Holidays to Blantyre

Dreaming of a trip to Malawi? Blantyre has everything you need for a great holiday. You could visit Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve, or how about spending an afternoon at Mulanje Massif? Better still, it doesn't need to cost you the world. We compare hundreds of flight and hotel options to …

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How to get to Blantyre

Here's what you need to know about getting to Blantyre. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Blantyre takes 16 hours, 40 minutes.

When to go to Blantyre

Typical Holiday Price

£925 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Blantyre varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to Blantyre.

Where to stay in Blantyre

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Blantyre, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Blantyre

David Davies | FlickrMulanje Mountain Forest Reserve
Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve
zgware | FlickrSatemwa Tea&Coffee Estate
Satemwa Tea&Coffee Estate
David Davies | FlickrMajete National Park
Majete National Park
chris_freiburg | FlickrKasungu National Park
Kasungu National Park

Reviews of Blantyre

Lauren Melnick
Lauren MelnickCape Town

Blantyre is Malawi's biggest city, and there are lots to do! Spend a day exploring the local markets, shop for fabrics, try some fruit and some famous Malawian coffee. The city also has a plethora of restaurants and clubs to choose from to keep you entertained in the evenings. I highly recommend Mibawa Cafe if you are into poetry slams. The city is also a great place to base yourself for day trips to nearby places like the Nyika Plateau.

Anisha Shah
Anisha ShahLondon

The city of Blantyre, in the South, is the oldest European settlement in Malawi, predating neighbouring African capitals Harare, Lusaka, Nairobi and Johannesburg. Whilst Lilongwe is Malawi’s capital, Blantyre retains the air of a true city, and is often referred to as the commercial capital. It’s a 3-hour drive between both. Set in a fertile valley ringed by ranges of mountains, Blantyre’s climate is temperate. It is a fun city as it is frantically busy, edgy and exciting. Spend a day or two exploring malls, restaurants and nightlife. Blantyre is a springboard for the remote Mulanje massif and the Lower Shire Valley.

Rodgers  Kayima
Rodgers Kayima

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