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A pair of villagers walking up a dirt road toward some cattle.

Travel in Malawi is especially safe compared with many other destinations, and most crime is confined to petty theft. Although there are few paved roads, the system of tarmac roads is strategically placed to make travel easy from city to city, traversing beautiful countryside and moving easily through trading centers and past mud-hut African villages that remain captured in time just as they 100 years ago. International flight connections are easily available for flights into Blantyre and Lilongwe daily, and smaller regional and local flights arranged for a number of smaller airports. Read more about travel in Malawi

Travel Stories

  • Highway M1, “Malawi’s National Road”

    Were it in the states it might be called Route 66 or Interstate 40. These were roads that influenced history, connected the ends to each other, and the center of the nation. They are credited with joining cultures, languages, commerce, and travel, giving each of them the opportunity to move across the nation with greater…

  • BUT WHAT AM I TO DO?

    BUT WHAT AM I TO DO?

    Data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations indicates Malawi has lost approximately 29.4% of its forest cover between 1990 and 2020. This loss represents a substantial portion of the country’s forested area. Lilongwe, Malawi … The sun’s rays are cast across the roadway through the dust kicked up by bicycle…

  • FLYERS HIGHLIGHT MALAWI

    FLYERS HIGHLIGHT MALAWI

                Lebanon, Indiana … A series of 5 full color flyers have been prepared detailing information about Malawi. Each flyer gives in-depth information about a particular area or people, and each 8 ½ x 10 flyer is designed to give the reader a fuller picture of Malawi, its people, its culture, and its land. Write…

  • CONTENDER FOR THE “STRANGE ANIMAL” CATAGORY

    CONTENDER FOR THE “STRANGE ANIMAL” CATAGORY

    Game parks all over Africa are full of the strangest creatures. God must certainly have a sense of humor, or why would He have created so many interesting and unusual animals. Take for instance the hippo. Big, fat, runs funny, tiny ears, strange communication sounds, spends most of its life almost completely submerged under water.…

  • BLANTYRE, MALAWI’S COMMERCIAL CENTER

    BLANTYRE, MALAWI’S COMMERCIAL CENTER

    The southern city of Blantyre is the oldest European settlement in Malawi and a bustling commercial activity center. The Blantyre Mission was founded in 1876 and named after the small, Scottish village where David Livingston was born. Climate, combined with rich fields drew the Europeans to the settlement and Blantyre grew in stature as a…

  • THE FEVER TREE

    THE FEVER TREE

    Its bark has a distinctive, greenish-yellow, smooth appearance. It produces a powdery substance that coats its bark and rubs off at the touch. Dangerous thorns grow to approximately 2 ½ to 3 inches and can easily puncture a shoe and reach the foot.This unique tree, known as xanthophloea, grows in low, marsh areas, along flood…

  • ODE TO THE ROLL

    ODE TO THE ROLL

    ODE TO THE ROLL Lilongwe, Malawi … In 1970 Joni Mitchell released the song, Big Yellow Taxi. In it was this refrain, “You don’t what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” I know she was not talking about what I recently experienced, but every time I think about my encounters in Malawi, I recall that song. My…

  • THEY SURVIVED THE STORM, BUT NOW …

    THEY SURVIVED THE STORM, BUT NOW …

    Southern Malawi … It has been six months since Cyclone Freddie washed away his entire village. Their home had been their security, and their good memories. Now it was gone, and six months later most of the aid groups who came immediately after the storm, were also gone.  John Chikwanthu, 62, and his family of…

  • PAIN OF THE PAST

    PAIN OF THE PAST

    Mozambique wraps around Malawi on three sides, and unlike the borders of most nations, this fact explains a nearly total encasement of the Southern portion of Malawi. Because of this fact, Mozambique has a powerful influence on the economic and political situation of its neighbor.   A major example of this took place between 1977 to…

  • THE NIGHT BROUGHT TERROR (Part 2)

    THE NIGHT BROUGHT TERROR (Part 2)

    Southern Malawi, … In our previous story the cyclonic winds and high water from Cyclone Freddy had just swept Justin Yasini, his wife, and their two sons down steam in the high waters. Justin was scared and feared his wife and sons were gone forever. It was at this point that Justin believes he was…

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