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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

  • Kingfisher

    The Malachite Kingfisher

    You may find yourself simply amazed at this multiple-colored bird or surprised to see its fearless hunting skills.

  • Kamuzu International Airport

    Airports in Malawi

    There are 11 airports in Malawi with most offering only in-country or regional service.

  • An airplane landing at an airport

    Malawi Opens Borders

    Malawi tourism has announced Malawi’s borders are reopening with immediate effect.

  • View Through the Eyes of a Doctor

    I drive to my workplace, but my clients walk from their homes, going up and down some hills and valleys to the clinic. Some have to leave their homes as early as 4:30 a.m. in order to arrive at the clinic at 8:00 a.m.

  • Impala running

    Faster Than A Speeding Bullet!

    There is no creature that comes within sight of a visitor’s camera that is more beautiful and graceful than the sleek, brown, fast-running impala.

  • A PEEK INSIDE HER HOUSE

    Lumbadzi, Malawi … She was nearing 80 years of age when we first met, and, in spite of her age, she was responsible for the care of eight grand-children and great-grandchildren. The HIV-Aids crisis in Malawi has robbed the nation of a vast number of its “middle generation,” leaving grandparents, and even great grandparents to …

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  • Shire

    DANGER ON THE SHIRE

    With our breakfast complete we fall in behind our guide and make our way down the long stone path toward waters edge. Our guide’s name is “Danger,” and we are hopeful his name has nothing to do with his ability to successfully navigate the small boat in these crocodile-infested waters. We have seen enough stories …

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  • People walking on both sides of a road

    A NATION WALKING

    The Need for Bicycles Lilongwe, Malawi … Imagine your home is well out in the country, away from the city in a small cluster of houses, containing 75 to 150 residents. Imagine that not one family owns, or has access to a car, truck, bus or other motorized vehicle.  Imagine your home is 20 miles from the nearest trading …

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  • Impala

    IMPALA, THE ANIMAL

    Liwonde Game Park, Malawi … This story is about an animal, not a car! However, one will find it interesting to know that in 1956 General Motors named what would become one of its most popular cars after this fast-moving antelope. The car carried the image of an impala as its logo.   Impalas are medium-sized …

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  • Kudu

    WALKING UNDER A LADDER

    Liwonde Game Park, Malawi … Everyone has heard the warning about walking under a ladder when someone above is painting the ceiling. Well perhaps not everyone! The kudu seems not to have heard the warning, and this animal appears to be an early warning system for the rest of us to remember what might happen …

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