15 days in Malawi Itinerary

15 days in Malawi Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Lilongwe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salima
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mulanje
— 1 night
Drive
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Blantyre
— 4 nights
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Lilongwe

— 4 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Go for a jaunt from Lilongwe to Dedza to see Chongoni Rock-Art Area about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka, see exotic creatures in open habitats at See Malawi Travel, and make a trip to Kumbali Cultural Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lilongwe trip planner.

Detroit, USA to Lilongwe is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Salima.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salima

— 3 nights
Salima may refer to:People Salima Aga Khan (born 1940), ex-wife of Prince Karim Aga Khan Salima Ghezali (born 1958), an Algerian journalist and writer Salima Hamouche (born 1984), an Algerian volleyball player Salima Hashmi, a Pakistani artist and writer Salima Ikram (born 1965), a Pakistani archaeologist Salima Machamba (1874–1964), a sultan of Mohéli Salima Murad (c. Venture out of the city with trips to Thumbi View Lodge Activities (in Cape Maclear) and Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art (in Mtakataka). Spend the 7th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salima online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lilongwe to Salima takes 2 hours. July in Salima sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Mulanje.

Things to do in Salima

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mulanje

— 1 night
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mulanje tour builder.

Getting from Salima to Mulanje by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Salima in July, Mulanje is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blantyre.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Blantyre

— 4 nights
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
Change things up with these side-trips from Blantyre: Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa), Shire Eco Safari Camp (in Liwonde National Park) and Zomba (King African Rifles Monument & Zomba Plateau). The adventure continues: hike along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, soothe aching muscles at Serendib Hair Day Spa, and stop by Chifundo Artisan's Network Art Studio Shop.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Blantyre online trip builder.

Drive from Mulanje to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Blantyre can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Malawi travel guide

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Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.