COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD : MALAWI

Countries of the World Malawi

Travel Information Malawi


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General Information

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  • CAPITAL Lilongwe
  • GOVERNMENT Multiparty democracy
  • CURRENCY Malawian kwacha (MWK)
  • POPULATION 13,013,926 (July 2006 est.)
  • TOTAL AREA 94,080km²
  • LANGUAGES English (official), Chichewa (official), other languages important regionally
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Most popular cities in Malawi

  • Lilongwe – the political capital of Malawi and seat of government
  • Blantyre – economic capital and largest city; Blantyre’s a large and thriving city with an interesting downtown, decent nightlife and music, a range of hotels from the elegant to rest houses, and a vibrant street and market culture
  • Limbe – largely commercial town next to Blantyre, with some of the best Indian restaurants in Malawi
  • Mzuzu – largest town in the Northern Region and a staging-post for transport to Tanzania
  • Karonga – quickly growing spurred on by the recent development of a uranium mine and a charming town, not far from the intriguing Misuku Hills and a short distance from Lake Malawi
  • Mangochi – medium-sized town, formerly known as Fort Johnston, at the southern end of Lake Malawi where it empties into the Shire River and a jumping-off point for the resorts and hostels up the coast of Lake Malawi, on the way to peninsular Cape Maclear
  • Monkey Bay – a popular large village as you head up the Lake Road from Mangochi toward Cape Maclear
  • Nkhata Bay – a rocky bay towards the north of the lake – check into one of the lodges and you could be here for a while.
  • Nkhotakota – on the shores of Lake Malawi in the Central Region, is where the explorer David Livingston sat down with the Swahili Arab slave traders to attempt to negotiate an end to the slave trade. Nkhotakota was a slave entrepot, from which slaves were ferried across Lake Malawi to the eastern shore to resume their travel over land to what is now the Tanzanian coast. Nkhotakota is a compact and fascinating town, old in its way and true to the ethnic diversity of this region of Malawi. The place is renowned amongst the tourists for its unspoilt golden sandy beaches north of Nkhotakota. It is home to several small family-run resorts.
  • Zomba – the old colonial capital of Malawi and is noted for its British colonial architecture, the University of Malawi, and the remarkable Zomba Plateau which rises immediately west of the city. While in Zomba, visit the extensive market, purchase fabric and handicrafts, and enjoy some of Malawi’s best Indian food.

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Money

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ATM’S

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Communication

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Internet

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Roaming

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Dial code

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Crime

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Pickpocketing/theft

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Road rules

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Driving license

IDP is required

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.

Rent a car

In order to rent a car:

  • you must be over 25
  • must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
  • almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)

Alcohol, drugs & prostitution

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Alcohol

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Prostitution

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Drugs

Cannabis is illegal & criminalized

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Other

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Emergency numbers

  • Police 112
  • Ambulance 112
  • Fire department 112

Vaccinations

Vaccinations listed are recommended

The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

  • Typhoid fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Yellow Fever

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B

 

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