6 days in Malawi Itinerary

6 days in Malawi Itinerary

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6 days in Malawi Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Lilongwe
— 1 night
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
Mulanje
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Blantyre
— 1 night
End: Johannesburg

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night
Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, and then don't miss a visit to World War I Memorial. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Kibebe Malawi, and then make a trip to Kumbali Cultural Village.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lilongwe trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lilongwe is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary
Safaris

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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 24th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Ulisa Gardens and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Likoma Island day trip app .

Getting from Lilongwe to Likoma Island by combination of car and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) 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

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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. On the 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salima tour builder app .

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. December in Salima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Salima

Wildlife Parks
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve

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Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 26th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mulanje itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Salima to Mulanje takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mulanje when traveling from Salima in December, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, then take in the exciting artwork at La Caverna Art Gallery, then browse the collection at The Society of Malawi Library, and finally stroll through The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Blantyre vacation planner .

Getting from Mulanje to Blantyre by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. In December in Blantyre, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Trails Parks Outdoors
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St.Michael's and All Angels Church ©
St.Michael's and All Angels Church
The Society of Malawi Library ©
The Society of Malawi Library

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