10 days in Malawi Itinerary

10 days in Malawi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h
1
Lilongwe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Likoma Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Salima
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Zomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Mulanje
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Blantyre
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Take a break from Lilongwe with a short trip to Chongoni Rock-Art Area in Dedza, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Sanctuary, make a trip to Tindoz d'Afrique, pause for some photo ops at World War I Memorial, and stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe travel route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lilongwe is an approximately 4- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Chongoni Rock-Art Area
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary
Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

1
night
Likoma Island

Likoma Island ©
Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Ulisa Gardens and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Likoma Island tour planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lilongwe to Likoma Island in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Salima.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Parks Historic Sites
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St. Peter's Cathedral ©
St. Peter's Cathedral

1
night
Salima

Salima ©
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Likoma Island to Salima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Zomba.

Things to do in Salima

Wildlife Parks
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Zomba

Zomba ©
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. On the 28th (Sat), appreciate the history behind King African Rifles Monument and then head outdoors with Zomba Plateau.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zomba road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Salima to Zomba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In March, daytime highs in Zomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mulanje.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors
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Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau

1
night
Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mulanje road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zomba to Mulanje takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blantyre.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre and then stroll through Majete Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, then get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library, and finally trek along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Blantyre trip planner.

Drive from Mulanje to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Majete Wildlife Reserve
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Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
La Caverna Art Gallery ©
La Caverna Art Gallery
The Society of Malawi Library ©
The Society of Malawi Library