7 Days trip in Malawi

Budget: 0 USD - 1950 USD City sightseeing Wildlife exploration Historical landmarks
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Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, is known for its stunning landscapes, including Lake Malawi. With a diverse population and a rich cultural heritage, Malawi offers a warm and friendly atmosphere to explore its natural beauty and experience its vibrant traditions.

General Infomation

Exchange Rate of 1 USD to MWK
MWK 1,682.00
GMT +0200
️ 17.92°C
Best Way to Get Around

Day 1

  1. Chongoni Rock Art Area

    240 minutes

    Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chongoni Rock Art Area and witness over 127 different rock art sites created by the indigenous peoples of Malawi.

  2. Lilongwe City Market

    180 minutes

    Immerse yourself in the bustling Lilongwe City Market where you can find all kinds of local goods including clothes, fresh produce, and crafts from all over Malawi.

  3. Victoria Avenue

    120 minutes

    Take a stroll down Victoria Avenue in Blantyre, a popular street with bars, cafes, and restaurants. Try some local Malawian cuisine and interact with the friendly locals.

Day 2

  1. Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

    360 minutes

    Spend the day at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre where you can see rescued and rehabilitated animals native to Malawi, such as lions, pangolins, and cheetahs.

  2. Mua Mission

    240 minutes

    Visit the Mua Mission, a historic site founded by Catholic missionaries. You can see a museum of Malawian culture and art, including masks and drums created by the Chewa people.

  3. Mangochi

    120 minutes

    Take a stroll along the beautiful Lake Malawi in Mangochi and enjoy the stunning sunset views over the water.

Day 3

  1. Zomba Plateau

    300 minutes

    Hike through the beautiful Zomba Plateau forests and see the endemic wildlife such as the Zomba chisel-toothed rat and the Mulanje cedar.

  2. Chichiri Museum

    240 minutes

    Visit the Chichiri Museum in Blantyre, which holds a collection of historic artifacts from Malawi including musical instruments, agricultural tools, and weapons.

  3. Mabuya Camp

    120 minutes

    Spend the evening at Mabuya Camp in Blantyre, a popular backpacker spot with a lively bar and restaurant.

Day 4

  1. Mulanje Mountain

    360 minutes

    Embark on a challenging trek up the stunning Mulanje Mountain, which features diverse ecosystems and rare plant and animal species, such as the Mulanje cedar and samango monkey.

  2. Lake Malawi National Park

    300 minutes

    Explore the Lake Malawi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes diverse habitats such as rocky islands, sandy beaches, and aquatic ecosystems with unique cichlid fish species.

  3. The Blue Elephant

    180 minutes

    Have a fancy dinner at The Blue Elephant, a high-end restaurant in Blantyre that serves creative dishes with local Malawian ingredients.

Day 5

  1. Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

    420 minutes

    Take a safari tour of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, a large game park with diverse wildlife including elephants, leopards, antelopes, and baboons.

  2. Mangochi

    120 minutes

    Visit the local Mangochi market and witness the colorful chaos of this busy hub of commerce and culture.

Day 6

  1. Ntchisi Forest Reserve

    360 minutes

    Hike through the pristine Ntchisi Forest Reserve, which includes diverse habitats such as wetlands, grasslands, and montane forests, and is home to endemic bird species.

  2. Likoma Island

    300 minutes

    Take a boat to Likoma Island and explore the quaint town and its cathedral, which is the largest in Central Africa. You can also snorkel in the clear waters around the island and see colorful fish and other aquatic life.

Day 7

  1. Kuti Wildlife Reserve

    480 minutes

    Take a safari tour of the Kuti Wildlife Reserve and see the wide variety of endemic bird species, as well as larger animals such as giraffes, zebras, and antelopes.

  2. Cape Maclear

    240 minutes

    End your trip with a relaxing day at Cape Maclear, where you can swim, sunbathe, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this idyllic beach town.

Estimated Cost (USD)


7-15 USD per night
Budget Hotel
20-40 USD per night
20-60 USD per night


5-10 USD per ride
1-3 USD per ride
Motorcycle Taxi
1-2 USD per ride


Street food
1-3 USD per meal
Local Restaurant
5-10 USD per meal
Fancy Restaurant
15-30 USD per meal


Entrance fee for National Park
10-20 USD
Guided Tour
20-50 USD
Museum entrance fee
1-5 USD

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