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    Tourists Guide To Lilongwe & General Information

    Lilongwe is the largest City in Malawi, which is also the Capital. The population exceeds 1 million people in this historic, former fishing village. Lilongwe is almost in the middle of Malawi, and gets its name from the adjacent Lilongwe River.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Lilongwe

    Lilongwe is the seat of Malawi’s Government, and is a diverse and cultural City.

    What You Need To Know About Lilongwe

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Lilongwe.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Lilongwe?

    May to October are the best times to visit Lilongwe, as this is generally the dry season where temperatures are a bit more bearable.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Lilongwe?

    You generally do not need a Visa when travelling to Lilongwe or any other City in Malawi.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Lilongwe?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Lilongwe will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. Insect Repellent is also advised.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Lilongwe?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Lilongwe. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Lilongwe?

    Kamuzu International Airport is a fairly new airport, and serves as Malawi’s main airport with regular flights all around Africa. It is best to rent a car or find out via your travel or booking agent what the best forms of public transport are. Having your own car is really advisable. There are bus services and airport shuttles that can be used.

    Attractions And Places To Visit In Lilongwe

    Malawi’s Capital City of Lilongwe house 1.1 million people and is centrally located in the Country. It is the economic capital and there is constant construction going on in the City (Well it seems like it anyway).

    Where To Go When Visiting Lilongwe?

    Wherever you end up in Malawi, there is one thing that is for certain. You have to visit Lake Malawi. This is one of the most beautiful places in the World. The natural setting and seeming less crystal clear waters are amazing. There are hundreds of small colourful fish called cichlids that can be seen all around the shores of the Lake.

    Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

    This wildlife and rescue centre is one of the main attractions in Lilongwe, and guided tours of done to show you how animal rehabilitation works and each animal has it’s own history. There are also hiking trails through the adjacent nature reserve. If you are in Lilongwe this is a must visit. There are a variety of African animals to see and get up close and personal with.

    Other places to see and visit in Lilongwe are:

    • Gems & Jewellery Lanka
    • Kumbali Cultural Village
    • Parliamentary Buildings
    • World War I Memorial
    • Old Town Mall
    • Vision Gaming
    • National Herbarium & Malawian Botanical Gardens
    • Nkhoma Mountain
    • Maula Cathedral

    How Old Is Lilongwe?

    Lilongwe had always been a fishing village, and its history dates back hundreds of years. It was officially founded in 1906 and was officially recognized as a City in 1947. It became the Capital of Malawi in 1975.

    Where Can I Go To Eat In Lilongwe?

    Lilongwe offers a variety of local and international dishes at a variety of restaurants.

    The top 5 restaurants in Lilongwe are:

    • Lark Café
    • Bombay Palace
    • Ana Khofi
    • Kat Man Doo
    • Latitude 13

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