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, and stop by Tiyamike Sewing.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Blantyre trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Lilongwe to Blantyre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Blantyre are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Zomba, Majete Wildlife Reserve
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Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau
St.Michael's and All Angels Church ©
St.Michael's and All Angels Church

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