8 days in Malawi Itinerary

8 days in Malawi Itinerary

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8 days in Malawi Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Majete Wildlife Reserve and Zomba Plateau. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Caverna Art Gallery and St.Michael's and All Angels Church. Step out of Blantyre with an excursion to King African Rifles Monument in Zomba--about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Tiyamike Sewing and buy something for everyone on your list at Chichiri Shopping Centre.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Blantyre is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in August, with highs in Blantyre at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Zomba, Majete Wildlife Reserve
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Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau
St.Michael's and All Angels Church ©

1
night
Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mulanje tour planning site .

You can drive from Blantyre to Mulanje in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. August in Mulanje sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Salima.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature Parks
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salima itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mulanje to Salima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Mulanje in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salima, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Salima

Parks Wildlife
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Ulisa Gardens and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Likoma Island attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Salima to Likoma Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lilongwe.

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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Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Old Town Mall, stroll through Nature Sanctuary, and then don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Lilongwe driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Likoma Island to Lilongwe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

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