Map of Malawi
Contacts for the Embassy:

Malawi Embassy
Villa 70, Al-Bostan Street, Block 3, 10th Settlement, Sheikh Zayed, Giza, Cairo.


(00 202) 38956242


(00 202) 38956830



Getting to Malawi

African Airline Flying to Malawi

The following African airlines fly to Malawi regularly: Air Malawi, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, Air Zimbabwe and Air Zambia.


Most international flights land at Lilongwe, Malawi's capital, but several flights, especially those from Johannesburg, land at the business centre of Blantyre in the south.


Check with the nearest Embassy of Malawi or your travel agent if you require a visa - some nationalities do and regulations change from time to time. Your passport should be valid for at least six months on arrival. (countries and organizations which do not require visas)

Customs and immigration

Officials try to make your arrival and departure as trouble-free as possible and baggage handling is efficient and fairly fast.

Travelling Overland

Malawi has become a very popular staging post for trans-Africa travellers and it is also a very good country in which to begin an African trip. Many tour operators offer packages into and out of Malawi and there are regular coach services from Johannesburg and Harare. (Road Distances in Malawi)

When to visit

Malawi is always beautiful. The cooler months (May to October) are comfortable for travellers from the northern hemisphere, but the lush green summer (November to April) is also a good time to visit. The May and June months combine the best of both seasons - cooler, still green with great visibility - and are especially good for photography.

Game viewing is best in the hottest times of the dry season when the animals are forced to visit water sources, but the country is more attractive in the wetter, greener months. Bird watchers enjoy their best sightings in October and November.

Check for school holiday dates, particularly for those in South Africa when more tourists visit Malawi and resorts can become crowded.