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How To Travel To Malawi

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By plane

Lilongwe is Malawi’s biggest international airport, but flights from Blantyre are also available.

The majority of travelers link via Johannesburg (South Africa) or Nairobi (Kenya) (Kenya). Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia (Ethiopia). Zambia’s Profileght travels to Lusaka.

Malawian Airlines, previously Air Malawi, has a small network servicing neighboring nations such as Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka, Harare, Beira, Nampula, and Tete.

Ulendo Airlink operates a service between Lilongwe and a number of airports in Malawi.

The previously charged USD30 international departure tax is now included in the price.

By train

Although a 77-kilometer section of track between the Mozambique border and Cuamba is out of service and must be traversed by truck, trains run twice a week from Blantyre to Cuamba and Nampula in northern Mozambique.

By boat

A ferry operates twice a week between Likoma Island and Mozambique’s Cobuè and Metangula.

By car

The major route (M1) goes from the northern border (Kaporo) to Mchinji, passing via Karonga, Mzuzu, Lilongwe, and Mzuzu. From Lilongwe to Mchinji on the Zambian border, there is a good road (120 km).

By bus

Take the bus from Tete (north-west Mozambique) to Zobwe to enter Malawi from Mozambique in the south. After crossing the border, board another bus to Blantyre. This crossing is very busy, and it closes at night, so plan on arriving early and attempting to maintain your cool among the border hawkers. Direct buses operate from Lusaka, Zambia, to Lilongwe, although they’re best avoided (or done in segments) if spending 18-20 hours on a bus isn’t your idea of fun. There is also a minibus service from Tanzania’s Mbeya to the border. Take a cab to Karonga from the Malawi side of the border. The price ranges between 400 and 500 MK, depending on the terms of the agreement. Take a bus or minibus to various locations in Malawi from the Karonga bus terminal. Buses are less expensive than minibuses. The simplest option is to take a direct bus from Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam to Mzuzu or Lilongwe.

It is important to note that there are no direct buses from Mbeya to Malawi, despite the fact that fraudsters at the Mbeya bus station would tell you otherwise and try to sell you tickets. To get to the border, you must take a bus and then walk over.

Mzuzu, Mangochi, Blantyre, Lilongwe through Tete and Harare are all served by Intercape, which has the biggest intercity route network in Southern Africa. The cost of a one-way flight from Mzuzu to Johannesburg was 960 Rand.

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