Getting There and Around Malawi

Travel Team
By Travel Team 1 Min Read

The main gateway is Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) and Chileka International Airport (BLZ) in Blantyre. Several airlines operate flights to these airports from major African cities and international hubs. You can also enter Malawi by road from neighbouring countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, and Tanzania. 

Buses and minibuses are the most common and affordable way to travel between towns and cities in Malawi, and taxis are available in major cities such as Lilongwe, Blantyre, and Mzuzu. However, car rental is an option for more freedom and flexibility, but some roads may be challenging in certain areas due to their condition.  

Kabazas or boda-bodas, otherwise known as motorcycle taxis, are ubiquitous and handy for short trips within towns and rural areas. Although Malawi has a limited railway network, and trains are slower than buses, they make for a unique experience.  

In areas around Lake Malawi, boat transportation is an enjoyable way to explore lakeside villages and islands. For longer distances or reaching remote areas, domestic flights are available. 

Getting around the beautiful country of Malawi can be an adventure in itself, so enjoy the journey!

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