Malawi Travel Planning: Useful InformationFlights, FX, Transfers

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Nkhata Bay

Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 9 am 22°C Light Rain Forecast
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 12 pm 23°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 3 pm 22°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Tue 22°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Wed 25°C Clear Sky
Weather in Liwonde, MW Thu 27°C Clear Sky
Weather in Liwonde, MW Fri 28°C Clear Sky

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Nkhata Bay...the gateway to stunningly beautiful and isolated parts of Lake Malawi including places only accessible by boat.

Get to Nkhata Bay by car first, but only if you have got time for paradise, if you like that sort of thing...

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Chileka Airport (Blantyre)

Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 9 am 27°C Scattered Clouds Forecast
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 12 pm 26°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 3 pm 22°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Tue 25°C Broken Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Wed 28°C Few Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Thu 30°C Scattered Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Fri 29°C Clear Sky

Airlines/Routes

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AirlineFrom
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EthiopianAddis Ababa
MalawianHarare
MalawianJohannesburg
SAAJohannesburg
EthiopianLilongwe
Kenyan AirwaysLilongwe
MalawianLilongwe
MalawianLusaka
Kenyan AirwaysNairobi

Transfers

Chileka Airport is situated at about 25 mins drive from Blantyre city.

Locally based drivers can also get you direct to Mulanje, Zomba, Majete, Liwonde and the southern lakeshore (including Cape Maclear) - but check timings.

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Lilongwe Airport (LLW)

Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 9 am 23°C Light Rain Forecast
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 12 pm 22°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 3 pm 19°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Tue 19°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Wed 23°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Thu 26°C Clear Sky
Weather in Liwonde, MW Fri 28°C Few Clouds

Airlines/Routes

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AirlineFrom
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EthiopianAddis Ababa
MalawianBlantyre
MalawianDar-Es-Salam
MalawianHarare
MalawianJohannesburg
SAAJohannesburg
Kenyan AirwaysLusaka
MalawianLusaka
ProflightLusaka
Kenyan AirwaysNairobi
MalawianNairobi
MalawianZanzibar

Transfers

Drivers with great feedback from previous visitors are availble for all Malawi destinations.

Return journey and ongoing travel may work out at even more economical prices.

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Senga Bay

Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 9 am 23°C Scattered Clouds Forecast
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 12 pm 23°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 3 pm 22°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Tue 19°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Wed 24°C Scattered Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Thu 27°C Few Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Fri 28°C Few Clouds

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Senga Bay is the Lake Malawi resort most accessible to Lilongwe. It's an excellent first stop from Lilongwe Airport whether you are proceeding onwards to the north or south.

There are lots of beautiful options for staying the night - get in touch if in doubt about which option suits your preferences. Or if you want a driver with great feedback from previous visitors.

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Cape Maclear

Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 9 am 22°C Light Rain Forecast
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 12 pm 22°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 3 pm 23°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Tue 26°C Broken Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Wed 25°C Few Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Thu 27°C Clear Sky
Weather in Liwonde, MW Fri 27°C Few Clouds

Transfers

Locally based drivers ensure value for money, local knowledge & punctuality.

For onward connections consider Liwonde (wildlife) & Zomba or Mulanje (mountains and hiking).

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Liwonde

Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 9 am 25°C Light Rain Forecast
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 12 pm 22°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 3 pm 21°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Tue 25°C Scattered Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Wed 26°C Broken Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Thu 29°C Clear Sky
Weather in Liwonde, MW Fri 27°C Light Rain

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Wonderful scenery and amazing encounters with wildlife.

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Mulanje

Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 9 am 25°C Light Rain Forecast
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 12 pm 26°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 3 pm 25°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Tue 28°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Wed 30°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Thu 28°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Fri 28°C Light Rain

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A lot of people heading to 'the great island in the sky' from Lake Malawi, Liwonde and Zomba go the long way around through Limbe / Blantyre.

We know the best routes to the mountain depending on where you are come from combined with your preferences (paths, huts, peaks, adventure levels and time available).

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Zomba

Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 9 am 26°C Scattered Clouds Forecast
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 12 pm 23°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Mon 3 pm 21°C Moderate Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Tue 24°C Broken Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Wed 25°C Few Clouds
Weather in Liwonde, MW Thu 28°C Light Rain
Weather in Liwonde, MW Fri 26°C Scattered Clouds

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Beautiful, leafy, historic Zomba and the cool mountain retreat behind (accessible be car) is an ideal stop and refresh point between Lake Malawi or Liwonde and Blantyre or Mulanje.

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Money & FX

The national currency is the Malawi Kwacha (MWK)

Monday 18th December 2017

Yahoo Finance - regularly refreshed data.

The above are an indication only. Please refer to the individual banks or bureaus for available rates.

Banks - FX Rates

National Bank 
Standard Bank
First Merchant Bank (FMB)
FDH Bank

The USD$ is often more readily exchanged than other currencies. 

Language

Contact us to organise introductory online courses in Chichewa and Tumbuka with local qualified teachers.

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View Lodges in Malawi

There is a web page we would like to suggest that may be useful when planning where to stay when visiting Malawi.

You can see pictures of almost all the different lodges, hotels, guest-houses and camp-sites that are typically used by international visitors in Malawi.

They are organised on a single page so you don't have to keep opening new pages and websites searching for pictures of different places. To view this page you may wish to sign into your Pinterest account or open a Pinterest account.