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Flights to Malawi

Vibrant, friendly, and stunningly beautiful, Malawi is a destination that’s sure to impress. It’s often called ‘Africa for beginners’ thanks to its relaxed atmosphere and diverse landscape. If this is your first time visiting Africa, this modern and lovely country is certainly a great place to start.

Malawi is home to one of the continent’s largest lakes, rolling grassy hills, and dramatic mountain peaks. It really is a dream come true for nature lovers, with so many outdoor activities to indulge in: from fresh water diving and fishing, to hiking and sightseeing.

The friendly locals also add to the experience, and their gregarious attitude has led to the country being nicknamed “the warm heart of Africa”. English is widely spoken in the lively cities, although knowing a few words in the local Chichewa tongue is sure to make you plenty of friends.

When you’re looking for flights to Malawi, you’ll find that most airlines fly to one of two major international airports: Lilongwe and Chileka. Here’s what you need to know.

Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) is the busiest airport in Malawi and is the main gateway into the country. It’s sometimes also known as Kamuzu International airport, and serves the capital city of Lilongwe as well as the surrounding region.

Lilongwe itself is a sprawling city: there’s no real centre. The charming old town is separated from the new town by a nature sanctuary. Once you embrace the chaos and start to explore, you’ll discover lively markets, fantastic restaurants, and plenty of excellent shops.

Chileka International Airport (BLZ) is the second largest airport in the country, and serves the city of Blantyre in the south of Malawi. Blantyre is the oldest city in Malawi, and is named after the town in Scotland where David Livingstone was born. It’s completely unlike its namesake, and completely different from Lilongwe too. Blantyre is a busy city with a real CBD, and has some of the best high end restaurants and hotels in the country.

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